Finally decided to come out of lurkdome. The gears in my head have been turning the past few days as to who is F1 and I’m just as confused as the next person, but I have a theory. I don’t think I’ve seen this one out here, but I may have missed it.
While I think Brad is lucky to get either of the F2 ladies and I can see him with either one, I’m beginning to lean to Emily as F1. Here’s why…
* Brad and Chantel’s relationship has been in our faces on the screen
* Brad’s relationship with Emily appears awkward, stiff, and formal
* The ladies are now watching the same edited show we are – this is the only version of the other ladies 1-on-1 dates they see, they don’t know what really happened, just like us.
* Brad has stated that his F1 doesn’t answer his calls/text and he’s reassuring her all the time; that Monday’s are difficult. I know a lot of people feel this is Chantel based on her edited personality (emotional) versus Emily (level-headed)
So the question I ask is why would he have to reassure Chantel? It’s her relationship that’s being shown to us. As the Brantel fans have told us over and over all the other relationships are pale in comparison. He makes comments about running away with her on her first 1-on-1. He says something along the lines of “this could happen every night” (I know that’s not the exact quote, but I don’t have time to go looking for it) when they get rained out in Costa Rica. Chantel didn’t know how the other ladies dates went, which I think is why she’s so emotional during the show and it’s understandable. So if Chantel is F1, I can see him having to reassure her during the show; however, now as the show is airing she’s seeing the edited dates just like the rest of us. I would think seeing the way the dates have been edited would be reassuring all on its own…it appears he only has eyes for Chantel.
On the other had we have Emily. Her relationship with Brad isn’t being shown in the best light. I know the Bremily fans say they see things and that it’s all clever editing, but that’s my point. According to the edit Brad is all about Chantel not Emily. So my thought is that if anyone would need reassuring on Monday nights, it would be Emily. Think about it…You think you have this great connection with Brad only to see it edited as awkward and stiff, yet this wonderful chemistry with Chantel is being shown everywhere. If that were me, I would be thinking WTH! I would be upset and not wanting to talk to him either.
It’s just a thought I had…my favorite was already eliminated and I enjoy both Chantel and Emily as I see parts of myself in both of them. Brad’s happy and that’s all that matters…he’s the one who has to live with his F1, not me or anyone else on this board.
Another quick thought…in the beginning of the season RS stated that Brad and Chantel were together but didn’t know if they were engaged. Now, months later he states that they indeed did get engaged and they still are. If Chantel is F1 I’m sure she’d accept the proposal so why didn’t he know about that when he was told about everything else? Perhaps Brad didn’t propose marriage at the FRC, but instead proposed a relationship outside of the show first…who would this benefit the most? I’d say Emily.
Sorry for the long post. I promise if I post again I’ll try not to ramble on so much. Can’t wait for March 14th so we can finally know what really happened. Thanks for reading...going back to lurking now.
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