Bachelorette Ashley Hebert is caught in a love triangle.
"Each week, I'm pulled between Arie and Jef," the Season 7 lass writes in her Parade.com blog on Season 8, Episode 6. "I love them both. I guess it’s a win, win situation! Hopefully one of them wins Emily's heart, and the other one wins America's by becoming the Bachelor!"
Ah, do you think if Bachelorette Emily Maynard doesn't pick Jef Holm or Arie Luyendyk, Jr. then Loser #1 becomes The Bachelor? (What about Roberto Martinez?) Should Arie even settle for more reality TV if he doesn't win? As Ashley notes, he's kind of a Hollywood dreamboat. "Can we please talk about her hot and steamy kiss with Arie? Woah! This wins the best kiss of the season award! It was straight out of a movie. Keep it up, Arie! I really do think these two are great together."
Yes. But Ashley has more to say about Croatia, including thoughts on the Highland games group date and her continued love for Team JEM:
"I had a feeling Sean would take it all since his arms are bigger than Emily's thigh! I'm not sure whether to say Chris is brave or clueless when choosing to go up against Doug in the challenges. He obviously is still holding on to the age comment Doug made AGES ago. Get it? ;P Moving on…Arie and Jef have less than impressive ability when it comes to the Highland games, but that does not matter. They are too cute to throw trees around. Did you notice how Emily says, ‘I can't watch’ when Jef attempts the caber toss? I think Emily likes Jemily as much as I do! So even though Sean won two out of the three events, Chris wins and gets the rose? I'm confused. I think Chris is a sweet guy, but I will never understand how her connection with him got this far. Anyone else?"
Ashley also gets tough with Ryan Bowers, applauding Emily for seeing through his sweet-talk:
"There is no room in her life for a guy like this. Ryan's trophy wife comments really get me fired up. Does he think this is what every woman wants to hear? I can't figure out if he's just trying to be cool, and sound cool, or if he really is this much of a narcissist. Anyone know? The kicker for me was when Ryan gives Emily a list of things he wants in a wife. It's all about him, him, him, and I'm really glad Emily finally saw through it. He seems like a womanizer to me, and certainly not someone that is a good fit for what Emily is looking for."
And you gotta love this parting shot: "If you aren't convinced that Ryan is as self-indulgent as I think he is, notice that on his way out, he talks about what matters most in this moment: the way the show will edit him. Ugh. Please get off the screen, and take those fangs you carved into your beard with you!!"
Ha! Poor fang-bearded Ryan. It’s a wonder Alessandro the Vampire Detector didn’t warn Emily about him a long time ago.