Natalie’s Bachelor Blog: Episode 7

Episode 7: Belize brings out the B#%ch in these girls…

Chris informs the over enthusiastic girls that this week there will be three one-on-one dates and 1 group date with a rose up for grabs. I’m sure Ben has already made up his mind on which girls he FOR SURE wants to take on hometown dates.

Lindzi and Courtney both have on excellent day wear. Lindzi in a busy patterned Maxi skirt and Courtney in her high waisted denim and white vest/purple scarf combo. Getzstyle Tip: When wearing a busy pattern, make sure to keep the other half of your outfit simple like Lindzi did. She wore a basic white tank to not draw attention away from her standout piece. Lindzi has consistently dressed to perfection this entire season.

Ben and Lindzi: Lovers Leap

Ben informs Lindzi that they will be jumping out of a helicopter into the ocean. They aren’t even wearing life vests! What if the wind gets knocked out of one of them? That water is dark and there would be no finding the missing person. What if a huge rock shifted and they jump right onto it? What if an odd ocean species is chillin’ in there waiting to eat its prey? What if Ben’s hair gets caught in his mouth and he can’t breath? OMGosh, these are all thoughts that would be going through my paranoid mind and I would NOT be jumping out of a chopper if I were Lindzi. Screw that! Well, they end up risking their lives for the thrill of it, which I am not OK with.

This swimsuit is great! I’m not sure how well that tube top bikini held up as she plunged into the water. I suppose that technically Courtney isn’t the only one who has been skinny dipping with Ben. Lindzi: “Today I literally fell for Ben. Out of a helicopter.” Too cute! I would have told Ben to eff off if I were you. I’m terrified of heights as well and would never feel the need to overcome that fear to please a dude. I’m perfectly good here, standing on the ground.

These two have a lovely evening and they seem to connect more than ever on this intimate date. Lindzi is pulling off the island look to perfection in this A-line, light pink dress complete with beach blown, wavy hair. “When I saw all the pillows and blankets on the bed with lit candles surrounding it, I felt all warm and fuzzy inside,” claims Lindzi. Girl! There is another name for that feeling you got, but save it for the fantasy suite. I can’t make my mind up on who I think Ben should end up with! How will Ben choose between so many great girls? My top 3, in no particular order, are: Lindzi, Kacie and Emily.

Ben and Emily: Ben: “Emily, do you Belize in love?” Hoooooomph

We certainly see a different side in Courtney, as she gets very emotional over Ben and Emily’s date. Is it simply that time of the month for her? Or is she sincere in her tears? This is certainly becoming a reality to her and to be honest with you all, I really think she is into the competition, I mean Ben.

Emily and Ben simply click! They are both adventurous, fun, charismatic and seem to have a blast together! I don’t see a total romantic chemistry there, but on a friendship level, these two have got it going on! Emily states, “I really do feel like I’m on vacation with my boyfriend!” Well, um, I’d hope so? If he were going to propose to someone in a couple weeks, I’d hope they are all his girlfriends at this point.

It’s hard to sit back and watch Ben give Emily away, but at the end of the day it’s Ben’s decision. I’ve broken up with guys that were fun to be around and treated me beyond perfection, but I couldn’t force myself to feel a romantic spark.

Ben and Courtney: WWST? (What Would Scotch Think)

I love how Courtney interacts with Ben. She is cute and playful with him and shows a softer side that the other women don’t always get to see. Sure, I really wish she were warm with the other girls, but she said it herself, straight to Ben’s face: she has more guy friends than girls. Some women are just like that. She is honest to Ben about her feelings about his other girlfriends, and in reality, I think it would be hard to befriend someone who is competing for the same heart of another. This doesn’t mean she has to continue to slam them and say rude things, but she doesn’t need to try to make friendships at this point. My point is, she is showing the side that the girls don’t like about her to Ben and he doesn’t care. She certainly doesn’t sugar coat around him! After Courtney brutally slams the other women, Ben asks her if she has a lot of girlfriends. Her response: “I have GOOD friends, a lot of guy friends.” Guy friends are not the same as girlfriends! I couldn’t live without all my girlfriends. I like having guy friends, but 9 times out of 10, the guy is more interested in getting in our pants than he is a friendship. Courtney needs some estrogen in her life. It doesn’t faze him and he continues to fall for her. He obviously likes her for who she is. Everyone has different taste in personality and Ben seems to dig Courtney even though she doesn’t vibe well with other women. So long as she makes him happy, who are we to judge who he likes? Now, let’s judge him (evil laugh)…

Group Date: Fear Factor

Once again, I would never feel the need to overcome my fear of ANYTHING to impress someone. Swimming with sharks? This show is more like Fear Factor than a dating show! Does anyone remember the super old dating show, Love Connection? Even that was not this cheesy :) The girls are worried that Rachel will get the rose due to overcoming her fear of sharks. They are also super annoyed that she is using this as her crutch to constantly be by his side.
Even when Courtney isn’t around, she is still the center of attention. After swimming with sharks (totally normal) the girls are fed up and stressed out at this point. Nicki and Rachel are pissed they didn’t get the rose and this strikes some serious emotional chords as they tell Ben what’s really up with his beloved Courtney. Ben has already seen her true colors first hand on his date, and after hearing what the girls had to say, I am so confused why he STILL had to pull her aside at the rose ceremony!

Rose Ceremony: There isn’t one. But, did Ben send home Emily because Courtney told him it hurt her feelings that he didn’t have her back? I think so!

The Good: Not Courtney and Ben’s conversation

Once again, Courtney’s evening attire takes the cake! The color of the dress is compelling and the fabric is rich. The length is perfect and the cut is phenomenal. Her revealing back line is adorable and sexy at the same time. Twisted straps, crisscrossing up her back, is the perfect little detail to make this dress jump out! Don’t judge fashion based off of your dislike for someone, but base it off of the designer’s work! She is a model, after all, so she is going to wear most garments well. GetzStyle Tip: Most men love the sight of a woman’s back more than they do her chest. When going for this look, make sure it’s done in a flirty way. Courtney’s dress was not revealing in the front and certainly was not skin tight. The little bit of sex that she showed was her back and it worked wonders.

Lindzi looked elegant in a free flowing, nude colored frock. This asymmetrical look really works for her, and the empire waistline was an added bonus. The fabric flowed gracefully as she walked to accept her ticket home to her family from Ben. For driving a pick-up truck, this girl really knows how to rock the runway in fashion!

Kacie’s dress is probably more beautiful off camera. I love a loud patterned maxi dress, but TV doesn’t do busy patterns justice. GetzStyle Tip: A Maxi dress is such an easy way to go. They are simple and perfect for those days that we don’t feel our skinniest;) They elongate the body, adding length without having to wear heels.

The Bad: Nothing to see here!

Nikki’s dress wasn’t awful, but it wasn’t great. I didn’t like the pattern on the base of her dress, colors, or design on her frame. She is simply gorgeous, so in all honesty, it really doesn’t matter what she wears. Rachel and Emily’s dresses didn’t particularly stand out to me, but they were still pretty cute. Bravo to all the women tonight for a job well done in regards to style:)

GetzStyle Award: Lindzi…AGAIN! Her swimsuit, date dress and rose ceremony dress were all stunning on this beautiful girl. I pretty much am to the point where I am going to stalk Courtney and Lindzi’s homes, so that when they leave to run an errand I can bust in and steel all their clothes.

Tonight was a rough episode to watch, and I’m pretty upset that after the relationship Ben formed with Emily, he didn’t even have the decency to walk her out. I am almost positive that Courtney is the reason Emily went home. I can almost guarantee you that Courtney told Ben that she needed to get rid of Emily or else she would leave. After all, she did tell Ben how much it hurt her feelings that he took Emily on a date instead of having her back. How do you all feel about Ben after this episode? I’m honestly a little scared to ask.

“The average woman falls in love 7 times a year. Only 6 are with shoes” -Kenneth Cole

Oh Ben, it’s not only important what you wear, but it’s also important to be aware. We all walk in different shoes, but some cross the line. Until next week…


Natalie Getz
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  1. I wish I could say something good about Courtney besides that she is well-dressed, and I applaud you for finding good. I just can’t see redeeming qualities in how she interacts with Ben. Her tone of voice around him seems babyish and fake and to me she really does seem to have some major personality issues. I don’t know her personally, so it’s very possible she’s really a lovely person and I really do hope no one is really how she appears. Anyway, thank you for the fashion tips and fun blogs :-)

    Comment by Heather — February 15, 2012 @ 11:17 am

  2. I have to laugh about the baby voice Courtney uses with Ben. It absolutely drives me nuts and reminds me of one of my sons girlfriend. One day he was really tired and his girlfriend was talking in her baby voice and he said ” Could you please talk like a grownup for once!” Needless to say the relationship ended?

    I would love to see Ben end up with Lindzi because she seems to be so uncomplicated and happy; however, I think he really is a little unique so he and Courtney are probably best suited for each other.

    Still missing the love and romance that we saw with Ashley and JP.

    Comment by Jacquie — February 15, 2012 @ 11:34 am

  3. haha you’re probably right Jacquie. They probably deserve each other. Missing the romance too…

    Comment by Heather — February 15, 2012 @ 11:42 am

  4. Why is Ben dressed so awful week after week? He shows up in those stupid T-shirts or tanks which are just plain ugly. I keep feeling like I am watching Survivor instead of the Bachelor. With Courteny and all the “winning” comments and then they go fishing, stuck on an island, etc. Sounds more like Survivor to me. What happened to all the over the top dates? Has Mike Fleiss gone cheap or is he just greedy? Hopefully this is the last of Ben driving a boat….

    Comment by samantha — February 15, 2012 @ 12:12 pm

  5. I think you are spot on, we didnt see the whole convo after Ben and Courtney disappeared… I am sure she said send Emily home or I am gone. I think Ben had such a stronger connection with Emily more so than Nicki… but he had no choice. Nicki will be out next.
    Courtney is such a master manipulator… its like watching a train wreck!
    SO sad he didnt even have the decency to walk the girls out. That’s just rude. Poor form Ben.

    Comment by Lucy — February 15, 2012 @ 12:28 pm

  6. Natalie, yours is the first blog I’ve read that’s pointed out a couple of things I agree with–one, I was SO appalled he didn’t walk Emily out either! First I thought, “Poor Rachel, doesn’t even get a walk out. But that’s probably because he’s waiting for Emily, they were closer.” Then he’s just like, “Bye!”. What the heck?? Talk about no closure on her part!
    Second, I agree that Ben is seeing the side of Courtney the girls keep warning him about, and though he’s a little concerned, he still likes her “edginess” to go along with his “weirdness” (his words!). Girls are always saying, “Why is she still here? If that’s the kind of girl he likes, then why does he like me?”–I agree, if that’s the the kind of girl he likes….maybe they need to go look for a guy who actually is concerned that his future wife is nice to others, gets along with other women, etc.
    Also, I feel like this episode we saw a softer side of Courtney. She’s no Bentley. She was telling Ben the exact same things she was telling the camera–she really likes him, she’s upset, she doesn’t feel a spark. She was completely honest with him about her own feelings. I don’t think she’s out to deceive him. I think she genuinely likes him… now whether they’ll actually make it past the first few months of the show being over is another question!!

    PS–the sharks? They were nurse sharks. harmless. Disney World keeps them in their snorkeling tank for kids!! Big Blue Hole? Not harmless! Dangerous sharks are there and the locals thought they were crazy for doing that, they really could have gotten attacked on that one!

    Comment by Benefit of the Doubt — February 15, 2012 @ 12:52 pm

  7. After this week and then the rumored cast-off next week, one might think Courtney is the one deciding who goes home. Picking off her strongest competitors one by one. The spark is gone??? There was never a spark to begin with. Her words and actions this week are an ongoing script she is following to be the “winner”. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and to me Courtney is the least attractive of the 6 girls.

    But then, Barbara Walters said it well the other day. Why are these girls behaving as they are over this fella. He is less than gorgeous. BINGO

    There is no comparison between Courtney and Michelle even though there is a lot of talk about the two. Michele was her produced bad image self on her ITMs. Courtney is same self on her ITMs and in her day to day interaction with the girls. So she would not be friends with these girls in her day to day life. Former female cast mates, she will undoubtedly not be friends with you either. Although she might take a run at some of the fellas. And she will be willing to give it up at the get go. As Richard Mathey said the “hump and pass”(or whatever).

    I feel the consensus of many is that Courtney is there for one reason, and one only. Her career. But it is recogized that, at this point, Natalie and the other former castmates have to tread lightly in their comments about her since the future is unknown as to any interaction there may be. Although it doesnt seem to impact Jesse, Dave, Reid and several of the other guys. Nothing but them laying it all on the line. She dont like it, TS.

    I continue to feel that both Ben and Courtney will not be accepted into the Bachelor/ette Family. I dont think Courtney will care, but Ben may be upset. He will still have Brad and Jake he can pal around with.

    Comment by Divr — February 15, 2012 @ 3:14 pm

  8. i respect courtney for standing up for what she believes in (right or wrong) and making ben work for her. all the other girls are doing whatever they can to please ben. emily maynard did the same thing – she made brad prove himself to her and that he was worthy of coming into her life.

    and courtney is pretty damn funny. she may be mean, but at least she has kept this show interesting this season. these girls are all boring!

    Comment by kate — February 15, 2012 @ 4:15 pm

  9. Courtney is nothing more than evil. He let some great girls leave this week.

    Comment by David B — February 15, 2012 @ 6:59 pm

  10. Ben Flajnik storm horse cream dreams

    Comment by charles — February 15, 2012 @ 8:02 pm

  11. Ben completely lacks style in how he dresses and class in whom he seems to be choosing and how he treated Emily. Go deserve a classy man, NOT Ben.

    Comment by Judy — February 15, 2012 @ 9:04 pm

  12. Natalie, this is one of your most logical post yet.
    On Emily-I think he should have walked her out also. He went after Blackely last week..he should have at least walked Emily out. Anyway I disagree on Emily, I seen no connection or chemistry! IMHO he should have sent Emily home long ago..around the time he sent Jenifer home..Instead of Jenifer he should have sent Emily packing.
    Courtney-Dont know what to make of her. I think she is pretty, but not a nice person. And having all ‘male friends’ RED FLAG! Sorry women with many male friends are called sluts in the real world.I just don’t like all the Courtneys ‘must be center of attention’ she is high maintenance! That will not make for a good relationship!
    Rachael- The best of the bunch and prettiest IMHO.
    Kacie B- Why the hype on her? I dont find her that great. She is normal ‘run of the mill’ Can find this gal on any Sunday at the local bar…same goes with Nicki ‘who has big thighs and will be fat at age 35″

    Comment by Nick — February 15, 2012 @ 10:05 pm

  13. ALSO- I am sure Courtney is a paid actresses. I think each season the bachelor has 1-2 props they use to add for sure-Micheal Money- Bentley..This season Courtney. Most though go home before we see hometown dates..Somehow Courtney is still around.I guess cause Ben is so boring and dull..they need drama for ratings. if Courtney was gone the shows ratings would by now be half.

    Comment by Nick — February 15, 2012 @ 10:51 pm

  14. i have to tell ya nat, i saw a “disturbing look” in ben’s face when C. said she had mostly “Guy Friends”….there is something a bit too serious about ben, that kinda makes me nervous….he comes across all cool and laid back, but i think he may have a temper and may have some control issues….(JUST GUESSING) saw a bit of it on ashley’s season, and now his….so if he thinks he’s gonna be “OK” with Miss C. (uber cute model boys friends) he’s got another thing coming!….YOU kNOW , cause you said it, as i KNOW….GUYS are the BEST, i had 100′s of guy friends in high school, and even college, but ALWAYS knowing that if i got serious w a “man” they would have to sit on the sidelines out of “Mad REspect!”….for my new man, whether he was jealous or not…..(and i would EXPeCT THis from HIM as well)…….it is totally immature to think one can keep their opposite sex friendships going at the same pace, when in a romantic sitch w/ a prospective mate!….. your TRUE GUys FRIENDS WILL understand that, and only hit ya up once every few months or so to “Make sure” all is well and that your don’t need someone’s knee caps broken!!?’….or a “quickie at the beach!” OOPS!…..joking!!!!……..SO THIS IS RED FLAG #1 and ! !!!…(Doesn’t it ALWYS seem to be this TYpE that think THEY ONLY HAVE MALE FRIENDS CAUSE WE Simple WOMEN CANNOT HANDLE her BEAUTY!) ….hjahahhahahha!……(they must believe something right!??).ben may think this is cute now, but a REAL Woman has 100s of girl friends, gorgeous and wonderful, boring and not so attractive, etc etc….GIRLS ya see we need our own, our HOMIES as we grow…..ALL our “SChool Boys Friends find a place to fit, and come out when necessary!!!!”…..hehehe!…ANyHOW….my guess, is our Bennie is ABSOLUTLEY OVERLOOKING EVERY RED FLAG flying at “Full Mast!”……..ALSO, if he truly let sweet EMS go because of C. rant on how she “treated her” ….Ben is a full on ,i’m gonna say it…”.P*&&y !!”…COME ON DUDE, this is reminding me of Brad and EMily….remember she could NOT get past how he kissed and had feelings for the other women!…..(ITS The BACHELOR, PEOPLE!….aGAME of WHO GIVES it to Ya BEST!) DEAL WITH IT!…..anyway, if that is true….HE will SOON have his “cahones” in a jar of a shelf in her dungeon, where she never sets them free!….just wait till this game is over, and SHE IS in CONTROL, or so she thinks….she WILL punish him for every thing, every kiss, every emotion he has toward any of the other girls….(think emily and brad!) …she could NOT get past that!….some can handle some can not!……..BEN not walking Emily out spoke volumes about how manipulated he has allowed himself to become, if we saw what we really saw…..sweet em, you will BE OK!……….another point, nat….i did some learning about the “Motions” of a “Liar”…..and all that “mouth movement from side to side, and twitchy facial features” our friend C. is putting out there is like 1,2 and 3 on the top of the list , along with playing with their face or having something touch or in front of their face….IE: Wine, wine and more wine, glasses!….hmmmmmm.!….RED FLAG 4,5 and 6!!….this last show left me sad and empty, when emily walked away….because i kept thinking Ben’s DAD would have “Loved” Emily!….remember he always told his son….”FInd a women smarter than you!”….and he said that to EMILY , and meant it ….for the RIGHT REASONS…..his dad did NOT mean, find a woman more CRAZY And MANIPULATIVE than YOU… no no, he certainly did nOT mean that!……oh well, i still have hope for my Kaci b!….but she TOTALLY NEEDS To “lay him down in tall grass and let her do her stuff!!!……c’mon Kace, whisper in his ear how you won the local “suck the chrome of a trailer hitch contest!!!”……HELP!!!…….something needs to happen BUT GOOD in that FANTASY suite, with or with out the BATON, i don’t care, but STEP up your “LADY GAME” Kaci B@………UG!….i’m exhausted just thinking of this!……YES, YES, your “Fashion comments ” are spot on as always…..i’m just drained form this season, and was pretty sure the “trantulla” was the stunt double for the “Black Widow”…..on the rocks that day!…..GOOD LUCK BENNIE!….LINDZi and KACI are still in it for YOU……not so sure about C. however maybe we ALL have it wrong, and they are TOTALLY meant for each other!…….SHOW ME, i’m ready to be humbled!!!!…………..until next time….! xoxoxoxoxoxo Pam….xo

    Comment by Pamela B... — February 16, 2012 @ 2:11 am

  15. Who cares about the relationship between Ben and Courtney.
    The problem is that Courtney trashing other women behind their backs.

    Comment by john — February 16, 2012 @ 2:59 am

  16. I hate the way Courtney interacts with Ben. Her baby voice makes me gag. She tries to put on an act, but she isn’t even good at it. Too bad Ben is too incredibly stupid to see through her.

    I agree that Ben sent Emily home to please Courtney (same reason he sent Shawntel home). He will do anything to keep her around. The truth is, outside of the Bachelor, a girl like Courtney would never give a guy like Ben the time of day. She dates actors and big shots and I really believe she is in it for the fame. He’s excited that the model is giving him the time of day, and he wants her to like him so he plants his lips firmly on her ass.

    Comment by ryan — February 16, 2012 @ 2:30 pm

  17. A woman shouldn’t have to be friends with every girl in the neighborhood in order to be seen as nice. If she has a couple of really GOOD girlfriends, why need an entire girl scout troop of friends to prove that she’s a good person? The other women have been talking trash about her AND some of the other women since the first night. I’m sure that in the modeling industry, it might be hard to have close female friends because of the inherent competition involved. It’s the same for the show. The women on the show bond out of the insecurity of not being the front runner. Besides, Emily probably needs a lot of guy friends to help guard her from other guys given her job.

    Ben obviously likes her for whatever reason and the fact that so many of these women are leaving the show with sour grapes shows they aren’t as gracious as they expect Courtney to be. I’m not impressed with the women this season at all.

    Comment by Louisa — February 17, 2012 @ 8:22 am

  18. Ben’s Cream

    Comment by Nick — February 20, 2012 @ 7:40 am

  19. Ben, Ben.. what is wrong with you… How can a man be in a big business and like someone that gets along with no one… Men can be conned so easily.. WAKE UP… ITS LINDZI

    Comment by Alyne — February 20, 2012 @ 7:19 pm

  20. What jeans & blouse was Lindzi wearing on her hometown date??? Anyone know brands ?? I thought she looked fab!!!!

    Natalie, love your blog!!!!!!!! What ever happened to you & David?? Thought that might be a good match if you straightened him out lol!!

    Comment by Carey — February 23, 2012 @ 1:54 pm

  21. I too really loved the jeans that Lindzi wore on her hometown date. Would love to know what brand they were?

    Comment by Tammy* — February 24, 2012 @ 10:32 am

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