There were three stand out girls in last night’s episode for me – Vanessa, Raven, and Corinne. But they didn’t all stand out for the same reasons. But all good reasons in my opinion. I’ll explain…
First, let’s talk about bad ass Vanessa! That girl impressed me so much last night. So I have to start this blog by talking about her baller-move at the beginning of the episode. She laid it all out there for Nick and was as real as she could possibly be without the fear of getting sent home. The reason I love that so much is too often women (and men on the Bachelorette) say what they think the Bachelor wants to hear just so they won’t get sent home. That’s NOT how real relationships are formed. Vanessa took a big risk by calling Nick out the way she did, especially since I think she really likes him and didn’t want to be sent home. But being treated with respect was far too important to her to just let Nick’s behavior slide. I was seriously standing up and cheering at my TV when she was talking to him in from of the mansion! I freakin’ love this girl! Nick must too since he took her words so well. I think she is in this for the long haul.
And look, we all understand that this is The Bachelor and Nick is going to kiss these girls. But there is a big difference between doing that on a one-on-one date and getting straddled in a bouncy house while Corinne is half naked as the other girls are a few feet away. Nick knows that, Vanessa knows that, I know that. So hopefully this opened Nicks eyes a little bit and he will keep things a bit more private moving forward. Well private, with all of us watching and “listening.” I still think it’s BIZZARE that we’ve all heard Nick have sex. Ewww. Ha!
Sara and Taylor also totally impressed me with how they went up to Corinne’s room and were super honest with her about how all the girls were feeling, without being mean. They we trying to do Corinne a favor in my opinion. They could’ve just talked about her behind her back, but instead they chose to go confront her in a stern but mature way. In fact, a lot of the girls impressed me with how they dealt with the Corinne situation. I am really impressed by these ladies!
The second girl that REALLY stood out to me (and Nick) is Raven. I mean, she is just so stinking cute. I could listen to her talk all day. And Nick must think VERY highly of her if he brought her to meet his parents. And the time she got to spend with his little sister was huge. I truly think he must think Raven could be “the one” if he is willing to let her spend that much time with his baby sister. She is definitely in his top 3 in my opinion.
And I love that Raven was so honest with him about finding her ex cheating on her and what she did to him. Telling a guy you want to date that you beat the crap out of your ex is a risk. Ha! Even if he was cheating. But I think Nick knew her ex deserved it. You go girl! I imagine her kicking her exes ass while Carrie Underwood “Before He Cheats” plays in the background. I like to think these are the heels she used to whack him in the face 😉
OK, now onto Corrine. Look, she said a lot of crazy stuff this episode, but man she was funny! I hate to applaud her behavior (because I don’t condone it), but I really couldn’t help but laugh at the things she was saying last night. They were funny! I mean she had some one-liner GEMS!
“We are fighting for a fiance, not a pickle.”
“Michael Jordan took naps. Abraham Lincoln took naps. And I’m in trouble for napping?”
“I want to be in a spa right now being fed a nice taco. Preferably chicken.”
And there was a whole lot of “poopy” talk that had me in tears laughing. I think Corrine is smarter than she lets on. It takes some wit to be that funny in my opinion. That said, her behavior is just terrible and I totally get why the girls are so over her. But I have to say she scored a few points in my book for humor. Does that mean I am #TeamCorinne now? Well, no. Girl still has quite a bit of “personal growth” in her future that I look forward to for her. And her threatening to punch Taylor in the face is terrible and shows how immature she can be. But I definitely appreciate her humor and would love to take her under my wing. I think she’s a good person, just needs a little direction 😉
So what do you guys think? Did you see a little light in Corinne last night? Are Vanessa and Raven also front runners? Let’s discuss in the comments below!
And I was chatting with Vanessa last night (yes, I reached out to her and love her) and she gave me some deets on her outfits! Her cover up at the pool party is actually a wrap by Vero Moda. Her dress at the rose ceremony was by Marciano. And her black body suit and high waist jeans on the group date where just fab! She has a totally unique sense of style and I love that about her.
Speaking of fashion, I am going to share some of my super AFFORDABLE looks from this week…