|Bachelor 17 - Sean Lowe|
For those unfamiliar with the show, the formula is simple. One handsome, single guy (or girl) who is looking to end their life of flings and unsuccessful relationships and marry a person who they feel they could truly spend the rest of their life with is presented with a number of people of the opposite sex vying for their affections. Through cocktail parties and dates ranging from the cozy (camping in the backyard, baking cookies) to the glamorous (helicopter rides over exotic locations) the bachelor eliminates suitors until they decide upon the one special person they want to spend their life with.
Corny? Yes. Trashy? Sometimes. Scandalous? It's a boring season without scandal! But this all makes for some very addictive, guilty pleasure watching, especially for romantics like myself. And while very few of these relationships last the distance, we always hold hope that this couple will be the next Trista and Ryan, Jason and Molly, or Ashley and J.P, who have all made it down the aisle and are still together today.
Season 17 starts January 7th, and features the hunky Sean Lowe as the bachelor. If you watched the last season of the 'The Bachelorette' where he was vying for Emily Maynard's affections, you will already be familiar with his good looks and calm confidence. And of course his muscles! Sean is a real southern sweetheart.
The ladies of this season are:
|Sean's all ready to hand out the roses|
Kacie (rumoured "mystery" contestant)
A couple of things stand out about this line up. 1 - Ashley was a popular name in the 80's when most of these women were born; and 2 - names ending with the "ie"/"ey"/"y" sound in general were pretty popular.
Other than that, my favourite name picks from this list are Tierra, Taryn and Desiree. They're the few that stand out as different and somewhat unique - in fact, I don't think I've ever heard Tierra before, but I quite like it. It's a mix between Tia and Sierra, and could receive a boost from the show. Or maybe not - early gossip is that Tierra is quite the interesting one in the house. How about you - are you a closet Bachelor fan? What names on this list catch your eye?