Desiree Hartsock’s season is underway and I have to say hats off Mike Fleiss! This is probably the best crop of men I have seen since Ali Fedotowsky’s season and with all the fisticuffs and hair gel we are clearly classin’ it up this season. Despite the fact that the ground work was clear – Des is CINDERELLA (newsflash if you didn’t pick up on that as she goes from a civic “Pumpkin” to her powder blue Bentley. AKA horse drawn carriage”) we we’re introduced to 25 boys/men ready to dress up, fish for pennies, rip her dress and set things on fire for a “rose-worthy” first impression.
We were reminded of Des’ tearful goodbye, her tent living and how traveling with her Le Sport Sac to her Agoura Hills Mansion was like moving into a palace. So if they are going to stick with this Cinderella Theme all season – does that make Chris Harrison a much better less rounder fairy God Mother – aka. Godfather? Bibbity-Bobbity, LIMO Time!
Limo Exits and First Impressions:
So as the Limo’s pulled up to the yes, hosed down driveway – here are the “princes” in order of appearance: (***NOTE: If you all are wanting to keep track of this season download my hand dandy Bachelorette Tracker – available at the bottom of this post.***)
Drew – This Zach Morris Lookalike played it straight getting out of the limo. The dude knows how to rock a pocket square and is one hell of a bear hugger.
Brooks – Running your mouth and using improperly formed sentences earned your way into one of the geekiest and adorable entries – I’m going to keep my eye on you!
Brad – Brad pulled out a wishbone, he also told her “she won” like a five year old that “WON” the gun squirting contest at the fair. You seem less than enthused my dear. Try a white shirt with your pinstriped suit next time.
Bryden – Again… You’re an American hero – so I would be the Bachelorette-Bin Laden if I hated on you right? You played it smooth, but clearly rejected my advice to get rid of the bowl cut before you went on national television.
Michael G. – Came in for the hug with airplane wings and then got his sleeves wet to find Des’ penny in a VERY DEEP (and probably cleaned out) Fountain. He also has animated eye-brows. Who knew Tierra’s eyebrows were possibly contagious…
Kasey – Kasey Stewart! #WHEREHAVEYOUBEENALLMYLIFE. So despite the fact that I think we are a match in social media heaven and Des’ well still draws without a stylus… You get plenty of “likes, favorites, hearts” from me. #MarriageMaterial à improved, #MYMarriageMaterial
Will – Goes creepy old school and pulls out of his 6th grade textbook that Des’ is like Athena. Does he have the description written on the inside of his wrist too? Total odd ball move… He also does Bikram Yoga and hands out high fives on street corners. #Enoughsaid (see what I did there Kasey???)
Mikey T. – Anyone over the age of 13 that calls himself Mikey worries me. I think he’s going to give you a ring pop by the tire swing at the end of this instead of the Neil Lane sparkler. He won’t even need Neil he will just ask Nanu at the local 7Eleven. He’s also still wearing the same tight shirts from seventh grade… I would have paid money to see him rip a sleeve.
Jonathan – Why do I feel like Jonathan’s First Tinder message would be really creepy? Like “You would look good in my bed?” Why do I also feel like that room key he attempted to give Des is to a Motel 6 or a Super 8. Why do I also feel like there would be a corner hidden in stack of books in the room…this smells like Ray J. and Kim…
Zak W. – Zak may I borrow your abs? I would like to wash my clothes on them tomorrow. If you got it man – just maybe think about clothing yourself for the rose ceremony.
James – YOU are a meathead. I hope it’s you and Mikey T. in the ring playing fisticuff’s – I’ll literally start taking bets on Twitter.
Larry – Telling her to spin faster than trying to rip her out of her dress?!? I know you rip clothes off of people in the ER but this is the bachelor mansion… Don’t be weird dude. Oh and I know I said you look better with your glasses on, ya I take that back – glasses off, believe in the power of Lasik.
Nick R. – Magic CREEEEEPPS me out! Shoving a rose up your sleeve creeps me out more!
Zack K. – Great call on the tuxedo – BUT SNEAKERS! Really! You were down to the last drop! All or nothing bud.
Diogo – You’re walking in a knight suit like you have a HUGE jousting stick up your ass! Ewww and your sweaty… Sweaty knights are weird – and according to Jonathan, “waxing your eyebrows” isn’t cool either.
Chris – SO CLEVER! “Can I tie my shoe?” This was one of the cutest and adorable first impressions I have seen in many seasons. Any guy that can admit he has butterflies right off the bat – #MELTWORTHY (Again – Kasey, see that?!)
Mike R. – You have a big nose. That’s all since you’re gone after tonight… Also you’re McDreamy act, he’s a brain surgeon. You are a dental STUDENT.
Robert – To the Erik Von Detten look-alike, you are adorable. Your dog is adorable, your life is adorable – your first impression – confident and adorable! That and your MEGAWATT smile. I’m going to keep my eye on you.
Juan Pablo – Who-aan Pablo. A Spanish lesson a little chocolate and some feet he can do tricks with.
Brandon – Brandon rolls up on a bike and claims the crotch rocket is not a “two-seater.” But digging the tie!
Brian – A velour jacket SCREAMS playboy – you are totally the Hugh Hefner of the house. We will see if you get caught red handed.
Micah – Your pre-school stiched suit scared Des. Text on the back of your jacket looked like my quilt from 2nd grade Home-Ec.
Nick M. – Poems. Rhyming proves that you are A. not a rapper and B. not the next E.E. Cummings.
Dan – You are a dead ringer for Jeff Probst! Shouldn’t you be wrangling Anacondas in the outback with a bunch of emaciated people right now???
Ben – The crème de la crème of all entrances. Using the kid/puppy bait was the most adorable thing! #Classic (Kasey…notice…). Best lines from Brodie during his 30 seconds of fame –
- “Did I do everything?” (meltworthy)
- “I wish I could go to the party!” (Me too buddy, me too!)
- “It would be so much fun with Dad!” (UNREAL!)
The Cocktail Party:
So like moths to a flame Des enters the room and all eyes turn to her. Not to be interrupted however by a weird yet smooth interjection from the magician who noted he was going to “disappear with Des.” Let me tell you I don’t know if I am a sucker for cheap wit, but these guys have a few good lines up their sleeve.
As the first rose gets handed out to Ben for his son “Brodie’s Emmy worthy cuteness” we launch into full scale competition mode and we start to see the crazy come out. Brandon is thinking he’s already in love, Mikey T. gets confused for a New York guido and Jonathan creeps the SH*T out of her asking “Why ever not would she want to go to the fantasy suite with him literally minutes after they meet.” Jonathan, why do I feel like you are straight out of MTV’s BUCKWILD? Save the 30-second chat and bang out Motel 6 style for the Hickory, NC girls.
Swoon-worthy chats include:
1. Brandon’s adorable story about flipping a coin and attending his birthday or the Bachelorette Interview.
2. Brook’s certainty that he and Des would not only make great BESTIES but lovers too…
3. Ben’s family background chat – all leading back to their common ground, sharing time in a tent.
4. Kasey hashtaging #shrinkage after Zak W. jumps in the freezing cold pool. (still no shirt)
5. Bryden’s puppy love conversation. Absolutely rose worthy!
But alas the most badass rosemaster, arguably the chuck Norris of roses, Chris Harrison enters the room and clink his glass. After deliberation Des axes – Micah, Diogo (knight in shining/sweaty armour), Mike R., Nick R. (magic guy), Larry and sent home earlier in the night for his sheer creepiness, Jonathan!
Well we are off to a great start kids – Till next week! Remember to follow me on Twitter – I’ll be live tweeting every episode - @LaurenAPruner!
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P.P.S Here’s your Bachelorette Tracker for this season. The perfect way to keep track of who stays and who goes Desiree_Season 17_Bachelorette_Tracker (click to download and print!)
P.P.P.S. Chris Harrison glad you’re back. I’ve missed you.
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