Did y'all know that Becca and Ashley I. were at the Backstreet Boys date too?
Stop snapping, Becca. You're on camera.
Nick's Bachelor Blog (People)
Did I ever expect to find myself in front of the Bachelor mansion with a woman in a trench coat? Never. But Corinne is bold, sexy and unique … so I kind of just ran with it for a moment. I also want to point out she wasn’t naked, even though it might appear that way. That evening also happened to be my birthday, and I think she was trying to channel her inner Marilyn Monroe. It was important to make sure Corinne was comfortable, but I didn’t want to get too carried away with a cocktail party happening, not to mention just moving too fast in our relationship. I never wanted Corinne to find herself with a target on her back … but sleeping through a rose ceremony didn’t help her.
Chris Harrison’s Blog (Yahoo! TV)
We hope you enjoyed this week — and we really hope you enjoyed Josephine’s song. She is truly one of the most wonderfully interesting women we’ve met in recent memory, and moments like that really make us all enjoy the work we do trying to find love for people in a unique setting.
Sharleen Joynt for FLARE Magazine
Wouldn’t you rather be one of the “invisible” contestants who gets to travel, make lifelong friends and partake in once-in-a-lifetime experiences, sans some scarring edit or eleventh hour heartbreak? Obviously the best case scenario is all of those things PLUS a happy engagement and a million-plus Instagram followers, but that just isn’t going to be the case for 29 of the 30 women. In my humble opinion, women in Dominique’s position should focus more on the unique experience than their relationship with the lead. I’m not saying Dominique should have become all “wrong reasons” about it, but rather that she shouldn’t have wasted her energy obsessing and comparing. After all, you shouldn’t want a man who needs you to lay down the law the way she did in order to make you feel special.
Don't miss Sharleen's full recap on her website too!
Ali Fedotowsky totally calls out Corinne
She just took off all her clothes and threw herself at a man hoping she could win him over by doing that. Little did she know, Nick wouldn’t fall for her plan and in the nicest way he could, he rejected her advances. I can’t imagine how horrible that must have made her feel. Look, it’s her own fault, I get that completely. But for her to think that this is the way she wins a mans affection when he’s clearly not in a monogamous relationship with her, I find that truly sad.
To fill you in on being someone who has actually attended these cocktail parties, most of the time women who have received date roses that week don’t talk to (or, at least, barely talk to) the Bachelor that night. They are usually respectful of the other girls that haven’t shared any alone time with the main man. But nuh-uh, not Corinne. She plans a whole little mini-date to whip up some more chemistry between Nick and herself. Look, as much as you want to roll your eyes off into forever at Corinne, you have to respect that the woman does not stop going for what she wants.
Yahoo! TV by Kristen Baldwin
Don’t be weirded out, “ladies” — think of Raquel as more of a “food assistant” who provides Corinne with things all 24-year-old women need, like sliced cucumbers and cheese pasta. “You know what? It makes her happy,” says Corinne of her servant. “And I’m not going to stop a woman’s happiness.” (It is possible that at this point I said “Help me, Jesus” out loud to my television.)
The other women are understandably annoyed and disgusted by this information; Jasmine, in fact, is so upset she falls to her knees in despair.
Or she was drunk. One of the two.
Vulture by Ali Barthwell
Corinne decided that now was the best time to try out her Sexy Carmen Sandiego role-play. She actually trots out to the cocktail party wearing nothing but a trench coat and a can of whipped cream. Maybe she thinks Varsity Blues is a sexy vintage film. She keeps opening up her coat, I presume to show Nick her nipple.
I Hate Green Beans by Lincee Ray
Nick preps for the rose ceremony. A quick head count reveals only two ladies with roses. Or maybe you can “feel” when your stalker’s not around. I’m not sure.
There’s Nashville, wearing a long moon necklace. He sees Christen in a red cold-shoulder number. Her date rose was such an afterthought that it didn’t score any air time. No one seems to care that Corinne isn’t there. Nick considers the gesture completely disrespectful to him and the process.
The scene switches to Corinne, sleeping in her trench coat. The ABC Intern sneaks up to her bed and places a long-stemmed red rose next to her pillow. You know her boobs are so sticky.
Possessionista by Dana Weiss
Planned dancing is Corinne’s personal hell, along with wearing clothing and running out of garlic salt, so she ditches the group date for a quick nap, before revealing to the other women that she has a full-time nanny named Raquel who is responsible for doing Corinne’s laundry because it makes her happy.
Somebody get this woman a Presidential Medal of Freedom.
TV Lust by Abby Draper
During the pool party, there is for some reason a bouncy house in the driveway that it seems only Corinne and Nick know about. Maybe Raquel put it there.
Reality Steve (SPOILERS!)
Astrid: Boobs McBooberson gets to flaunt the ladies later on this episode.
Taylor: I think she’d poison Corinne’s drink if she could.
Whitney: It’d be nice if Whitney would join us on the show this season.
Kristina: The Russian Hacker is just plotting her master plan.
Danielle L.: Since Astrid stole her Boobs McBooberson nickname, I guess we’ll just have to go with Tits McGee.
Jaimi: She mentioned lesbian this episode. So is she bi or lesbian?
Dominique: I wish we knew who this girl was.
Sarah: All I know about her is she hangs out with Amanda Stanton.
Alexis: If you don’t think Shark Girl will be on Paradise, you don’t know how this show works.
Brittany: A leaf bikini and the same name as Jordan Rodgers ex, and still no one could pick her out of a lineup of one.
Josephine: Bizarro chick.
Alexis sounds so much like Sammi Sweetheart it’s ridiculous. She's going to be perfect on Bachelor in Paradise.
Whitney is the girl in the group setting that looks 6’8” compared to the other girls but is probably only 5’11”. I don’t have anything else to say about her because I don’t remember anything that she has done, which is hard to due because I take notes during the episodes to write these recaps.
Let's be clear: Liz gave off creepy stalker vibes. Let's be more clear: the producers of the show scouted her and begged her to be a contestant. She did not just go through the normal channels to get on TV. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if they started creating this narrative at Janner's wedding. The ladies are happy that Nick came clean with them, and that he's here for the right reasons: new vagina.
Was anyone else amazed at how unathletic all of the women were? Good Lord. That “high” jump thing was like 18 inches off the ground. Ironically, the biggest injury risk was Astrid’s lack of an adequate sports bra. Those things slapped every corner of the stadium.
Here to Make Friends with Emma and Claire (Huffington Post)
Bachelorette Party with Juliet Litman and Ben Higgins (Channel 33)
Coming up Roses with Barstool Chief, Barstool Trent, Kelly Keegs and special guest Olivia Caridi (Barstool Sports)
Rose Buddies with Griffin and Rachel McElroy
The Bachelor Pod with literally the most Canadian Canadians ever
Will you Accept this Rose? with Arden Myrin, Ralph Garman, and Rob Benedict
The Most Dramatic Bachelor Podcast Yet with Katie Aldrin and Sam Chalsen
Reality Steve with Nick Peterson (SPOILERS!)
Broses Before Roses with four dudes in a room. That's actually how they describe it.
Will You Accept this Podcast? (Bustle)
" Beard Hunk" on Saturday Night Live:
Bachelor Nation News:
Sean offers unsolicited advice to Nick (Patheos)
Who lives in the Bachelor Mansion? (People)
A Corinne theory we can get behind (NY Mag)
How we're actually seeing female empowerment on The Bachelor (Huffington Post)
It's Still Not Okay. It Will Never Be Okay. Maybe It's Okay Now?
Crossing 👚's and dotting 👀's ... Book #2 is officially on its way! 💁🏻📚 pic.twitter.com/nNwAVvO2FJ
— Andi Dorfman (@AndiDorfman) January 18, 2017
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