Please don't judge me. I have a problem. I need help (and I'm not just talking about with my photography skills).
I know it now: The Bachelor is a gateway drug. Well, it's not actually a drug but just about as addictive as one.* You see, Reader, I used to be one of those girls that was too good for reality television shows and didn't watch them. I thought they were shallow, voyeuristic, stupid, and a waste of time. However, on January 3, 2011, I watched Bachelor Brad take his second chance at love on ABC's The Bachelor and I was instantly hooked. I then began down a slippery slope of shallow, voyeuristic, stupid, time wasters... and I liked it. The Bachelorette? Yes, please. Real Housewives in different parts of California? Okay, I will watch them and grow to like it. Gold Rush? Can that really be lumped in with these shows? It's not nearly superficial enough. Sister Wives? Seriously, it almost makes polygamy look normal. Basketball Wives LA? That's how I learned it's a good thing to be "ghetto". Millionaire Matchmaker? Oh, Patty Stanger, if I wasn't already married I'd want you to find my perfect match. And I'll admit it, I've even dabbled in Keeping up With the Kardashians and I, unfortunately, didn't hate it as much as I know I should. It could go on and on but I don't want to bore you. Plus, I have already embarrassed myself more than I should.
[*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.]
Okay, Miss J! I'll admit it, you see straight to my core! I watched America's Next Top Model way before The Bachelor. [source]
I guess what I'm trying to say is, reality television is typically shallow, voyeuristic, stupid, and a waste of time... but it is also very very entertaining. And I'm not afraid to admit it any more. These shows give me an insider perspective into lives that are so different than mine and into a world that I will never be a part of, nor do I want to be. (I'm fine with my 1,000 square foot rental, off-brand clothing, and my life without any drama, thank you very much.)
With that said, I am proud to introduce you to Sean.
I really hope he doesn't wear that shade of lip gloss the whole season. Because he's the kind of handsome that doesn't need any makeup. [source]
He premieres on January 7th for the most emotional, most shocking season of ABC's The Bachelor yet . He had one of the most heart-breaking rejections on The Bachelorette but he is now really ready to find love. Follow him on his journey to find true love as he is extremely vulnerable as he puts it all on the line for love (most likely shirtless). Watch as Chris Harrison (previously the host of HGTV's Designers' Challenge) narrates every situation into a cliche about love. Plus, keep your eye out for frequent helicopters putting Sean's "love on wings", high buildings giving Sean's relationships "new heights", and Sean and his lady friends jumping into water as they take their relationships "deeper" on THE MOST DRAMATIC season of The Bachelor yet.
I would like to know the Photoshop command that simultaneously makes everyone in a photo oranger AND have blindingly white teeth and scleras. Also, anyone wanna bet that crazy blurred face chick is Kacie B.?[source]
As he embarks on this journey I am reminded of the words of wisdom that one terrible boy wrote me in my year book on my last day of junior high. In regards to our impending first year at the high school he wrote - and I quote spelling error for spelling error: "Chalaney, Knext year will be hard for you, I garentee it! Have a hot summer. Yours truly, A.J.H." (What happened to the generic, but kind, "Have a great summer."?! And I "garantee" his "knext" year was really hard because he can't even spell!) So, Sean, I hate to say it - because you will always be my favorite - but I guarantee next year will be hard for you. You know, with dating 26 women and having it all filmed. Have a hot summer, Seany!