From the moment that Emily Ferguson and her sister Haley (pictured above) were announced as contestants on Ben Higgins’ season of “The Bachelor,” our immediate thought was that they were brought on mostly for the purpose of being “Bachelor in Paradise” contestants. Well, that has now come to fruition.
It would be easy for us in this spotlight series to just lump the two twins together, but really, that doesn’t seem all that fair to them since they are, in fact, different people. Therefore, we’re going to try to differentiate the two slightly, and see if one of them has a little bit of a better chance of lasting this season than the other.
Past history – She made it at least a few episodes into Ben’s season, but was eliminated on a special date where he went to their house and met their mom. While the show obviously wanted the twins to fight over Ben in some shape or form, we’re really not going to say that this happened. It was a pretty amicable parting, and Emily went on to eventually eliminate Olivia Caridi at the two-on-one date.
Romantic potential – Low. We do think that Haley could get involved with a guy while on the show, but we really don’t envision her having a wedding at this point a year from now. She’s not one of those contestants cast for the sake of her finding a future fiance; it’s possible that she finds someone, but it’ll be especially hard for her if for some reason we get a situation here where she and Emily are thought of as a single contestant rather than singular players.
Drama potential – Moderate. We don’t actually think that the twins brought all that much drama to their first season other than the fact that they were twins. Still, we think there is a little more of a feisty side to Haley than we saw the first time, and we could see her being a little bit more competitive now that there is more than a single guy in the mix.
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