This picture of Jack Stone cracks me up every single time I look at it.
I mean, his teeth are at Ross Geller-levels of white, right?
Episode 1 (Brief) Commentary: Rachel's Roses are Ready!
Rachel's Bachelorette Blog (People)
I got my first surprise of the season while I was having send-off drinks with my girlfriends at my favorite bar in Dallas, HG Supply, when former Bachelorette JoJo Fletcher dropped in! She wished me luck and gave me a bit of advice on how to handle the Chads and challenges ahead. JoJo is as sweet and smart as she is beautiful, and knowing how she and Jordan have successfully navigated it all together made her insights priceless.
Pulling up to the mansion to talk to my squad of girlfriends from Nick’s season opened up a floodgate of memories. My first chat with Nick by the fireplace, the bathroom I hid in when my feelings overwhelmed me, the driveway where Corinne inflated her bouncy house. So much has changed in my life since then.
Chris Harrison’s Blog (Yahoo! TV)
The first night always has some really fun moments, but I think this first night was one of the freshest and funniest ever. Blake brought a marching band. Brady brought a block of ice. Bryan brought the heat with a pretty passionate first kiss. We provided a bevy of men whose names start with “B.” Adam brought a doll he made. Matt came dressed as a penguin (and I must admit this new trend of people in animal costumes is both exhilarating and frightening). One thing all the men knew coming in was that Rachel has an infectious laugh and great smile, and they all did their best to make sure those pearly whites came out. Rachel was overwhelmed at times, but she was never bored. And any time the energy of the party started lagging, Lucas was always right there with a “Whabooom” — whatever that is.
Sharleen Joynt for FLARE Magazine
As someone with an admittedly chronic case of l’esprit d’escalier (Google it), I recognize and appreciate Rachel’s ability to deliver appropriate, sassy yet kind responses—especially when there’s pressure and nerves are running high. When Jonathan rather awkwardly “tickled” her midsection (men, I don’t know a single woman who would welcome or enjoy this from someone they’d just met), Rachel laughed kindly even though it wasn’t remotely funny.
And don't miss Sharleen's full recap on her website, All the Pretty Pandas
I think it’s pretty obvious why I’m choosing Bryan. He got the 1st impression rose and that 1st kiss!!! (The 2nd kiss kind of grossed me out though. That close up shot was a little much.) Plus, he got a lot of airtime night one so he is either going to make it far in the season or he’ll be a villain this season.
Alright, how many of you watched the premiere of Rachel’s season of The Bachelorette last night?! I was ready and waiting for it with a plate of vegan jalapeno poppers in one hand and a chilled glass (or should I say bottle?? LOL!) of white wine in hand … I’m not kidding you, it was really a bottle … those damn poppers have some heat to them!!
Ashley I. for Cosmopolitan
There's a real sense of camaraderie in the Bachelorette mansion this season, and the guys are roasting each other with gusto only a couple of hours into the first cocktail party. is going to be epic this season. (And, as usual, a few are drinking with equal gusto.) In addition to all the romance this season, I think the house dynamics and friendships/feuds forming among the bros will also be interesting — but not just in an "everyone hates Chad" sense either, thank goodness.
Carly + Evan for Bustle
Yahoo! TV by Kristen Baldwin
Not that Blake needs any help sounding foolish, as he says things like “I would say scientifically, my libido is above average” and “Many women have told me about the amazingness of my penis.” And how does Blake repay his penis for earning him all that praise? By forcing it to squeeze into these nut-hugging jeans.
Vulture by Ali Barthwell
Rachel is wearing a dress made of the shattered glass ceiling of this epic moment. I like to imagine somewhere Hillary is wearing the same gown, drinking an entire bottle of Champagne, watching The Bachelorette with Huma while Bill picks up Thai food.
Possessionista by Dana Weiss
I Hate Green Beans by Lincee Ray
Blake E. is the one who talked about his junk for his entire pre-package interview. We had to sit through b-roll of this guy training a lady in the gym before watching him stretch his legs on a makeshift ballerina barre while he discussed his sexual resume. So basically, he’s putting Rachel on his to-do list.
TV Lust by Abby Draper
Chris Harrison is back, and he must be using Nick Viall’s new skincare line because he doesn’t look a day older than he did when Trista found love. JK, Chris Harrison hates Nick and no one is going to pay for that.
Now I guess I should talk about Bryan again because....he got the first impression rose. Why? I don't know. I feel like Rachel is getting played already and not seeing that some of these guys are complete bull shit. The zoom in on their kiss was so gross that my cat literally leapt off the couch and into another room.
Jack Stone — Strong name, even stronger teeth. They were shockingly white. I think he’s probably used up every influencer on Instagram’s teeth whitening discount codes so he came on his show to get his own. Use code JackStone for 10% Off Express Smile Atlanta ☺
The Blow Off
Here to Make Friends with Emma and Claire and Allison Williams (Huffington Post)
Bachelorette Party with Juliet Litman and Sports Gal (Channel 33)
Coming up Roses with Barstool Chief, Barstool Trent, and Kelly Keegs (Barstool Sports)
Rose Buddies with Griffin and Rachel McElroy
Will you Accept this Rose? with Arden Myrin, Erin Foley, Paget Brewster, and Lauren Lapkus
Reality Steve with DeAnna Stagliano (SPOILERS!)
Rose Before Bros with four dudes in a room. That's actually how they describe it.
Will You Accept this Podcast? (Bustle)
Bachelor Nation News:
Rachel has found forever love (People)
The Bachelor/ette in statistics (FiveThirtyEight)
Wells' Drunk Snapchat is exceedingly hilarious, per usual
Britt is engaged (E! Online)
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