ABC Releases Major Details on Ashley Hebert’s The Bachelorette Season 7
We seriously need to hit the fast-forward button to May 23, because The Bachelorette Season 7 premiere alone is sounding so fabulous we want to be watching it right now.
ABC just issued a huge press release with details on Ashley Hebert’s season, which will include a trip across Asia, a private concert by Colbie Caillat, a bachelor Las Vegas competition featuring Jabbawockeez, a flash mob hip-hop routine and concert by Far East Movement, and the first ever Bachelorette roast.
Here’s what Ashley — the dancing dentist from Mada-nowhere, Maine, who confused the heck out of Brad Womack in Season 15 of The Bachelor — is going to have to deal with starting Monday, May 23, from 9 to 11 PM. (The show will move to its normal 8 to 10 PM time slot on May 30.)
The dreaded “wrong reasons” again! A former Bachelor cast member has warned Ashley that one of her men is on the show for the wrong reasons. Meanwhile, Ashley’s old insecurity returns when she reveals to Chris Harrison that she fears the guys will be disappointed when they learn she is the Bachelorette. (Well, we did want Michelle Money... )
The 25 eligible guys arrive, including a handsome chef who steals a kiss (we bet we know who that is!); a Wall Street banker who brings her a pair of ballet tickets; a winery owner who pours her a bottle of her own special vintage (we bet we know who that is!); and a former professional baseball player who recites a poem he wrote for her.
Masked man? One mysterious bachelor is wearing a mask when he steps out of the limo to greet Ashley.
They always drink too much! The pressure of the first impression rose becomes too much for one contestant, who tries to calm his nerves by throwing back a few drinks. How will Ashley respond?
First impression rose! Ash decides to award the first impression rose to a charming bachelor who took a risk during the evening. By the end of the night, Ashley will have 18 men left to compete for her affections, and ultimately her heart. (Remember, Roberto Martinez received Ali Fedotowsky’s first impression rose on The Bachelorette Season 6!)
Around the world with Ashley! Ashley’s hunt for Mr. Right will involve some of the most romantic and adventurous dates ever, with exciting surprises in store for her bachelors as they travel around the globe for intimate outings in Hollywood, Las Vegas, Thailand, Hong Kong, and the Fiji Islands.
Vegas, baby! Ashley and one lucky man will fly to Las Vegas for one of the wildest dates ever: Together, they plan a real Vegas wedding day, complete with a romantic floating dinner in the middle of the Bellagio “lake.” Twelve men show off their best moves to the Bachelorette as they audition for the chance to appear on stage with her in the spectacular Las Vegas dance show, Jabbawockeez. Ashley and one man enjoy a private concert by chart-busting pop singer/songwriter Colbie Caillat. Roastmaster General Jeffrey Ross presides over the first-ever Bachelorette Roast, in which 10 bachelors perform live in front of an audience. But one man steps over the line, taking his roast of Ashley too far.
Thai boxing! Eight men attempt to impress Ashley as they compete against each other in the popular sport of Muay Thai boxing, but one overly gung-ho man ends up in the local emergency room.
Dragon boat race in Hong Kong! The Bachelorette and one of her suitors head to Kowloon, where they spend an exhilarating day together — culminating with a romantic dinner on a traditional junk boat. Hong Kong’s Stanley Beach is the backdrop for a thrilling dragon boat race between the intensely competitive men.
Temple time in Taiwan! Ashley’s glamorous Asian adventure ends with a trip to Taiwan, including a trip to Chiang Kai-shek Square, where the Bachelorette and her men join a group of people doing Tai Chi before exploring the breathtaking Longshan Temple.
Sensual fantasy suites in Fiji! Finally, three lucky men travel with Ashley to idyllic Fiji for some of the most exotic and “sensual” overnight dates ever.
Surprises will shake Ashley’s world! Two lucky men will meet Ashley’s family, and she will visit the final bachelors’ hometowns for a slice of their lives in an effort to determine the man with whom she is most compatible — but there are surprises in store for Ashley that shake her world. At the end of the journey, the Bachelorette may quite possibly have found true love. But the big question is: After all of this, will he pop the question, and will she say yes?
For heaven’s sake, say “YES!” If she can survive drunk guys in masks who go Thai boxing for the wrong reasons, she can definitely say yes to an expensive ring.