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“Reader Emails,” “Dr. Reality Steve,” Is Roberto the Next Bachelor, & US Weekly Is At It Again

A decent batch of “Reader Emails” this week. Of course, it has some mind numbing questions in there, but that’s to be expected, right? I mean, I’ve only been doing these for almost a year. You gotta believe it’s a matter of time the same question will pop up every now and then for the 1 gazillionth time.

Hey Steve,

Love your website. I started watching the very first season of The Bachelor and watched the franchise through Bob Guiney’s season. After that I didn’t pick it up again until the finale of Jillian’s season. Throughout these last few years all I ever hear are complaints about how boring everyone thinks The Bachelorette (herself) is… especially this season with Emily. Has there ever been a Bachelorette with a generally positive consensus from America?

This question just struck me the other day when I was reading yet another blog post about how boring Emily is.

Comment: Of course not. Because there’s not a single human being walking the face of this planet that is universally liked by every other person. Impossible. Anyone in the public eye has people that dislike them, no matter who you are. Just like the news about Roberto. It’s getting the same reaction as every other lead when they’re announced. Some people can’t wait, some people don’t care for him, then you got your batch of people that want them to cast a fresh face. It’s the same every season. Wash, rinse, repeat.

Whoever said that Chris looks like Gerard Butler…umm….No! He reminds me of the guy who played Buffalo Bill in Silence of the Lambs. Just sayin….

Comment: Uhhhh, Buffalo Bill? The dude that eats people, and looks at himself naked in the mirror with his penis tucked between his legs? Wow. Check please…

Hi Steve-

What is the deal with Emily’s teeth? She is always doing some weird lip thing like she is sucking on her teeth. Makes me think she is wearing a flipper a la Toddlers & Tiaras. Noticed it on Brad’s season too. Creeps me out.

Comment: Yes, she does seem to do that a lot. Probably just a quick way to keep those veneers shining.

Hi, Steve,

I just read your most recent “reader email” column and wanted to make
a quick comment about this tweet and your response:

Tweet: Anyone else noticed how no-one on The Bachelorette ever has a
visible logo on any item of clothing? (Any idea why @RealitySteve ?)

Comment: That goes for most reality shows, not just the “Bachelor.”
You’re not allowed to promote product.

Anyway, I just wanted to point out something that I noticed on the
week 2 episode. Both Ryan Bowers and Alejandro were wearing large
rubber bracelets that said Athelite on them. I didn’t notice if any of
the other guys had them on, but I’m positive that both of these guys
did. As I’m sure you know, Athelite is Ryan Bower’s gym in Augusta. I
just thought it was interesting that the producers didn’t prevent the
branded bracelets from being worn or shown, given that they promote
the business of one of the contestants.

Comment: I think it’s more national brand product that you can’t promote like Nike, Adidas, etc. No one’s ever heard of Athelite before Ryan appeared on the show, and it’s so small, it’s probably not that big of a deal to them.


Forgive me if this is a question you’ve been asked 1,000 times. How long do one-on-one dates usually last? Do they film the entire date and use the best footage? Or do they let them have alone time, then prep them for their camera time (i.e. staging the conversation, giving talking points like “Ask him about his childhood now” or “Question him about if he’s ready to be a dad here”, etc.) The couple of minutes they show on each date just seem so forced to me.

Comment: Yes. It’s usually an 8-10 hour date, if not longer, and you get to see maybe 15 minutes of it. And of course the stuff that you see is forced. It’s a tv show.

Hey Steve,

My question for you is what guy you like the most so far(what guy is the least annoying/weird) and why. Also, in your opinion, who do you think would be best for Emily and ricky??

Comment: I think without a doubt Sean seems to be the most normal guy on the show. He hasn’t worn anything stupid (Jef), have a bunch of ex’s back home he fooled around with before leaving (Arie), isn’t 25 and insecure (Chris), etc. Emily keeps saying Doug seems too perfect. She needs to change that over to Sean.

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  1. katyforella

    June 10, 2012 at 9:47 AM

    Hi everyone!! I just wanted to let you know that I know for a 100% certainty who Emily’s final pick is!!!!!! I’m going to remain anonymous and also not reveal how I got this information, because the person who told me, told me not to tell anyone. (That person only found out through complete luck/coincidence.) I don’t want to get her/him in trouble!!!! Anyway, I debated whether to post this, but I can’t keep a secret lol. Okay, Emily’s final pick is SEAN!!!!!! Also, from what I hear (I don’t know Sean personally), he is an absolutely amazing guy – smart, funny, talented, sincere, moral. Enough good things cannot be said about him. 🙂 🙂 🙂

  2. hotchacha

    June 10, 2012 at 9:38 PM

    @Katy – That same person told ME TOO!! OMG. LOL. XOXO #crazy

  3. CaliGirl

    June 11, 2012 at 8:11 AM

    @hotchacha, my thoughts exactly. Maybe someone passed her a note in study hall and that’s how she found out who Emily picked. Like, OMG!!


  4. Athena

    June 11, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    I’ve managed to avoid temptation and haven’t watched until breaking down and watching last weeks show online yesterday. I’m as curious as the next guy/gal as to who she picks, but I will say that I found Sean to be the cutest of the final 3. Having only watched one episode though, “cuteness” certainly wouldn’t be enough to base a real relationship on, so, who knows…

  5. reallife

    June 12, 2012 at 7:09 AM

    WOW – haven’t been here in a while. A lot has changed.
    Like this is now a self-promotion blog. Enjoyed it much more before you became such a diva. Wow.

  6. shalley88

    June 12, 2012 at 9:23 AM

    Did you all notice how Emily asked Sean when he was going to “drop the bomb” and tell her he has 7 children”!!!!! How hypocritical!!! Then the next day she is so offended when someone suggests her child may be an issue. Wow. That is the pot calling the kettle black..she would obviously have an issue with someone that had children…out of her own mouth!!!

  7. solo5

    June 15, 2012 at 11:52 AM

    I just want to give a little insight that may shed light on a couple of your questions/complaints(Steve) with regard to Jef Holm. I grew up in the same town as Steve, knew his family, and went on a few dates with him when we were younger (like 9 years younger). I haven’t seen him in a few years, so I don’t claim in the least to know him inside and out. However, when it comes to the culture around here (in Utah), even in our largest city, the social network is like that of a small town. Everyone knows everyone, especially the entrepreneurs. More new businesses come out of Utah than almost anywhere else, and it’s because of a ton of young, flashy, ambitious young people attending all of the universities in these parts. It doesn’t surprise me at all that Michelle Money’s brother happens to “know” Jef… Jef owns a business that has caught the attention of all of the twenty-somethings in the area. Michelle knows everyone. All of the “beautiful people” of SLC have all been to parties together and networked at business functions. So I don’t necessarily think there had to be any kind of conspiracy going on just because Doug was talking to Jef. Everyone knows everyone around here.
    Also, as far as other comments you made regarding what Jef said to Emily on their 1-on-1, mainly in the “Egg”- he is genuinely a kind hearted, gentle guy, and he grew up in a very very conservative environment. Even though he doesn’t consider himself an active member of the Mormon church, our culture for members of the church and otherwise is very traditional, and women are treated with a ton of respect. So the stuff he was saying, although trite and cheesy, was pretty legit. Family is king out here, and although Jef is relatively young, almost every one of his friends is married with children. At 27 years old myself, it is the norm to have most of my friends be mothers of 2. Regardless of his religious affiliation, it is deeply embedded in our area that starting a family at our age is something to be looked forward to and sought after. He has a close relationship with his family, and I’m sure they are eager for him to “settle down”, as 28 and single in these parts is bordering on scary. So, I honestly think a guy like Jef is more “prepared” to be a father than most of the other guys there. His surroundings allow for it, and it wouldn’t be a huge leap lifestyle-wise since he already has a ton of friends doing the whole kid thing. Also, his clothes, as much as you hate them, are all the rage here and in other areas of the west. It’s indie-hipster, and even though I’m not into it, it’s not like he’s way off in “I make my own rules”-land. Walk around Salt Lake City on an afternoon and you’ll see plenty of corporate guys dressed like that. Think what you will about Utah and Mormons, but I just wanted you to be able to understand why Jef is the way he is, why he’s different from the rest of the guys, and why it’s not an act- it’s very on par with men in this area.

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