‘The Bachelorette’: Desiree Hartsock talks hesitation over Ben Scott rose

BenDuring last night’s season premiere of “The Bachelorette,” Ben Scott had the honor of being the first person to receive a rose from Desiree Hartsock following a conversation that the two of them had together. However, what you did not get a chance to see on the show on how difficult a move it was for her to give this first rose to anyone, mostly thanks to the scarlet letter that it painted on a certain someone from last season of the show.

Writing in her first People Magazine blog of the season, Desiree recalls what happened to Tierra LiCausi at times with Sean Lowe’s other women following her being the first contestant to receive a rose. Did she bring some of the attention upon herself? Definitely, but it did set the stage for her having a tough time for the rest of the season. Anyhow, this caused her to be afraid of making Ben Scott into a martyr:

“I remember Tierra getting the first rose last season and what a negative impression that left on the rest of us. I didn’t want Ben getting the first rose to have the same effect, so I handed out a few more right after him. Little did I know the men were still envious and stressing out about the roses. I guess women and men may be more similar than we think!”

After watching this, we did definitely have some serious advice for all future men and women who go on this show: Instead of picking anyone to give an early rose to, hold off on all of them until the ceremony. In doing so, you at least give some of the men a fighting chance to avoid being targets. Just look at how “sunny” Ryan Park ended up being treated for most of Ashley Hebert’s season.

Do you think giving roses early on is a bad move on “The Bachelorette”? If you want to see what both Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici had to say about the first episode of the season, be sure to visit the link here.

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