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Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Bachelor (with photos)

The Bachelor this season has been wildly entertaining. Have you been watching it? The show's premise is clearly insane, but it's like a train wreck where you can't look away. (Even Alex, who makes fun of me, now asks me to pause it if he goes into the kitchen. Busted.) So, let's take a minute to chat: Which of the final three women do you think should end up with Ben?

Here are photos of the ladies...


Nicki, 26, from Texas...
Courtney, 28, from Arizona...
...or Lindzi, 27, from Florida?
My original favorite was Kacie B., 24, from Tennessee, but sadly Ben let her go the last episode...

Which woman do you think Ben should choose? Who do you think he will choose? Would you date Ben?

(Images courtesy of ABC)

182 comments:

Anonymous said...

He's going to pick Courtney... evern though she's AWFUL

Nicole Fulbright said...

I thought for sure that he was going to end up with Kacie B. I think she was the best for him out of anyone. But now I'm rooting for Nikki :)

Erika Peterson said...

I haven't been watching it, but I've heard all about Kacie B. But honestly, I don't think I'd date him. He needs a haircut! :)

kati said...

he is not even that good-looking or cool! i can't believe they're all in love with him... at this point i just want him to end up with vapid courtney so that the trainwreck will be entertaining :)

★ JASMINE ★ {Barbie-Bombshell} said...

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kathleen said...

I loved Kacie B too! The sweetest and most genuine. I think Ben couldn't handle her parents actually standing up for what they believed in!

I also can't wait for the Women Tell All when all the ladies find out about the Skinny Dipping! Uh oh, Ben!

Char said...

I used to LOVE Ben but lately I am quite unhappy with his choices!! haha! I also liked Kacie but now I am kind of leaning towards Nicki. She seems sweet and sincere. Courtney NEEEEEDS TO GO! She is NOT for him...well at least I think so anyways! ;) My hubby LOVES the show as well (although he would never admit it)...the other night we were laying in bed after watching and he said..."wow, I can't believe he kept that Courtney girl on, that girl drives me nuts!" ha!
Char xo
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Mersey said...

I've never watched the show but all of my fellow fashion major girls (and the teachers) would always gossip about it the next day in class. Now that I've graduated, I miss hearing about this show!

vanessa rae said...

I loved Kacie B! So sad he let her go :( I know Ben is going to choose Courtney, but I now hope for Lindzi! I would never date Ben. I think he's awkward, haha. His hair doesn't help either...

Ashley Faye said...

i LOVE that you posted about this. I am also obsessed and have gotten Joe into it as well (he says mostly for laughs, but I'm not buying it) -- I used to think Courtney was a wackjob but the hometown dates really changed my mind about her. I was glad to see Kacie leave (although I did like her) just because she seemed too young for Ben. I like Lindzi (aka Emily from c&c, am I right?) and I Nicki but I think Ben really just loves Court too much to end up with one of them and have a surviving relationship.

I like Ben and I'd prob date him. He is tall, funny, loves his dog and would supply me with endless glasses of wine!

Joanna Goddard said...

he totally need a haircut!! i think he seems like a pretty cool guy, though. seems pretty fun to hang with. he's SO good at being the bachelor, too -- always knows what to say to the girls when they're freaking out:)

Allie Todd said...

I haven't watched it because I sadly don't have cable, but my friend fills me in on the details and I heard that Courtney is totally crazy!

I watched a clip of her on youtube and she seems so mean to the other girls!

Anonymous said...

I was shocked when Kacie B. got kicked off. I thought she was the clear winner. Now I'm afraid he's going to choose Courtney even thought she's terrible (and how CRAZY was the fake wedding???) I like both Nikki and Lindzi, but I'm not sure they're good matches for him. He should have picked Kacie B. and called it day!

Beth said...

He will end up picking Courtney and because he let Kasie go... he can have Courtney... blech! No I wouldn't date him..

caitlin said...

i was rooting for kacie b. at first, but then she started to seem too nice/boring. but now i actually really like nicki! and courtney is just insane, but if the show goes the way it has in the past she'll be the one with the ring, somehow...

and ben is definitely the best bachelor yet! he actually seems normal/relatively intelligent. and he makes wine, which you basically can't beat. my boyfriend is totally hooked, too! he always makes fun of me for watching it and then he gets sucked in...

Bethany G said...

I think Lindzi is the best one left, but it doesn't seem like Ben really wants a nice girl... so I think he'll choose Courtney.
I would NOT date Ben.

Danie at Pasadya said...

I laughed out loud (all alone) when you said that Alex asks you to pause! Sounds like my husband...he sings along to Britney Spears' songs in the car, but would probably NEVER admit it. I need to watch the Bachelor now!

Christen said...

Lindzi for sure. She's interesting and (seems) sophisticated, even though the spelling of her name is fail. Courtney kind of freaks me out, I would be afraid to fall asleep with her in the room.

I would not date Ben BUT I would let him give me lots of wine. I liked him so much more on The Bachelorette. Maybe that's just editing.

Laura said...

Usually I get pretty invested in The Bachelor but I've only been watching Ben's season on and off because I don't think he's that attractive and I really dislike Courtney. I think he will pick Courtney in the end because unless the editors have totally manipulated the entire thing, the chemistry between Courtney and Ben is the strongest.

Kerikins said...

I started watching this season after you first posted about it and last week wanted to email you and be like, "Is he serious?!"

The show and the ladies are crazy, but I'm drawn to it. That being said, I think Lindzi would be the best pick, but I agree with some of the commenters and say he'll pick Courtney.

Christina Marie said...

I really like Lindzi, but her makeup is atrocious! Nicki is growing on me and I adore her family. They are soo nice and caring. If I marry someone, I have to like their family and Nicki has that winning family. :)

Christina

Jane {In the Pink and Green} said...

Kacie B was my favorite too, and I'm sad that she got sent home but she seems like such a sweet, genuine girl that I honestly think she can do better than Ben. Her family seems to have really strong morals, and I just don't think Ben meshed well with them. Of the remaining girls, I like both Lindzi and Nikki and think they both seem down-to-earth and fun. But I'm sure Ben will pick Courtney, and honestly they probably deserve each other. And I totally agree, the whole concept of the show is so idiotic, but I can't not watch! xoxo

cats dreaming in keylime said...

Team Linzee, all the way. She's like an old-school cover girl model, and has so much to offer. Her family was a hoot, too, so much fun.

M said...

I think Nicki's the right choice, but I'm not sure he'll make it. We shall see. I was in Kacie's camp all along, but I agree that I think he couldn't handle her family, and in that regard, I think he made a good move big-picture-wise last week... (can't believe I have such a strong opinion on this topic!)

Christen said...

Let's be real. Ben sent Kaci B home because of The Laugh. That god awful laugh haunts me.

Roseann (The Naked Rose) said...

I was too busy getting married to watch this season, but you're making me want to watch the whole thing today. ABC makes that show so damn entertaining. It's definitely a guilty pleasure and important if you want to stay current on pop culture. All those girls are stunning, hopefully they're beautiful on the outside too.

The Naked Rose

Roseann (The Naked Rose) said...

*inside

Carlen said...

I think Ben is unattractive and stupid. His only redeeming quality is that he owns a winery (the name of which he idiotically changed from "Evolve" to "Envolve" after his time on the Bachelorette). I want him to pick Courtney so that we can all experience the drama that ensues. I secretly hope someone videotaped his reactions to all of her lunacy over the course of the season. That'd be priceless.

Oh, and my boyfriend watches with me too :) He thinks all of the crying is hilarious.

EmmaMalloy said...

Ben is a total dufus! His hair is so frumpy. They couldn't find a cuter bachelor? And i'm so tired of hearing them talking about "opening up". Courtney should go back to dating hollywood hotties. Lindzi needs to cut back on the eyeliner and I hope nikki wins.

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Elisha(: said...

well i wanted kacie b.. but now i say nicki! :P

Shannon of ** Happiness Is...** said...

SPOILER ALERT! I heard he picks Courtney and they get engaged. However, they're already broken up! He apparently watched the show after all was said and done and saw how awful Courtney treated the other girls. But we all could have guessed it would end this way!

Michelle said...

It doesn't matter who he chooses, they'll break up soon anyway. It seems like he's madly in love with Courtney while she's only working on her credibility as an actress.

Kate said...

I think either Niki or Lindzi (but what is that spelling??) would be great picks, but Courtney is just so horrible - everything about her rubs me the wrong way - the way she talks with her bottom lip tucked under all the time, the way her face doesn't change expressions from happy to sad, the way she talks about the other girls behind their backs and then can't understand why they don't like her...ugh! I'm hoping the editors are doing some seriously sneaky foreshadowing by showing Ben saying that he wouldn't want to be with someone who turns other people off, and his look of "Uh oh" when she mentioned most of her friends are guys.

Splendid Sass said...

The two that leave will be the lucky ones! Ben is a loser with a big L! I think he should end up with Nicki. Two crazies together!
Happy Thursday.
Teresa
xoxo

ps- Ben's hair = catastrophe

Fran said...

Kacie B seemed to be a fan favorite. I would love for her to be The Bachelorette.

Ben is Yaaaawnsville and...the butt cut? Yow.

I think Courtney will win, though I am interested to see if they are still together now.

Jillian and Ed will always be my favorite. Even though he proved to be a douchecopter.

Erika said...

Such a bad show... but so good at the same time!! I think he'll end up picking Courtney. She is very weird... I thought she was evil for awhile like most people did, but now I am starting to think she might just be THAT weird!

Kate! said...

I hope he picks Courtney. The girl is cah-razy, but the more he drools over her, the more I feel for whoever else he'd pick. I mean, wouldn't you feel just AWFUL knowing the guy you're dating/engaged to almost picked someone certifiable over you?! Ugh. Jo, you've got it right: this is one wildly entertaining train wreck!

Jes said...

i think courtney will win. even though i wanted kacie b to take the cake.
love your blog!
-jes
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Candice said...

Funny, I post stuff about The Bachelor on my blog too! :) This season is INSANE and you can't just NOT talk about it! Like you said about your husband, my boyfriend gets upset when I watch the episode without him! LOL

I used to have a huge crush on Ben but not anymore. I definitely think he's going to pick Courtney, unfortunately :( He seems like a genuinely, nice man but he doesn't have brains!!

By the way, I noticed you said Courtney is from Arizona? I think she's from Los Angeles actually. Just thought I'd let you know! (yeah...I'm obsessed)

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tracyevelyn said...

I love Lindzi! I hope he picks her! I would never date Ben, my husband is much cuter and much sweeter! :)

Anonymous said...

I've not been watching, but I've read many comments on People online how there's this Courtney lady who's the 'baddest' one there.

After looking at the guy's pic, and decides he looks rather db-ish, I hope the guy ends up with her (the one people hate the most) so it'll be awesome to read the cheap drama on tabloids as I'm waiting in line at the grocery stores :D

But if there's another crazy, even crazier than that Courtney, maybe that one will work out too!

Jenn said...

Oh he's totally picking Courtney! That's going to be the big "shocker" this season.

Confession of a guilty pleasure of mine -

It's really fun to "Like" The Bachelor on Facebook and watch the comments that trickle in whilst watching the show. Some of the girls are sooo mean and my boyfriend just laughs when i read them out loud like, "you're seriously so much into the show you have to participate in this??".

But I think we just get so caught up in the episode and it's nice to know other girls are just as frustrated as you are! haha

Love your blog <3 jenn

www.pureimajennation.blogspot.com

Stephanie Niko said...

In several episodes Ben made the girls do things that terrified them—dropping into a pool of water in a cave, jumping out of a flying helicopter, swimming with sharks. He claimed it was about building trust in a relationship, but if you really cared about someone you wouldn’t pressure them to do something they didn’t want to do and you certainly wouldn’t enjoy seeing them so scared.

meg said...

I think this season has been so boring compared to the others! I haven't watched the past seasons religiously but I don't remember each episode being so long. I'm never dying to watch but I feel like I have to just so I can understand the hilarious recaps the next day.

I think it's obvious that he's going to pick Courtney, and even though she wasn't nice to the other girls (or just got a really bad edit) after this weeks episode I think she's kind of ok.

laurencapri said...

He will pick the model. She doesn't even like him but he is blinded by her bikini bod. It's for the best tho because in the real world none of these girls would want him. He's a total dud. They only like him because of the competition. It's mob mentality! The date he had with one of them, I can't remember which, where some borderline famous singer performed at city hall while they awkward made out/danced was so uncomfortable. And the fake wedding Courtney set up! And the girl with the scrapbook! I just cannot!!!! Of course I watch every week.

Anne said...

Ugh, I still can't believe he let Kacie B. go! I wonder if it was the twirling routine.

I really hope he doesn't choose Courtney. Either of the other girls would be fine with me.

I have to say, Ben has been a disappointing bachelor. With Kacie B he seemed almost disinterested whenever she poured her heart out, and with Courtney he seems blissfully oblivious. Constantine would've been a better choice.

Sarah Crosby said...

I still think he should have a re-do and chose Kacie B, as I think the whole world does.

But I will have to go with Nicki cause she is a Texas girl like myself!

I think he will pick Courtney tho. sadly

Jenni Austria Germany said...

i read the spoilers at the beginning of this season, so i won't comment on that, but....i will just say that if i were on the show, i would require him to cur his hair before kissing him. or maybe talking to him. or looking at him.

obviously, i would've gotten REALLY far.

Allison Young said...

everyone i pick to make it til the end doesn't! i dunno what ben is thinking. i think the universe is trying to tell me it is Courtney.

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Callie Glorioso-Mays said...

I have been sorely disappointed in Ben's choices this season (although I never found him that attractive...get a haircut already!!). I think (sadly) that he is going to end up with Courtney, but I think Lindzi would be a good fit. My favorite was Kacie B, but I think she's deserves someone better! I hope she's found love...she deserves it!

kendra said...

he is getting on my last nerve. i've decided he and courtney deserve eachother. blech.

but i think final 2 will be Nikki and Courtney.

I can't wait till Bachelorette. Emily was the best and sweetest ever. And they are filming in my town!

Kate said...

Do you read The Knotty Bride's recaps? They're hilarious. I can't read at work (obviously maybe I shouldn't be anyway, but that's beside the point)because I laugh so hard while reading them.

My favorite was Emily, because she could rap. She was way too good for him.

Ann On and On... said...

This is one train wreck that I've decided not to watch... Don't worry though I've got a standing ticket for many others. :)

Michelle K. Martin said...

I haven't watched The Bachelor since it's first seasons, but I have been hearing about how entertaining this season has been. On a side note, all three remaining girls look very similar, I had a hard time distinguishing them in the photos!

Sarah said...

I like his hair! Come on ladies, he has that whole Gaston thing going on ;)

I vote Nikki but I think he'll pick Courtney! Both kind of odd birds, maybe it will work out :)

Anonymous said...

Courtney for the win! Contrary to everyone else's beliefs, I think Courtney is the most authentic. When the limo was driving away with Kacie B. it was so uncomfortable and weird. It makes me think that she isn't the mature, confident, bubbly women she portrayed herself as.

EMILY STAR said...

Ben has made it clear that he's not going to propose at the end of this...and that let's me breathe a little...I don't think he's ready to be married...he hasn't truly opened himself in this show, and understandably because it's public television?! So much pressure! But even more than the other bachelors, Ben doesn't open up--he is king of short responses and a question flipped back to the girls. I wish the best for him, but I don't wish anyone into his life out of this.

Margarita said...

I think Courtney is so hilarious. She's the most real, she admits she doesn't want to make friends with these girls (and who'd want to the way they are constantly talking shit about her), she's hot, she's insanely sarcastic and funny, and Ben seems to be gaga over her. I just love the way people hate her too - I mean, how can you hate someone over their commentary on a "reality" show?

EMily said...

Kacie B was my favorite :( At this point...I just hope he doesn't pick Courtney!!

Simply Marilla said...

I like Ben and I would date him only because he makes wine!! However, I was really sad he let Kasey B. go. They seemed perfect together. Not a fan of Courtney's but Lindzi is ok.

Stephanie said...

I usually watch but I couldn't stand this season - I don't know if it's the girls or him. I stayed home from work one day and saw Ben on The Chew and he was a complete dud, super super lame with no sense of humor.

Flapjack Melody said...

Arghh - I didn't realise this show had started yet..!

I'm in Australia & I absolutely looove Ben! I haven't seen any of the eps but will be counting down the days till we get it. The Bachelor is definitely my guilty little pleasure..!

His final 3 all look beautiful - he's spoilt for choice!

FJM

x


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Jessica said...

I LOVED Ben during his time on The Bachelorette. I think they showed more of his fun personality then. So I was really excited he was going to be The Bachelor. Out of these three I like Lyndzi, but I wish they would show more of her since I feel like they feature some girls more over others. However, I think he picks Courtney in the end, you can tell by the way he looks at her. It's different than the way he looks at the other girls. If you read his recaps on people.com, he seems to always be making excuses for her!

Laura said...

Ew, he's not even that good looking. I dated a guy with a middle part like that in high school though, so I probably can't talk.

Melissa Blake said...

I love reality shows, but have never watched The Bachelor -- weird, isn't it? Though I've read some things about Courtney...she sounds evil!

Hannah said...

I really disliked Courtney when she was around the other girls, she did seem like a vapid narcissist...but this week's episode when she was around her family totally changed my perspective on her! Girls really are vicious when they're fighting over a guy...especially when they have to live with other girls who are all vying for his attention. She is different and maybe not girl-friendly but she really does seem to love Ben, which is the important part after all.

Mara said...

I would never, ever date Ben. Blech. All us girls at work think he is a cross between the Geico cavemen and Arthur the Aardvark (the cartoon from PBS).

He's going to pick Courtney because I think she makes him feel exciting. I'd be surprised if they are still together by the time we see "After the Rose" (which is ALWAYS fun!). Courtney just wants her 15 minutes of fame and she'll step all over Ben to do it.

And really - Ben is a douche. He really, really is.

:-)

LifeBegins@Thirty said...

If Jake picking Vienna taught us anything, it is that Ben is going to pick Courtney.

Sigh.

Ell said...

I was SO glad he got rid of Kacie B. From the start she seemed like she was trying to ACT like the girl he would WANT, rather than just be herself.
Not to mention, their families were too different and they really weren't that compatible.
I would be happy with and of these three. Courtney least but i did LOVE the cut away they showed while the credits rolled last week. It was such a genuine moment when C's sister dropped the skinny dipping bomb during her toast.

Kristin said...

This show is definitely a guilty pleasure for me too (and my husband treats it the same way as yours!) I'm rooting for Linzi, but I think he picks Courtney... I love this post, btw!

Mary said...

Courtney is the Vienna of this season. All the girls hate her and for some reason the guy falls for them. Yes, I get it. They're overall a certain way and the guys fall in love with the "sweet" side that comes out when it's just the two of them. But guess what guys...when you choose them you choose all of them...hence the Jake and Vienna crazy breakup. I can't say I think she's as evil as she seemed after her hometown but still, she has way too many insecurities...there is no other explanation for her meanness. Sadly, now that Kacie B. is gone, she's definitely the front runner.

Kristina said...

I think Lindzi is the best choice.. but he will pick courtney and she will dump him in six months :/

jeanette said...

Nicki all the way!! I actually think they have more real long lasting chemistry than him and courtney do. With courtney it seems like all lust. Nicki is adorable!

JennySue said...

I can't watch that show anymore- it's too predictable- makeout scenes, girls being catty, "this is your last rose of the night, when you're ready" and yada yada yada!! And Ben, I hate to be negative, but what a goober?? I might still be watching if he was actually super attractive. There goes my superficial side showing...

Sarah said...

I wanted him to pick Kacie B too, but after his trip to her home, I just didn't think it would work. She needs a little more experience and her parents aren't ready for her to get married. The more I watch Nikki with him I love them together. I hope he picks her. But I don't care as long as he doesn't pick COURTNEY! She's just too - fake. I feel bad for her, but she needs to start treating men right if she wants to be treated right. Sure she's 28 but she hasn't learned how to give in a relationship She just wants more and more and more....

meet emily said...

i'm not sure if anyone said this yet, because i didn't read all the comments, but... kacie b comes back in the next episode.
i'm not sure why, but she does. so there's that.

i think it could very well be courtney... i hate to admit it, but i kind of like them together. ugh. i was team kacie b, but you know.

H* said...

i don't like him at all

April in Autumn said...

I like Nicki and I liked Kacie B. My boyfriend and I watch the show (he started it this season) and I always want the girls I like to get kicked off. I like shouting at them that they deserve better and they will find someone that likes them enough to date them properly.

So I hope Ben picks Courtney because they deserve each other. And it would be more entertaining.

Shawn from CA said...

I'm totally embarrassed to admit I've watched a few seasons of this show, but it's fun for my mom and I do bond over and enjoy snacks to.

Anyhoo, doesn't this feel a little like Jake and Vienna? We all knew she was nuts and we all knew he'd go with her. If I've learned anything from the Millionaire Matchmaker it's that the penis does the picking and we saw Courtney coming from a mile away. Makes me feel so sad for the other women.

Would I date Ben? If I weren't in a serious relationship...eh...he's aight. As for the haircut, I think my bf sported it a few years ago. 1. I think it's a generational thing because his mom, my mom, and slightly older ladies didn't like it but the younger crowds don't mind. 2. I think it's a California thing, we don't give a what!

Mademoiselle Michael said...

Was totally on team Kacie B. until Ben decided to ruin the rest of his life. I was SOO mad at her parents...they did not welcome him and were not warm at all! Don't they know that their daughter is an adult? Time to let go.

But really, what the HECK is up with these "fake weddings?!" Courtney, as if you needed more material to convince me that you were psycho.

Anna Newell Jones said...

i loved kacie b. too! don't see any chemistry with nicki, courtney is entertaining (there's no way she would give him the time of day in real life tho:/). so i have to vote for lindzi... she's all around solid and her family is great. have to agree with the other commenters, i don't think i'd date ben either...

my husband says he doesn't like the show either but he will watch it with me and he's been asking if it's the "key" (room key) episode since episode 2;)

for those that don't have cable all the full episodes are on www.abc.com!

Molly said...

I didn't really like Lindzi until this week, I hope he picks her.

Courtney is just good tv. I think the producers have a little pull on that one.

Also, is Kacie the next b-lette? Or maybe Nikki?

Jocelyn said...

You're right...it is like watching a train wreck. But it is fun to watch. I don't know who he should pick but I think he looks like a caveman. I'm looking forward to the bachelorette with Emily.

Sarah Carlson said...

Probably Lindzi. She has the interesting name so she'll be the most memorable & eye catching when they have the spread in People magazine.

Unknown said...

Sadly he'll pick Courtney I think. The guys always pick the one they're most sexually attracted to (remember when Jake picked Vienna?). I wanted Kacie B. too!

KatieMaye said...

I totally see why Courtney gets a bad rap, but i love her!!! I think she's just playing the game because she really wants Ben. And maybe she didnt have feelings for him in the very beginning (but realistically that's normal) I think she really cares for him now and wants to settle down with a nice guy. and I think the other women kind of bore him. He likes Courtney's quik (among other things)
Oh and yeah, I would totally date Ben! he seems so normal

Erica E said...

at this point, with these three girls i think the best choice would be Nikki. But I'm afraid he is going to choose Courtney. She's wild and I think he likes that. Since he's total the opposite of wild. For me I wouldn't date him. first of all his hair annoys me and i don't feel like he's a guys guy. Not manley enough for me :)

Julia said...

Honestly, I don't think Courtney is that awful.

Well....maybe she is, but take a look at the moments between her and Ben and you can totally see why he's keeping her there. She lets her guard down with him and is able to be quirky, fearless and fun. She picks up tarantulas, names them, and make him laugh by throwing him off-guard with silly comments. He's having fun with her, and she's really creating those moments of fun.

He does need to further investigate her though - a girl with NO girlfriends probably has insecurity issues, she clearly needs a lot of attention and doesn't handle herself well when her position is tested. This could end up being a classic case of a borderline geeky/shy dude latching on to the first pretty girl who gives him (too much) attention. If it all goes in the pooper he'll have more confidence with how to handle women, but with a clearer head on his shoulders.

Grace Marie said...

Who are you rooting for now Joanna?

I think he and Lindzi make a cute pair but he'll pick the vixen!!

Somewhat understandably.

Did anyone else find Kacie B's exit interview super awkward and dramatic?

yikes!!

kate said...

reality steve confirmed it: he picks COURTNEY!!

and i'm actually happy because other wise this show would be so boring. the other girls are nice but are a snoozefest to watch

Anonymous said...

ugh, ben is showing his douche colors. he barely listens to the girls when they're talking and is definitely more into sexiness than awesomeness.

i actually hope he does pick courtney, they deserve eachother!

i'm glad kacie b went home, she was the best and deserves waaaaay better.

Joanna Goddard said...

kate, i agree, emily was the raddest. my sister's husband was like, "she's so awesome! she's a real girl trapped in a reality show!"

becca ann said...

I'd go for Lindzi...I feel like they actually could build a life together. Really Kacie was the best option. I don't think Courtney is horrible, but I do believe that she is in no place to be in a serious relationship. She will get Ben and then I believe it will blow up.

Carolyn said...

He needs a haircut. That is all. :)

Shena - Platinum Digital Video said...

Emily was my fav too. Now he'll end up with Courtney...She's like the next Vienna...only classier :)

Katelyn said...

I was SO pro-Ben until the past few weeks. I think the way he spoke to Emily when she was trying to tell him about Courtney was kind of rude and arrogant ("tread lightly" "be careful"). The lack of respect toward every other girl on the show by whatever he did with Courtney that night they went skinny dipping, and how the girls will be pouring out their deep feelings, and he has nothing interesting or encouraging to say. I think Courtney is perfect for him, unfortunately :( I loved Kacie B. and was totally rooting for her but I hope she finds someone great now that she's off the show!

Aja said...

He should have picked Kacie!! Can't believe he let her go.. he'll probably pick that awful Courtney.

Jen said...

I haven't seen ONE single episode but just from an initial impression on your blog, I think he looks the most natural and matched with Lindzi.

ladybonq said...

i haven't been watching the bachelor, but the pic you posted of him makes me think of the #2 tennis player, rafael nadal. ha!

Pop! of Style said...

Absolutely entertaining. I make my boyfriend watch it with me and he's just rolling his eyes. I hate Courtney, and am pissed he booted Casey, but still entertaining nonetheless!
xo
Missy
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kate said...

Can I just say that I love that you watch the Bachelor!
I was a big Kacie B. fan and I'm super bummed he let her go. I don't care which one he ends up with now that she's gone.

Tiff said...

I wish he would have picked kacie b!!! I have always really likes ben and have totally thought I would date him... But now that he is in love with Courtney it is making me not like him. He will definitely pick Courtney and I will be so disappointed.

Arkansas Callie said...

i think bachelor Ben is a goober. he's not funny and he kisses like a chicken.. at this point i hope he ends up with courtney the wicked.. if he can't see through her then he deserves to be with her.. there, i said it.

Les is more said...

intresting. i used to go to school with Courtney. she didn't appear that awful... i'm wondering how much of this show rigs each girl's personality.... i have no opinion on whom he choose:)

Lizzi said...

I was rooting for Kacie B but now I'm going for Lindzi! She seems genuine and they both enjoy rustic, outdoorsy things. Unfortunately I think he will pick Courtney, which doesn't make much sense. She is a successful model, does he really think she would give that up, esp after being in the limelight bc of the show, to move to wine country with him? She acts immature and completely annoying when he is not around. Can't stand it.

Rachael said...

Everyone is soo hard on Ben! I think he is really sweet and seems like a cool, real guy. I think Courtney is just insecure. She needs to just give in and stop putting on such a tough girl front. She wants love just like everyone else. I think Lindzi would make him the most happy and they have the greatest chance at a successful relationship. She seems the most down-to-earth.

Anonymous said...

Kacie B just wasn't that cool I don't think! She seemed just super desperate... which is saying a lot considering all of these girls are dyinggg to marry him!! He's seemed to really like Lindey from the beginning so I hope he ends up with her over courtney at least..

Kelsey said...

I heard he is no longer with the girl he chose, has been seen flirting.

JamieJames said...

I loved Kacie B! But I think Lindzi is so sweet too, she looks just like my sister (minus the makeup). Not too keen on Ben, it's the hair! and the way he says "mmm hmmm" in response to everything.
Perhaps ending up with Courtney isn't such a bad thing. She's seems really insecure but I'm sure underneath it all she's a good person. Though I wouldn't want anything to do with her, ha!

Meganne said...

I was going to check it out, but I always though Ben was such a wet rag I didn't watch this season. Is it me or is this show getting more and more poorly dramatic (I means like, worse than before)?
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Rachel said...

I'm not really digging this season of the Bachelor, but you'll catch me watching it every Monday night! The fact that Ben is keeping Courtney around makes not really like him at all. I really like a quote that Emily said, something about calling Ben's judgement into question since he seems to be so smitten/blinded by Courtney. Frankly, I think the eliminated girls are pretty lucky to get out of that situatioin! Anyways, I'd like for Ben to choose Nikki, but we all know that he ends up with Courtney (haven't you noticed all of those magazines on newsstands?).

Katelyn said...

I cried when Kacie B. left... part because I don't like to see Courtney "#winning" and part because I think Ben had zero respect for the ideals that Kacie's family had.
Woof.
Even though that show is unrealistic in every sense of the word, it makes me sad to think that not moving in with him after 5 weeks of "dating" might have been the deal breaker.

B. in the Know said...

I really thought Kacie B should have been the girl for him. With who is left, I like Lindsey the most. THough, sadly, I think he will be really dumb and go with Courtney - which makes me sad becuase her voice gives me a headache and I would like her to leave the show...but I cannot stop watching - get hooked ever season and love it because it is an excuse for a ladies night!
Much love,
B

Jessica Ochs said...

I was hoping that it would be Kacie :( Courtney is such a freak! I choose Horse Girl.

Amy Plummer said...

I think Courtney will be the "winner." She definitely seems to see this a competition & wants to be victorious. You know The Bachelor producers are over the moon with Courtney & her antics! My husband watches with me occasionally & thinks it's hilarious. After Kacie B's hometown date he said "I would totally NOT want that guy for my father-in-law." We get that you have values & your're very protective of your daughter (we're protective of ours too!) but it's still possible to be at least a little fun, yes?

I totally would have dated Ben back in my single days. The wine-maker angle would have made up for goofy hair :)

Notes from Holly St. said...

This used to be one of my favorite shows when it first started but I can't believe it's still on! lol It must be one of the longest running reality shows. I can't put my two cents in since I don't watch it but I must say this bachelor isn't all that attractive. Is it just me?

Melissa said...

Lindzi is from Washington in a town east of Seattle (near me). Just FYI. :) I still need to watch this week's episode but I don't mind knowing who the final 3 are.

Katie said...

Ugh, The Bachelor is so outrageously anti feminist. And so of course of millions American women tune in every week. *sob*

Shawnee said...

I was sad to see Kacie B. go, but after the family visit I wasn't too surprised.
Also, unlike most everyone's comments.. I think Courtney is the best choice! like she says, she's not there to make friends, she's there to 'find love'! {if that's how people resort to it now?}. I definitely think Courtney will win, Nikki and Lindzey are kind of the same to me. I wish they would've left Kacie B to be in the top two!
it keeps me watching every week anyhow. haha
xo

Anonymous said...

I was terribly sad to see Kacie B. go home. I don't see any of the other girls having the same connection with him. Courtney of course -- but we all know that's fake. I can't stand her. Ugh, sigh... I'll take either Lindsey or Nikki. Both are better then you know who.

maggie b said...

Should pick Lindzi...going to pick Courtney

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Caitlin said...

I think he SHOULD choose Courtney even though she's absolutely ridiculous. He totally deserves her! I love Lindsee but I think she is way too good for him!!

Kate said...

Clearly I am missing out! I already watch so much bad TV that I just don't know if there is enough time in the day!

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Caitlin said...

BTW...when I say he deserves her, it doesn't mean he's not a decent guy but he's totally fallen for her ways and has been taken with her very sexual approach! Ya know what I mean?? So it turns me off about him. Courtney has no class, therefore, he is lacking as well.

justine said...

I wasn't watching the Bachelor for awhile, but got completely sucked in this season! It is such a train wreck! How was Ben not completely freaked out by the faux wedding that Courtney arranged?! Also, she completely ripped off Carrie Bradshaw's lines during her "vows". "I am someone looking for love ..." She seems like an awful person!
I liked Kacie also, but now rooting for Nikki ... seems the most genuine.
The "After the Rose" ceremony will be good.

Nancy said...

I can't believe he let go of Kacie B. I was really rooting for her. It broke my heart seeing her cry in the car. Now that she's gone, I'm rooting for Nikki, but I'm pretty sure he's going to pick Courtney... ugh. She's just terrible though.

Keri said...

He is definitely picking Courtney! If that faux wedding didn't send him running, nothing will! She is just so manipulative. All the interviews afterwards will be really awkward since everyone been bashing her all season (and by everyone I mean Ellen).
I was rooting for Kacie B too but I think Nikki is great too! Hopefully she ends up with someone with better judgement than Ben!!

Chelsea said...

I'm not watching this season (because it's summer in Australia, and watching the Bachelor when it's ugly out is one thing, but in the summer? That's just wrong...) but I highly recommend this blog for hilarious recaps:

http://www.ihategreenbeans.com/category/recaps/

Also...does Ben's hair look as terrible on the show as it does in some of these photos?

kaela said...

so sad that kacie b went home but her family definitely botched it for her! yikes! now i want nikki to date ben...i can't stand how much eye make up lindzi wears and girls like courtney are the reason i can't handle being around women much (although she seemed like a completely different character this last episode) we'll see........:)

gia said...

He's going to pull a Jake and go for the bimbo!! I was so not into this season and then you mentioned it, and now I'm watching! So good and so bad!

Eliza Jane said...

I was a huge Kacie B. fan, too. Her parents ruined it all. He's going to pick Courtney. It's been leaked in a number of different sources, plus he's so obviously more into her than any of the other women. Which is really too bad, because she's kind of crazy, shallow, and manipulative. I also hear they're already broken up.....can't wait to find out which of these rumours are true. Nikki's now my favourite, though.

Penelope's Wardrobe said...

I'm completely addicted! I hope he doesn't pick Courtney, but I have a feeling he will.... he's so blinded!

Girlie Blogger said...

Definitely one of my guilty pleasures. I actually really like Ben. Courtney keeps me on my toes - does she sincerely love him or just trying to become an actress?

Mandy said...

Lindzi has my vote though I find Ben to be a little boring. :)

(My fav was Kacie B. Bad choice to let her go, Ben!)

- Mandy

www.infinitebookofmatches.blogspot.com

Jenna E said...

Kacie was my fave, now I am rooting for Linzi

goodnightstars said...

courtney and ben deserve each other. that's my humble opinion.

Bridge said...

I like all the girls! I understand all the Courtney bashing but don't think the other ladies were innocent in all of it (plus she's hilarious). Put in the same situation I think we'd all go a little crazy... Hopefully they'll all be more balanced after the show is over.

That aside ~ I would pick Lindzi because of her parents! They look so happy and seem to make everything fun!!!

Natalie said...

I seem to be going against the grain here... but I like Ben. He seems down to earth and he owns a vineyard!

Also, I don't think Courtney's that bad. I agree she doesn't have social skills and she definately doesn't get along with girls very well, but she seems genuine in her feelings toward Ben and they have alot of chemistry. This is a reality TV show where they edit and there always has to be a crazy one/bad girl. The other girls were mean to her as well. She hasn't mentioned her career very much and I really don't think she went on the show just for fame.

A Textbook Case said...

I don't think that Ben is thinking with his brain... if ya know what I mean! I was rooting for Kacie B., but now I'm hoping for anyone but Courtney. Although I'm pretty sure he'll pick her - and in that case he's going to get what he deserves. ; )

kk said...

i haven't been watching but my friend sent this to me

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bh1dS4JFp4w

Tbadee said...

I would totally date Ben! Too bad I'm married! I thought Kacie B. was a front runner, but her parents ruined it for her I think! I think he's going to pick Courtney although I think she gives Santa Monica a bad name. I could see him with Nikki in the long run... I hope!

moey18 said...

Le sigh. I am so disappointed in myself.

I haven't watched The Bachelor/Bachelorette since Trista. Because, well, you know-- THEYRE ALL FAKE and make women look like desperate whackadoo nutburgers.

I stumbled upon this season out of desperation while I was home sick and it was On Demand. Then I was screwed and my Man declared we'd be obligated to watch the rest of the season. And of course we have.

And of course everyone was rooting for Kacie B. and of COURSE he sent her home and kept Courtney. Real people and real relationships don't make good TV-- asylum escapees galavanting the globe with hockey-haired wine makers do!

Just pick the Horse Girl, Ben. It's the only way I'll be satisfied enough to walk away from this season and NEVER let myself return to this time-suck/blackhole again! Yipes!

Genevieve said...

It will be Courtney. I don't like Courtney, but the chemistry is there between them and it is fun to watch. I really like Lindzi. I would date him if I weren't married and he had a haircut.

Simone Howell said...

Oh my! The show is beyond a train wreck this season! I thought Kacie B was a shoe in....but honestly her parents ruined it for her! He saw the writing on the wall with that one! He's a man - so he will probably pick Courtney-- who loves to run around naked(and could you get over it when her dad said that marriage was the biggest gamble in life??WTH??!! No it's not a gamble! It's not roulette! You Make it happen!)
He should pick Lindzi - she is salt of the earth and so are her parents and I think he really related to her family. That's a MUST....and exactly the reason he kicked kacie B off! So I say he'll pick Lindzi!

Shelby Clark said...

He looks like he could be Josh Groban's younger, less attractive brother. His hair kills me!

Hilary said...

GAH Courtney's such a wench!

I know someone who dated Ben's sister for a few years and apparently Ben has "a lot of growing up to do."

Which is code for immature jerk, methinks?!

Love from SF,
Hilary

Roxy said...

get this boy some scissors or send him off to a hairdresser. He's awful. And the fact that he likes that courtney chick - bleh.
This is a judgement made on a few you tube videos. The bachelor is not aired here. Thank god. What a horrible idea for a show. Humiliating!!!
But i can understand how a person can get sucked in.

xx

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melle-belle said...

So, everything I know about the Bachelor has come from your couple of blog posts. But don't worry. Even though he didn't pick this Kacie B., I'm sure he can still have a dramatic break-up with whoever he does pick and then run into her arms. Isn't that what all the last ones did? At least according to the grocery store check-out lanes. :)

natalie said...

I thought Kacie B was the one. Courtney is still there because he would never date a model in real life. Probably whoever "opens up" more. Seriously, do they talk about being "open" enough?

Also, I can't look at Lindzi without wanting to wash her face.

Maria said...

Courtney seem tolerable and even a little pleasant this last episode. But I think her true colors have already shown through. I mean she is all goo goo for Ben so of course she seems fun and sweet to him. But one day after the honeymoon bliss wears off a little and real life creeps in she will start to treat him like she treats most the other people in her life (and that seems pretty nasty). I think that's a red flag.

My fav is Lindzi. She is cute, super funny, and I think would be a good match for Ben. Oh, and Ben's hair wouldn't be too bad if he remember to run his fingers through it once and a while. It gets all matted down and frizzy. Shake that thing up boy!

Anonymous said...

Nicki

Lindsay said...

ANYONE BUT COURTNEY!

Topsy said...

I think he'll pick Courtney. And I actually kind of like her (I know, I know).

I think it's kind of hilarious how she says "winning" all the time and "bing!"

And I think Ben is booorrriinngg.

get in a good mood said...

I am pretty sure that Ben will pick Courtney. I do not like her, but I don't like Ben either so I do not care that much at this point. I am glad that Kacie B. is not there any more becausse she seems like a really nice girl. She deserves someone better than Ben.

Pamela said...

He's totally picking Courtney. But I suspect there will be a good old fashion Bachelor twist. Not as low as what Mesnick did but maybe they will break up on the "after the rose" episode. Courtney just seems a bit opportunistic and dramatic for a typical fairy tale ending.

Kacie B was the best.

limolinolium said...

I wish there was a LIKE button under other peoples comments. You guys are hilarious!

I too shamefully watch the bachelor. I thought Kacey B was the best match, but I understand why he wouldn't want to deal with her parents. It was so awkward that they brought up the whole "living together before marriage"-thing to Ben. He's a grown-up and can do whatever he wants. Kacey B might have been a little too immature to be in a serious relationship if she let her parents dictate the rules.
At this point I don't really care who he picks. I like Nicky the best. She seems like a cool gal. Lindzey seems like she would fit well in his world with the whole outdoors-farm-thing. I can't figure out Courtney and whether she is for real or not, but I actually think she's probably really fun to be around, if you are on her good side, that is.

Kelly Anderson said...

I NEVER thought I would watch and and DEFINITELY never thought mu husband would but there we are, side by side on the couch Monday nights, tuning in together :) I look forward to it all day on Mondays. I would totally date Ben. I have a huge, secret crush on him. I also dont think that Courtney is a problem, beyond doing what it takes to win...and I secretly loved her skinny dipping scene. With 30 other girls, you have to stand out somehow!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Lindzi is my fave! If he chooses Courtney he will drop a lot of points in my book...

Molliee said...

I would date him if I were single! I like the rugged look lol. Also, I think he will end up with Nicki, but I am rooting for Lindzey now!

Anonymous said...

I was rooting for Kacie B UNTIL her parents were revealed. I totally get why that threw Ben off-- they're the kind of people who say racist things behind closed doors and hate women's reproductive rights. They seemed a little *too* bible belt to blend in with someone who is from Sonoma and san francisco. It just wouldn't have worked. That said, I don't think Courtney is too bad. As the show has progressed, I realize she's mostly just very funny and weird. Maybe they SHOULD end up together, lol

Bethany said...

Just because someone's parents have strong views about how marriage and dating should be pursued does not mean they are racist or against womans rights. True, it still wouldn't f worked out but I understand where her parents were coming from, as someone who has grown up in the bible belt. I think he will pick Courtney. Which is fine since every single bachelor couple has broken up! I don't get why people think they will have a good relationship when he is dating multiple woman at once?

Paige said...

I like Lindzi, she seems very down to earth and real. I can't explain why I like this crazy, ridiculous show. I'm glad to know I'm not the only one. My husband also watches it with me and although he claims to hate it, I have to pause it if he leaves the room. Courtney is good for ratings!

Crystal said...

I love the show, it really is like a train wreck that you can't look away from. I've pulled my husband into it as well and he admittedly enjoys it. I think (and hope) Ben picks Courtney. They deserve each other. Ben has really let his true colors show as the season progressed. From the start, I had a lot of respect for him and thought he was so well-spoken and a real catch (minus the mop on his head), but my views of him have changed. Ben is clearly letting little Ben make all the decisions. I'm glad he let Kacie go home, she deserves way better, as do Nicki and Lindzi.

Susan Borland said...

sadly, I think that Nicki will go next. I almost feel like he kept her around to make an easy decision. she's been through so much already.

And I feel like he kicked off Kacie because of her family, so sad. And her video at the end...brutal.

I'm thinking he'll go with courtney. I'm pretty positive. She was terrible at first but is becoming a bit more likable. And hey, if he likes her, they deserve each other, nothing from the bachelor seems to last too long, anyway.

I also don't think I'll watch the next one. Emily seems terrible!

Jennifer @ Belclaire House said...

I love this post. I called Courtney from the very beginning because he's a guy and she's a model. I wish guys weren't so predictable (most guys, like Ben, not Alex or my husband ;) ). That being said I think Nicki would be the best for him. I loved Kacie but she is young and has so much to look forward to! I cried when she was in the limo because I have totally been there. I just wanted to give her a hug. My husband loves to watch it too!

Anonymous said...

god i hate ben. he'll probably choose courtney, who will cheat on him promptly. gross

Anonymous said...

I find this man extremely unattractive. I think he looks like a cabbage patch kid.

Carly said...

I am in australia and haven't watched it at all. But everyone is sooo good looking! He looks sweet. He kind of reminds me of Rafa. :)

~ AKM ~ said...

PLEASE let it be Nikki... But I have a sneaking suspicion Courtney might win out. She's so sketchy... And dying laughing over the "he looks like a Cabbage Patch Kid" comment above!

Nikki said...

I hope it's Nikki!!! (anyone but crazy courtney)

Devon said...

I'm such a sucker for the Bachelor! Kacie B. was my favorite too (shocker), but I think it will come down to Lynzi and Courtney. Nikki is great, but I feel like their connection is lagging a bit behind the others. His relationship with Courtney is ALL sex (which is why I think he'll keep her around for the over-night date) but hopefully he'll come to his senses about who is really wife material... p.s. do you think Kacie B. is coming back? The teaser made it look like she will!

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Stephanie @ henry happened said...

My husband loves to watch with me too (tho he'd never admit it!). I'm kind of hoping he ends up with Courtney at this point.

Emily said...

i loved kacie, too. such a sweet girl!

Tia said...

I have always gotten so sucked into this show, despite the fact that it doesn't usually work out, etc. It's a total guilty pleasure.

I'm famous for calling the final three at the very beginning based on all the footage they hit you with and how often they show certain girls, etc. I felt like Kacie, Nikki would be in the finals for sure, so was surprised with Kacie got cut, but in a way I also felt like she'd gotten so comfortable with being a frontrunner he almost developed stronger connections with others in the meantime? Plus her family was WAAAAY too involved in her life and in dictating how things should be and I think Ben decided that wasn't his thing. Courtney has been SUPER annoying this season and I was SOO MAD when she skinnydipped with him. I was also thinking, the other girls are going to be so mad at him for that, like I can't believe he did it. But I do think he's going to pick her. He likes Lindzie a lot I think but like he said, he wants someone "weird" and I think that's just how he sees Courtney. I'm encouraged to see her get along with family and after the family episode I liked her more. I think a lot of her mean behavior is a guard against being vulnerable and I finally saw her getting vulnerable, so it made me like her more. Anyway, who knows, I just hope he can be happy. I like him, I think he's a good Bachelor.

Anonymous said...

I predict he picks Courtney, and it will end badly. She never looks at him directly when she proclaims her "love". I hope he chooses Linsey.

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Hi Joanna - I thought you'd find this fun - a bunch of women in my office are doing a Bachelor fantasy draft this season. We'll all pick our finalists after the first episode tonight and then have more fun bets each week (who will be the first to cry, kiss him, start a cat fight, etc.)

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