Many a heart was broken this season on The Bachelor: An Officer and a Gentleman
, but it’s not the end of the world for the ladies not selected by Andy Baldwin
. All of the women are beauties and have positive attributes going for them.
As Andy made each of his eliminations, many viewers would comment about what a mistake he had just made letting go of such a great catch. Some would also remark that they thought that woman would make a great Bachelorette and should get her own show.
We haven’t heard that ABC has plans to pick one of this season’s women to have her own show, it never hurts to speculate! It’s like fantasy football, Bachelor-style.
So who would you pick?
We narrowed it down to the final four women eliminated and listed some of their Pros and Cons. You can use our Showdown poll to pick the woman you would most like to see get her own show. If one of the women eliminated earlier from this season than these four was your pick instead, let us know in the comments. Who knows? If there is a clear winner, maybe someone can start a write-in campaign!
Pros: A sincere desire to find love. She was very popular with many viewers who appreciated her open-hearted approach. She seems sincerely ready to find a mate. She is also a well-rounded person, with a spirit of adventure matched by ambitions in her career.
Cons: The Bachelor seems to lean towards a more conservative type person. Would America be ready to accept a tattooed, divorced Bachelorette, raised in a faith with which many are unfamiliar? Some of those qualities might reflect the realities for the modern American women nowadays, but the drive to avoid controversy might mean that sticking with a more apple-pie type of Bachelorette would be the safest bet for ABC. Additionally, Bevin’s tendency to be emotional during the earlier stages of the series created a negative impression for many viewers, and the perception that she was “needy” remained unchanged even as she became more confident as the show progressed.
Pros: A sweet and grounded nature. Danielle kept an even keel throughout the show, never devolving into any kind of histrionics. She also comes from the kind of picturesque strong family unit that people love to see.
Cons: Her laidback nature might mean that she is not dynamic or charismatic enough to maintain an entire series. Also, she was actually living at home during The Bachelor: An Officer and a Gentleman. While this might have just been a money-saving transitional period, she might not be established enough in her own life to be a viable Bachelorette yet.
Pros: Lots of fans really loved her. And, despite her young age, she is established in the most wholesome of careers: an elementary school teacher. Seeing her interact with her young students is sure to warm the heart of both viewers and any guy who is thinking it’s time to settle down and start a family. She is also athletic and energetic and seems to be up for fun.
Cons: The family thing. While it’s no slight to her, her family’s refusal to participate in The Bachelor: An Officer and a Gentleman did not build the kind of sunny, All-American picture the show usually tries to create. And besides, without the support of her family, would Amber really want to go through the pressure of another show? Additionally, while Amber insisted that she was “the most mature twenty-three year old ever,” her inability to understand the realities of Andy’s sense that they are at different life stages might show that while she is very poised, she might still have a little more growing up to do.
Stephanie W. ("Kansas")
Pros: A beautiful woman with a sweet, mellow personality, she appealed to many viewers with her quiet approach to the whole process.
Cons: Mainly that there are not more Pros. I don’t think this is due to a lack of positive qualities. Rather, I think she was just a shy person who had trouble revealing much of herself in the awkward environment of a reality show.
That's the rundown...now make your picks!
- Leslie Seaton, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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