'Bachelorette' Winner Jef Holm Sinks to a New Low in His Quest for Fame

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Emily Maynard & Jef Holm & Chris Harrison

Sigh. I still can't believe it happened, but somewhere during the course of Emily Maynard's season of The Bachelorette ending and now, I too, fell out of love with Jef Holm. Yep, I was a sucker for his smooth-talkin', skateboardin' ways right from the get-go, but after he popped the question, I totally lost interest.

And it's not because he and Emily broke up -- it's because unfortunately, Jef's true colors started to come out, and he's really shaping up to be kind of a fame whore. Tragic, yes, but it does appear to be the case.

If you're not quite convinced that Jef has super-stardom in his sights, then his latest egotistical move might change your mind.

Get this one -- Jef has promised to write a personal note to anyone who buys something from the People Water website.

Yes, if you take the plunge and buy yourself a case of water, or perhaps even a t-shirt for one of the kiddos, you'll also receive a token of Jef's appreciation, in the form of a letter. Not gonna lie. I'm tempted to purchase something just to see what Jef would have to say to me. Do I dare? (Nah. With my luck I'd get a standard form letter.)

Ughhhh. I know it's kind of expected for Jef to use the 15 minutes of fame he gained on The Bachelorette to pimp out his water biz, but the fact that's he's going so far as to assume his customers will go for the incentive of a handwritten note? He must think pretty highly of himself, or at least he assumes other people do. 

But at some point, most fans of the show are probably going to forget about him, or at least that's what typically happens with former contestants after the initial buzz from their season dies down. Of course, if by some chance Jef is the next Bachelor -- the game would really change for People Water. (But if that happens, he should probably forgo the personal notes, otherwise he'll run the risk of getting a major case of writer's cramp.)

Do you think Jef is trying to stretch his fame as far as it can go?


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CAP1015 CAP1015

Earth to people that watch this show.......you have to be mentally flawed (and usually not just a little bit) to be wiling to go through such a process.  SO with that in mind why is everyone so upset that when the producers of the show are no longer in charge and cannot edit the former contestants life action, the former contestants look like people we really don't like?  I can only assume that you/others want to cheer someone on so badly, you want to witness something really cool and sweet that you tend to watch and see with rose colored glasses.  Then when you are no longer seeing through them it hurts that these people you have built up in your mind show their really, really big flaws.

Honestly between the scripting and manipulations by the show itself (by now you must know that a lot of the show is not real) and the fact that the people seeking to be on this show are usually not people you would want to really spend a lot of time with anyway...........why so surprised?

Mary Lynn Noonan-Toschi

Seriously sick of Jef riding Emily's Skirt-tails. Jef, there is a very thick line between self promotion and being a fame-whore. Try re-inventing yourself with some good old fashioned hard work and ethics.

Melynie Withington

I don't see what the big deal is. Isn't People Water a company that helps get clean water to folks where it's not available? If that's the case, what's wrong with sparking more business if it will help more people?

Kimberly Caywood Roberts

I think he just wants to sell more People Water and is smart enough to capitalize on his five plus minutes of fame. A Bachelor/ette fan very well might be excited by the prospect of receiving a personal note from a reality "star" and buy his product. That's not being a fame whore. It's entrepeneurial. It's America at its funny best. Go Jef!

Deb Edwards Naatjes

I just don't see offering a personal note as incentive to try his product, as a big deal, he is running a business, why not go for it while he can. He has a great company, which did come from good old fashioned hard work, and it does a lot of good. Capitalism.... the American way, I like it. If this is Jef's worst, I think he is doing pretty good.

nonmember avatar Lyss

Those haters put there are so dumb. He posted his promotion on twitter to those who follow him. He knows that he has fans so why not get them excited to have a fun little note from him? It is the same as a book signing or an album signing. It is to help promote a book and music! At least people water is a business that helps others!

small... smallfryes

I also heard he staples puppies to trees, finds the elderly in crosswalks and rams them with his car, and eats foods high in fat.

nonmember avatar Kathy

Jef Holm runs a 'for profit' business that charges over priced amounts for products, and provides 'short term' solutions in terms of water wells. If people want to help the clean water cause give money directly to charities where ALL the money is put towards long and short term solutions. Jef Holm from what I have seen is a player who was way to young to settle down with anyone, I'm pretty sure it was about self promotion only.

elasmimi elasmimi

Never watched the show. Nor any "reality" show.

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