Apparently ABC can only afford one Bachelor-franchise proof of success wedding at a time folks! And the first couple to get engaged is the first couple that gets to walk down the fantasy-rose-strewn televised aisle.
Earlier this week we announced that Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici's wedding was going to be sending moving Bachelor lovestory montages into our television screens very soon. But there's another franchise star looking to get a made-for-TV wedding as well! Desiree Hartsock, otherwise known as the least popularBachelorette ever, was angling to get her own nuptials to Chris Siegfried on the TeeVee when she was told, not so fast!
“Desiree wasn’t originally on board with the idea of having a TV wedding, but after she thought about it, she realized that this was the perfect opportunity to launch her dream career as a bridal designer,” an source reveals to Life & Style. Oh – yes why not use your wedding not only to celebrate the love of your life but for an ulterior motive to launch your career. Aaahhh…love in the land of the famewhores!
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.
Chris Harrison made the announcement on Monday night's After the Final Rose special. The audience went cray cray for Juan Pablo! Chris said, "No guy has made a greater impact with less screen time," later adding, "We may need Dodgers stadium for the first episode."
Indeed! Juan Pablo, a 32-year-old former professional soccer player from Venezuela, is charming, sexy, and funny. He lives in Miami with his four-year-old daughter, Camila, and looks forward to his reign as Bachelor. Me too!
While I generally prefer the Bachelorette over the Bachelor, Desiree Hartsock and her lot of guys are not holding my interest. Am I alone? At this point, I don't know if I'll finish the season, so I have set my sights on the race to be the next Bachelor.
Imagine my surprise when a familiar name – not linked to Des – popped up!
Reportedly, Emily Maynard's ex-fiance, Jef Holm, wants the gig. "Jef has been in talks with ABC about being the next Bachelor," revealed an inside source. "He loves fame, so it's no surprise he'd be open to the opportunity."
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.