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Ok let’s talk about Hometown dates! Alright I lied, before we get there I have to to address the the way Nick gave out his hometown roses. I LOVED IT!!!! That was a Bachelor first that made my heart happy. It was more like real life and I loved that about it. I kind of wish the rose ceremonies were done away with most weeks. They can’t get rid of them entirely, they are a HUGE part of this show. But I just like a little variety with the “rose ceremony.” Nice work Nick!!!
On hometown, Raven is up first! When the police showed up at the grain bin I thought it was pretty cheesy and obviously set up, but then when we found out it was Raven’s brother I thought it was super cute! Speaking of a cute moment, when Raven and Nick were splashing around the water (Swamp? What is that considered? Ha!), I thought it looked like a scene straight out of a movie!!! I felt I was watching a mashup of Sweet Home Alabama and The Notebook. Adorable! And pretty hot too.
When her mom and dad told her that her dad was cancer free I cried my eyes out!!! And then when Raven starting crying, I just about lost it. Actually I completely lost it. I’ve never cried so hard watching a TV show. And that’s because that was as real a moment as you could possibly see on TV. After watching her hometown date, I really want them to end up together. Just because I love her so much and it would mean so much to her family. That said, I just don’t think they are going to end up together.
This pic below BTW is inspired by the white sandy beaches they are about to travel too!
Now let’s talk about our new Bachelorette!!! I know a lot of you were upset that ABC announced Rachel as the Bachelor before she was off the show, but I actually LOVE that they did that. Not only does it allow for ABC to get a more diverse group of men to apply for the show (guys that maybe wouldn’t have before knowing about Rachel being cast as the Bachelorette), but it also let us watch last night’s episode and get excited about her!!! And fall in love with her family. Oh my gosh I just adore her mother. When she was talking to Rachel I felt like she was all of our mothers. Ha! Such great advice. I also really appreciate the conversations about interracial relationships. I think we have seen a lot of hate in our country recently (and no I’m not talking about politics so please don’t comment about that here!). I’m talking about hate. I think it’s so important that we all keep an open dialog about loving one another regardless of skin color, background, religion, sports teams (ha!) and any differences we may have. I hope this conversation continues on Rachel’s season of the Bachelorette. But only as a way to promote loving each other more. I truly cannot wait for her season. It will surely be the best season yet!
Now, the shopping spree. Oh man. I don’t even know what to say. Once again, I just feel sad that Corinne felt she had to flaunt around her money to win over Nick’s affection. But I don’t want to focus on that. Instead, I want to discuss Corinne’s convo with her dad because it really struck a chord with me. She told her dad “He sees a lot more than other people see in me.” She mentioned that he appreciated the good, the bad and the embarrassing aspects of her. I really loved seeing her open up about this. And that’s why in many of my blogs, I’ve suggested that all of us see the good in Corinne. Nick is a smart guy and if she’s in his top 4 then I believe there must be a lot of good in her that is being edited out of the episodes. I’m continuing to see the good in Corinne, but also recognize when she needs to clean up her act and love herself a little more. I know what you’re thinking, who loves Corinne more than Corinne? I think her behavior shows that she believes sexuality and money buy love. And that couldn’t be further from the truth. If she loved herself more, she would realize that she’s enough and she deserves love regardless of her looks or wealth. I know she will get there some day and learn this lesson about self worth and love.
Vanessa is officially my MAJOR girl crush. Is she perfect or what?! Seeing her interact with her students was so heartwarming. She truly has a heart of gold. And then watching her speak 3 languages!!! Man, I barely speak half a language (no really I did REALLY bad with vocabulary on the GRE. Ha!) I just love her all around. I would love to see her end up with Nick.
And I really appreciated how realistic her family was being about the whole Bachelor process. If she and Nick end up together (and I really think they will) they are going have to make some serious sacrifices to be together. I get the sense that Nick wouldn’t want to move to Montreal full time and I highly doubt Vanessa would want to leave her family or students. So what will they do if they end up together? We shall see if she does in fact get his final rose. Nick lives in LA now and so do I, so I would LOVE if Vanessa moved here for selfish reasons. Ha! Btw, Vanessa’s pants and fur vest are both from Zara (no longer available).
Overall I just LOVED this episode. Every single hometown date was special and every relationship seems strong. Every season I usually always think at least one or two hometown dates seem forced and the relationship doesn’t seem legit. But not this season! Every girl truly seems smitten with Nick and VERY invested. It’s going to be heartbreaking to see someone get sent home next week. Who do you think it will be? We know Rachel is the Bachelorette, so I feel like it would be her. But then again, they had SUCH a good hometown date. So I don’t know! I would say Corinne, but I REALLY think Nick wants some fantasy suite time with her. Ha! I hate to say it, but come on. She’s been holding that carrot in front of him all season. Let’s discuss in the comments below!!!
Before you go though, check out some of my favorite affordable outfits from this week!