Browsing through the "Jesse's Girls" thread had me reminiscing about bachelorettes past.
Who are your favorite bachelorettes on all of the Bachelor shows so far - and why? I was going to say "excluding Trista or Meredith" since we've seen so much more of them than the other women, but hey, it's a free country, so pick who you want. (By the way, I keep checking my TV listings for "Trista and Ryan: The Bitter Divorce." Hasn't happened yet, but I am sure it will be televised if it does. I'm surprised they didn't sell footage of their honeymoon on pay-per-view.)
I could have also called this thread "Who are your favorite bachelorettes who were eliminated (by incredibly stupid guys) far, far too early" - because that's what mine are.
Here are my top 3:
3. Karin (Bachelor Bob show): For most of the girls, they look much better in their ABC glamour shots than they do in person. Karin's photo doesn't do her justice. She broke through the gone-in-the-second-rose-ceremony curse that had become the norm for African-American bachelorettes - she's the Rosa Parks of dating shows. And when she was in the bikini at the waterpark...Wow!...one of the great moments in television history! What a body this woman has! And, to top it off, she was nice to LeeAnn. LeeAnn!!! Karin could have strangled LeeAnn and a jury would have called it justifiable homicide. But Karin actually put up with LeeAnn's wacko crap. Karin is a "10" AND a saint! Bring her back as the next Bachelorette! And have her wear a bikini!!
2. Suzanne (Bachelor Aaron show) The sexiest bachelorette so far. (Much sexier than her ABC picture. She should have sued ABC; this photo doesn't even look like her.) Just a stunning woman...incredible! Beautiful face, a stop-you-in-your-tracks-and-leave-you-drooling body and a playful attitude that I liked. I thought Aaron was crazy when he let her go so soon. I was screaming at my TV: "You idiot! Even if you hate her, keep her around for awhile. If not for yourself, do it for the horny male viewers! Think of the horny male viewers! I didn't even get to see her in a bikini! Oh, the humanity!!" But, alas, he didn't listen. (I think he was scared of her.) Bring her back for her own show, ABC. You owe me footage of Suzanne in a bikini!
Here is another photo I found of Suzanne that more accurately depicts how she looked on the show.
1. Audree (Bachelor Firestone Winery show) - A bit of an "upset" victory because most Bachelor fans may not even remember her. Audree is probably the most level-headed reality show contestant ever. A very witty, mature-beyond-her-years, smart woman. I just loved her. Oh, and she's gorgeous, too! (Like Karin and Suzanne, she is far more attractive than her ABC photo.) It seemed like Andrew really liked her, too, but eliminated her rather early because she is a mormon and he didn't seem to be able to get past that. C'mon ABC, you put a woman whose religious beliefs strictly forbid drinking on a show with a guy whose family owns a winery!?! They should have saved her for another show or just passed on her, but for my sake, I'm glad she was there. Audree is the total package. She deserved better than she got. Maybe they will do a mormon Bachelorette show and bring her back...in a bikini.