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Jillian Harris, Star of The Bachelorette Season 5

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Eye Candy and WAY Better than The Bachelor

  • May 20, 2009
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As I have previously confessed (with reasons divulged), I watch every season of The Bachelor. Yes, I find it cringingly amusing to see 25 women claw their way to one man's heart - but what I find even more amusing to watch 25 men attempt to swoop one girl off of her feet. I am talking about The Bachelorette. A reality dating show in which - pretty much nothing is real. Unless ladies, you often find yourself living in an LA mansion with 25 hot and studly men living in a guest house below, just waiting to pounce on any chance he has to spend time with you. Or perhaps, your dating activities regularly include helicopter rides and private concerts from huge country stars. If that's normal for you- I assume this fantasy dating show does not captivate you as it does me.

This season's Bachelorette is Jillian Harris - a cast off from last season's The Bachelor in which she made it to the final three but was rejected by Jason (the then Bachelor) and sent home. Jillian is back and "ready to find love again" and she so convincingly tells us in her cute Canadian accent. With her "hot-dog-toppings-tell-you-everything-about-a-man theory thrown out the window - she seems ready for anything. So far we've seen the first episode - possibly the most anticipated one for me of the season. We (the viewers) get introduced to 25, no 30 hot, smart, and charming single men, as does oh-so-lucky Jillian Harris. Although the premier did not disappoint, here are a few of my first impressions of the season:

-          I quickly remembered why it was that I like Jillian so much when she had been on the Bachelor; she's cute, spunky, confident, and really down to earth. Oh- and rocking a white dress to boot.

-          The men seemed like a good melting pot of career orientated, laid back, adventurous, and witty guys which is a plus.

-          The foot fetish guy is sooooo creepy. I am embarrassed for his family and hope he gets sent home ASAP.

-          The country singer was adorable - he can serenade me if he wants!

-          Kiptyn is a hottie! I hope Jillian dumps him so my sister in law can date him since he lives in our area. Ladies check him out-- he's the first one up in the embedded video below.

-          The guy with the "pizza topping theory" has no game and is not clever at all - dude really?

-          The NY lawyer who, when sent home said, "Maybe she just doesn't like awesome guys" will regret he said something so stupid on national TV.

From the premier episode I can bet The Bachelorette won't disappoint this season! I do find it hilarious how chatty these boys are though. It is like a frat party- oh yeah but a dating show. Are they more into hanging out together? Not so sure. As for the cattiness I mentioned when I reviewed The Bachelor, it's no different with a bunch of single men. It is just cattiness with testosterone. I really hope Jillian does find her prince charming this time around. And I am pretty confident that she won't pick one guy and then change her mind and go back to another after the show has aired. She seems like she actually has a brain (sorry Jason).

 


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May 20, 2009
Great review! I saw the part with the foot fetishist who was described as a "Financial Analyst" and I immediately wondered what his co-workers would think of his creepiness when they saw him at work. Also, I have to disagree with one point...I thought the, "Maybe she just doesn't like awesome guys" was pretty funny and partially redeemed that guy from his egotistical, "I am a lawyer so a great catch" quote (paraphrased).
May 20, 2009
Alright... maybe that did redeem him a BIT-- though when he went in to the dialogue about not knowing what "country people" do anyway-- he's a city guy etc, I thought he was a real sore looser. regardless-- going to be an interesting season that's for sure!
 
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Now in its fifth year, the season premiere of The Bachelorette airs on Monday, May 18 2009. Jillian Harris, a fan favorite from last season's The Bachelor, will now be starring as The Bachelorette, taking her pick of 30 eligible men on the show. Jillian currently resides in Vancouver, British Columbia and works as a restaurant interior designer.

Through the show, men from all over the country will try to win Jillian's heart, as she searches for her soulmate in the hopes of finding a man to settle down and start a family with. Dates will take place in various parts of the world including California, Hawaii and Spain. And towards the end, Jillian and the Bachelors will travel to her hometown of Canada, where she'll show them the city sights through her eyes. Throughout the season, trios of lucky bachelors get to live in the mansion with Jillian, while the rest of the men must live together in an unspectacular bunkhouse down the hill.

As usual on the series, men will continue to be eliminated each week with two lucky men meeting her family, Jillian traveling to the final bachelors' hometowns to gain insight into their lives and the possibility of a proposal on the finale. Hosted by Chris Harrison, The Bachelorette is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television with Mike Fleiss and Martin Hilton as executive producers.

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