I hate to say it, but it would have been a much better season had Chantal been the Bette. I wonder if she is still dating that guy she met after the show. I hope they never get Emily as the Bette because then we would have to hear about her tragic loss and her rough life as a single mom (with a seemingly unlimited expense account) another 50,000 times.
I've been watching since Season #1 and I will continue to watch until the demise of this show. Some seasons are more believable than others, but all are watchable and entertaining in some form. I do think I deserve bonus points for watching the entire Prince Lorenzo season without skipping an episode.
In my opinion, the Bachelor or Bachelorette should be someone that is just a bit 'unattainable'. Not necessarily drop dead gorgeous, but someone who's looks and personality make you want to compete for their attentions. I simply don't see that in Ashley. I also didn't see it in Jen Schefft, who in my opinion was the biggest snoozer in Bachelorette history prior to Ashley.
Part of what makes a person attractive is confidence. Ashley comes across as an insecure little girl. She's seems the type that would constantly have to be reassured, and in my opinion that wouldn't just be for the duration of this show. I can see later in life a kiss goodbye in the morning. "Have a great day Babe, Love you!" "Um... are you sure you really love me? Really? You do...??" I'm sure she's a wonderful person in real life, but I don't see her as someone that men would be stepping over each other to date.
Before the bloom is off the rose and the guys figure out she's not that big a deal, she should see what a man JP is, grab him with both hands and RUN. That. Boy. Is. Hot. Never mind the fact that I could be his mother.
Cookie I agree with you. I think Ashley could easily be that unattainable girl, if she just acted like it. She's beautiful (without bangs though), fit, smart, and has a great career ahead of her. Instead of glowing with self confidence, she is feeling insecure that she's not Emily of all people. I like her, but watching her be all insecure and whiny about a guy who didn't like her enough to stay makes the show almost painful to get through.
I agree with that person who said they're rooting for the guys now. Same here. That's why I'm not watching next week. I can't stand for all those great guys to get all wound up over Ashely and Pinto. I hope they walk out.
Maggie: "While she takes care of the men with the guns, why don't you sit down and I'll make you a nice, hot cup of tea?"
Pan Am stewardesses: prepared for anything!