‘The Bachelor’ cast spotlight: Meet Juan Pablo Galavis contestant Cassandra Ferguson

Cassandra -Juan Pablo Galavis has a variety of different contestants on “The Bachelor,” and some of them are easy to form opinions about very quickly. We will admit to having some of our own preconceived notions about contestant Cassandra Ferguson shaken as we started to do a little bit more research about her.

The first thing that we saw in our original acquisition of details was that she was only 21 years old, and that was somewhat of an alarm-sounder for us. We typically see people who are trying out for this show to legitimately look for love as people who are at least a few years older and have tried a variety of other ways to meet someone with little to show for it, and we really felt like she was going to come into this and get completely eaten alive. But, it turns out that Cassandra has probably had more life experiences than the average 21-year old … but we’ll get into as to whether or not that makes her a good candidate for Juan Pablo below.

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Possible pros – Cassandra does have a former occupation here that Juan Pablo may appreciate, at least given that he himself loves to dance. We’ve already said in past “Bachelor” spotlight articles that he’s probably not going to be as afraid of the model / dancer types as some other guys who see this as a red flag for wanting fame for their careers. She’s also a parent like he is: She has a young child with her ex, Detroit Pistons player Rodney Stuckey. (As you probably guessed, she worked for the Pistons during her time as a dance team member.)

Possible cons – We don’t really know first of all whether Cassandra is really that invested, given that her bio page online looks like she spent about three seconds doing it. We’re certainly not someone to judge typically, but going from dating one famous person to trying to date another famous person just looks like you want to be famous yourself. It’s like going on “The Bachelor” multiple times as if there’s no other venue for you to look for fame. If some of these people just admitted that they wanted to be famous, we wouldn’t have such a problem with it.

Pre-show outlook – It doesn’t look good for Cassandra. While she has a few things in common with Juan Pablo, we don’t quite feel like that is going to be enough. There’s always one or two parents on a season (at least ones with another parent as a lead) who barely get an chance to even say that they are parents, and we see this going Cassandra’s way as she is sent home early.

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