In the "After the Final Rose" special, the new couple was frank about their issues: Every Monday night after Emily watched the latest episode of her season, Brad had to reassure her (over the phone) that he fell for her — and no one else. It must have been tough watching her fiance kiss 20 other women during his redux run as the Bachelor, but that is kinda the name of the game.
We hope Emily stops doubting Brad and that she and her new man make things work in the real world — at least for little Ricki's sake. Good luck, guys!
Cute Southern nanny Ashley Spivey, 26, names her little sister as the person she admires the most in the world: "She has been through a lot in her 17 years on earth and she remains to be the most positive and resilient person I know." Ashley dubs Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged "the most thought-provoking book I've ever read — also a very good love story." Asked if she considers herself a romantic, Ashley gushes, "Yes, I grew up watching '80s movies. I want the Jake character from the end of 16 Candles or Lloyd Dobler from Say Anything — I want the guy to pursue me and then make an enormous romantic gesture like holding a boombox over his head." She's cute, romantic, has good taste in movies, and has enough intelligence and depth to appreciate Atlas Shrugged. On second thought, she may be too good for Brad.
Meghan Merritt, 30, of Princeton, New Jersey, is kind of overwhelmed by the necklace she wears in her cast photo. Despite her accessorizing faux-pas, she comes across as warm and relatable. Asked if she has pets, she says, "Yes, well kind of. Funny story — I bought a baby bulldog in the window of a pet store last year but my building doesn't allow animals so I gave her to my parents. My Dad couldn't be happier; my Mom wants to kill me." She lists her most embarrassing moment as "when I was making out with a guy that I was dating. His A/C was broken and it was summer and my spray tan got all over his new white sofa because I was sweating so badly. I was mortified then and still am now." She adds that she was once on a bad date where she went to the bar and ended up hitting it off with another guy. "My date went home and I dated the other guy for several months. It happens when you least expect it!"
Cute Lisa Morrisey, 24, of Ottawa, Kansas, pinpoints her greatest achievement to date as "Getting a college athletic scholarship for running track and cross country at the University of Kansas." Her older sister Bridget is the most influential person in her life, and she loves going camping at the Walnut Valley Bluegrass Festival. We could totally see Brad doing that. The downside? She's another Twilight fan (read: unrealistic romantic expectations) and likes when a man takes charge on a date. "I love when someone just makes the decision and rolls with it." Brad is not known to be the most decisive guy, but he keeps insisting he's "a changed man." Maybe they'll click?
"Manscaper" Raichel Goodyear, 29, of Fullerton, California, shares a little too much in her most embarrassing moment. "Oh gosh!! Probably farting on accident when I was on a date and we were shooting basketballs at night. It was so quiet and right when I shot the ball....'Blurrrr' LOL." TMI!
Michelle Money, 30, a hair stylist in Salt Lake City, says she would have to bring tweezers to a desert island. "I have hair that grows out of a mole on my face that totally bugs me!" Again, TMI! And, really? That's what you would bring to an island? Never try out for Survivor!
Athough Madison Garton, 25, of New York City doesn't say anything in her ABC bio about being part of the New York Underground Vampire Club, we know she wears her fangs during the meet-and-greet. Probably not the right fit for a down-home Texas boy like Brad.