There's a winter storm warning in Atlanta this weekend. I think I need to borrow Nick's fur coat.
Nick's Bachelor Blog (People)
I wouldn’t be the Perfect Ben or a Prince Farming and certainly had no chance at being like Sean. But I felt good about the fact that whether people supported me or not — no one was going to think I wasn’t coming into this without my flaws. I felt supported and certain that to have this work for me, I was going to be open, honest and put my heart on the line.
Chris Harrison’s Blog (Yahoo! TV)
The women this season are truly incredible. Lawyers, nurses, and aspiring dolphin trainers, oh my! And of course, you’ve gotten to see a little bit of them. As the dates begin to unfold this season, you’ll really get to know them on a deeper level, and I’m sure you’ll fall in love with them, as will Nick. As the preview showed you, we have really outdone ourselves this season and planned some of the best dates in Bachelor history.
The bigger a deal is made out of Rachel being the first black girl to get the First Impression Rose, the more shocking it’s made to sound, as though every black contestant from seasons past were solely there to fill some quota rather than as legitimate contenders. My point is, OF COURSE Rachel got that rose. She’s gorgeous, very bright, accomplished and elegant. We didn’t hear Rachel herself refer to this moment as revolutionary; she accepted the rose with grace and, frankly, not nearly the surprise people seemed to express on Twitter. To bring so much attention to the fact that Rachel is black makes this about something other than the fact that there’s a real connection between her and Nick, and also the fact that she’s every bit as lovely and accomplished and deserving as—if not more than—the next girl.
Shark/Dolphin girl – Ok, her real name is Alexis. But she will forever be shark/dolphin girl to me. I feel like she’s the new White & Gold / Black & Blue dress.
Nick gives a nice opening speech and toast in the Bachelor mansion's family room once everyone has filed in. I love when he flubs a word and owns it; one of the many things I love about Nick being the Bachelor is that while he’s so alluring and smooth, he’s also “endearingly flawed.” He isn’t your immaculate-seeming Prince Charming Ben Higgins — Nick is Prince Harry to Ben's Prince William.
Yahoo! TV by Kristen Baldwin
Corinne from Miami, 24: This blonde minx refers to herself in the third person (“Corinne’s world is glamorous”) and still has a nanny (an unfortunate soul named Raquel). Look, this bish doesn’t have time to cut up her own cucumber, because she runs a “multi-million dollar company” — which apparently involves emailing and calling people her dad asks her to contact. Man, careers are hard. “I just know him and I will be so great together,” says the self-proclaimed “serious businesswoman,” who is clearly not serious about grammar.
Vulture by Ali Barthwell
Nick tells us he's learned a thing or two (or three) about a broken heart. His biggest fear this season is that he's going to end up on one knee, proposing to someone who will reject him. Uh … bro? There are literally 30 women willing to sleep in close quarters with a bunch of other women and their false eyelashes for you. You're walking out of here with a date. Can we stop with the faux humility and aw-shucks pessimism of these dudes? You're a white man with a beard on TV in 2017. You're gonna be fine. Someone will bang you.
Sean Lowe, Ben “Peter Brady” Higgins, and The Farmer gather around a table, scotch in hand, ready to dole out the wisdom. Sean looks happy in his chambray pearl snap. The Farmer is giddy that he was invited at all. I thought Ben appeared both sad (I don’t think the engagement to Lauren is going to end in marriage) and a touch annoyed. Nick is the villain who swooped in and mugged on Kaitlyn while he was in the shower that one time during his season. I’m sure there’s bad blood there, but a Brady is never impolite. He instructs the bachelor to just be himself.
Nick moves on to Liz, who he has had sex with but doesn’t remember. He says, “We’ve met before” but isn’t sure exactly what went down. Such a charmer, this guy.
Obviously our favorite last night was Alexis, the aspiring dolphin. Ever since her audition was rejected from Jersey Shore years ago, she took up dolphin impersonating and so she was a perfect pick to be on this season’s of The Bachelor.
She got so blackout and it was so funny because she was dressed as a shark. Yes it was a shark, and the fact that she knew it was a shark yet just really committed to her dolphin routine made her a thousand times better. “I wanna be the first dolphin to get a rose.”
Next fave was Corinne. Lives with family. Uses Legally Blonde to help with her video montage. Brings Nick a bag of tokens like a fucking leprechaun. Still has a nanny to cut the crusts off her sandwiches. Describes herself as a very serious businesswoman but it looks like her dad just locks her in a room and lets her play with Excel on his computer.
That’s So Raven was another one that stood out. Fashion boutique owner in the style hub of America, Arkansas. Prides herself in her love of family, faith, football, and meth. Probs a better match for Chris Soules.
Here's what we know about Corinne so far. She's twenty-four. She runs a multi-million dollar company (AKA she works for her dad and answers phone calls from his kitchen), AND she has a nanny. Like, a legit nanny that takes care of her. First of all: I fucking want a nanny! Second of all: Is this bitch for real? Third of all: she needs to stay on the show forever so that her poor nanny can get a break.
Here to Make Friends with Emma and Claire, and special guest Michael Garafola (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
The Bachelor Pod with literally the most Canadian Canadians ever, recapping The Bachelor
Will you Accept this Rose? with Arden Myrin, Erin Foley, Paget Brewster, and Rob Benedict
The Most Dramatic Bachelor Podcast Yet with Katie Aldrin and Sam Chalsen
Betch Slapped! with the Betches and Olivia Caridi
Reality Steve with Juliet Litman (SPOILERS!)
Rose Before Bros with four dudes in a room. That's actually how they describe it.
Will You Accept this Podcast?, including an interview with Benzie (Bustle)
Bachelor Nation News:
Whitney Bischoff wins 2017. So far, anyway.
Why is Chris giving advice 🤔#TheBachelor
— Whitney Bischoff (@whitbisch) January 3, 2017