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The Bachelor’s Brides-to-Be, Part 2

Missed part 1? 

As we previously mentioned, Nick Viall is back for his third fourth shot of love on The Bachelor. If he can’t find it this time, let’s go ahead and assume he’s the problem.

Continuing on with his potential candidates:

Jasmine B., 25, Flight Attendant, Washington

I wanted to like Jasmine B., but apparently she already thinks the world does. And I quote, “I know I’m attractive and have a lot of great qualities.” Alrighty then.

Jasmine G., 29, Pro Basketball Dancer, San Francisco

This girl has her sports priorities right. Favorite movies include A League of Their Own and The Sandlot, while her second purchase after winning the lottery would be a sports team. What’s the first purchase you ask? Socks.

Josephine, 24, Registered Nurse, CA

Oh, sweetie – didn’t anyone tell you? Off-the-shoulder tops were banned after Ben’s season.

Kristina, 24, Dental Hygienist, Lexington, KY

Mark my words – this one will go far. She admires her parents for opening their home to four orphans (including herself), and wants to live a day in her biological mothers shoes. Her story alone is bound to get air time, but that smile will take her to hometowns.

Lacey, 25, Digital Marketing Manager, New York

Is there a “most likely to tweet post-show” award? If show, my vote goes to Lacey. Also, she *never* brings anyone home, which is basically begging the producers to send Nick home with her.

Lauren, 30, Law School Grad, Florida

I miss the days of having “grad” after my title. Regardless, she’s a winner. Her personality (based on the 9 questions in her survey) shines as a “girl-next-door” type. I also take a personal liking to the fact that she lists Hocus Pocus as her favorite movie. Easy choice for top 4.

Michelle, 25, Food Truck Owner, LA

If she doesn’t make her entrance IN the food truck I will be incredibly disappointed.

Olivia, 25, Apparel Sales Representative, Alaska

Anyone else getting SERIOUS Caila vibes here? Plus, one of her biggest fears is not being able to find love. We’ll be seeing a lot of Olivia in 2017.

Rachel, 31, Attorney, Dallas

I don’t want to stereotype here, but there’s something about attorneys and girls from Texas. She does not approach me as the woman to take shit from these other 20-somethings. She’ll be blasting her 90s country music (!) and channeling her inner Michelle Obama to get her through the first few weeks.

Raven, 26, Boutique Owner, Arkansas

I’m going to guess she’s got a strong southern accent. She pulls off the hopeless romantic well, with just a hit of immaturity. She wants to be Jasmine (the Disney princess, not the former contestants mentioned), so there’s that.

Sarah, 26, Grade School Teacher, Newport Beach

This girl screams Bachelor contestant. She quotes the notebook, idolizes top female TV characters Meredith Gray, Olivia Pope and Carrie Bradshaw, all while teaching sweet children to read. Say it with me now – awwww.

Susannah, 26, Account Manager, San Diego

Hey girl, can we be friends? Susannah is a girls-girl. She loves shoes, picked Ariel as her favorite fictional character because of her amazing locks and stylin’ seashell bra, and wants to be Chrissy Teigen for a day. Don’t we all?

Taylor, 23, Mental Health Counselor, Seattle

If you thought she looked young…you’re right. Her favorite designer? Forever 21. Bless her heart.

Vanessa, 29, Special Education Teacher, Canada

I get nervous with anyone who’s featured questions include the importance of their family’s approval. If it doesn’t work out with Nick, there’s always Daniel.

Whitney, 25, Pilates Instructor, Minnesota

She doesn’t live life with regrets. Until she goes home the first night, that is.

And that, my friends, is the newest cast of Mrs. Viall wannabes! Which girls get your rose? Join my Bachelor bracket on ESPN, and let me know your top pick in the comments! 

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The Bachelor’s Brides-to-Be, Part 1

Meet the star of The Bachelor, Nick Viall! Y’all remember Nick, right? The runner up on Andi Dorfman‘s season of the Bachelorette, and called her out on national television for sleeping with him in the Fantasy suite. (If you haven’t read her book, “It’s Not Okay,” now is a great time to start.)

No? Maybe you remember him from Kaitlyn Bristowe‘s season, where he was brought in at week 4, only to come in second place (again).

Still not ringing a bell? How about this last season of Bachelor in Paradise, where ABC managed to redeem him in the eyes of thousands of Bachelor and Bachelorette fans before announcing him as the new Bachelor?

Regardless, Nick is here to stay, and his lovely ladies to be were recently announced. Let’s take a look at our candidates, shall we?

Alexis, 23, New Jersey, Aspiring Dolphin Trainer

You read that correctly – an aspiring dolphin trainer. I literally just met some real life dolphin trainers, and I can say that Alexis doesn’t fit the bill for a trainer or Nick’s heart.

Angela, 26, South Carolina, Model

She’s got the southern belle look down – as long as she can pair it with a southern drawl, she can go far.

Astrid, 26, Florida, Plastic Surgery Office Manager

Hi Andi Dorfman 2.0! Once you look past that awful name, you’ll realize Astrid applied thinking this was the Real Housewives. In her questionnaire, she not only named Real Housewives as her guilty pleasure TV show, but her answer to “If I never had to _____, I would be very happy” was, you guessed it, work.

Briana, 28, Utah, Surgical Unit Nurse

If you didn’t already know, Nick has a thing for brunettes. She has one of the most respectable careers, but knowing that the most outrageous thing she’s ever done was move to UTAH, I can’t see her getting a lot of airtime. Expect her to make it to the travel rounds.

Brittany, 26, California, Travel Nurse

At first glance, I swore this was Jami. It’s not, but similar to Jami, Brittany seems a bit too normal to stick around long-term.

Christen, 25, Oklahoma, Wedding Videographer

I hate when people name their kids something normal, but spell it different. Do you think Christen ever found an ornament with her name on it at Silver Dollar City? For someone in the wedding industry, she is sure interested in politics. She’d like to be the President for a day, and break the law to hide inside the White House. With the current political state, we’ve at least got to keep her around long enough to here her debate.

Corinne, 24, Florida, Business Owner

We’ve got our first blonde! Plus, the most romantic city in her mind is Nick’s home base of Chicago. She’ll stick around til Top 5.

Danielle L., 27, California, Small Business Owner

Did I mention that almost every girl has tattoos? Again, Nick has a clearly defined taste in women. The first of our two Danielle’s states her favorite movies are “A Walk to Remember,” “Love Actually,” and “The Notebook,” so expect tears galore.

Danielle M., 31, Nashville, TN, Neonatal Nurse

Don’t you love her vibe? Unlike our previous contestants, this lady has a bit of a tomboy side. We’ve also got a strong backstory here – her fiancé passed away – so we’ll be keeping her around until we learn more.

Dominique, 25, LA, Restaurant Server

Is she the first Bachelor contestant to willingly admit she meets guys on Tinder and Bumble? Someone needs to do the research here. Also, she mentions Chipotle burritos twice in her questionnaire, so I like her.

Elizabeth (Liz), 29, Nevada, Doula

I know you’re trying to separate yourself from our other Elizabeth, but why not go with Liz to start? Regardless, she loves Bieber, hates golf, and hopes that she never has to kill someone. If that doesn’t sound like a shit-disturber, I don’t know what does.

Elizabeth, 24, Texas, Marketing Manager

Wait – we have another Bumble user?! I’ve been out of the game for too long. When I first saw her photo, I got Lauren vibes. After reading that she hopes her kids go to her high school, I realized why.

Hailey, 23, Canada, Photographer

For a photographer, she sure doesn’t understand how casting photos work. She approaches me as the type to yell “girl power” while listening to her favorite, Sheryl Crow.

Ida Marie, 23, Texas, Sales Manager

She just feels young. Not to mention, she attempted (and failed) at a famous Mean Girls line (her favorite animal? A giraffe, duh!) and wants to trade lives with Selena Gomez. Maybe her and our Beliber can form a bond. Or, after reading her fruit of choice (“Strawberry – they are sexual and taste great with wine), maybe not.

Jaimi, 28, New Orleans, Chef

Girlfriend catered the Oscars. It’s a shame her diet sounds so pretentious – the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.

Ready for part two? 

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Top 5 for Prince Farming: My Prediction for The Bachelor

Last time on The Bachelor(ette) – darling farm boy Chris Soules was left without a key to the Fantasy Suite as Andi Dorfman choose to have sexy time with that jerk Nick Viall and choose Josh Murray to live happily ever after in Atlanta.

Personally, I love Chris. He seems like a genuinely good guy with a strong family background, successful career and a hidden talent for note-writing. So of course, as soon as ABC released the cast information for the upcoming season of The Bachelor (beginning on Jan. 5), I had to take my picks out of all the single ladies.

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Parks Picks: We All Bleed Blue, Caffeine Needs and More

Waking up is never easy, but after last night’s TRIPLE OT winner – there really is not enough coffee in the world. Alas, it’s been a good week and will be an even better weekend.

1. #WeAllBleedBlue:

I can’t lay claim to staying awake the entire second overtime (Andy woke me up for snoring with about five minutes left) or not sleeping through the intermission, however, thanks to an overly loud Vine video, I woke up seconds before this moment.

2. Bachelorette Party Weekend

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Tomorrow is my bachelorette party! While Andy had his fun at the lake a few weeks ago, it’s my time to celebrate. I can’t wait to see what the girls have in store for me, and I’m so excited to finally check out Ballpark Village! Plus, look at these shoes. Is their anything more fun to wear?

3. Revenge

I started watching Revenge on Netflix last summer at the gym – I wasn’t consistent, but it gave me reason to stay on the elliptical longer. With Chromecast and a little extra time, I’ve become a binge watcher, and am a few episodes into Season 2. I’m kind of obsessed, and Emily should go ahead and lend me her wardrobe.

4. Coffee

 Drink Coffee - on my daily to do list so I can cross one thing off

Okay – I’ve NEVER been a coffee drinker, but ever since Andy & I got a coffee maker for my bridal shower, it’s been game over. I’m not sure I can function in the AM without it anymore.

5. Sleep

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Because there is no such thing as enough.

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Friday Five: We All Bleed Blue, Caffeine Needs and More

Waking up is never easy, but after last night’s TRIPLE OT winner – there really is not enough coffee in the world. Alas, it’s been a good week and will be an even better weekend.

1. #WeAllBleedBlue:

I can’t lay claim to staying awake the entire second overtime (Andy woke me up for snoring with about five minutes left) or not sleeping through the intermission, however, thanks to an overly loud Vine video, I woke up seconds before this moment.

2. Bachelorette Party Weekend

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Tomorrow is my bachelorette party! While Andy had his fun at the lake a few weeks ago, it’s my time to celebrate. I can’t wait to see what the girls have in store for me, and I’m so excited to finally check out Ballpark Village! Plus, look at these shoes. Is their anything more fun to wear?

3. Revenge

I started watching Revenge on Netflix last summer at the gym – I wasn’t consistent, but it gave me reason to stay on the elliptical longer. With Chromecast and a little extra time, I’ve become a binge watcher, and am a few episodes into Season 2. I’m kind of obsessed, and Emily should go ahead and lend me her wardrobe.

4. Coffee

 Drink Coffee - on my daily to do list so I can cross one thing off

Okay – I’ve NEVER been a coffee drinker, but ever since Andy & I got a coffee maker for my bridal shower, it’s been game over. I’m not sure I can function in the AM without it anymore.

5. Sleep

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Because there is no such thing as enough.