I must admit this is my first time reading online comments about a reality tv show, but it's great fun to read what everyone out there thinks. I consider myself to have excellent gaydar, but I know this show has already proven my gaydar is in need of a little "alignment."
As far as Jackie is concerned, she's a college friend of mine. She's not your typical "small town girl" but that's what they're gonna play her up to be. I'm sure she will have to base some of her eliminations on first impressions and stereotypes, but she's barely had a chance to get to know any of these guys and already had to eliminate two. Her glamor photos - well yeah, they are pretty cheesy, and it's TV - they're out to make her look like a naive small town girl from Wisconsin - CHEESE! (and the whole country theme makes me laugh!) But for what it's worth, we're bound to see only parts of Jackie's true personality. Give her a chance and most of us will decide she's totally lovable and doing the best she can (for a woman that is - admit it guys - we typically have better gaydar when it comes to picking out other gay men!) I just hope she follows her heart like phat32 says -- "In order to survive and not break down week after week during elimination, she has to follow her heart, because there are still things that cannot be faked between a man and woman who are genuinely interested in one another." Love ya Jackie!