Friday, April 20, 2012

The Bachelor: Interview With Elyse Myers

Elyse Myers, the pretty personal trainer from Tampa (one of my favorite places). Her first one-on-one was on a yacht. This taught everyone a lesson, if the yacht has a dinghy boat, run. I can’t believe Ben would send someone home like that, after his exit, actually I can. Elyse’s most famous line “Who IS she?” left it’s mark on Bachelornation. This season did not lack in one-liners and humor. Even though she did not find love, she found a lot of great friendships. 

Elyse with friends.
Photo courtesy of Elyse

I think her competitiveness would be great on The Bachelor Pad. She and Nick Peterson, fellow Tampa personal trainer, would be a difficult team to beat. They would knock those physical challenges out. I feel like viewers did not get to know Elyse as well as we should have, so I found out, “Who IS she?” 1. Hey Elyse, what have you been up to since The Bachelor? Back in Tampa personal training, living in a new condo with my roommate, Stephanie. I met so many great people when I came back. I have a good solid group of friends here now. Going to the beach on the weekends going out at night. Living the dream :)   2. Which contestants do you remain close with? Close with a lot of them: Jaclyn, Casey S, Kacie B, Rachel, Emily, Jennifer, Monica, Samantha, Jenna, Nicki, Blakley. We are all talking about getting together and going to Vegas.
 Bachelor 16 ladies.
Photo courtesy of Elyse

3. What was your favorite moment from The Bachelor? Every moment. I wish I can relive it all. I miss living with the girls and sharing so many fun times together. I think my favorite moment was probably night one. It was so scary and exciting at the same time. I remember just looking around and asking myself if I was really there. It was very surreal. 4. Did you watch The Bachelor before going on the show? Yes. Loved it 5. What convinced you to go on the show? I was in a serious relationship that ended badly. I was in grad school bored in the office and my friends told me to apply so I just filled out a quick application, sent a pic, and that was that. I didn't think it was going to go anywhere but then i got a call about 8 months later! I couldn't believe it!   6. Is there anything you wish we could have seen on the show? There is so much you don't see. I wish they showed more moments of the girls that were not on the dates. We had so much fun together. We would get stir crazy so we would just talk about crazy stuff and goof off together. We had a blast and formed amazing friendships. There was this moment in San Fran where we put our hair in "cones" and had a serious convo about Ben. It was hilarious! I can't believe they didn't show it! 

Bachelor ladies with their cone heads.
Photo courtesy of Elyse
7. Would you ever consider doing The Bachelor Pad?
In a heart beat. 8. I was just in Tampa and went shopping. The malls are amazing! Where are your favorite places to shop? Tampa has great places to shop not as great as Chicago, but not too bad! We just opened a new lululemon store that I am obsessed with. We have a couple great boutiques that I like: PenelopeT and The Look Boutique. 9. You are a personal trainer. Do you have any fitness tips? Get moving. There is no excuse not to exercise and focus on your health. All you need is an intense 20 minutes a day! You can make it happen. 10. What are some of your favorite healthy foods? Besides the obvious salads and grilled chicken, I have been on a kale chip kick. I have also have been making mock mashed potatoes with cauliflower. I enjoy healthy foods. I like to tweak some of my favorite junk foods to make a skinny version of them. 

Elyse with friends.
Photo courtesy of Elyse

11. Is there anything people would never guess about you? 

I am the youngest of 6. I have been an aunt since I have been 1. I have 3 nieces and 8 nephews with 1 on the way. Huge Italian family. I also have a Master's Degree in Exercise Physiology. Elyse is such a cool girl, I am glad she is one of my Bachelor 16 friends. Hopefully we see her on The Bachelor Pad. We are only a few weeks away from The Bachelorette 8. Check back next week for another Bachelor 16 interview. Xo, Ashley

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