By a show of hands, how many of us vowed to STOP watching ‘The Bachelor‘, but keep getting sucked back in every season?? *raises hand in shame*
Last night, Chris Soules (who they are calling Prince Farming this year because, well- he’s a farmer, lol) kicked off season 19 of the show with 30 new potential suitors instead of the normal 25. Limo after limo, 5 girls at a time, Chris got to meet “the hugger”, “the whiskey lovin drunk girl”, “onion girl”, “karaoke girl”, amongst many others.
First up out of the limo is Britt, a 27 year old waitress from Los Angeles, Jillian, 25, a national news producer from Washington, D.C., Whitney, 29, a fertility nurse from Chicago, and Mackenzie, 21, a dental assistant and mom from Washington
Britt easily stands out early on, giving Chris a BIG hug and a little piece of paper good for a “free hug” later. Obviously Chris finds her later, and ends up giving her the first impression rose too.
Other standouts: Reegan, 28, a donated tissue specialist, who arrives with medical cooler, Tara, 26, a “sports fishing enthusiast” who arrives clad in flannel, Daisy Dukes, and cowboy boots. (she later changes into a dressier gown for the evening) Amanda, 24, claims to be his “Secret Admirer,” and Ashley S. gives him a lucky penny to put in his shoe.
Tara is super drunk at the rose ceremony, hiccuping, yawning, and almost falling off the bleachers she’s standing on. According to US Weekly, at one point, Chris excuses himself to question her presence. “I was gonna pick her,” he tells Chris Harrison, “but Tara is like wasted drunk.” He gives her a rose anyways! smh.
Chris ends up eliminating 8 girls: Nicole, Amanda, Kara, Kimberly, Bo, Brittany, Michelle and Reegan.
Thoughts on this season after the first episode?? You think Chris will find *the one*?