Got my ‘Bachelor’ t-shirt on. (It’s black with gold lettering.) and my fingers warmed up.
Standing in line, I met a girl who went to college with Jesse. She even had pictures! (Nothing obscene, just a group of people at a party.) She said that Jesse only ever played second-string and had no personality. He never said anything funny, witty, or memorable. SHOCKING! They passed out index cards for questions and then collected them. They didn’t have any sort of lunch for us and if you left, you couldn’t return. They had food for the production crew and they were eating right in front of us. Nice, huh? :phhht
I finally get into the studio around 1:15. The girls all file in and they are all super-stick thin, it’s disgusting! The first thing I notice is that the girls are all making a fuss around Anne Catherine. That’s because she has this enormous diamond glittering on her left hand! (For any of those who taped the show, you can see it when she’s clapping.) I’m guessing she had a boyfriend who wouldn’t commit, so she went on the show to force his hand in marriage?!
The director then brings over this very gorgeous man and sits him right in front of me. It’s Nick Schiralli, Jenny’s husband. HE’S GORGEOUS! The two girls he’s sitting between immediately begin to smother him with questions and conversation. I tried to eavesdrop, but there was no way to do it subtle-like.
They bring out Trish. Now on the first take, she was mostly booed and hissed with very little applause. They re-shot her entry and we were told to clap only. Some of us didn’t clap at all! What aired sounded like a combination of the two takes. Yes, Trish has very long legs! They’re disproportionate to the rest of her body. I’m thinking her crotch lines up somewhere at elbow level and her bellybutton must be somewhere between her bosoms. She kept that wide-eyed look on her face the entire time. Not so much a ‘deer in the headlights’ look, but more like she needs some Visine Tears for her contacts. The other thing about her, during breaks she would get up, strut around the half-circle of girls and stand behind the ‘hot seat’ to get her makeup touched up. (All of the other girls were getting it done in their chairs.) SHE STOOD IN THAT STUPID ‘VOGUE’ POSE OF HERS! She would then prance all the way around to take her seat next to Jean Marie. Totally absurd!
When Chris asked Trish what she wanted people to know about her, one of her responses was that she had a good work ethic and was a hard worker. Whatever that meant! (I thought the porn industry had been shut down for 60 days because of an AIDS scare?)
When Trish mentioned that money is not a factor, and then proceeded to then say that all of her interests and activities required money, the audience moaned, groaned and hissed at her, but you didn’t get to hear that.
Trish’s comment to Suzie about not being classy enough to attend a ‘black tie’ event of the Giants’ made our jaws drop! Julie hollered out, “How do you know?”. Now I’m guessing that since Julie is a cheerleader for the 49ers, that she has been to one of these ‘black tie’ gatherings and that they do kegstands right after the dessert course. Tuxes, gowns, and all! Suzie’s full response to that was that Trish has no idea of her drinking habits and that everyone was drinking most of the time whether it was on a date or at the house. If Trish is to judge her so harshly on her supposed behavior at an event that may never take place, then she’s the one that’s elegant, sophisticated and professional and Trish is the blabbering idiot.
Jenny’s turn in the hot seat. She is really small and much prettier in person than on television. Even though Jean Marie was all in a froth about her deception, when the cameras weren’t rolling, they were quite chummy. Go Figure! When Jenny put the question back to Jean Marie about her agenda, Jean Marie blathered on a lot more about lying and deception. Be thankful you only got to see a small part of it. She truly sounded like a blabbering idiot. :rolleyes (She looked like hell too, He hair looked like a rat’s nest in the back—and she calls herself a hairdresser! )
After showing the clip of Jenny talking with Jesse on the H4H date, the banter between Trish and Jenny was quite a bit more extensive. Jenny said that there were so many stories going around the house that it was hard to get them all straight. She assumed they were bits and pieces of a few incidents, instead of each bit of info actually being its own incident. Trish then starts into a long explanation of which guy was which and how involved/uninvolved she was. Chris finally had to stop her and Jenny then apologizes for not getting the stories straight. (BTW, this was a flawless piece of editing. )
Chris asked Julie for her thoughts on Jenny’s remarks. Julie obviously didn’t hear the question and launched into a big snark attack on Trish. Chris had to stop her, re-ask the question, and then you see Julie giving her mini pep rally about being happy. She was wearing this tiny lace halter top, and at every break, she kept re-tucking her left breast back into it. (I’d sue my surgeon for sure if he had given me breasts that didn’t sit still and behave!)
Time to bring Jesse out. I was totally laughing at the brown shoes with the dark gray suit! At the next break, he makes a beeline to his boyfriend Nick to do that ridiculous grab-the-hand-and-slap-the-shoulder thing. And I have two revelations! First, after analyzing the polka-dot bikini screencap for so long, my jaw about dropped to see it tied around his neck for the show! Second, JESSE HAS FRIKKIN’ HUGE EARS! I’m not kidding! Now I know why all of his gallery pictures at ABC.com have him at a profile. Looking at him straight on, his head looks like a size 14 shoe box stuck on a neck! I just have to draw you a picture:
(Put a few bolts on that neck and you have Frankenstein!)
Q & A with Jesse: Celeste asked him (in a really snotty way) to define the word ‘skeptical’. He didn’t.
Did anyone catch the laughter as Jesse exited? That’s because as he got up and turned to leave, his suit jacket was hitched up over the battery pack to his microphone! It looked all ‘flouncy’! (Like having a piece of toilet paper stuck in the waistband. ) We were all giggling about it. When they called for Jesse to come back and re-shoot the exit, he got up and the back of his suit did the same thing! We were rolling!
That was about it for the show, here’s a few other tidbits:
-Prettiest girl where the cameras didn’t do her justice—Delores. She’s beautiful in person. She also tried to clarify the notion that she wasn’t trying out for a job at ESPN.
-Karen’s mouth isn’t that big. (I guess if the camera adds 10 pounds, it also adds 10 teeth! ) She was the comic relief during the show and was an absolute riot!
-Suzie is not that orange in person. You can tell she fake-bakes though. Maybe it’s the lighting that gives her that orange-y glow.
-No mention whatsoever of Jessica H’s absence, nor why she wasn’t there. There was a guy that sat behind me that came to the show just to meet her. Poor guy! Exposing himself to all of that estrogen radiation for nothing!
-9 people selected to ask questions. They were never asked or filmed.
-They polled the women for their picks of the final girl for an AOL thing.
3 or 4 voted for Mandy
Celeste answered, “The blondest.”
-Nick and Jenny are a really handsome couple. I talked to her and asked if she was frustrated at Jesse’s advancing Trish. She said that no matter how much she disliked her, the producers loved her. Go Figure!
I won the t-shirt for answering a really simple trivia question. “What three rejects went on to do their own installment?” Piece O’ Cake! (Let’s just all pray that the number stays at three, okay? )