Oh, well this should be a topic for the next 6 days or so. Andi vs Juan Pablo. Who was right? Who was wrong? Team Andi or Team Juan Pablo? You know who won? ABC. Because you’re ALL talking about it. Whether it’s because you can’t stand Andi, or whether it’s because you love what she did, you’re talking about it. So in the end, does it really matter what happened last night? It’s really no different than any other situation that arises on this show in that plenty of people will take one side, and plenty will take the other. Those within the “Bachelor” community LOVED what Andi did. The casual viewer that sits at home, doesn’t read the internet, and just tunes in every Monday night for two hours never to think about the show again until the following week, yeah, they probably didn’t like the way Andi approached things. But ultimately it doesn’t matter. Every season at some point during the season, something happens during an episode that has everyone talking. Happened in Vietnam with the Clare stuff, and then again last night with Andi. All part of television. They’re doing their jobs right if you have that strong a reaction to what you saw. Which judging from Twitter, Facebook, texts, emails, etc I’d say plenty have an opinion on what happened last night.
I’ll get to all my thoughts on Andi when I talk about their date, but some news to get to today. You know this season the information I’ve been giving you has been dead on. Every spoiler has been right, and Andi’s tirade last night has basically backed up what I’ve been telling you about the guy for months, which was that the women weren’t nearly as into him as the show wanted you to believe they were at the beginning. Regardless, lets talk about the ATFR coming up in two weeks. For the 4th season in a row, they are doing a live ATFR after the finale airs on Monday night, March 10th. Per the spoilers, you know in Saint Lucia, that Juan Pablo chose Nikki over Clare, but he did not propose to her. The previews will try and make it seem different, and try and lead you into thinking something else, but that is your final outcome. Juan Pablo and Nikki left Saint Lucia as a couple, but not engaged. First time in 10 seasons there hasn’t been a proposal at the end. Well, maybe that isn’t gonna be good enough for some people, and to try and salvage the season, I’ve gotten some late information.
According to my sources, there is a monetary offer on the table for Juan Pablo to propose to Nikki on the “After the Final Rose” show.
Does it mean it will for sure happen? I don’t know. If it does happen, will this be talked about publicly? Of course not. I’m sure they’ll flat out deny it. But it’s true. Look, there’s no way I can prove this you, but I think my track record speaks for itself. I have no idea what goes on in that guy’s brain. Depending on how desperately Juan Pablo needs money I guess, and how much he’s willing sell out for the almighty dollar will determine if he proposes. But that offer is there, and I guess we’ll see if he takes it come March 10th. Regardless of if he proposes on the live show or not, the point is, it’s fake. He’s never going to marry Nikki. Nothing has changed with this guy since the very beginning. He doesn’t want to be married to her, he never wanted to be married to her, and all he’s doing is playing a character on a TV show. They’ve upped the ante now with not having the lead propose for the first time in at least 10 seasons (on the finale taped in November), but on live television, of course they’d want him to, so my sources say they’ve added the monetary incentive and are urging him to. Makes sense for them to offer. Don’t think it makes sense for him to accept, but maybe he will. Just wanted to give you a heads up since that’s now a possibility at the ATFR. Regardless, he will never marry Nikki in your lifetime or mine, so, I would put zero stock into it if he does propose. Means nothing.
Hey our buddy Jef Holm decided to weigh in with his thoughts on the season by speaking to US Weekly over the weekend, you know, the same magazine that completely sold him out in his relationship with Emily. Guess that just skipped his mind. Amazing how quickly these contestants can forget the magazines that trashed them, then when they’re running low on publicity, they’ll run to with goodies like, “Juan Pablo is an ass.” But hey, at least Jef was accurate on this one. He gave this quote to them on Saturday, one night after he was hanging at the WTA after party with the girls from Juan Pablo’s season, so that’s basically where his opinion is coming from. Hell, he even admits he just heard it from the girls. So thanks Jef for parroting what has been said about the guy here since November. Appreciate you, pal.
Did anyone catch the interview Chris Harrison did with Grantland.com last week? A lot of stuff we heard before, but two things stuck out to me the most:
1) Him saying producers thought before the season that Jenna Burke was gonna be the girl Ben Flajnik chose, then she crashed and burned in week 2.
2) His thoughts on why they recycle the leads. It begins at 24:35 in the video and echoes everything I’ve been saying about why they do for the past few years. Give a watch: