Bachelorette Ashley Hebert is likely to follow in the "famous" footsteps of Trista Sutter, Jake Pavelka, and Melissa Rycroft and go from the Bachelor franchise straight to Dancing With the Stars. It only makes sense, of course.
She is a professional dance teacher and is clearly very talented in that area. But lately, DWTS has started to attract a seemingly endless stream of "randoms." Is Ashley Hebert really the same level "star" as Ralph Macchio? And if so, does Ralph Macchio hate himself a little?
Admittedly, I am more likely to watch now because she will be on it. I mean, who doesn't want to see her dance? She's good! But still. Isn't "star" a bit of a stretch?
Pardon me for getting all Bachelor purist up in here, but isn't the idea supposed to be to find your soul-mate, not find your stardom? Wasn't she a part-time dancer in dental school?
It seems there isn't a Bachelor or Bachelorette yet who hasn't tried to capitalize on the "fame" acquired on the show. That's fine, but personally, I think it hurts the integrity of the show. Are we really going to all want to keep coming back for more when we know none of the people are really looking for love? Maybe I am the only one still naive enough to believe in the "love" part of the show. Maybe everyone else wants the train wreck. But I want to see two people get smitten! I want to live vicariously!
So, sorry, but I'm not buying. The more they go on DWTS, the less I buy their "love." Ah well. The spotlight must be alluring. Who can blame them?
Does this make you more or less likely to watch?
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