Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Rachel Lindsay is the First Black Bachelorette


'The Bachelor' had a lot of dramatic events this week, but my favorite moment was on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'. Chris Harrison shockingly announced Rachel Lindsay as the next 'The Bachelorette.' Rachel has been my favorite from the beginning, and I couldn't be more excited. This announcement makes Rachel the first black bachelorette and the first contestant to be named while still on the show. 

Rachel is brilliant, beautiful and funny. She has all of the qualities to make her a great bachelorette. Some people are mad that ABC spoiled it, but it would've been in the tabloids if they hadn't announced it when they did. Plus if she doesn't win, there are still three other options he could choose. There may even be four contestants left, if Nick falls in love with Raquel and her cheese pasta. 

Congratulations to Rachel. I can't wait to watch and blog about her season of 'The Bachelorette.'

How do you feel about Rachel being 'The Bachelorette?'

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XO,
Ashley 

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

'The Bachelor' Episode Six Recap

There isn't much to recap from this episode of 'The Bachelor.' The top two moments were Kristina's date and Nick being sad for no reason.

1. Kristina told her story of growing up in Russia. It was truly heartbreaking to hear that her mother starved her, didn't care for her to stay and ultimately caused her to run away. Then Kristina was stuck in an orphanage before getting adopted by a family in America. It was really inspirational when she talked about how she could live her life in color in America. Kristina truly put everything in perspective and made me extra thankful.

2. Nick is sad about everything. This episode had more chain reaction tears than in a preschool. Everyone was sad and I was just over it at that point.




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XO, 
Ashley 

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

'The Bachelor' Episode Five Recap

'The Bachelor' kicks off with a war between Corinne and Taylor, and finally a rose ceremony. The rose ceremony reminded me that there are still people whose name I don't know. 

The top five moments from 'The Bachelor' week five include:

1. Rachel gets a one-on-date

Rachel has been one of my favorites from the beginning. She is smart, sassy, successful and beautiful. If she doesn't steal Nick's heart, I want her to be the next 'The Bachelorette.'








2. All things Corinne

Corinne is one of the most entertaining people to be on this show in recent Bachelor history. Whether you love her or hate her, this is why Corinne is one of my favorites. 




3. Taylor vs. Corinne

This date was overhyped, because people either hate Corinne or love her. Honestly, Corinne's behavior is bizarre most of the time, but Taylor was a buzzkill and kept talking about her intelligence. If she would've focused on Nick she would've had a better chance at getting the rose. 






4. Ghostbusters

This is one of those dates where you are entertained, but also appreciate the production of the episode. 



5. The Rose Ceremony

Is it just me or are these rose ceremonies even later than usual? Everyone looks like they want a Corinne nap, and there are still people on the show whose names I don't know. 




What was your favorite moment of this episode? Next week cannot come fast enough. 

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XO,
Ashley 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

'The Bachelor' Episode Four Recap

'The Bachelor' returned this week with a rose ceremony. Unfortunately for the women, but lucky for America, Corinne got the last rose. Some people went home, but we can all be thankful that Corinne has not been sent home to Raquel yet. 


The top five moments from 'The Bachelor' week four include:

1. Everything Corinne

Whether you love her or hate her, Corinne is the show. She may fight with the girls and be what is wrong with America, but here are the times Corinne was all of us. 










2. Raven's one-on-one date

Raven got her one-on-one date in Nick's hometown. However, this was a real hometown date, because Raven got to meet Nick's parents and my favorite, Bella. Bella is the best supporting role on 'The Bachelor' in the last few years. Raven and Nick played soccer, went roller skating and then went to a beautiful museum. 

While at the museum Nick asks Raven about her relationship past. Raven explains how she found out that her doctor boyfriend was cheating on her in Little Rock. So her mom gave her the car keys and told her to go. Raven knocked down the door and beat her boyfriend with the woman's stiletto. I have to say this story won me over. I give Raven credit for taking the issue into her own hands. 





3. The Return of Bella

Bella is adorable and all I want is for her to give me advice. Can we have her on as an honorary sister until she becomes 'The Bachelorette?' 



4. 'Random' run in with Nick's ex-girlfriend

This may have been one of the most genius and overproduced moments of this series, but of course I LOVED IT. I can't believe Nick's ex just happened to be there 20 years later. 



5. Dairy date 

I grew up on a farm and I would've been bad at this date. Luckily for the women, Nick does not live here or do this for work. It grossed the women out and showed us that Corinne cannot be a good sport. My favorite part of this date was when Jamie was better at milking a cow than Nick. I hope this is not how the the fantasy suite will be. 


What was your favorite moment of this episode? Next week cannot come fast enough. 

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XO,
Ashley 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

'The Bachelor' Episode Three Recap

Finally, 'The Bachelor' returned from its to be continued episode. Last week, we saw the Liz situation implode, a date with Danielle M and Corinne. This week kicked off with the cocktail party and Liz news. No one left, no one was mad, and the Liz storyline goes down as one of the most dramatic things to not happen.




The top five moments from 'The Bachelor' week three include: 

1. Everything Corinne

Whipped cream bras, napping, bad dancing and a bouncy house sound like a weird late night TV show. However, this is Corinne's world and we are all just living in it. For all of the people that dislike Corinne, this show would be boring without her. Whether you love her or hate her, she is one of the most entertaining people to ever be on the show. 












2. Vanessa's one-on-one date

Vanessa has been one of my favorites since night one, so I was excited when she got a one-on-one date. The date was off to a good start; Nick and Vanessa were happy and there were no fears or tears. Nick and Vanessa were having a great time and then she started to get nauseous (I would've thrown up way before that, so kudos to her). Then Vanessa threw up on their first date. The producers muted her mic and Nick was incredibly sweet to her. This is one of the realest moments to happen on this show. 

After comforting Vanessa, Nick kissed her. He seriously kissed her after she threw up. This is relationship status so she is clearly a front-runner. Later that night, Vanessa opened up to Nick and he cried. As of right now, this is Vanessa's rose to lose. 






3.  Pool Party  Nanny Gate and Bouncy House Issues

Finally, the women learned about Corinne's nanny. Like most people, they assumed she had a child, but in reality she claims that she is the child. It takes a pool party and a bouncy house for Nick to learn this information from Raven. Nick's reaction was the complete opposite of how he looked when Corrine was on top of him. 

The whole straddling in the bouncy house situation was not accepted well by the women. Unfortunately for Nick, Vanessa was the least impressed. She explained to him that she had a problem with his actions. This may have been the first time in 'The Bachelor' history to call out the lead instead of the 'villain.' In this moment, Vanessa reaffirmed her maturity and Nick looked scared. 






4. Backstreet Boys

In all of 'The Bachelor' seasons, the Backstreet Boys may be the most famous band to be on the show. Grab some fruit roll ups and Lisa Frank notebooks to complete the millennial nostalgia. Reference #1 for the most entertaining parts of the date. 




5. Track Record

If the Backstreet Boys were not enough, track starts Carl Lewis, Allyson Felix, and Michelle Carter showed up. Fun fact: we learned that in addition to being on 'The Bachelorette' Nick is great at running. One of my favorites, Rachel finally got a date. Nick made sure to spend time with her, before and after she shattered the glass non Neil Lane ring. Astrid took advantage of the situation and jumped in the hot tub with Nick.

At the cocktail party, Dom spoke with Nick about the lack of attention she received on the date. He quickly sent her home, because their relationship wasn't on the same level AKA she was an annoyance.



Who are your favorites? Tweet with me next week @BachelorExpert. All photo rights belong to Disney/ABC. 

XO,
Ashley 
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