The newest season of The Bachelorette is currently being filmed, and rumors are swirling that Ashley Hebert is presently narrowing down her suitors in an exotic Eastern tour de force with stops in Phuket, Chaing Mai, and Hong Kong.
I loved watching Ashely on Brad's season of The Bachelor because she was so smart and natural -- just like us, right? But that has me worried about her potential to find l-o-v-e on her season, because goodness knows we wouldn't be able to find a husband on that show. There are five things that have me concerned.
- She had a hard time watching Brad woo other ladies on the show. How is she going to handle dating 25 guys when she was uncomfortable watching Brad do it?
- She's too smart to put up with the reality show baloney. With a degree in dentistry from an Ivy league school (UPenn), it's possible she'd want to cut the group of guys from 25 down to 5 in one fell swoop, and I can't blame her. She might get frustrated putting up with the duds because the show makes her, even though she knows they need to go home. And a frustrated Bachelorette is not necessarily open to finding love.
- She's 26. While she may be wise beyond her years and very well educated, I still think Ashley is a little too young to be looking to settle down. She has so much time still ahead of her -- I'd rather see her find love naturally than on TV. Who knows -- she could feel the same way, and instead of taking the process very seriously, she could just view it as a fun time.
- I don't think the caliber of men she's looking for will go on the show. Ashley is smart, gorgeous, and has a great personality. I hope that she meets her match on the show, but I've been constantly disappointed with the selection of male contestants The Bachelorette casts. Jake Pavelka much? Ugh. Perhaps their applicant pool just isn't that great, and Ashley may suffer because of it.
- She's not crazy enough. Not even close. Good for her, bad for reality TV. I mean, Brad's other cast-off, Chantal, would've been a drunk mess. Bad for her, good for reality TV. Since Ash isn't emotional (I remember her closing up more than she opened up), maybe a staged show with camera crews and awkward interviews won't suit the petite brunette.
Do you think Ashley will find love on her season of The Bachelorette?
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