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The Bachelorette Season 10 Preview

One week from today I will be pouring myself a glass of wine and sitting down to the premier of Andi’s season of The Bachelorette!


Andi wasn’t afraid to tell Juan Pablo her true thoughts, and had some amazingly hilarious tweets while the show was airing, so I am hoping for great things this season! Without further ado, the contestants:





Brian: This Basketball Coach from Pennsylvania likes The Notebook and reading John Grisham. This combination of interests should serve him well with the hopeless romantic attorney Andi!



Chris: This farmer from Lamont, IA (population 461) will win simply because he’s Iowan. And no one can resist the charm of an Iowan. Also his favorite movies include Rudy and his biggest date fear is accidental diarrhea. Don’t be strange, fellow Iowan, please don’t be strange.



Craig: This accountant from Defiance, IA (population 284) will also win because he is an Iowan. Considering he has stripped, stripper outfit and all, at his uncle’s 50th birthday (his most embarrassing moment), puked on a date of his (worst date memory), and loved the scrapbook he received from a previous girlfriend, my state’s reputation may be in trouble.


Josh B

Josh B: This telecommunication marketer from Colorado runs marathons, likes hiking, wishes he could teleport, and wishes he was a professional golfer so he could donate all of his winnings when he gets old.


Josh M

Josh M: This former pro baseball player was a Georgia Bulldog during his college career. Andi lives in Georgia. His brother was the quarterback at Georgia who just was drafted (Aaron Murray). Andi’s dad LOVES Georgia football. It’s a match made in Georgia heaven.



Marcus: This sports Medicine Manager lives in Medicine Hat, Alberta. He’s a former pro soccer player who loves his mom and lived in Europe for awhile for the whole soccer thing. My favorite quote of his so far? “Corny is good, I think.”



Marquel: This Sponsorship Salesman from California wins my personal award for best fashion in the contestant photo shoot. His typical Saturday night consists of Netflix, cookies, and a glass of wine. He’s basically my spirit animal.





Andrew: This 30 yr old Social Media Manager from California seems fairly normal (so… boring in terms of this show). He clearly watched Juan Pablos’s season since his answer to “I hate it when my date…” was “doesn’t ask me any questions about myself/talks about herself incessantly”.



Carl: This Hollywood firefighter has a bulldog named “Archie” and seems to basically eat, breathe, and sleep Crossfit.



Cody: This personal trainer from Kansas proves everyone who lives in Kansas looks like the previous Bachelor Sean. I will give Cody points for being far tanner than Sean and not maintaining the perma-sunburn I got used to for an entire season of the show. Oh and he has no tattoos because “you don’t put bumper stickers on a Mercedes :-) “.



Emil: This helicopter pilot from Portland likes to Twerk and hates it when anyone but him is the center of attention. He’s been to 42 states but never to Chicago, which I find odd. He does read books for fun though, which most of the other contestants don’t seem to do.



Jason: Ok, so I’m also judging his hair. But if you can manage to get past the terrible haircut, he seems pretty awesome. This Urgent Care Physician seems fairly funny since in reference to his M.D. he said “you know you’ve done something worthwhile if you get some letters after your name.” He likes philanthropists, spontaneity and wishes he had x-ray vision to improve his patient satisfaction scores.



Patrick: This Advertising Executive from New Jersey played soccer in England and Italy. I’m expecting wonderful pickup games based on the roster thus far of former pro soccer players. He likes to surprise ladies he’s dating with flowers, jewelry, spa reservations, and basically everything the show will take care of for him. So he will need to develop a new dating strategy.



Ron: This Beverage Sales Manager lives in Israel but I think (based on research) he previously lived in Barbados.


Nick S

Nick S: This Golf Pro who played soccer at IU (seriously they ALL play soccer!) wants to be the President of the US to “know what it feels like to be the most powerful person in the world.” He seems like a bit of a jerk, but Andi liked Juan Pablo for awhile so that may not be a deal breaker at first for her.


Nick V

Nick V: This Software Sales Executive from Wisconsin lists “a rose… duh” as his favorite flower. He also viewed a scrapbook as the most romantic gift he’s ever received. Please don’t make a scrapbook Nick, please!





Bradley: This recently divorced Opera singer likes to read The Economist and wants to travel around the world (presumably with his children).



Brett: This hairstylist who appears to have a mini-mullet (seriously… look at the full sized pic here) said he’d like to be “invisible” as his super power. The reason? “To see all the weird stuff people do when they’re alone.” Creepy.



Dylan: This accountant from Massachusetts likes apple juice and Connect Four. Every answer of his incorporated his love for the Red Sox, Patriots, Tom Brady, and the Northeast. I’m not sure Andi, the native Georgian who has never lived outside the South, will be able to talk to him about anything but Connect Four.



JJ: He owns a clothing store ( that sells items like this gem:

gummy/\vest - pink/\green

I hope he stays around so we can see some more of his fashion!



Mike: This bartender from New York likes hiking and sipping hot chocolate under the stars. He’s a bartender at a ski resort and apparently he skis all day while working and gets summers off, to do things like The Bachelorette.



Rudie: This Attorney and hippie from California is a former band member who likes beaches, fun, and likes the Dalai Lama because he’s “rad”.



Steven: This Snowboard Product Developer from California likes country music and almost everything outdoors. He would like to travel in time to the Cretaceous period because “it would be awesome to see a T-Rex.



Tasos: This wedding planner (and it appears aspiring musician) from Denver, if he could be someone else for a day, would be Mick Jagger for the “rock star life and fortune”. Not sure if that lines up with Andi’s good-girl gang prosecutor image.


Honorable Mention

For those of you who don’t know, contestant Eric Hill died during production of the show. This 31 year old explorer from California had one of the best/coolest/most genuine overall bios of the group. You can read it in its entirety here:



Note: All pictures and bio information from ABC.

Vetting Bachelor Contestants

If we’ve learned nothing else this season of The Bachelor, I hope we’ve learned that public sentiment is not always the best for a show. Every single lady on twitter that is hating Juan Pablo right now at some point said “OMG JUAN PABLO HAS TO BE THE NEXT BACHELOR!!!”

Well the collective wisdom of twitter is not always smarter than a few producers. I hope when picking the next Bachelorette the show seriously tests their options and makes sure the person they select to be the next celebrity of the franchise will actually do the show proud.

I would be ok with Andi or Kelly or even someone totally new. Or… perhaps as the result of this season we will soon see a gay Bachelor(ette)!

And by the way the producers reeeeaaaalllllly need to bring back Bachelor Pad.

Link of the Day: Outrageous Bachelor/Bachelorette Moments

Today’s link of the day is a recap of the 15 most outrageous moments in Bachelor/Bachelorette franchise history. While I don’t think this list is perfect, I do think it’s a fun walk down memory lane for loyal fans of the show, and a fun intro for those who have never watched such television perfection!

The Bachelorette: A Preview

Desiree’s season starts next week. Which means all I have to judge the men on is their profiles and the previews I’ve seen. Here are my first impressions:


The Contenders

Brad – A contender because an Accountant/DJ combo has to be a contender. And he answered the Bio questions with humor. Oh and he’s obsessed with peanut butter. His only downside? He can’t remember the last time he read a book.



Drew – HIs favorite author is Hemingway (which means he reads, unlike most of the other guys on this season). His favorite flower is “a rose, obviously. Haha” which sounds like a very stereotypical response from this Digital Marketing Analyst. The downside? He apparently can’t count. The 3 things he’d bring if stranded on a desert island are “A sailboat, a radio, a case of Cabernet, and a few books”.



Juan Pablo – This former pro soccer player doesn’t read. He’s laid back but wants to dance all night. If he had a superpower it would be to read people’s minds, which is creepy. But he’s attractive and athletic so I have a feeling Des will like him.

Juan Pablo


Kasey – This advertising executive with 5 siblings once rode his bike across Sierra Leone. He’s a former Oral Roberts Basketball player so either he’s a jerk athlete or he’s a passionate Christian. I’m guessing the latter and thinking Des will fall for him.



Larry – Went to Notre Dame. Enough said. Ok I don’t actually think he’s a contender based on his hair, but it’s obvious from his Bio ABC wants to play up the ND factor so I’m going to hope he stays awhile.



Mike R – This Dental Student/Model from London may have a cheesy grin in his photo, but he has the whole English accent thing going for him. He apparently likes “bouncing around dive bars with women who are not usually into those kinds of places.” He’s also had sex in public on a military base. Apparently these guys think they’re under oath to admit everything they’ve done in these questionnaires…

Mike R.


Nick M – This Investment Advisor is son of a CEO of a Fortune 500 company (I’ll research and figure out which one). He seems like one of the more normal guys on the show, and reads enough to have a favorite author.

Nick M.


Robert – This Advertising Entrepreneur lists The Notebook among his favorite movies. He’s been to Paris for a picnic date under the Eiffel Tower so I imagine he’ll adjust well to the types of dates on The Bachelorette. He also reads enough to have a favorite author so I expect he’ll go far.




The “eh, seem pretty average” guys

Ben – An entrepreneur from Texas who quite literally answered every Bio question with blah, middle-of-the-road answers that say nothing about his personality:



Bryden – This Iraq War Veteran (who appears to have no current career) is a former Soldier of the Year runner up and listed his best date memory as Go Karts and Laser Tag (which is kind of awesome).



Chris – likes Scrabble. And was drafted by the Cubs (but is listed as a Mortgage Broker so I’ll assume he doesn’t play baseball anymore).



Jonathan – This Attorney lists his best three attributes as his height (6’1”), shoe size (11 – thanks ABC for listing all of the shoe sizes for the guys…), and his vertical leap (TBD). He loves dogs and his dad. If stranded on a desert island he would bring Marisa Miller, and she spells her name incorrectly, so he’s out of the running to be a favorite.



Micah – Fairly average sounding Minnesota law student who likes lakes, cold and being the center of attention. Oh and he once bought an engagement ring for a girl after dating her for a week.



Will – This banker includes Mac & Cheese in his favorite foods and likes going for walks with his dates, which are both awesome. Healso likes taking his dates to the gym to work out with him, which is a little weird to list as your favorite date. His last relationship lasted 6 years so I wouldn’t be shocked if he’s not over her.



Zak W – At least he admits giving a previous girlfriend a robot vacuum as a gift was not the most romantic thing he’s ever done. He claims to be an engineer but apparently went to school for English & Psych. He seems to be funny and a little quirky so I think he’ll do ok on the show.

Zak W



The Bottom Dwellers

Brandon – He’s from Minnesota yet prefers hot over cold. He also appears to highlight his hair. He’s been engaged before but listed the reason for the breakup as “we never really found a venue.” Seriously… I can’t even make this stuff up. The pros? He loves dogs and his grandpa.



Brian – Based on the previews I think he’s the one that has a girlfriend appear on the show. Even if he’s not that guy, he’s not a contender at all because it looks like he took a selfie as his official picture. And he wants a girl with “an athletic, curvy body type at least 5’5″… and Des is a short stick figure.



Brooks – Overall a boring Bio. But if he had a superpower he’d beat Watson the computer in Jeopardy.



Dan – Hopes to meet his wife on TV because he doesn’t “do the club scene.” Naturally TV is the only other option. And his favorite artist is apparently Leonardo da Vinci. And he said (unprompted) in his questionnaire that he’d be interested in being the next Bachelor if he doesn’t win… so he’s thinking too far ahead.



Diogo – From Brazil and likes horseback riding on the beach. So a walking romance novel. He casually mentioned in his Bio a few last minute dates to Italy and Disneyland, so I’m guessing he’s got $ and will use it to try to win over Des, which never works on this show (cough Kalon cough).



James – His favorite author is Dr. Seuss. I love Dr. Seuss too, but favorite author? He wants a woman who pursues him… so he went on the wrong show. His biggest date fear is spilling tomato sauce on a white shirt, which is kind of adorable. But he literally left his biggest accomplishment in life to date blank, which is bizarre. At 27 if he hasn’t accomplished anything worth mentioning he probably is boring.



Michael G – This Federal Prosecutor is 33, so he seems a little old for Desiree. He also brought up being a diabetic as often as possible, which makes me think he’ll bring it up on the show as often as Sarah brought up her one arm last season.

Michael G.


Mikey T – What is it with these guys? Mikey hasn’t read a book in “many years.” This plumbing contractor and Pawn Stars fan has been the star of a “surprise striptease show in front of hundreds of sorority girls.” His idea of the ultimate date is a sporting event and dinner.

Mikey T.


Nick R – This Tailor/Magician (interesting combo) appears to eat only organically and has the best handwriting of all of the guys. What does marriage mean to him? Monogamy. Apparently he’s not used to that concept.

Nick R.


Zack K – Went to USC and includes among his greatest achievements “getting a full ride to USC” for baseball.

Zack K.


Bachelorette Contest Results!

The winner with 473 points

  • President Pawlicki

Runner-up with 382 points

  • Auntie  

3rd place with 370 points

  • Marissa  

4th place with 341 points

  • Courtney  

5th place with 278 points

  • Jim Hrdlicka 

6th place with 228 points

  • Shannon McVey 

7th place with 154 points

  • AT 


Fun fact: No one guessed Jef would be the one to win Emily’s heart, so the only points awarded during the finale were the bonus points for correctly guessing the first person to meet Emily’s daughter (awarded to President Pawlicki). Thanks to everyone for participating and congrats to our winner!


Apparently none of us thought Jef’s proposal to Miss Piggy would turn into practice for his proposal to Emily:


The Bachelorette Finale: Cliffs Notes Version

So I sent this summary of the finale (and After the Final Rose) to Andy, but I realized it was so awesome that I didn’t want to only send it to someone who doesn’t even watch the show! So, here’s my cliffs notes version of the finale:

He wore a skinny tie, proposed, she left him hanging for an awkward 10 seconds, then she said yes and they quite literally skipped into the sunset with her daughter. The star of the show was Neil Lane’s accent and the awkward motel-looking background to the final rose ceremony, but it was still cute and they are happy despite jef’s missing f!

The Bachelorette Contest – Episode 9 Results!

The season’s almost over, and it looks like, unless some major bonus points are awarded during the finale, President Pawlicki will likely be our winner. Here are the results after the 9th episode:

1st place with 448 points

  • President Pawlicki

2nd place with 382 points

  • Auntie  

3rd place with 370 points

  • Marissa  

4th place with 341 points

  • Courtney  

5th place with 278 points

  • Jim Hrdlicka 

6th place with 228 points

  • Shannon McVey 

7th place with 154 points

  • AT 

The Bachelorette Contest: Episode 8 Results

It’s down to the final 3! While there was no change at the top this week, there are still quite a few points up for grabs depending on the results the next few weeks and the big bonus point category – who gets to meet Ricki first?

Results after the 8th episode, including everyone’s final three picks:

1st place with 392 points

  • President Pawlicki (1st Arie, 2nd Jef, 3rd Sean)

2nd place with 354 points

  • Auntie (1st Doug, 2nd Arie, 3rd Jef) 

3rd place with 342 points

  • Marissa (1st Arie, 2nd Doug, 3rd Sean) 

4th place with 341 points

  • Courtney (1st Chris, 2nd Sean, 3rd Ryan) 

5th place with 278 points

  • Jim Hrdlicka (1st Kalon, 2nd Doug, 3rd Jef)

6th place with 228 points

  • Shannon McVey (1st Doug, 2nd Ryan, 3rd Arie)

7th place with 154 points

  • AT (1st Michael, 2nd Aaron, 3rd Ryan)

Also I apologize for the delay this week – I haven’t been able to watch this episode yet! The results here are based on tweets I’ve seen about the episode so if there are bonus points I should’ve handed out this week and missed please let me know!

Bachelorette Contest: We have a new leader!

With a new leader and only a few more episodes left here are the results after the 7th episode:

1st place with 320 points

  • President Pawlicki

2nd place with 317 points

  • Courtney

3rd place with 306 points

  • Auntie

4th place with 294 points

  • Marissa

5th place with 254 points

  • Jim Hrdlicka

6th place with 204 points

  • Shannon McVey

7th place with 154 points

  • AT

Bachelorette Contest Episode 6 Results

It’s still a close race at the top of the leaderboard with only a few episodes to go!

1st place with 266 points

  • Auntie

2nd place with 260 points

  • President Pawlicki

3rd place with 257 points

  • Courtney

4th place with 234 points

  • Marissa

5th place with 214 points

  • Jim Hrdlicka

6th place with 184 points

  • Shannon McVey (now Post!)

7th place with 154 points

  • AT

*Congrats to President Pawlicki (Tony you would call yourself that) on correctly guessing that Ryan would be the first contestant to receive a 2nd 1:1 date and collecting 20 bonus points!