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More Confirmed Contestants and Information on the “Bachelor” – 10/6/10

Didn’t think I’d have this much info this early, but it seems to be coming in to me daily. Before we get to the five new girls that have been confirmed along with their photos, let me tell you what I know about filming so far:

-Filming started Sept. 24th or 25th, which means there have been at least two, but probably three rose ceremonies by now.

-There are 30 girls this season

-There is a group date tonight where Brad will be taking the girls to a taping of Dr. Drew’s “Lovelines” radio show.

-Later on this month, there is either a group or 1-on-1 date being filmed at the Aria hotel in Vegas, same place where Ali and Jesse Beck had their 1-on-1. But disappointingly, not where Dave and Natalie soiled the sheets. That was at the Mirage. I think they should’ve just gone back there and used the same room. I wonder if the stench was still in the room.

-The “Bachelor” has gone “Twilight”? Still working on the details of that one. Hope to have it soon.

-Also later this month, filming will begin in Costa Rica. I’m guessing this will be their first trip where everyone packs up and leaves the mansion.

-Interesting note: One of Brad’s business partners, Jason Carrier, is getting married in Mexico on October 23rd. According to the shooting schedule, Brad will be in Costa Rica at that time. I’ve been told that Brad will no doubt be appearing at his buddy’s wedding, so either he will just leave filming for a couple days, or, they’ll make it part of the show and maybe turn it into a 2-on-1 date. Hell, if I was producing the show, that’s what I would do. How awesome would it be for Brad to bring two dates to his friends wedding, only to dump one of them? This needs to happen. Anyway, that’s the scoop I have on the show as of now. The more information I get, the more I will keep you informed. Now, on to the women.

Of course, I’m sure a month from now US Weekly will claim they had this as an “exclusive” since that’s what they like to do, but you know where you got it first. Including Lindsay Hill, which I reported to you on Friday, there’s now six women I have gotten confirmed. Here they are:

Kimberly Coon: (The blonde one in the middle and the right) Marketing coordinator in Charlotte, North Carolina. Got her undergraduate degree from the University of Miami. Got her Masters at the University of Alabama. Was a Carolina Panthers cheerleader in 2009. You might think I’m a genius for knowing all this, but I’m not. I just read her LinkedIn profile. Not that hard to find.

Jackie Gordon: From Rhode Island, currently lives in New York City. Works with special needs kids on Upper West Side. Has a website for art she does as a hobby:, currently under construction. If you google her name, there is another more famous artist, Jacqueline Gordon. That’s not the one on the show.

Ashley Spivey: A nanny currently living in NY City. Originally from North Carolina. 25 years old.

Jill Ruskowski: Born in Chicago. 28 years old. Works in McKinney, Tx at El Dorado Country Club. Played volleyball at the University of North Texas. She was eliminated on the first night.

Lindsay Hill: Lives in Frisco, Tx. 1st grade teacher at Allen Elementary school. Well, not anymore. She’s no longer there since she went and did the show. Very interesting that this was her first teaching job ever, and she leaves a month in to go find a husband on a reality show. Looks like they decided to remove the pictures from her page after I posted it last Friday.

Lindsay Hill, 1st Grade Teacher Profile

Emily Maynard: Probably the most interesting of the candidates I’ve found out thus far. Grew up in Florida, but currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. She is 24 years old and is the mother of a 5 year old daughter. However, here’s where her story makes news. The father of her daughter is Ricky Hendrick, of the well known Hendricks Motor Sports in NASCAR. Ricky died in plane crash in 2004. Five days after he died, Emily found out she was pregnant with Ricky’s child. They were never married. If you google “Ricky Hendrick plane crash”, you can read all the details if you want. I’m not even a NASCAR fan, but I very much remember that whole story. Ten people died in that crash. Awful story. So if there’s ever an underdog people will get behind this season, I’m guessing it will be Emily. You will also find a lot of stuff that Emily has done on TV and radio by googling her, including plenty of more pictures, so I would expect this is one that could be around a while.

I guess the one thing I find interesting is that, even though this is only six of the 30 girls for Brad’s season, they’re all under 30. Brad turns 38 in November. I know I don’t have ages for a couple of them, but c’mon. Look at them. They certainly don’t look to be in their 30’s. Not saying Brad can’t find someone who’s younger, but we’re looking at at least 10 years difference. No couple from this show has ever had that much age discrepancy between them. I have no idea about Brad’s taste, but I would think this guy isn’t looking to settle down with someone who’s 25. Just a guess.

One other thing to keep in mind about this season is that I don’t think most of these women were aware that Brad was the Bachelor before they flew out to LA to begin filming. Chris Harrison alluded to it in his interview with that linked to last week, but I think that’s one of the “surprises” in the first episode. A lot of these women arrive in LA thinking it’s Chris Lambton, or maybe even someone else from Ali’s season, only to find out it’s Brad. I can totally see the show not telling these women who it is, or maybe even lying to them making them think it was Chris, just to get them on the show. It’s what they do. Just know that not all 30 women who are there the first night, were aware Brad was chosen to be the “Bachelor” when they got on a plane to leave for LA, if any of them. Interesting dynamic to watch out for this season.

The more I find out, the more I’ll keep posting, but that’s what I got for you right now. Not bad considering they’re less than two weeks into filming. Go ahead, ABC. Start your freaking out. I’m about to ruin another one of your seasons. This is awfully fun.

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  1. mja

    October 6, 2010 at 3:00 PM

    Bachelor goes “Twilight” — vampires and werewolves? Yeesh!

  2. MAC

    October 6, 2010 at 3:33 PM

    Emily and Jackie are both very pretty! And just fyi – my husband is 38 and I’m 26, and we’ve been together for 6 years! So it depends on the man and woman – not just age. We couldn’t be happier! =) Thanks for the info Steve. Look forward to this season!!

  3. addicted2trainwrecks

    October 7, 2010 at 1:40 AM

    Once again, it is Steve at the starting gate ahead of the rest. Solid applause from my easy chair, thanks again. This season will be like taking candy from a baby and watching the result. I can’t wait.

  4. Sunnyside422

    October 7, 2010 at 9:13 PM

    I know age can make a difference when a couple meets, marries, etc. but it didn’t when I met my husband at 21 and he 29. Definitely depends on the couple as MAC says. We married 13 months after we met.

    After our first date, I told my mother this was the man I would marry. I just knew when I met him he was the one. She was so sweet…just said “that’s nice dear”…probably thought I was nuts but never verbalized it! Still going strong many years later! She lived long enough to realize I knew what I was doing in marrying him.

  5. Ellieanne

    October 8, 2010 at 6:31 AM

    I wonder how Hendrick Motor Sports feels about one of their own, so to speak, appearing on the show. Hendrick drivers are Jeff Gordon, Dale Ernhardt, Jr., Jimmie Johnson and Mark Martin. Not a bad stable. This could be quite a bit of free advertising for them. I wonder if Emily stays around, they’ll have a NASCAR activity for the women?

    As far as the age difference, it’s possible Brad is seriously looking to settle down, and would want a wife a few years younger, especially if he’s thinking children.

    In all honesty, I think this could be a very interesting season if ABC plays it right. They have a lot of elements in place already to actually make the season one of the better ones. Now, if the girls will just cooperate and not embarrass themselves. Oh, wait. This is Mike Fleiss’s show. Never mind.

  6. Gidget

    October 9, 2010 at 11:00 PM

    Jeez. Here comes the parade of former cheerleaders and fake boobs. How did a brunette artist get in the mix? Probably has giant fake boobs.

  7. Sunnyside422

    October 10, 2010 at 3:50 PM

    Looks like the necessary factor is fake breasts and ditzyness! But since Brad has a problem stringing two sentences together, I’m sure he will find one to take to the very end…and fulfill the producers wishes that he pick SOMEONE! For sure he won’t get away with chucking the last two.

    I just don’t like his looks or personality at all so not really interested in his season. Maybe somne of the babes will make the season memorable!

  8. AMG

    October 11, 2010 at 2:58 AM

    While my husband and I were at City Center this afternoon, we did see the Bachelor on his date at Fendi store. He was with a petite brunette girl and they were shopping and being filmed. Fendi closed off their store so I waited outside for over an hour and followed them around. After shopping they went their seperate ways and we followed Brad until he took the elevator up to his hotel room. I was really surprised and excited to see Brad! He looks even more handsome in person!

  9. motoaavtar

    October 13, 2010 at 9:32 AM

    I lived in Dallas for a year several years ago. It's a nice place, but there seems to be better than anywhere else.
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  10. adria921

    October 13, 2010 at 10:42 PM


  11. claudia_mack

    October 14, 2010 at 5:45 PM

    ashley spivey will be this season’s chris l. i’ve met her a couple of times in new york and the story about her dad’s death is pretty sad. she also has a very strong southern accent.

  12. Jane B

    October 14, 2010 at 7:54 PM

    So the Hendricks girl is here for another shot in the spotlight. Cue the (yes EXTREMELY tragic) background story, so America is prepared in advance to embrace her the way Chris Lambton was. So far I’m unimpressed.
    The guy is 38 years old. Frankly, I give him enormous kudos for rejecting both girls. He didn’t want either one and cutting them loose was kinder then stringing one along with an engagement and breakup.
    Can we please have a season of women with a little maturity and less ginormous fake boobs? No more early 20’s. Please???? I’m begging, these girls so far are cookie-cutter copies of the girls from all the prior seasons. And now we’ve got Mike Fleiss including the new “token family tragedy heartwringer” copy. Ugh.

  13. adria921

    October 16, 2010 at 10:15 PM

    hey i am with jane b – i want a season with some [ a few? ] women with a little maturity and less ginormous fake boobs? No more early 20’s-! young women in their early 20 are “GIRLS”-!!

    oh and hell yes – these girls– so far– are complete cookie-cutter copies of the girls from all the prior seasons! christ!

  14. realityshmeality

    October 20, 2010 at 10:45 PM

    I’m sure you’ve already seen this…

  15. brownygold

    October 22, 2010 at 11:50 AM

    I was mad, but never verbalized! Yet many years later! He lived long enough to realize that I knew what he was doing in the marriage.
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