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The Bachelorette Season 8 premiere featured a parade of handsome dudes greeting Emily Maynard with their best foot forward (or, in Travis’ case, best Ostrich egg forward). Jef Holm skated in and
bashfully won Emily’s heart, and Ryan read a handwritten note to Em. However, it was single dad Doug Clerget who won Emily’s first impression rose — due in large part to the sweet, heartfelt note scrawled by his son, Austin.

So, what do you think, Bachelor Nation? Did Doug deserve the first impression rose? 

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