My Favorite Contestants on ‘The Bachelor’

Elise Bachelor

ABC has never had a bachelor of the caliber of Juan Pablo. Juan Pabs has already vaulted the decade-old show to a three-year high in ratings. And when you sprinkle some Disney magic on a Spanish-speaking, self-aware single dad with a six-pack who is sharing a house with 27 women, you’ve hit the jackpot.

Juan Pablo

Boy did ABC’s casting department earn their paycheck this season. The most quirky contestant is Amy, a masseuse from LA who had one simple, dainty request.
Amy Bachelor

A self-proclaimed “artist of the human body,” she really gets into her craft.
Amy Bachelor

Unsurprisingly, Amy got cut in the first round. What was surprising: Her exit was the least embarrassing of the night.

Kylie was sent home packing in the following exchange:
Kat Bachelor

Hippie Lucy said it best.
Lucy Bachelor

The Free Spirit made herself comfortable earlier in the evening by hoisting her nasty bare feet on the lap of Juan.
Lucy Bachelor

Lucy Bachelor

Shoes are not the only thing Lucy goes without.

Lucy Aragon Facebook

Lucy Aragon Facebook

Don’t count the hippie out, though. She has quite the support network.

Lucy Aragon Twitter

Lucy Aragon Twitter

All Amy wanted to do was to win Juan Pabs’s heart by rubbing him down. Clare tried faking pregnancy. Didn’t work.
Clare Preggo

Sharleen, a opera chanteuse from Canada who was physically uncomfortable during her tete-a-tete with Juan Pabs, shockingly scored the first rose of the season.
Sharleen Bachelor

Juan Pab’s decision was made further perplexing amongst the wreckage Sharleen left behind when she shattered the entire Bachelor ethos in one fell swoop.
Sharleen Bachelor

Amongst all the stage-one clingers, psychos, and creepers, ABC did its part wrangling in a respectable bevy of babes. Kat is a dancer who is a reality season early. Right network, right night, wrong season, honey. I think you’re looking for Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

Kat Bachelor

But we appreciate you nonetheless.

Kat Hurd Instagram

Kat Hurd Instagram

Nikki is a baby doctor.
Nikki Bachelor

She packs some serious heat.

Nikki Ferrell Instagram

Nikki Ferrell Instagram

Chelsie had trouble accepting the fact that Juan Pabs had nudged her out of the photo booth.
Chelsie Bachelor

She better check that prescription.
Chelsie Bachelor

Next time, leave your glasses at home.

Chelsie Webster Instagram

Chelsie Webster Instagram

By the end of the night, I had two favorites. The first is first grade teacher Elise.
Elise Bachelor

I wonder why Juan Pablo allowed her to advance.
Elise Bachelor

Her skills are front and center.

Elise Mosca Facebook

Elise Mosca Facebook

I think she’ll go far.

Elise Mosca Facebook

Elise Mosca Facebook

Still, the early favorite this season is Renee, who like Juan is a single parent.
Renee Bachelor

More similarities: Renee also is from Florida, and is Juan Pabs’ age.

Renée Oteri Facebook

Renée Oteri Facebook

But Renee is my early favorite mainly for the fact she was the only lady in the premiere in a two-piece.
Renee Bachelor

Fight on, Renee.