Part one of this week’s two-day Bachelor event is complete. This week was hometowns! And bonus, tomorrow is a two-hour special (8|7 c) of what is about to go wrong with the fantasy suite dates.
Who got kicked off: Single mom Renee was sent home this week after hometown dates.
Obviously, Juan Pablo picked these four ladies for the alliteration value alone that they provide. This is just all too convenient.
Negative Nurse Nikki
Hometown: Kansas City, MO
The pair went on a cowboy-esque date, meaning they ate BBQ and rode a mechanical bull. Then Juan Pabs got to meet the fam. Nikki’s family was super friendly and open, and Nikki told her fam she was falling in love with him.
Andi the Attorney from Atlanta
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Andi took him to an indoor gun range. Turns out Andi’s a pretty good shot. Juan Pabs not so much. Although, he does have Andi beat in the dancing department. I try to give people the benefit of the doubt, but dancing requires movement. Andi is not good at dancing, like legitimately not great, as evidenced by the dancing they tried to show Andi’s parents after dinner.
Fun Fact: Andi’s parents met and 6 months later got engaged, then 6 months after that were married. They’ve been married for 30 years.
Andi’s dad to Juan Pablo after Juan Pabs asked for his blessing “if” he chose Andi: “The person who is going to marry my daughter is going to come to me and say there is no other person in the world for me.” Go dad! Juan Pablo didn’t seem too affected by it.
Renee the Real Estate Agent
Hometown: Sarasota, FL
Juan Pablo met her son Ben and watched him play his little league baseball game. Renee told her family that she was in love with him, but didn’t have a chance to tell that to Juan Pablo. Probably for the best.
Clare from Cali
Hometown: Sacramento, California
Clare has a big family of ladies. She is the youngest of 6 sisters, and as you’ll remember her dad passed away, because that’s all she talks about. Dinner went well, in that Juan Pablo handled himself among all of the ladies. Granted, these past few weeks have probably helped prepare him.
Fantasy Suite dates are next!! And we don’t have to wait a whole week. They’re traveling to St. Lucia and sh*ts about to go down. An article in US Weekly wouldn’t reveal which lady, but reported one of the final three ladies slept with Juan Pablo, and all he could talk about was the other ladies’ dates and himself. The preview of the episode shows everyone in tears. And Chris Harrison reported on PEOPLE Magazine there were some “ugly cries” and a “rockier road to the final episode” than in seasons past. Chris Harrison also hinted that at this point it’s usually the bachelor trying to figure out who best fits in their lifestyle, which implies this ending might not be how Juan Pabs pictured it.
Chris Harrison: ”I think he has a tough time letting go, really opening up and giving himself to this process. Yes, it is a television show, and we are creating something entertaining, but it works. You have to believe. Juan Pablo has had a really tough time with that and the women have felt that.”
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Tears. Lots of tears. Happy tears, good-bye tears, so-many-emotions tears, I-need-another-cocktail tears. The group found themselves in Juan Pablo’s hometown of Miami this week.
Who got kicked off: The one’s with red X’s were sent home. Sharleen left on her own accord before the rose ceremony. Chelsie was sent home at the ceremony and surprisingly chipper about it. She rambled on about how great he was, then, boom, in the limo, instant waterworks. That leaves Andi the Attorney, Nikki the Nurse (aka Negative Nikki), Renee the single mommy, and Clare the hairdresser who everyone loves to hate for hometown dates next week.
One-on-One: The first one to receive the date card, and straight from Juan Pablo himself was Sharleen. They spent the day cuddling and kissing on a yacht.
Quote of the Night: ”It makes feel happy which is something I don’t allow myself to feel very often.” Well, that’s depressing. We need to find you more happiness in your life, Sharleen.
Conversation on the yacht:
JP: How do you feel about me meeting your family?
Sharleen: I think it could work. (Lots of hesitancy and awkwardness.)
JP: Your smile is really pretty.
One-on-One: Nikki received a date card. Her initial reaction: I’m not gonna have to dance again am I? Oh, Negative Nikki, aren’t you a treat. Lucky for you, Nikki, no, you don’t have to dance again. Instead you get to watch Juan Pablo’s daughter perform at her recital. And bonus! Meet the fam and ex-wife. And double-bonus! Juan Pabs’ ex is a smokin’ hot actress (see below).
After the recital, Juan Pabs took Nikki to his office, Marlins Park, where they played catch on the field in Nikki’s white, barely there, backless, bra-less ensemble. Here, let me throw you a grounder. At the ballpark, Nikki addressed the Carla situation, asking how she fits in this situation? Basically, Juan Pablo said Carla was cool with it and they just want the best for each other.
Sharleen’s Departure: Sharleen broke it to the girls that she was going home. Outwardly, all of the ladies gave her aw’s and sad eyes. Inwardly, they were all like heck yes! Another one bites the dust.
There was a good portion of the show dedicated to Sharleen going back and forth on if she was making the right decision. Basically, it boiled down to the fact she was attracted to him physically but not intellectually.
Cute Quote of the Day: “You caught my attention because you’re different in a good way. The only thing that pisses me off is that I didn’t make you sing enough for me.” – Juan Pablo to Sharleen after she tells him she has to leave.
In the interview with the producers after Sharleen left, Juan Pablo was crying and said something about rather being not appreciated and honest than not honest and appreciated…confused? Yep, so was the rest of America. I’m not sure what he said, but I’m gonna interpret anyway.
My completely invalidated interpretation: Juan Pabs would rather get his heart broken and have them be honest with him than to have someone stick around and not actually like him.
Group Date: Clare, Renee, Chelsie, and Andi flew to a private island with the bachelor. Then the group date turned into a one-on-one after Juan Pablo handed out the rose to lucky lady Andi. Clare was pissed as per usz.
Clare vs Nikki: The argument lasted 5 minutes too long. I got lost on why they were bickering in the first place. Basically, neither likes each other and they’re stuck in this hotel room together with nothing to do but get annoyed.
Juan Pablo’s Ex-Wife: Umm, hi, say hello to Juan Pablo’s ex-wife: Carla Rodriguez, actress and total hot mama. And according to Wetpaint and her Twitter account, @Carla_Andreina, this ex-wife is pretty active in her daughter’s life; so whoever wins Juan Pablo’s heart will be seeing a lot of this beaut.
Next week is a two night extravaganza. The Bachelor will air Monday and Tuesday night of next week (February 24th and 25th | 8-10 P.M.). Apparently lots of drama is about to ensue for an ending we didn’t see coming.
The group traveled to New Zealand this week! This is going to be a super quick post, because there wasn’t a whole lotta talking this episode. I swear half of the show was taken up by Juan Pabs’ make-out sessions with each of the girls.
Who Got Kicked Off: The ones with red X’s were given a one-way ticket home. Cassandra, one of the single mommies, was sent home early on the group date (sad sidenote: It was also her 22nd birthday that night. Happy birthday?), and Kat, our star dancer and brief KPOP celeb, was sent a’packin’, oddly enough leaving Sharleen in tears.
The group date consisted of coordinated outfits (I swear the girls planned it because they were all wearing colored leather jackets – throwback to the boys of Des’ season. A house that lives together, styles together. See if you can spot a familiar face.), sheep, and OGO balls, which if you don’t know what those are and didn’t watch last night, I’m including a link so you can take in the full glory of them. They are giant balls (Yes, Twitter had a field day with that last night.) that are filled with water and are pushed down a ski slope. Oh, and you sit in them.
List of things Juan Pablo enjoys:
Dates in bathing suits. Dancing. Making out. Caves.
One-On-One: Andi The Attorney got the first one-on-one in New Zealand. They went on a boat and wiggled their way through tiny crevices in, of course, a cave. After winding their way in cold water, they stumbled upon a waterfall and had a make out session.
One-On-One: The other one-on-one belonged to Clare. As you’ll remember Clare had the first one-on-one of the whole show, so this would be her second. Apparently, they needed to talk some stuff out about their 4 A.M. swim soirée. Turns out everything is all hunky-dory.
Quote of the Night: Juany-Pabs to Clare - ”I’m still figuring out my boundaries.” Oh really? How’s that working out for you? Dude. You’re on The Bachelor. Of course you’re going to make out with a ton of women. That’s cool. You do you. But don’t say you have all these boundaries when you don’t. That’s sweet that you wanna be cognizant of your daughter. Just don’t let her watch the show ’til she’s ready and you’re ready. Or never.
Next Week: The final 6 head to Juan Pablo’s hometown of Miami, next week. Finally, some tensions run high as the blondes, Nikki and Clare, get a little heated with each other. And Sharleen questions if she should be there. It looks like she might be out the door.
How are those Bachelor brackets coming along, Bachelor Fans? I know people have office pools going on.
It was elegant and gorgeous, and when the rose petals spouted from miniature cannons behind the couple as they made their way down the aisle as man and wife, yes I got a little teary. But first, let’s address the elephant in the room, shall we. Grown Sexy. WTF is grown sexy? Good thing they have the captions to clarify, because I thought it was GROAN sexy, which could have been way more uncomfortable slash amazing. I mean what am I supposed to think when they’re describing it while overlaying it with footage of the couple lingerie shopping. Maybe clarify with grown UP sexy? Maybe don’t call it grown/groan/moan. We get it you haven’t had sex in a year. Don’t need to emphasize it.
Grown Sexy, for those not in the know, is a grown up wedding with hints of sex – or just Catherine’s way of describing what she imagines her wedding to be like. (Good gawd please do not become a thing. Internet, please do not let Grown Sexy become a thing. I beg of you.)
Catherine has a lot of interesting ways of describing things. I’ve always said her and Sean were a quirky bunch.
Exhibit A: Taking boudoir pics for Sean: “I’m like a butterfly I just want to open up for him.”
Exhibit B: Wedding vows: “I’m like a bug looking for a light. You were like a light to my bug. I had to find you.” …and something about “love sprinkles.”
Exhibit C: Sit down with Chris Harrison: “I call myself his barnacle because I’m always attached to him.”
So she likes her insects and sea-faring animals.
In all seriousness, the wedding was sweet and adorable and you could see the love that they clearly had/have for each other (as further evidenced by these almost identical Instagram pics from each of their accounts). See booming rose petals. Awesome.
The wedding was filmed live, so leading up to the vows, ABC had a dual screen, showing wedding guests arriving and Catherine getting ready in a small screen to the right, while they showed all of the wedding preparations and Sean and Catherine’s love story. That’s where we met the wedding planner and learned of Catherine’s Grown Sexy plans for her wedding. Sorry Grown Sexy AND whimsical. Because those go hand-in-hand. Duh. (Although, I will concede that the wedding ceremony decor was completely gorgeous.)
Aside from Grown Sexy, another WTF moment brought to you by the “Honeymoon Suite Cam.” Yes, that’s right, ABC set up a camera of the honeymoon suite for the couple, showing the staff prepping the room with fresh sheets and chocolate, and just no. Nope, that’s not OK. Nobody needs to see that. Also, how do Sean and Catherine know that ABC took those cameras out of the room after it was all prepped and ready to go? I would not trust them.
Bonus uncomfortable footage: Sean lingerie shopping. The sales associate made him touch the lingerie to see how he liked it. His face turned scarlet. I also don’t need to know what Catherine is going to be wearing (or not wearing…ba du bum!) on her honeymoon night.
There was a huge emphasis (as expected) on the fact that Catherine and Sean are waiting until marriage. So Sean goes loungerie shopping, Catherine takes boudoir pics, and they set up a honeymoon suite cam…naturally.
12 bridesmaides. 9 groomsmen. 2CHELLOS (a hot band) played the music as the wedding party walked down the aisle. Sean’s father married them, and they each wrote their own vows. (For more wedding details, Everything You Need to Know About the Bachelor Wedding. I think the title pretty much says it all.)
Heart-Melting Moment: Aside from Sean tearing up as she walked down the aisle, I had an aw moment when Catherine was reading her vows and told Sean, “People tell me how much light there is inside of me because of you. You bring that out in me.” Cue audible aw.
Extra Fun: If you do watch this episode, every time they say “sexy” or mention sex, take a shot. Except maybe don’t do that, because that could end poorly.
The cakes! Wedding cake was designed by Duff Goldman.
And the groom’s cake was of Sean’s two other lady loves: His Boxer Lola and Chocolate Lab Ellie. It was designed by Charm City Cakes in LA.
I hope this Bachelor couple lasts and makes it into Bachelor history, because they are a cute duo and seem so happy in love.
Cheers to the happy pair and another Bachelor wedding in the books. (Don’t remember who else was married? I got you covered.)
The group headed to Vietnam this week and 3 ladies were sent home, leaving just 8 left and lots and lots of make-out sessions.
Who got kicked off: The one’s with red X’s were booted off last night. Kelly the dog lover, Danielle the silent contestant, and Alli (still not sure who that girl was) were sent home.
She’s adorable. Juan Pablo drove her around Vietnam on a pedicab. They went shopping and bought souvenirs for their respective children. They got a little dress for his daughter Camilla and a little hat for her son Ben.
Problem city: Juan Pablo said that he thinks Renee and him are a lot alike. We’ll see if the old saying opposites attract rings true. He gave her the rose but no kiss, citing the fact they both had kids as an excuse.
Group Date or really Clare’s one-on-one with a posse of pissed off girls: Lots of Twitter hate on Clare. She paired up with Juan Pablo when the group went canoeing. Then was stolen away for a make-out session in the pool, and given the rose.
So let me get this straight. You won’t kiss Renee because she has a son, but you’ll make out with Clare hard core on a group date (because she’s seeexxxy)? And then maybe go over here and make out with the opera singer…and maybe the attorney too..yeah yeah. Hmmm. I’m not following your rules, Juan Pabs.
Quote of the night: Sharleen
“I want to know that he sees me as a panda in a room full of brown bears.” This is a weird analogy. I see where you’re going with that, and immagonna let you finish, but…
Sidenote: Did anyone else notice how in all the interviews the ladies have that love struck, starry gaze in their eyes? Cool it, ladies. There are still 8 of you.
This poor girl. She keeps getting on dates she is not fond of. Apparently dancing and rappelling down caves aren’t her thing.
Juan Pablo: “I took the lead so if something happened I would be able to grab her.” As Juan Pablo is rappelling down, he’s below Nikki and reaches up and taps her butt. “I’m here.” Then partway down the cave wall he kisses her.
After dinner Juan Pablo says, ”I’m liking how she thinks. I’m liking her heart.” Her heart? Is that it?
Rose Ceremony: At the rose ceremony, Juan Pabs FINALLY breaks his rule and cutely asks Renee about how her son would feel if he kissed her. Juan Pablo asks, “He wouldn’t be pissed at me?” When she says “no” and then proceeds to explain, he cuts her off by going in for the kiss. Then he has some sort of epiphany, and was like that was the right time to kiss Renee. What was I doing, letting Clare get me up at 4 A.M. to go swimming in the ocean?
So Juan Pablo has a sit-down with Clare about how his daughter is going to see all of this and he needs to be fair. Clare cries. They rejoin with the other ladies and it is awkward city. Clare cites allergies to explain away the waterworks and about a bajillion eyes roll.
Next week, Sharlene is questioning whether she should stay or go, and Clare revisits the sit-down she had with Juan-y Pabs. Should make for a dramatic Monday! Cannot wait!
The group flew across the country to Seoul, South Korea. As Juan Pablo pointed out, this was the first rose ceremony abroad, where if you didn’t receive a rose, “people will have to fly back home 12 hours feeling rejected and that’s not fun.” No, Juan Pablo. No, it’s not.
Who got kicked off: Also known as the ladies who got a 12 hour flight home. Lauren the music composer and Elise the first grade teacher are out.
Group Date: 6 lucky ladies got to perform with Korea’s most popular hip hop group: 21. The group arrived at YG Entertainment, where they met South Korea’s most popular KPOP group, and picked up a few dance moves.
This is Clare’s response to the news they’re flying to Korea:
“Korea! I don’t even have a kimono!”
1. Nope, that’s Japan. 2. I don’t think that’s a requirement in order to enter the country. At least, last time I checked that was the case, and 3. You’re killing me (and Carmen Sandiego who I know, back in the day, taught you Kimonos are traditional Japense garb.)
Juan Pablo: “I love dancing. And girls that know how to dance are the best way to win Juan Pablo’s heart.”
Kat used to be a dancer, so naturally was in her element. She was going a little over the top. Nikki, on the other hand, looked like she wanted to die.
Quote of the Night:
Nikki: “This is my worst nightmare…and I kinda wanna crap my pants. I hope we’re performing for the Korean School of the Blind.” Well played, Nikki.
After the performance, the group went out to celebrate with some cocktails (what else?). During some one-on-one time, Kat opened up about her family life, about how her parents split when she was young and her Dad was an alcoholic. She shared feelings. Lots and lots of feelings.
Nurse Nikki, or negative Nikki, as her roommates have dubbed her, got the rose and a nice little kiss from Juan Pablo.
Elise broke the cardinal rule on her one-on-one time with Juan Pablo. Have you learned nothing from previous seasons?! Don’t talk about other girls during your time with him. That is a sure-fire ticket home.
They explored the city of Seoul, got traditional dresses for Camilla and Sharleen, and went to a tea house, where they got to talk a little bit more. Sharleen called him “cheeky” and “NOT blande.” At dinner, they bonded over their travels, and Sharleen found they had a lot more in common than she had originally anticipated. (And Bastille kept playing in my head – The walls kept tumbling down in the city that we looooove…)
Sharleen is growing on me. She does not have a lot of facial expressions, and she’s super composed all of the time. But there’s a little humor behind that poise. And she’s very well-spoken.
Later in the date, Juan Pablo brought her to a place with sufficient acoustics so she could sing. She said she doesn’t normally sing so early on for dudes she dates. (Sidenote: I love the lacy, black dress she wore on the date. I’ll find a link on Possessionista’s page for y’all. I mean mostly for myself, but you too.) As expected, her voice is gorgeous. She made him close his eyes, and after she sang a few bars, they shared a romantic kiss.
Group Date: The remaining ladies got a full day of Korea (do all of the things!), starting with a little karaoke, followed by wandering the streets of Seoul, and, what do you know, they found a photobooth.
After that they went…I don’t know what these things are, but I want one. Swan peddle boats? Yes, please.
Next on the list, was getting the dead skin of their feet eaten off by tiny little fish. Yup. Exactly what it sounds like.
After that on their tour, the gang tries a bunch of different food at an outdoor market. Clare tells him she doesn’t want to eat octopus. Juan Pablo is so cute. He was like “Oh you don’t want to eat octupus? That is gonna be the first thing I give you. you just made the worst mistake of your life.” He’s a jokester that one.
Second Quote of the Night:
Kelly the dog lover on Clare’s overreaction to having to eat octopus: “Clare is so dramatic. Her piece was literally this big (mimes with fingers), and I know you’ve swallowed bigger things than that.”
On the group date, Juan Pablo vows to the cameras that he wants to set a good example for his daughter, and that because he’s already kissed 6 girls, he’s going to lay off the lip-locking. Exceeeept if he’s talking to Clare.
Juan Pablo: “I know I said I wasn’t gonna kiss anyone, but she is sexy.” As Jimmy Fallon said, that’s a good lesson for his daughter: Don’t kiss anyone unless you’re sexy. Then it’s OK.
Lauren went in for the kiss and he rejected her. Sobbing ensued.
Andi got the rose on the group date. Clare looked pisssssed.
Next on the world-wide tour, the troop is headed to Vietnam.
PSA: If you watch one thing, watch Juan Pablo’s lip syncing of 21’s hit song at the end of the episode bonus footage. It will make you fall in love with him (even more if you already do).
Sean Lowe (Bachelor from Season 17) and Catherine Giudici are tying the knot Sunday, January 26th, 2014 at 8|7c LIVE. That makes four (count ‘em four!) Bachelor weddings that have aired on TV! Out of 17 seasons of The Bachelor and 9 seasons of The Bachelorette. Trista and Ryan, Jason and Molly, Ashley and JP. Unlike the previous weddings, however, this one will be shown live! Here is what you need to know before the end of January.
Where is the happy couple right now? Right now they are not living together, but living in the same city: Sean’s city of Dallas.
Where will the ceremony be? The Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
Who is walking Catherine down the aisle? Catherine’s Dad will walk her down the aisle. Despite the tumultuous relationship between Catherine and her Dad that ABC highlighted last season, Catherine continues to express how much she cares for him.
Who is officiating? Not Chris Harrison. “I doubt Chris will be officiating only because, you know, my dad is an ordained minister, my grandfather is a minister, there is a lot of ministers in line that might supercede Chris Harrison,” Sean explains. Turns out, Sean’s dad will be officiating the ceremony, joining these two in holy matrimony.
First Dance: After his little stint on Dancing with the Stars, Sean recruited his former pro ballroom dance partner, Peta Murgatroyd, to piece together his first dance. They chose a waltz.
Wedding prep: Catherine Giudici has been tweeting #weddingworkout for awhile to get in bikini bod mode.
The wedding invite: Quirky like the couple. Possibly done/influenced by Catherine’s graphic design background? The wedding invitations were designed by Smitten on Paper, and included the punny phrase: “The LOWEdown on marrying, eating, boogie-ing all night long.
The wedding party: Lesley Murphy, the saucy, blonde DC lobbyist (although random fun fact: now she’s living in Buenos Aires with her boyfriend Wade) and one of the other contestants on Sean’s season of The Bachelor will be in the wedding party. While you may think this is awkward seeing as she technically dated Sean the same time Catherine was, she became friends with Catherine on the show and has since remained close with her.
The ring: A whopping 3.15-carat platinum-and-diamond ring by Neil Lane, of course, will sit on Catherine’s finger. Not too shabby. (Pic taken in Thailand where Sean proposed and they rode off on an elephant.)
The dress: Of course, they’re not revealing the exact dress before the big day, but Daily Mail reported Catherine was dress shopping in LA and tweeted a pic of a J. Mendel dress she loved.
Where will the honeymoon be? They’re not spilling the goods, but in an interview with E! they said it would be someplace tropical.
Are you watching on Sunday, Bachelor Fans?!
Our basic cable kept cutting in and out this episode, so not an extensive recap this week, but here’s the gist and what you need to know to get by on your Bachelor brackets.
First One-On-One: Cassandra – the ex-NBA dancer and single mom, who, at the last rose ceremony, was doubting being at the mansion and leaving her son at home. Sidenote: I didn’t realize she was only 21, just barely drinking age legal and kind of a youngin’. Cassandra and Juan Pablo went water driving(?). Basically, it’s a boat that looks like a car and has steering capabilities and everything. Then he took her to his house and they cooked together, followed by some salsa dancing.
Theme of the Night: “I really want to make her feel comfortable.” – Juan Pablo. He said this several times throughout the night. And I’ve found “making her feel comfortable” always involves dancing or singing to a Latin beat.
Group Date: They had a group date at the StubHub Center in Carson, CA where the LA Galaxy men’s soccer team plays. The ladies split up into two teams to play a little soccer. Alli was in her element. As for the rest of the ladies…It was a little tough to watch. After the game, Andi the Prosecutor stole a kiss in the kitchen. Nikki stole some great convo (no kiss though) and the rose for the date.
One-On-One: Chelsie - One of the many blondes and teachers received the second one-on-on date card, reading something having to do with trust. Again, to make sure she was feeling comfortable, Juan Pablo pumped up the Latin tunes on the radio on their drive to their date. They went tandem bungee jumping off of a bridge. But first they stood there for an hour while Chelsie toggled back and forth between jumping or chickening out. (Which I can’t completely blame her, because I would have wet my pants if that was the date I had to go on. Jumping to your death? No thank you.) Finally, after Juan Pablo was like we don’t have to do this, she was like, well, now I want to. She conceded, they jumped, the chord held, and they shared an upside-down-Spiderman-esque kiss. Afterwards, they had dinner, talked about their biggest fears, and ended the date with a private concert by Billy Currington.
Pool Party: Instead of a rose ceremony, Juan Pablo opted for a pool party to get to spend more time with the ladies. First, though, he surprised them with a Venezuelan breakfast. A man that likes to cook and dance? Sign me up. I also, greatly enjoy when the bachelors surprise the ladies in the AM before the ladies have had their coffee and had the chance to get all dolled up. I like to see if any of them will snap. Kelly (the girl with the dog) came downstairs, disheveled to let her dog Molly out to use the facilities, and got a little shocked to find Juan Pablo in the kitchen. That started a parade of ladies in their make-up-less ensembles to stumble downstairs to greet Juan Pablo.
At the pool party, Sharleen made out with Juan Pablo kind of in the open, stirring up a little chatter amongst the ladies. Kat also rubbed a few people the wrong way with her game of chicken in the pool and monopolizing Juan Pablo’s time. Clare got a little overwhelmed and let out a few tears. Elise made known her dislike for Chelsie (or not necessarily dislike, but rather her concern that Chelsie was too much of a child and not ready to be a mom to Juan Pablo’s daughter.) Also, this is the most I’ve seen Elise talk, and she surprisingly got a rose again tonight - the sleeper (see the poll on this page for reference)?
Next Sunday is the LIVE wedding of Sean and Catherine!!! January 26th, 8 PM – 10 PM EST. I’ll follow up with a post on all you need to know before the special date.
I swoon every time Juan Pablo makes his C’s sound like S’s. (“Will you assept this rose?”) (Why yes, yes I will, as soon as I can pick myself up off of this ground.”) Swoon.
Who got kicked off: The one’s with Red X’s were sent a packin’. Fun fact: Victoria was sent home before the rose ceremony. Oh yes, the drama has begun…Group date. Check it.
Juan Pablo blindfolded her (swoon again) and drove her to a winter wonderland in LA. Clare is adorable and fun, but man, sometimes all I want her to do is speak a little faster. Spit it out, woman. We’ve only got 2 hours of showtime. They romped in the fake snow that only LA can provide, ice skated (or rather torturously clamored around the rink), and of course finished the date in a hot tub. They also had their own private concert, where they slow-danced in their bikini and board shorts.
Meanwhile, back at the mansion, Free Spirit Lucy’s just chillin’ in the hot tub. Topless. With the ladies.
Second One-On-One: Kat
Kat used to be a dancer. Apparently to Juan Pablo, dancer equates to runner. He took her on a private jet to the Electric Run in Salt Lake City, Utah. Decked in neon, they completed the race and then were pulled onstage to rave. She received a rose.
I love when they do charity events. This time the date supported an animal shelter. The event was called Models and Mutts. All of the girls paired up with an adoptable dog, were given a costume to match their mutt, and then posed in a pic with said dogs and Juan Pablo. In true Bachelor fashion, there were a range of outfits from hot, flattering dresses and bikinis to hideous ensembles (where not even Heidi Klum could pull it off and look attractive), to of course the completely outrageous (as in no outfit at all). Kelly got the hideous outfit (bald cap, brown paint with white spots), while Andi and one of the blondes got the completely outrageous. Cardboard signs do not count as wardrobe.
“What do you wear under this?”
The stylist responds: “A smile.”
Umm…no. The blonde (I think it was Elise) traded with Free Spirit Lucy for a fire hydrant outfit. Lucy gladly assepted the nude ensemble. Andi was not so thrilled. She was fretting over it when Juan Pablo came to talk to her. He eased her concerns, by letting her know he’d be doing it too.
Kelly got the rose on the group date.
Finally! We have the token drunk. But she was not to stick around. Hot mess Victoria, had one too many cocktails, which led to some dry humping, bathroom-stall sitting, and lots and lots of crying. The crew put her up in a hotel that night and Juan Pablo went to talk to her the next morning. Her 24 years to his 32 years was painfully obvious, and he sent her home. Rightfully so. He has a family to take care of. Ain’t nobody got time for that.
Amy L. had some very awkward one-on-one time with Juan Pablo. She’s a news reporter in Florida, which she thought would be fun to role play with Juan Pablo. Errm. Not so much. She interview-styled him, and it was…different. (I don’t know what that is, either but it sounded good when I started to type it, so I went with it. Maybe we can make that a thing. Interview-styled. Or not.)
We also found out that there are two mommas on this season: Cassandra and Renee. Cassandra was a little worried about leaving her son, Trey, at home and already questioning if she should be there. Renee pulled her aside to comfort her, but it was Juan Pablo who stepped in and talked Cassandra through it, letting her know he wanted her there.
Anyone out there making Bachelor brackets? Any chance Elise could be the silent killer and come back and win it all? (Silent killer…sleeper…po-tay-to, po-tah-to…whatever they call those things.)