Top 5 Moments from “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette”
As we edge closer to the final episode of Bachelor Sean Lowe’s season, we can’t help but reflect on some of our favorite “Bachelor” and “Bachelorette” moments of seasons past. Starting with the current season, here’s a look at some of our favorite moments.
“The Bachelor” Season 17
Bachelor: Sean Lowe
Top Moment (to date): When Sean gives Tierra LiCaus a rose after she threatens to leave.
Whether it’s artful editing or genuine emotional immaturity, one thing’s for certain: Tierra knows how to bring the drama. While there will likely be more drama-laden Tierra scenarios to choose from in the future, our favorite “Bachelor” moment so far this season is the group date where the girls are prematurely celebrating a crying Tierra’s departure from the show, only to be confronted with the harsh reality that she just won the rose. The palpable look of disbelief on each of the girl’s faces when Sean snatches up the rose to save Tierra from leaving is absolutely priceless. It appears Tierra’s translucent behavior isn’t all that transparent to Sean, after all.
Bachelorette: Emily Maynard
Top Moment: When Emily tells Kalon off.
Who would have thought sweet little Emily could get so riled up? All it took was one inappropriate comment from Kalon McMahon, villain du jour, about Emily’s brood to get our demure bachelorette seeing red. When Doug Clerget told Emily that Kalon referred to her daughter, Ricki, as “baggage,” Emily flipped out. “I’m so angry right now,” Emily said. “I want to go out there and rip his limbs off and beat him with them.” She followed that up with our all-time favorite “Bachelorette” quote, “I want to go West Virginia hood rat backwoods on his ass.”
Bachelor: Ben Flajnik
Top Moment: When Ben and Courtney went skinny dipping.
The moment we saw Courtney’s well-practiced pouty face in the stairwell, we knew she was up to no good. We expected a little late night kissing, not naked canoodling in the ocean. While we feel stripping down on national television is audaciously tacky and extremely disrespectful to the other girls he brought along to Puerto Rico, we have to give props to Courtney for using her feminine “resources” to make an impression on Ben and permanently cloud his judgment for the remainder of the show. She did “win,” after all.
Bachelorette: Ashley Herbert
Top Moment: Bentley Williams flies to Hong Kong.
While we never like to see anyone played for a fool, it’s hard not to appreciate Bentley’s despicably outrageous behavior. We almost mustered a grain of respect for him when he left the show on his own accord, but he reclaimed his douche bag status when he showed up to Ashley’s Hong Kong hotel to dump her all over again. In a perfect world, Ashley would have listened to Michelle Money’s warning about Bentley; instead, Ashley jumped in heart first and starred in a scene that should be required viewing for all women dating emotionally inaccessible men. We’re sorry Ashley had to endure the heartbreak and embarrassment, but damn it made good TV.
Bachelor: Brad Womack
Top Moment: Brad’s refusal to kiss Emily on the hometown date.
Brad can claim he was trying to follow proper etiquette all he wants, but we can recognize a deer in headlights when we see one. Brad’s reluctance to kiss Emily is our favorite entertainingly awkward “Bachelor” moment. It’s pretty apparent Brad questioned what he was doing there, evidenced by how quickly he bolted. Poor little Ricki, will she ever find a daddy?
Which of these moments is your favorite?
About the Author: Guest blogger Lisa Forester has been a fan of The Bachelor since season 1. When she isn’t watching people find love on TV, she writes a column featured on Starpulse. She is also a writer for Satellitetv.com, now featuring dishNET.