I have to start my by addressing the most heartbreaking thing in BACHELOR HISTORY – ALEXIS LEAVING!!!! I was soooo sad to see her go. Like legit sad. I need her in my life. Ha! I want to start an online petition demanding she be on Bachelor in Paradise! Alexis – if you’re reading this. I legit love you! Please accept my, and Bachelor nations, forever rose!
Ok, now that I got that out of the way (while wiping tears), let’s talk about the rest of the show.
I’ll quickly touch base on Taylor coming back. The short of it is she shouldn’t have. It really made her look silly. But at the same time, I am surprised that Nick didn’t even question Corinne after what Taylor said. Who knows, maybe he thought Taylor was being dramatic (which she kind of was) and didn’t want to start anything with Corinne right now. I am sure it will keep coming back up with the other girls.
I was surprised with the connection between Nick and Kristina. I didn’t see it before, but it seemed pretty strong last night. And I have to say that the producers obviously knew Kristina’s story and wanted Nick to get her to talk about it on camera. Otherwise he wouldn’t have kept bringing it up. But oh my gosh, what a heartbreaking story. I cried listening to her tell it. Not just because parts were very said, but because her resilience is so inspirational. I am in awe of her! What a strong woman!
I don’t know if you guys saw my interview with Sara that I posted yesterday (watch it by scrolling to the bottom of YESTERDAYS POST) but in it I asked her about Corinne and she mentioned that Corinne wasn’t a HUGE topic of discussion in the house and she kind of stayed quiet. All the crazy stuff we hear her say is during her interviews with the producers and usually not to the others girls. And while watching the group date last night, it actually seemed like Corinne fit right in with the girls. I wonder if she acted TOTALLY different to them than what we see her say to the producers when they aren’t around. Even the clip of the girls eating the dark chocolate at the end. Corinne just seemed to be laughing and hanging with the other girls. I think they all got along during the show! Honestly, this makes me think about Corinne TOTALLY differently. I take her comments as more of her way of being funny in most cases. The way someone is edited on a show can totally change the way you or I perceive them. I am going to try to have an open mind about Corinne moving forward! I would LOVE to interview her and learn about the real Corinne! Corinne if you happen to read this, please reach out to me! I’d love to hear your story!
Speaking of the girls on the group date. The volleyball thing was obviously set up as a competition. Rachel said it was one when she had her one on one talk with Nick. But we weren’t told exactly what the competition was – it had to be more than just a volleyball game. There must have been stakes or something. I’m thinking some of it must have been edited out. I wonder why. I’m guessing whatever competition was proposed, it backfired even more than what we saw on TV. Because we didn’t ever really see WHY so many of the girls all of a sudden felt upset.
Jasmine self destructed for sure. What was with all that “choking” talk? Nick looked terrified. He absolutely should have sent her home. I feel like she said something violent (aka, I want to choke you) and realized it was stupid to say, so she tried to recover by making it sexual. Because for some reason many of the girls this season feel like that have to play up the sex talk and sexuality for Nick. So then she started talking about “the chokie”? I like Jasmine. I have all season. But I really think she lost it towards the end and this experience got the best of her. I don’t necessarily blame her. This experience is crazy and can really mess with you!
I was surprised to see 2 two-on-ones in back to back episodes. But I think it was pretty obvious before the date even started that Nick would send Whitney home. I love when Nick said ‘This isn’t about Danielle L, this is about you and I.” That’s SO true! We saw how true that was when he sent Danielle L home. I was honestly shocked when that happened. I thought she would be in the top 4! Nick keeps surprising us with his decisions and I LOVE that!
But I was a bit confused about Nick’s tears at the end. Ok ok, I get it. He’s the Bachelor so there are going to be tears, but why did he tell all the girls that he didn’t know if it would work out with them? I think I might be a little offended by that if I was one of the girls. Like he isn’t feeling a connection with any of them? Then why are they there? I dunno. The whole situation seems weird to me. But that said, I will say that I cried A LOT as the Bachelorette. Heck, I cried on almost every date behind the scenes! I remember watching the show and thinking it was SO obvious that I had just been crying, but the viewers didn’t notice. I would break down because I didn’t feel romantically attracted to most of the men on my season. Not because they weren’t great guys – they were! But because I knew they weren’t right for me. So I would go into dates crying because I felt like I was leading people on. Or crying because I felt obligated to kiss them. It was such a mind game. So maybe that’s why Nick was crying? I dunno. I guess the more I think about it, the more I realize he is probably just losing his mind as The Bachelor. I know I did a few times when I was in his position. I’m so curious to see how the girls react to it next week! It seems like they are pretty upset by it. We shall see! What did you guys think of last night’s episode?! Let’s discuss in the comments below!
And you guys know I am in touch with Vanessa about her adorbs wardrobe! I just LOVE her! She told me she got her rose ceremony dress from Boohoo and her group date dress (for only $25! ) And you can get her smokin hot bathing suit HERE (to go with her smokin hot body!)
And as always, before you go, I am going to share my favorite affordable looks from Ali Luvs this week with all of you! Outfit details before each pic! Most items are under $50 🙂