Every once in a while, I have to give credit where credit is due when it comes to the reality TV stars I love to hate. I really (really, really) thought Emily Maynard would do everything in her power to remain in the spotlight following her stint as the Bachelorette. Much to my surprise – not so much!
It's been a full year since Emily and Jef Holm ended their engagement – can you believe it? – and nearly ten months since Emily gave Reality Tea anything to snark on. These days, Emily appears to be content spending time with her daughter, Ricki, and a new mystery man, as well as designing and blogging.
Oh Ali Fedotowsky…I promise we won't forget you were once the Bachelorette many seasons ago. How could we? You pop up every time anything Bachelor or Bachelorette related happens. A new season? Tell us your thoughts! A bitter break-up? You can relate to how hard it is to make a fauxmance work in the public eye. A former contestant reunion? You'll be tweeting about it (and seriously, don't stop doing that–I love it!).
In all seriousness, I think Ali is precious, and kudos to her for extending her fifteen minutes from the franchise. Now, Ali's sharing her thoughts on Desiree Hartsock (she can rap, y'all! Watch below!) and sharing some behind-the-scenes knowledge that only a Bachelorette would know.
Hello out there? Are you watching reality shows or are you outside enjoying the beginning of summer? I like to think I've found the perfect balance of both, but it seems we all need to step up our game a bit and show some love to old faithfuls.
Unfortunately, Monday night's shows didn't fare well in the ratings race. Desiree Hartsock's quest for love began on the Bachelorette, but a lot less people tuned in to watch her pass out roses than in seasons past. Likewise, viewers for The Voice are on a steady decline.
Who doesn't love to watch strangers meet, get whisked off to exotic locales, fall in love and find fame get married? It's a tried and true formula, and it almost always works…the fifteen minutes of fame, of course–not the marriage.
ABC's new Bachelorette is hoping that the show's odds are in her favor (or not in her favor…whichever makes her more likely to find a guy she actually likes) after failing to find love with BachelorSean Lowe. Desiree Hartsock, like all the other true believers before her, still thinks that the process can work. Sure.
Speaking of finding love, the shows' host, the dapper Chris Harrison, has apparently done just that. And not with me. Curses!
According to ABC's press release,Desiree, 27, longs to find a love like the one her parents share. "Married for 35 years, they've always supported and appreciated one another. Their values helped guide Desiree to become an industrious, passionate, and creative woman who is working hard to make her dreams come true."
"This spunky, athletic, and artistic woman is eagerly looking for a life filled with spontaneity, love, and laughter. And Desiree is positive, after falling in love [with Sean Lowe] on theBachelor, that she can find her soul mate on the Bachelorette."
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Two reasons: I much prefer the Bachelorette over the Bachelor. A house full of laid-back men is much more entertaining to me than a house full of catty women. Also, Emily Maynard made my head pound, so I feel gypped out of a season.
In a recent interview with People, Desiree talks about her parent's marriage, shares what she looks for in a partner, and touches on that very first night.
Desiree longs to find a love like the one her parents share. "My parents have been together for 40 years and married for 35," Desiree shares. "My dad has her back no matter what, and she's so affectionate to him. They act like they are 16."
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Desiree Hartsock's season of the Bachelorette premieres in one month. In real time, Desiree has narrowed her pool of possible husbands down to three, though Reality Steve has already chosen the winner.
"From what I'm hearing, Desiree's choice in the end will not surprise anyone," Steve tweeted on April 17. "She's apparently known from early on who she liked the most." Steve went on to name the guy earlier this week; however, he also predicted a less than rosy future for Desiree.
Reality Steve's expert opinion is – you might want to sit down for this! – the guy that Desiree most likely chooses doesn't seem to be ready for – are you sitting down? – marriage! GASP! NO! SAY IT ISN'T SO!