Bachelor in Paradise was once again sooo good last night and we must discuss! But I want to start with discussing who ABC chose as the next Bachelor. If you don’t want to know or have somehow avoided the news on the internet (It’s been EVERYWHERE) then DON’T read any further! Because this will spoil it for you! I will put a picture below to keep you from reading further if you don’t want to. Ok here’s what I think…
The New Bachelor
Let’s talk Colton. I was completely shocked when I woke up this morning and found out that Colton is the next Bachelor. To be honest with you guys, up until this morning, I was pretty certain that Colton wasn’t going to be the next Bachelor. In fact, I had written a whole section for this blog post last night all about why he wasn’t going to be the next Bachelor. My thinking was that last week on the show we saw Raven warn Tia about Colton saying that his intentions were not true. If ABC wanted to set Colton up as the next Bachelor, I didn’t think they would have let us see footage of someone bashing his character or questioning his purpose for being on the show. I just really felt that if ABC was strongly considering him, that conversation between Tia and Raven would’ve been left on the cutting room floor. But it wasn’t and I’m so confused why.
And I personally am so torn about Colton. I like him but I’m not sure about ABC’s choice to make him the Bachelor. It’s almost like we can’t trust people on Bachelor in Paradise because they could be using the show as leverage to get more airtime to be the Bachelor. No offense to Nick Viall, because I really like Nick and consider him a friend, but I almost feel like ABC made a huge mistake by making him the Bachelor after he was on Bachelor in Paradise (Even though I think Nick had NO idea they would make him Bachelor after BIP). Because now every guy that ever goes into Paradise could potentially dump a girl at the last minute in the same fashion Colton did to Tia in hopes that ABC makes him the Bachelor. It’s going to hurt Bachelor in Paradise in the long run. I think we will see less long term couples from the show because of this. So I guess I am saying that for the sake of Bachelor in Paradise, I think ABC made a mistake in choosing Colton as the next Bachelor.
All that said, I hate to judge someone or make assumptions about someone without having real proof. Don’t know for sure that Colton wanted to be the Bachelor all along. Maybe he didn’t. But I think from now on guys will use Bachelor in Paradise as an audition for the Bachelor and therefore be less likely to commit.
And I will support Colton as our new Bachelor. We are family in the Bachelor world and we try to support each other.
I’ll end this section of my blog by saying this. We all need to send Tia some love today. Poor thing. I can’t imagine how she is feeling. I know she congratulated him via tweet, but she must be hurting. So hop on Twitter and tweet her some love.
Forgive me for what I am sure are tons of typos above. I wrote this when I found out the news this morning with a toddler AND an infant on my lap. Not easy.
Now let’s chat about the show a bit…
Jared and Ashley
I totally cried watching Ashley and Jared getting engaged. I’ve met Ashley multiple times and she really is the sweetest girl. Their story is so beautiful when you sit back and think about it. But I also think that all the single people out there watching them need to be cautious of their story. You know that book and movie “He’s Just Not That Into You?” Well in it they talk about how these type of situations are the exceptions to the rule and not the rule. Meaning that if a guy isn’t into a girl in the beginning, but somehow ends up coming around and they get married – that situation is the exception to the rule. Whereas the rule is usually if he’s not into you at the beginning of a relationship, he will never be into you. So with that said, I just hope that any of you single women (or men!) out there watching the show don’t let their story give you false hope for a situation you’re going through. But then again, you could be the exception so I guess it’s kind of a crapshoot no-matter what way you look at it.
Kevin and Astrid
I’m so glad that the producers made the decision to give him the date card. It honestly would’ve been BS for them to give it to anybody else since he just had to watch his ex get engaged. He really needed that time with Astrid. And they said I love you! It felt very real and heartfelt. I’m very happy for the both of them. And let’s face it guys, Kevin’s are really just the best guys to date/marry anyway right?! OK OK, I’m a bit biased. But I definitely think we’ll be seeing an engagement with these two at the end of the season.
Kamil and Annalise
Kamil might be one of the most genuine honest people on the show. I think the way he handled the situation with Annalise and going on another date was the best way he could’ve possibly handled it. He is so honest with everything he says and he’s always make sure he’s completely transparent and I think he’s pretty dang awesome for that.
UPDATE: SO sorry! I wrote this after watching half the episode and forgot to update it after watching the whole thing (I write these blogs WHILE I’m watching). He was totally honest at first! But then started being deceiving when talking to Chelsea and some other people. He said they were “just friends.” Soooo not true. Such a bummer.
What else what else… John has proven to be quite the player. I think because he’s so dorky we don’t fault him for it, but I think he leads girls on more than anybody else on the show. It’s pretty messed up in my opinion.
That’s all I’ve got for now. I’ll leave you guys with details on some of the things I posted to Instagram story this week that you guys have been DMing me about. Starting with the bandana I’ve been wearing.
The chairs in my kitchen that you’ve all been asking about…