The Bachelor – Three Gone And One Quite Critical About The Experience
When Ashlee popped up on screen last night on The Bachelor most people thought where had this girl been hiding as we had barely seen her.
She managed to grab her two minutes of screen time by having a confrontational discussion with Tim. He looked like a stunned mullet when she asked if he was into her. Clearly she breached The Bachelor etiquette as she was swiftly eliminated. Did she not realise that all the girls were meant to be interested in this quality specimen of manhood until he decided she was no longer required?
Ashlee being a journalist with Fairfax kindly wrote about her experience on the set for the SMH. She said she went on the show to learn some dating skills and get on television.
In brief this is what she said:
- Most girls on show to get their face on TV;
- Were stuck in the mansion unless they were on a date with Tim. She made that sound like a negative thing, though later in the article she wrote how it was like one big slumber party.
- Not saying complimentary things about Tim saw her not get the dates;
- She states it’s hard to not be swayed from your morals when producers are asking you leading questions. (Ed note: were they asking whether she would have sex with him?)
- Tim told her that he needed girls on the show who could talk to him easily on camera and make him feel more comfortable.
As a person working in the media she should know that if you are not entertaining you are out. Also it is not like she or any of the girls going on the show did not know what the format would be. So if you did not like competing against the other girls why go on the show. Oh and newsflash going on a reality dating show is probably not the best way to learn dating skills.
Tim could do with a few dating skills as well. He took all the girls on a group date to Calmsley Hill City Farm. This gave him an opportunity to show some machismo. He milked cows, bottle fed lambs and chased sheep.
He also took Sarah away from the maddening crowd and told her that he liked her. However this means nothing in Bachelorland as at the barn dance he squirrelled Anna away and gave her a party pash.
Natalie who is the cougar of the pack got the solo date and received the rose and the quick kiss at the Jenolan Caves. When she returned to the house she had a refreshingly restrained reaction to the whole date.
There were three girls eliminated last night and it was no surprise that Alana and Belle were the other two. Alana at the cocktail party had a crazed look on her face, not helped by her lipstick being in the same style as the Joker from Batman. She and Belle cornered Tim to get some time and he did not look like he handled it well. Maybe he did not want of repeat of the weird horny dog conversation he had had with Belle at the farm.
So no red rose for those two. Belle and Alana said their goodbyes to Tim and whispered that either Rochelle or Anna were his perfect match.