January 3, 2012 at 5:00 pm , by Ladies' Lounge
Please welcome the lovely Ali Fedotowsky to the Ladies’ Lounge blog! She was the lucky lady with her pick of 25 men on season six of The Bachelorette, and now she’s recapping the new season of The Bachelor with us! Be sure to check back each week for her take on the new episodes.
Hi guys! I’m so excited to watch this season of The Bachelor with all of you! This first blog is going to be a bit all over the place since the first episode of the season is really just about meeting the girls. It feels so surreal that it’s been two years since I was one of the girls walking out of the limo to meet the bachelor. The funny thing is, I was super sick the night I met the bachelor and I’m really sick today too. Something about the anticipation of this night must kill my immune system. Maybe I’m allergic to roses!
Let’s start with Ben. I really like him. He seems like a normal, chill guy looking for love. Plus he owns a winery, which puts him ahead of the game in my book! I wish we saw a little more of his interactions with the girls during this episode, but I guess there was too much drama going on. I hope the next episode focuses on Ben’s connections with the girls a little more.
Jenna: The poor thing definitely overanalyzes everything. I really liked her at the beginning of the show and then she just took things way too seriously! There was a lot of awkwardness between her and Ben during their first meeting, but I thought she would recover. She definitely didn’t. Instead, she turned the show into some sort of tragic comedy. I wanted to feel bad for her, but then I couldn’t help but laugh at the ridiculous things she was saying. I have to say the “maybe we can share a tampon sometime” statement was hilarious and sad at the same time. Where did that come from?! I have to wonder if that was a spontaneous comment or if she had said that sometime before. Either way, she should never use that saying again… ever. My conclusion on Jenna is that I think she was drunk and this just isn’t the right experience for her.
Nikki: I think Nikki is a sweetheart and I find it very interesting that she is a dental hygienist. She reminds me of former bachelorette Ashley Herbert—which makes me like her even more! Ben seemed to like her when they first met outside of the limo and their one-on-one time was nice too.
Casey S.: She was so beautiful and sweet, although she didn’t have much to say when they first met. I hope we hear more form her throughout the season.
Brittney: How cute is Brittney’s grandma, Sheryl?! I love my grandma so much, and I just loved that Brittney’s grandmother came with her. I would have given ANYTHING to have my grandma there with me that first night. I feel like Brittney and I have a lot in common based on the little bit we got to know about her. I hope we get to see a lot more of her!
Anna: I cannot believe she walked right by Ben when she got there. But people say that guys like a girl who plays hard to get, so we’ll have to see if that works in her favor. I personally would have been super turned off by that, but who knows what Ben thought.
Lindzi C.: I think it’s awesome that she rode in on a horse and called the horse “first impression rose.” Their one-on-one time was super cute and I love that she was able to make fun of herself by trying to make wine with store bought grapes. I think she will be around for a long time, especially since she got the first impression rose. That first rose means a lot. And we all know what happened to the guy I gave the first impression rose to…
Monica and Blakeley: What the heck is going on there? I am all about finding love on The Bachelor but I think they should be focusing on Ben right now.
I wasn’t really surprised by which girls went home. Many people might find it strange that Ben kept Jenna, but I don’t think it’s weird at all. We need her for drama people! Of course she is going to hang around. I am more interested to see if she’s sent home at the next rose ceremony. If she is sent home, I think she made it past the first ceremony for ratings. If she makes it past the next rose ceremony, maybe Ben is keeping her around because he feels bad for her. Regardless, I don’t think she and Ben will have a real connection.
And on a side note, here’s a little behind-the-scenes scoop about these ceremonies. One question I always get asked is, “How does the bachelor remember everyone’s name during the rose ceremony?” Most people wouldn’t be able to remember all those names, although I tended to pride myself in remembering all of the guys’ names. What happens is the bachelor comes out and names four or five girls, and then he goes out of the room and comes back naming four or five more girls—this happens until all of the roses are given out.
The super tease (that’s what the producers call it) at the end of the episode was awesome as usual. It’s supposed to suck you into the season and get you excited for what’s to come. Well, mission accomplished! This season looks great. There’s lots of drama, tears, love and hot tubs—all of the things we love about The Bachelor. I will be blogging for Ladies’ Home Journal all season long so make sure to come back and read my blogs each week. Until next time…
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