Well, we are back again for another season of ABC’s “The Bachelorette.” This time around we have bachelorette Ashley Hebert handing out the roses, and if the first episode was any indication — it is going to be an interesting season. I’m Jesse Csincsak — your guide to all things “Bachelor” franchise. I was on DeAnna Pappa’s season and was the guy who won it all, even with my neon shoelaces. Now, let’s start talking ” The Bachelorette.”
Meet Ashley Hebert Bachelorette #7
Ashley said tonight that her insecurities and her failure to reciprocate Brad Womack’s love was the reason she was sent home on Season 15 of “The Bachelor.”
Well now she is back and seems ready to put her insecurities aside. The spunky brunette says she is also ready to reciprocate the feelings of love if she can find the right guy.
Personally, I think Ashley is a total sweetheart, and I think she will make an awesome “Bachelorette.” Although she is young, I think she will be an amazing catch for any guy serious about falling in love and settling down.
Each season Next Entertainment auditions thousands of guys, but only about 75 of them get to go to Los Angeles to meet the producers and go through an intense 24-hour casting process. From there, the producers pair it down to 25 lucky dudes who get a chance at love and television fame on “The Bachelorette.”
As for Ashley’s 25 guys — wow, there are some serious characters. Many of the guys are a lot older than 26-year-old Ashley, which should be a positive thing. Ashley is very career-focused and independent, and I suspect she will need a guy who has a similar mentality, in order for it to work.
Here are a few of the stand outs from last nights episode in my opinion:
West- The 30-year-old lawyer from Walhalla, South Carolina, who lost his wife a few years back. West seems to be serious about commitment. He’s a lawyer, which means he put a few years of school in, so he will be understanding about Ashley’s career. I think they could be a cute couple.
Ryan P – The 31-year-old from Del Mar, California, grabbed the first impression rose. Ryan P is also career-focused and is an executive at a solar energy business. Last night we learned the guy has 600 employees who work under him! I am impressed — aren’t you?
Matt – The 28-year-old office supply salesman from Bridgewater, Massachusetts, seems to have a good sense of humor. Plus, his mom is hilarious! Mama Matt told him to use protection if he got to the fantasy suite. Let’s be honest when you marry someone, you marry their family ,so the fact that his mom is awesome is a huge plus!
Nick – The jacked 26-year-old personal trainer from Florida isn’t all muscle. This guy definitely has a soft side, which he showed off when he wrote and memorized a poem to recite to our bachelorette. Kudos Nick. He showed effort — and I like that. I can see him sticking around.
William- He’s 30 and a cell phone salesman from Columbus, Ohio. Alright, I like any guy from Ohio (my old stomping grounds) so I am biased here. But William’s got other qualities going for him. I think the key to a woman’s heart is laughter, and this guy knows how to make Ashley laugh. He also claims that every time he breaks up with a girl they get married right after. Sounds like the movie, “Good Luck Chuck,” but I think it’s his turn for a real shot at love!
Now, let’s talk who the rejects will be. But first, I’m going to let you in on a little “Bachelor” secret. Filming for the first episode starts at around 8 p.m. and doesn’t end till about 5 a.m., so falling asleep on the set isn’t completely impossible. Those are long hours!
Tim- This guy is new favorite hater, who seems like a character straight off of “The Sopranos.” The 35-year-old (smack-talking, hiccuping, borderline alcoholic with the worst accent ever) liquor distributor from New York City. Although how’s he really say it, “New YAAAAWK!?” This guy might have had the most awkward limo exit I have ever seen! At first I kind of felt sorry for him. Then as I watched him get sloppier and sloppier my feelings of sorrow disappeared!
He proceeded to hate on the 35-year-old masked bachelor Jeff just before passing out, falling asleep, and getting sent home. Good luck getting a date, Bro!
Jeff – Despite the fact that Jeff showed up wearing a mask like he was the next Batman, in my opinion, he seemed to be one of the more mature men in the room. He clearly had more haters in the room than anyone else, but he kept his composure and continued to impress Ashley with his explanation of why he wore the mask. I don’t know about you, but I thought the mask was legit. I am pumped to see how he plays out once he loses the mask.
Last, but not least, let’s talk villains. Every season, producer Mike Fleiss casts a villain (a.k.a. the scumbag) — someone that the audience really loves to hate. Up until tonight, the scumbag-o-meter had been set at an all time high by Justin (Rated-R) Rego on “Bachelorette” Season 6. Well Justin Rego, step aside; there is a new king scumbag in town — Bentley.
Wow, not only is this guy a you-know-what, he even has a weird name. Well done, buddy! Who goes on the show and says “The Bachelorette” doesn’t fit into his check list for what he wants in a girlfriend? You did, Bentley. Clearly this was not the smartest idea you have ever had, Playa. There are 15 million people watching this, and I have a feeling after this season is over, it’s gonna be light years until you get a date again.
As for the rest of the guys, I am really pumped to get to know them in the weeks to come. I think there are a handful of guys who are there for the right reasons, which as we know isn’t always the case.
As for the season overall — let’s get ready for jetsetting and drama. Ashley will be living the life in private jets, that will take her to awesome locales like Thailand and Fiji, but of course, the man claws are gonna come out! Who said drama was reserved only for the ladies?
Tune in again next week same place same time for my behind the scenes opinions on season #7 of ABC’s “The Bachelorette.”