Haven’t been able to get the one piece of info I was looking for, so I will give you what I have right now, and that is all the spoilers up to the final four. This information could come to me at any minute, but frankly, I’m tired of waiting. So as long as you’re following me on Twitter or Facebook, you will be notified immediately when I have the final four breakdown. I tried to keep it as short as I could and didn’t bother with some details of 1-on-1’s since all that really matters, to me at least, is whether or not they got a rose. Here’s what I have so far:
Episode 1: 25 contestants down to 18
Here are the main highlights you need to know about the first episode:
If you haven’t seen the link that shows raw footage from the 25 guys limo exits, along with some sneak peeks at the cocktail party, here it is courtesy of TVGrapevine.com:
-Mickey is the first guy out of the limo and says exactly what Chantal said last season to Brad by saying, “This is from every guy in America…” But instead of slapping Ashley, he kisses her on the lips and she’s shocked.
-Ben Flajnik brings a bottle of wine and two glasses out of the limo to impress her. Good one. Getting her sh**faced early in the night can never hurt. And we know little Ashley likes her alcohol.
-Ben Castoriano speaks French to her, Nick Peterson reads her a poem, Jon Ellsworth picks her up and puts her over his shoulder, and Frank picks her up, spins her around, and dips her.
-During her opening conversation with Chris before meeting the guys, Ashley tells Chris that she’s been told that one of the guys cast on the on the show, Bentley Williams, isn’t there for the right reasons. Ashley says she was told this by a former “Bachelor” cast member who is friends with Bentley’s ex wife. Bentley lives in Salt Lake City, so it’s not hard to figure out who the person is who could’ve warned her about him. Who’s the only outspoken, most talked about girl from Brad’s season that lives in Salt Lake City? Now, this person doesn’t make an appearance on the show, nor do we see any sort of phone call or anything like that, but it’s just Ashley telling Chris she knows about Bentley because a former cast member warned her about him before she ever came on the show since she knows his ex-wife. However, Ashley is conflicted because she’s attracted to Bentley and wants to believe him. Boy, that was a mistake. As I predicted when I first heard Bentley eliminates himself, he does return later on in the show.
-Jeff Medolla is the guy who wears the mask because he wants Ashley to get to know him for what’s on the inside. Whatever dude. As Farmer Ted told his two dork friends in “Sixteen Candles”, “Take that ridiculous thing off”. This show isn’t very creative. Basically Jeff is this seasons Madison, without the fangs.
-Matt Colombo calls his mom on his cellphone while with Ashley so she can talk to her. His mom reminds both of them to use protection on the overnight dates. Obviously this was a set up by the producers since we know you can’t just knowingly carry a cell phone on you during your time on the show.
-Ben Castoriano writes on cue cards and holds them up to a window while Ashley is sitting and talking to two other guys.
-Tim McCormack is the guy who gets plastered on the first night and gets eliminated before the rose ceremony even begins. You’ve probably seen the clip by now of him passed out on the chair in the backyard. Ashley decides to send the guy home for falling asleep on her. Yeah, never a good idea guys. Women don’t take too well to that.
-Ryan Park gets the first impression rose. He’s the first guy to pull her aside for some 1-on-1 time once she enters the cocktail party. Based on a Chris Harrison quote saying, “Ryan rubs some guys the wrong way”, the consensus seems to be a few of the guys thought he was a bit phony and played it up for the cameras. However, the press release describes him as “high energy”, so maybe the guys mistook “high energy” for “phony, overacting, douchebag”. The odd thing about Ryan getting the first impression rose? He doesn’t get a 1-on-1 date until the 7th episode. Although it’s not totally guaranteed you get a 1-on-1 if you get the first impression rose (Dave Good never even got one, and Nikki got a 2-on-1), the last 3 seasons have had the first impression rose recipient get 1-on-1 dates rather early (Ashley Spivey, Roberto, Tenley).
Rose Ceremony Eliminations: Tim McCormack (before the ceremony starts), Frank Carpenter, Jon Ellsworth, Anthony Santucci, Mike Burns, Rob Dahm, and Chris Malhomme.
These are the 18 guys remaining after night one:
Ben Castoriano: 28, lawyer from New Orleans
Chris Drish: 25, account manager for Paragon Marketing Group outside of Chicago
Ryan “Mickey” McLean: 31, chef in Ohio, Cosmo Mags Hottest Bachelor for 2010. You can read about how became the hottest human being on the planet here, “Q&A with Ryan ‘Mickey’ McLean”, and here, “Cosmo’s Bachelor of the Year”
Bentley Williams: 28, From Tampa, lives in Alpine, Utah, divorced Mormon with a 2 yr old daughter (Cozette, but they call her “Cozy”), graduated BYU with a degree in Finance in 2007, used to work for Goldman Sachs
Blake Julian: 27, Orig from CO, but lives in Greenville, SC, is a dentist, graduated University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC) in 2010
Ben Flajnik: 28, Originally from Northern California, currently lives in SD, and co-owns Evolve Winery in Sonoma, CA.
Nick Peterson: 26, Tampa, Fla, played minor league baseball in the Yankee organization, currently a personal Trainer at Peety’s Personal Training, Univ of Tampa Alum. Has his own personal fitness blog at: http://peetystraining.com/
Stephen D’Amico: 27, Manhattan Beach, CA (originally from back east), is a stylist at Hush Hush Hair Salon in Manhattan Beach, CA
William “Will” Holman: 30, Fostoria, OH, retail sales rep at Sprint, never went to college and wants to be a stand up comedian
West Lee: 30, Columbia, South Carolina, Clemson graduate, Assistant Attorney General at the South Carolina Attorney Generals Office, got married out of college but wife died in 2007.
Lucas Daniels: 30, Odessa, Tx, co-owner of an oilfield supply company.
Constantine “Dino” Tzortzis: 30, Cumming, Ga, co-owner of Giorgio’s Restaurant with his father.
Ryan Park: 31, San Luis Obispo, Ca. Director of Business Development at REC Solar
Ames Brown: 31, New York, Yale graduate 2002, marathon runner and may be the smartest guy in the history of this show if you go by his bio. Smart guy.
Jeff Medolla 35, St Louis, MO. Also is in the wine business with rappers Kyjuan and Murphy Lee of the “St. Lunatics”. Their wine is “Freaky Muscato”. Website: http://www.drinkfreaky.com/
Matt Colombo 28, Ameherst, MA. Brother of Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman Marc Colombo
Ryan Miller 27, Michigan, works in construction. I know nothing else about this guy.
JP Rosenbaum 34, Long Island, NY. Construction manager