Credit: Craig Sjodin/ABC Television Group © 2012 Disney Photo: Emily Maynard Is Surrounded By Men in The Bachelorette Season 8 Premiere

Bachelorette Emily Maynard has already filmed the final rose ceremony and walked off into the sunset with her husband! But, wait, before we get too far ahead of ourselves; let’s revisit what happens the very first night Emily meets all the guys at the mansion in Charlotte, North Carolina. After all, first impressions are everything! Or are they…?

Credit: ABC Photo: Doug Clerget Smolders in Official Bachelorette Promo Pic

As we’ve seen in these sneak peek photos, Emily looks gorgeous in a gold gown while greeting her 25 bachelors at the mansion’s entrance. Some make better impressions than others (cough Randy’s weird outfit, Stevie’s bizarre dancing) — while one single dad made the best impression of all. Reality Steve reports that it was Seattle’s Doug Clerget who took home the first impression rose. Doug, a realtor, has an 11-year-old son at home, and sweetly greeted Emily with questions about how her daughter, Ricki, was holding up during filming.

Tune into The Bachelorette Season 8 premiere on Monday, May 14, 2012, at 9:30/8:30c.

Source: Reality Steve

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