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Bachelorette 14 - Becca Kufrin - All Blogs - NO Discussion - *Sleuthing Spoilers*

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Sharleen Joynt on The Bachelorette Season 14 Premiere!
Sharleen Joynt—FLARE columnist and former ‘Bachelor’ contestant—shares her insider POV on the first episode of Becca Kufrin’s season

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Sharleen Joynt on The Bachelorette Season 14 Premiere!
Sharleen Joynt—FLARE columnist and former ‘Bachelor’ contestant—shares her insider POV on the first episode of Becca Kufrin’s season
May 29, 2018 Sharleen Joynt   0

Last night I had the pleasure of kicking off this season with 100 or so Bachelor Nation fans in Toronto! We drank bubbly, noshed on Maltesers, and laughed and groaned our way through what I think was a pretty great premiere. Thank you all for being such fantastic readers and now, viewing buddies:) FYI, this week’s The Morning After—watch it above—is last night’s post-episode panel discussion, including a solid question-and-answer session!

After a Bachelor finale that left us all feeling a bit sick, we’ve finally been granted the female-driven counterpart to take that bad taste out of our mouths. A season of fresh starts, new beginnings and female empowerment! Yeah! And what better way to launch such a #GirlPower season than with… tears? Lots and lots and lots of the empowered woman in question’s tears. Now, I know a Walk Down Memory Lane bit is par for the course at the start of every season, but instead of serving as a reminder of Becca’s worthiness as Bachelorette (which she unquestionably is, with or without heartbreak!), it rather reemphasized that no “reward,” not even the reward of lead, can make up for what she went through. Think about it: that breakup and heartbreak was not limited to the bubble, to filming, to a temporary space. It had to have infiltrated her real life, her real relationships, and, in some capacity, must have irrevocably altered her ability to trust. I’m not suggesting Becca is not in a position to find her own Mr. Right—she’s likely better equipped than anyone from her season—and of course, a consolation prize is better than none at all. But being crowned Bachelorette is not some magic Band-Aid that negates the trauma she experienced last season, and the up-close shots and amplified audio of her sobbing for the first five minutes of last night’s episode confirms that.

One thing that stood out to me as very refreshing about this premiere was the conspicuous lack of (obnoxious) drunkards and villains. Rather, there were two major mini-dramas. First, there was the story with Chase, who apparently is so upsetting to even casually date that two years after the fact, women in his wake are still holding grudges. There were major plot holes with this story! As Becca rightfully zeroed in on, if this was such a casual dating scenario and it was so long ago (both of his claims), why and how could this woman still be so resentful? My favourite moment was when he attempted to sidestep this by saying, “I thought it if was going to be anyone it’d be one of my two exes.” Oh, dude… no. Don’t suggest that two of your actual exes would be the ones you’d expect to have a bone to pick with you—no girl wants to date that guy.

Next was a very shifty-eyed Jake, an acquaintance of Becca’s. According to Becca (whom I unequivocally believe over anyone this shifty-eyed), they’d met several times and ran in approximately the same Minnesota social circles. Jake only remembered having met Becca once (yikes), at a Christmas party. Becca’s main concern was that, regardless of how many times they’d met, if he were interested, why hadn’t he made a move earlier? Somehow, Jake thought a good defense would be to reiterate that he only had “one conscious recollection” of having met Becca. First, this doesn’t even answer her concern. Second, how is this an excuse? Third, why on earth would any woman want a guy who didn’t even remember having met her?! This guy’s a real Casanova.


As it became increasingly clear that this conversation was heading towards Jake being sent home, he grew less charming, more condescending and dismissive, and he proceeded to unapologetically steamroll her polite attempts to interrupt him. Now, he should have simply said he’d been through a lot and had turned a new leaf. (I’m still not sure how this adds up to him not remembering people he’d met, but whatever. It would’ve still been a million times better than what he unfortunately did say.) Instead, he turned the onus on Becca: “I don’t know what you’re hanging onto from prior to the Christmas party that I remember, but it sounds like you might be hanging onto a different me from when I was at a different point in my life. And I want you to know, I’ve had a very transformative year.” Um, how is it her business to know what “point in his life” he was at those other times they’d met, and how is she the one “hanging onto” anything? THEY ARE TWO HUMANS WHO HAVE MET X NUMBER OF TIMES. This is fact, not something that is up for debate or that can be altered by excuses.

Look, what Jake was getting at may well have been reasonable (maybe he had a drinking problem and didn’t remember half the people he met while on the sauce?), but it’s the tone with which he explained this to her that I couldn’t stand. It was as though she were an idiot or a young child, as though she was the one who should somehow know HIS story, when he’s the one who showed up on HER season. There was no sense of: “Oh gosh, I’m embarrassed and sorry I don’t remember meeting you. I was actually going through a rough time then. What impression do you have of me and how can I remedy this?” Rather, he took no responsibility and went on the offensive, à la: “I don’t know what impression you’ve decided to have of me but here’s why you’re WRONG.” This guy was the worst, and I was downright thrilled when Becca sent him packing.

Oh and my new go-to excuse for all former failings is that I’ve had a very transformative year.

Now onto a sunnier topic: my Night One stand outs! My hands-down favorite of the season so far is Blake, who manages to come across as self-deprecating and self-aware while still possessing the right amount of swagger and confidence. While Jean Blanc’s intro video (mostly about his expensive taste and obsession with colognes) wasn’t super flattering, it did seem like he was in on the joke and this shows he’s able to laugh at himself. I really enjoyed Joe, the Chicago grocery store owner, and was both shocked and disappointed that he was sent home so soon. Though we didn’t get a ton of concrete conversation from him, I have no shame in admitting I was swooning over the specimen that was professional basketball-drunker Christon. Leo, the stuntman with all the hair, won me over quickly with his pan-faced, bone dry ITM commentary. Garrett is just delightful. He’s got one of those smiles that’s infectious and can light up a room. The best part is he’s got the ruggedness to offset that prettiness—you get the impression he spends more time outdoors than indoors grooming himself (versus, say, Jordan, who for all the smack he was talking, was actually very entertaining). Clay was a total teddy bear. I found him ADORABLE; he clearly had a lot of lines and moves planned but was so nervous that they all came off a bit robotic (which, of course, endeared him to me). Finally, David, in the chicken costume, proved that wearing a costume doesn’t make you desperate or uncool—rather, he almost seemed cooler for it, and he definitely has game.

As for who I think caught Becca’s eye…

A photo of Bachelorette season 14 contestant Garrett in a white shirt and dark blazer
(PHOTOGRAPH: COURTESY CITY)

1. Garrett, 29: Garrett’s Night One showing went about as well as one can hope for. He ticked off every major box and with flying colours. He had an intro video that managed to be kitschy and goofy yet legitimately funny—he’s the one making the jokes, not the one at the butt end of them (though he does seem very capable of laughing at himself). His limo exit was pretty darn perfect (the minivan was very much a “How has no one thought of this before?” gimmick). Oh, and he got the First Impression Rose (and we know by now that when a Bachelorette—versus a Bachelor—doles one of those out, he will be lasting a very, very long time). But what stood out to me the most, even among these accolades, was the ITM of Becca saying that Garrett reminds her of home and that he’d fit in with her family really well. In light of Rachel Lindsay’s advice at the beginning of the episode—where she stressed focusing on what could work in real life, outside of the fantasy—these statements have major weight.

A photo of Bachelorette season 14 contestant Blake in a maroon shirt and grey pants
(PHOTOGRAPH: COURTESY CITY)

2. Blake, 28: Something about Blake really stands out to me. He has an old school sort of good looks, like he could come from a different time. Like, I can totally picture him in a 1950s diner as depicted in a Norman Rockwell painting… Ahem, more importantly, Becca is a major fan. His “limo” exit, or rather, his entrance on an actual ox, was adorable (and shown!) and we got a substantial chunk of his 1-on-1 conversation with Becca, accompanied by romantic frontrunner music. They bonded over having learned from their former relationships that they have a lot of love to offer (“If I can love the wrong person this much, imagine how much I can love the right person”), and Becca said they’re on the same wavelength: “We just get each other and we don’t even know each other.” He may not have gotten that FIR, but he’s a major contender.

A photo of Bachelorette season 14 contestant Colton in a pink shirt and black leather jacket
(PHOTOGRAPH: COURTESY CITY)

3. Colton, 26: If I’m completely honest, Colton didn’t stand out to me as much on first watch, but when I watched the episode with a room of 100 women, with the oohs and ahhs he received, I realized he’s a force to be reckoned with this season. Intro video, check. First out of the limos, check. His 1-on-1 time was brief, but it was shown. He has All-American good looks, an athletic background, a bit of a sob story (his injury) and he now runs a charity. Honestly, I don’t see him going until the very end based on the conversation that was shown between him and Becca—he was also way too prominent in the previews to be the winner—but this guy has Bachelor written all over him. And if I’m right about this, he will definitely go far based on this show’s formula.

A photo of Bachelorette season 14 contestant Conner in a navy gingham shirt and blue suit
(PHOTOGRAPH: COURTESY CITY)

4. Connor, 25: I was torn between putting Chris and Connor in this spot but Chris getting called last at the Rose Ceremony bumped up Connor. Connor looks almost disturbingly like the love child of several former Bachelorette contestants (particularly Jordan Rodgers and JJ Lane) but I should probably get over that because I think he could be lasting awhile. His full limo exit was shown, and after being the aggressive one who “stole” Becca first, their conversation was shown, accompanied by frontrunner music (really, though, it was more like sexy-time music). I find Connor a tad too suave, like he knows what he’s doing to make it far, but I’m giving him the benefit of the doubt… for now. Regardless, based on Night One, this race is between Garrett and Blake only.

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by GuardianAngel
on Tue May 29, 2018 8:35 pm
 
Search in: Bachelorette 14 - Becca Kufrin - Misc Sleuthing
Topic: Bachelorette 14 - Becca Kufrin - All Blogs - NO Discussion - *Sleuthing Spoilers*
Replies: 7
Views: 1488

Bachelor 22 - Arie Luyendyk Jr - Episodes - Mar 6th ATFR - #2 - *Sleuthing Spoilers*

@Diana wrote:
Topics tagged under girlpower on  E9_B29559_7_C73_49_FA_BA10_1_ACD50_AE5_ACA

aww I love how the girls stick together! #girlPower beatingheart That was so sweet to watch how close the girls are to each other, true gems
by missnana
on Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:59 am
 
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Topic: Bachelor 22 - Arie Luyendyk Jr - Episodes - Mar 6th ATFR - #2 - *Sleuthing Spoilers*
Replies: 924
Views: 40912

Rachel Lindsay & Bryan Abasolo - FAN Forum - Discussion - #3

@Maddy wrote:Topics tagged under girlpower on  20901991_161891091040043_4718807854318878720_n
therachlindsay
Before the day ends...I have to give a (claping) for the ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY of @sheliftgrams! This amazing campaign celebrates babes supporting babes and you can show your support for SheLift when you purchase a MAYBE YOU LITERALLY CAN EVEN shirt. % of the proceeds will benefit SheLift and support girls with physical differences. Link in my story to learn more visit SheLift.org #makeadifference #shelift #maybeyouliterallycaneven #girlpower

My gosh what's her secret to her skin being that flawless? I need to know stat. Pronto. She is a wondah womahn. Topics tagged under girlpower on  1f60d  

@makeover wrote:
@Rachelsseason wrote:Their IG snippets are always hilarious, but the last one where she is "practicing" with her hands in her head, and Bryan chuckling in the background saying "what is that" had me in tears.

I just find it hilarious that when she was practising the song, she had to do the hand action as well, instead of just practising the words first.  laugh out loud  No wonder Bryan was like What is that!
I think they get along well with each other because they both seem to be young at heart. She's like a teenage girl with him and they love to tease each other.

I think it's also because Rachel went right back to saying "cabezeh." Lol now I have Bryan's voice in my head. "CabaeZEH?! Cabaezeh?!" laugh out loud
I think I developed smile lines on my face overnight because of these two. Bryan's voice when it's laced with laughter is so cute. Rachel holding her head in her hands looking sheepish and later hiding behind a pillow is to-the-nth-degree cute, too.
by everglow
on Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:16 pm
 
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Topic: Rachel Lindsay & Bryan Abasolo - FAN Forum - Discussion - #3
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Views: 46825

Rachel Lindsay & Bryan Abasolo - FAN Forum - Discussion - #3

Topics tagged under girlpower on  20901991_161891091040043_4718807854318878720_n
therachlindsay
Before the day ends...I have to give a (claping) for the ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY of @sheliftgrams! This amazing campaign celebrates babes supporting babes and you can show your support for SheLift when you purchase a MAYBE YOU LITERALLY CAN EVEN shirt. % of the proceeds will benefit SheLift and support girls with physical differences. Link in my story to learn more visit SheLift.org #makeadifference #shelift #maybeyouliterallycaneven #girlpower
by Maddy
on Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:14 am
 
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Topic: Rachel Lindsay & Bryan Abasolo - FAN Forum - Discussion - #3
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Views: 46825

Andi Dorfman - Bachelorette 10 - FAN Forum - Discussion - Thread #2


Channeling my inner "Kate Middleton" aka classy lady at today's @dressforsuccess breakfast! Such a beautiful and inspiring morning.  Topics tagged under girlpower on  1f457 : @lattoridress #dressforsuccess #charity #girlpower by @andi_dorfman
by Linds911
on Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:00 pm
 
Search in: Bachelor and Bachelorette - Former Contestants - Fan Forums - Discussions
Topic: Andi Dorfman - Bachelorette 10 - FAN Forum - Discussion - Thread #2
Replies: 656
Views: 46361

Caila Quinn - BIP - Season 3 - Discussion - #2


Sorry I missed your bday @danielgcox hope it was amazing. #fbf Topics tagged under girlpower on  1f389 Topics tagged under girlpower on  1f389 by @amberj22chi



When you're a fan of #BachelorInParadise and it turns out their cast is a fan of your company too. #remake2016 #selfierow by @michesaurus



Loved meeting @cailaquinn today at Re:Make! She was super sweet despite my fan girling! Topics tagged under girlpower on  1f606 Topics tagged under girlpower on  1f602 . #britandco #remake2016 #bachelornation #girlpower by @valeriemckeehan



Look who I ran into this morning at a new shop opening on Union Street! @cailaquinn was super sweet and her hair was gorgeous as usual #bachelornation by @carpediem129



If you thought @cailaquinn and her hair were beautiful on TV, you should have seen her in person....don't mind my nervous laughing by @aimeechoi



With @cailaquinn at the grand opening of Morning Lavender! So gorgeous in person! She gave me some hair tips Topics tagged under girlpower on  1f481 #thebachelor #morninglavender by @amesnguyen



When two very bubbly people collide. @cailaquinn #thebachelor #morninglavender by @amesnguyen



AH got to meet my favourite @cailaquinn of the bachelor and BIP Topics tagged under girlpower on  1f60d Topics tagged under girlpower on  1f60d she's even more beautiful in person! #matchingtops by @suweeee



Great to meet you @cailaquinn Topics tagged under girlpower on  2764 #morninglavender by @callmemacy



Eagles on the war path! @cailaquinn #bcalum #bachelorinparadise #thathairtho #goeagles #sf #morninglavender #dressedup by @ashdombalis



You get my rose @cailaquinn Topics tagged under girlpower on  1f339 by @kthelete



A summary of our encounter: (1) her being perfect (2) me being an awkward derp #bachelornation #notevenashamed #becausesheisgoals by @instagataaa



so cool meeting @cailaquinn today! she's a class act Topics tagged under girlpower on  1f339 by @natalieanastasia



Met @cailaquinn from #thebachelor today!! She's so perfect... Topics tagged under girlpower on  1f622 Topics tagged under girlpower on  1f622 Topics tagged under girlpower on  1f622  by @iamm_samm
by bluwavz
on Sat Oct 01, 2016 9:31 pm
 
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Topic: Caila Quinn - BIP - Season 3 - Discussion - #2
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Caila Quinn - BIP - Season 3 - Discussion - #2

:claphands You always find the rare pics @bluwavz and I see it's new rare pic! She looks beautiful in white! rock
Always love how you word things and say it @siena so glad u are fan of Caila's to see ur intellectual thoughts. Yes, true in the vid you can tell how she can be on issues! She is unique! Also,I want her her pink dress where she met Shiri. Thanks for posting it from her ig pic!rock

@TheWrongReasons beautiful new avi! :claphands

Loved how inspired & #girlpower Caila felt at #remake2016 yesterday from her ig stories and snaps!What a great group of ladies who were keynote speakers at that event on Friday!

Have a wonderful wkd everyone! Enjoy the 1st day of Oct! :sending flowers
by SunnyRachel
on Sat Oct 01, 2016 12:48 pm
 
Search in: Bachelor 20 - Ben Higgins - Contestants
Topic: Caila Quinn - BIP - Season 3 - Discussion - #2
Replies: 955
Views: 45479

Celebrity Family Feud - S3 Bach's vs 'Ettes - Sunday July 31st - *Spoilers* - Discussion


Men vs Women, who you got? Topics tagged under girlpower on  1f4aa Don't miss it Sunday Night on ABC! #bachelor #bachelorette #ABC #celebrityfamilyfeud by @benzornlife



We're coming for you "Bachelorettes"! Tune in to witness the most dramatic episode in the history of Family Feud. Sunday night on ABC. #celebrityfamilyfeud by @shawn_booth18



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#WCW to these BADASS BABES!!! Think we can beat the men this Sunday on #celebrityfamilyfeud? Topics tagged under girlpower on  1f4aa Topics tagged under girlpower on  1f481 #girlpower by @andi_dorfman

When someone mistakes you for a "celebrity" and they let you play Family Feud. Watch your old Bachelor favorites this Sunday at 8pm on ABC. by @chrisstrandburg



Steve Harvey is the man. Make sure you tune in Sunday to watch the girls vs the boys on Celebrity Family Feud. #BlueCheese by @kaitlynbristowe
by bluwavz
on Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:26 pm
 
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Topic: Celebrity Family Feud - S3 Bach's vs 'Ettes - Sunday July 31st - *Spoilers* - Discussion
Replies: 36
Views: 4052

Luke Pell - Bachelorette 12 - *Sleuthing - Spoilers* #2

Luke snapped was at the boxing gym with the ladies last night--Ashley Eicher the host/producer from Rolling Stone who interviewed him at CMA.  Said the ladies could knock him out. giggling  

That was last night.  Nothing since, but he is probably driving to Texas for his gig this Saturday.  Just my guess.


@luke__pell at @jamesjfuertes boxing club earlier today w/ @ashleyeicher and @thesheeva_tbc  #friends #boxing #nashvegas #girlpower #lukepell #bachelornation #titleboxing #nashvegas #lukeforbachelor #teamluke #lukeisnextbachelormaterial #countrysinger by @lukepellforbachelor

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by MiniDiva
on Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:07 pm
 
Search in: The Bachelorette - Season 12 - Contestants
Topic: Luke Pell - Bachelorette 12 - *Sleuthing - Spoilers* #2
Replies: 937
Views: 32164

Andi Dorfman - Bachelorette 10 - FAN Forum - Discussion - Thread #2


Happy Mother's Day to my favorite mother in the entire world and to all the amazing moms out there !!! Love love love you @hysfirstwife #HappyMothersDay by @andi_dorfman


Love this woman... "My person" @hysfirstwife #HappyMothersDay by @andi_dorfman



What an amazing morning giving these awesome young girls backpacks and goodies! Smart, motivated and amazing! #girlspreplowereastside #statebags #girlpower 3 days ago by @andi_dorfman
by Linds911
on Mon May 09, 2016 5:44 pm
 
Search in: Bachelor and Bachelorette - Former Contestants - Fan Forums - Discussions
Topic: Andi Dorfman - Bachelorette 10 - FAN Forum - Discussion - Thread #2
Replies: 656
Views: 46361

The Bachelor 20 - Ben Higgins - Potential Contestants - *Sleuthing - Spoilers* NO (Minimal) Discussion

@GuardianAngel wrote:
@BlackHalo wrote:Comment left on Ben's latest insta pic. Could be nothing but...

Aug 28, 2015 andreanphillips @higgns.ben I'm one of your 25. Hope you're ready for this


Her instagram


From her IG pics, it looks like she's Canadian. Guessing the Toronto area, since she spends time "up north" Could be anywhere in Ontario though since a lot of people have cottages up north.


Bringing this forward as I was going through this thread I thought I'd check to see if there is any further activity. She posted this two weeks ago. There are some good ones in here to follow up to see what they have been up to. This may be nothing, but you never know. Good work from BlackHalo.

by GuardianAngel
on Sun Sep 27, 2015 7:26 pm
 
Search in: Bachelor 20 - Ben Higgins - Contestants
Topic: The Bachelor 20 - Ben Higgins - Potential Contestants - *Sleuthing - Spoilers* NO (Minimal) Discussion
Replies: 54
Views: 10017

The Bachelorette 11 - Kaitlyn Bristowe - #7 - Media - Tweets - IG - *Sleuthing - Spoilers* - Discussion

@Alanna wrote:You guys, I don't understand how Shawn is not being supportive of Kaitlyn NOW, post-show?

I very clearly remember posting here before the snapchat thing that Shawn and Kaitlyn must have remained exes that are too friendly for their own good because all he posts about is her.

How do we know that Kaitlyn needs the Nick type of sm support, hashtagging #girlpower #beyou and whatever else? She didn't choose him and chose Shawn, isn't it stand to reason Shawn would get what she needs more?

I guess I just need to see more of this really mean, bad, selfish Shawn to make a decision.

Also, Shawn, if you're out there and you cannot handle it, GET OUT NOW!! Kaitlyn is about to get decimated here in 4 days and some hours, so please just break up so you don't have to survive this along with her if you're not ready. She'll bounce back.


re: the bolded....I have been wondering that too??
by nutty1
on Thu Jun 18, 2015 11:41 am
 
Search in: The Bachelorette 11 - Kaitlyn Bristowe - Media - Tweets - IG - Archived
Topic: The Bachelorette 11 - Kaitlyn Bristowe - #7 - Media - Tweets - IG - *Sleuthing - Spoilers* - Discussion
Replies: 941
Views: 49272

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