Everything i know about dating i learned from surfing
People at home were left to believe I was a cunning klutz.(The biggest and most horrific lesson I took away from being on the show is that people will always believe what they want to believe.) I’d also seen a producer emerge from a room holding a clipboard that had pictures of our faces with big red Xs through them. All I can say is that in the presence of extra-large cameras on cranes (BTW, they are impossible to ignore) some of us just stand there stupefied, and can’t function.
By “sent home” I mean herded like cattle onto a bus at 4 a.m., given the opportunity to speak with a psychologist, and shuttled to the airport.Being more astute (translation: more sober) than the average contestant, I endured a 3-hour elimination ceremony already knowing my fate. Somehow, in the middle of all this darkness, there was light. Paris awaits.” She was right: The producers couldn’t stop us.I’d made friends with a contestant who spoke French with a Texas drawl and knew how to travel like Anthony Bourdain: “Y'all, who cares about Travis? They’d already sequestered us for days so we wouldn’t catch a glimpse of each other and yet I found out most of us had been on the same plane.By now I’d realized the producers’ rules were for damn fools.So I went AWOL, skipping the shuttle back to the airport and heading for the Champs-Élysées with my Texan tour guide.What transpired next makes me believe everything happens for a reason.
Seventy-eight hours and several pounds of chocolate mousse later, my biggest concern in life suddenly became figuring out how to fit all of my shoppings into two tiny carry-ons.
Your happiness is yours and yours alone, and it should never depend on anyone else’s decisions.2. I’d studied a DVD of Season One with Alex Michel so I’d know what to expect (shameful, I know), so when I met Travis for the first time, I hastily introduced myself and then darted inside the mansion -- just like I’d watched the girls do on the DVD. Contestants emerge from their limos and are expected to chat up the show’s star the way they would in real life, some for an upwards of 20 minutes without a jacket in the cold.
With my introduction, what you saw was all that really happened. There was no time to establish any real connection or fireworks.
I’m not sure, but stranger things have happened to me. My abbreviated answer is that I’d rather be on the show than on the couch wasting a Monday night living vicariously through it. Stay polite when people probe at the dinner table, then pass the whipped cream for their extra-large pie hole.4. It’s kind of tragic when a show that claims to scour the ends of the earth has a problem digging up dreamy prospects with solid values and real jobs (FYI: “Entrepreneur” often means gainfully UNemployed on TV).
And that I’d rather be single than married to a mistake. To this day, Travis remains the most grounded and attractive Bachelors in history, but you should know that my mom dug up an old photo of him before his ABC makeover when he looked like Shaggy from Scooby Doo.
He’d reached for a hug and I was already halfway inside the mansion making a note of where the bathroom was -- it was the only place where the cameras couldn’t follow me.