Usually, the first person that a “Bachelor” or a “Bachelorette” takes out on a date during their season turns out to be a reasonably interesting character — there is usually a reason that so much interest is being given to them, and often (take Kacie B. during Ben Flajnik or Frank during Ali Fedotowsky’s season) they end up lasting a long time.
However, there are also plenty of occasions where this person also turns out to be a trouble-maker — you can look at Frank again for an example, or even William from Ashley Hebert’s season courtesy of his stand-up routine during his roast. Based on what we are seeing from a preview for Monday night’s new episode, it may be safe to add Ryan Bowers to that list. He already seemed on the verge of a meltdown last week after seeing Emily kiss Arie Luyendyk, and he’s now getting set to take this to a whole new level.
In the video below, Ryan seems to also submit to not being Emily’s final choice this time, and instead makes some bold declarations about how everyone is going to love him as “The Bachelor” — though judging from how he is coming across, he will be lucky to even be on “Bachelor Pad.” What this does illuminate, though, is the problem that comes from casting your leading men and women from within your own pool of past contestants — you have a few people more interested in coming on the show to be famous in their own right rather than to find love.
Do you think Ryan’s quote was taken out of context, or are you already ready to slap him with the “not here for the right reasons” card?