For the Mary and Byron fans, I'm not sure if you saw this. Anyway, I ran across this today and thought I'd share it with my fellow FORTers.
C.J.: Gotta hand it to 'Bachelor 6'
C.J., Star Tribune
June 30, 2005
While some people continue to obsess over Byron Velvick's magnificent hands and nails, the woman he picked on ABC's "The Bachelor 6" is entranced by the total package.
"I'm crazy about all of him," Mary Delgado said Tuesday, when the three of us got together at a Minneapolis Starbucks. "How can you not be?"
Velvick and Delgado were in the Twin Cities for the Randy Moss Invitational Celebrity Charity Fishing Tournament for the Smile Network, a charity that gives reconstructive surgery to young people in developing countries. Velvick is a pro bass fisher and commentator on ESPN's "Bass Center." Delgado sells real estate when she's not reaping the rewards of living with the man with the hands.
"From him fishing, they are really, really strong, so he massages me and I turn into mush," Delgado said.
They are in the mushy phase of their love affair, and it's very cute. But when's the wedding, boyfriend?
"We're actually thinking, right now it looks like the spring of next year. We were going to do it in September, but we have not had time to slow down. It's been crazy. We've been going to a million different functions."
Don't expect their wedding to be televised, as was "Bachelorette" Trista's union with Ryan. Indeed, it would be the first for any among "The Bachelor" candidates.
"I don't think, so; I don't know," Velvick said. "If they televise it, it would have to be a little more tasteful than what they've been before."
Velvick says he didn't watch the Trista-Ryan wedding, but "I heard bad stories. They did his bachelor party, where they kind of broke him down by having some girls seduce him. I thought that's taking liberties too far to get good TV. And I know from having been on the show they take some serious liberties to get good TV. I was considered too homogeneous because I was politically correct and nice, chivalrous and platonic and not trying to sleep with everybody, and they didn't like that."
But Delgado said she appreciated Velvick being discriminating with those hands of his.