Judging ‘The Bachelor’ contestants

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Monday night, the 20th season of “The Bachelor” aired on ABC, and of course I sat down with a big bowl of ice cream and watched every embarrassing second of it. Half a country away, my sister did the same thing, and we spent the whole time snap-judging the contestants. Just a small example below:

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Needless to say, this season premier was capital W Weird, but it seems to be an entertaining upcoming season.

Bachelor Ben seems to be a genuinely sweet guy, and I’m not just saying that because he’s from my home state of Indiana (Hoosiers!) or because we went to the same college (HOO-HOO-HOO HOOSIERS!) or because he reminds me of every one of my guy friends back home. I’m saying it because he is just…nice. He has a nice face, he has a nice demeanor and he seems to just take everything in stride. Case in point: one of the women last night stepped out of the limo last night in a giant unicorn head. Ben’s response? “It’s not frightening at all. It’s, like, normal.” Go, Ben!

I think one of these women could end up being Ben’s The One! But which one is it?

The very first impression that a contestant on a show like this can make is the limo exit. My top limo exit pick goes to Lauren B., the sweet flight attendant from Marina Del Rey, CA. She was the first contestant to meet Ben, and looked incredible in a lavender gown. She gifted him a little pair of pilots’ wings, for heaven’s sake. Plus, she looks like this:

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Lauren B. rules, and looks a little like my best friend, so obviously I’m biased. She is also one of four Laurens on this season–yikes! I definitely think she’s going to be in the top two, and if she’s not, I will boycott this show. (Kidding.)

The Big Crazy in this season is so clearly Lace. Not only did she kiss Ben (without consent!) right after getting out of the limo, but then she asked for another kiss later on. She also had some not so nice things to say about Bachelor alum and current contestant, Becca, and she drank way too much the first night! Her Big Crazy moment came, however, after she received a rose at the first rose ceremony, when she cornered Ben to berate him for not making eye contact with her during the rose ceremony. During which she got a rose.  What the eff, Lace. Ben was too accommodating with her–any other person would have snatched that rose back and gone after the Emma Stone lookalike, Laura! Honestly, though, I’m so excited to see what kind of shenanigans Lace gets up to this season. Apparently, she punches one of the other women in the face!

Finally, the outfits! Night One is always when the women pull out all the stops. My best dressed runner up is Laura from Louisville (bye, Laura!). the redhead wore bright pink lipstick and a gorgeous navy gown. This isn’t a great photo of the full dress, but doesn’t she look great?

The best dressed was hands down Olivia, the news anchor from Virginia. Her sparkly gown paired with a smoky eye and nude lip look was probably what got her the first impression rose, right? Also, she seems super normal and has a megawatt smile. Again, not a great photo but she is a total gem. I think she’ll get to the top 8 at least, but has top 4 potential.

What did you think of the premiere? Is anyone doing a bracket? I’m curious to hear your thoughts!

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