Ashley Spivey’s Blog: The Baconator, bad dresses, and tampons – The Bachelor is back!

Wow, I can’t believe it’s been a year since I was on the show! However, we’re onto the 16th season of the Bachelor and I’m excited to watch Ben’s journey to finding love. I’m also super excited that he got rid of that awful hairstyle he had at the end of Ashley’s season! Let’s get started!

Which producer is giving them the idea that sunhearts are cute? Did Kacie not watch us make fun of Ryan all the time for doing this? Regardless, I think Kacie is adorable and she’s already one of my favorites for the season!

Why in Jesus’ name would anyone everyone ever think that it’s a good idea to go on national TV and profess that you like to eat cow balls? TMI Amber!

This is the only time we will ever see Courtney looking rough – I can’t deny that she is absolutely gorgeous! I know the previews show that she doesn’t seem to get along with any of the girls in the house but I thought her, “Screw you and the horse you rode in on,” comment was pretty funny. Maybe she’s just the Michelle Money of this season?

Does Chris Harrison age? I’m serious! Dude looks younger than he did a couple of months ago!
Let’s move on to the limo intros! I have to admit that I wasn’t too impressed with this batch of girls’ style choices. The only dresses I really liked for the night were Kacie and Nicki’s dresses!

Never EVER tell a guy that your friends commonly call you the most calorie filled burger at Wendy’s. Seriously – the Baconator has 1330 calories and is one of the 41 most deadly fast food items you can order. I’m pretty sure Ben doesn’t want a taste!

Did anyone catch that Ben zipped up his fly/maybe had a boner after Courtney introduced herself and walked back into the house? What was going on down there Ben?

I thought Emily had the cutest intro of the night! I might be a little biased because she’s a North Carolina girl :)

I don’t know whether to be terrified of Lyndsie or laugh along with her? I do like that she has a great sense of humor and seems to have no problem making fun of herself but you definitely shouldn’t point out your butt chin within 2 minutes of meeting the guy you like.

I wish Shawn had shown more of her cute, caring mom side rather than slugging Ben on the arm. Shawn, you just slugged your way into the friend zone!

Lindzi’s entrance cannot be topped. It might be the most original entrance I’ve ever seen and it definitely made a great first impression! Duh, of course she’s going to get the first impression rose!

I also really liked Nicki, who went through a young divorce but she hasn’t let that make her pessimistic about love. She seems to have a happy and bubbly personality!

Grandma Sheryl was awesome! I think it was really cute that Brittney brought her on the show and I couldn’t understand why some girls in the house were being so mean about her. Someone said, “It smells like Grandma.” That’s just mean! Shame on you!

Emily’s rap was cute. Ben’s seal clap was not.

Courtney and Ben had a pretty flirty conversation and I think her confidence really puts Ben at ease. Plus, I’m sure she’s not hard to look at.

I really do feel for Jenna – I do. It’s never fun to have all of America think that you are emotionally unstable after you have a huge crying fit on national TV. I can speak from experience. However, this exchange that she had with Monica was not a good idea. You should NEVER EVER be this confrontational with someone on the first night. I will give Monica a little break during this exchange – it is impossible to feel something for a person after a brief convo. Feelings really don’t start to happen until you have multiple conversations or after a date. There was another girl on my season that brought the feelings issue up on the 2nd night in the house and it put a HUGE target on her back!

However crazy Jenna was being though, Monica was a little aggressive about the whole thing. Maybe Jenna was being silly but that isn’t a reason to say, multiple times, that you will punch her in the face. Do you ladies even realize that y’all are being filmed?

Apparently Monica doesn’t know that she’s being filmed because she started putting the moves on Blakeley. Guess Monica does have feelings for someone in the house…

Jenna’s exchanges with Ben were some of the most awkward moments I’ve ever seen on this show and I can’t believe that she held a rose ceremony up. Do you know late those rose ceremonies occur? By the end of the first night you are so exhausted, emotionally and physically, that I would be super angry at someone who was being that dramatic. Get it together girl! Represent us New Yorkers better!

Speaking of awkward, this is the weirdest and grossest thing I’ve ever heard uttered on this show. Not classy Jenna! Ugh – y’all are making me want to give classes to girls who are thinking about going on this show about how to act on camera!

There weren’t really any surprises at the rose ceremony except for Ben keeping Jenna. I pretty much knew that Lyndsie, Holly, Dianna, Anna, Amber T, Baconator, and Shira were going to go home!
With that said, my top 5 favorite girls are Lindzi, Jamie, Nicki, Emily and Rachel! Who did y’all like? Who didn’t you like? Did you like the first impression rose recipient? Do you wish he had sent Jenna home?