The Bachelor: Meet the Women

Since it's a new year, I'm trying something new on The Crown Bijoux.  In the past, TCB has been 97% about fashion with the remaining 3% divided between shopping and miscellaneous.  After speaking with a great friend and reader of mine, she mentioned how she missed my old blog that had fashion but other musings about what it was like one year after college.  So, I'm trying something a little new.  Many of you know I love watching television (guilty pleasure... in my defense I tend to read & blog while doing it!) and some of you know that watching The Bachelor/ette is something I am ashamed of, yet brings me much joy.  I'm going to add in a little of my commentary this season with Farmer Chris as some of the posts instead of straight fashion - but don't worry, the outfits will continue!  I'd love to hear your feedback - on this post or on others.  I write for all of you!

So let's begin: The judgement period.  Tonight, Chris Soules will meet 30 women who will all think that they need to be Mrs. Soules.  And as a woman in my mid-twenties who appreciates the occasional (ha) glass of wine, I am happy to watch and laugh and jeer and think, "WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE?"  The tears.  The false proclamations of love.  The girl that everyone inevitably hates.  I live for this.  I'm. So. Excited.

But one of my favorite things: judging the women before the show even starts!
| Picture - ABC

I've rated the women on a 1-5 scale (1 lowest, 5 highest) based on name, job, looks, statistics, and general information.  I judge the name and job before I see their pictures, by the way.  If you want to see each individual woman, click here.

Let's Begin!

| Alissa | Total Score: 20
Commentary: I think being a flight attendant is really cool.  Maybe that's very 1960's thinking of me, but hey.  Also, I love her most embarrassing moment.  I feel like I was that girl at a couple of points in my life.

| Amanda | Total Score: 16
Commentary: I also am jealous she's a ballet instructor.  Bendy.  Don't love her answers, though.  She wants to be Allie from The Notebook because of Noah's love for her?  That's kind of weird.

| Amber | Total Score: 14
Commentary: I like that she likes Reservoir Dogs.  I can get on board with that.

| Ashley I. | Total Score: 14
Commentary: She listed foundation and mascara as things she can't live without.  If you saw her picture you wouldn't be surprised.............

| Ashley S. | Total Score: 16
Commentary: She looks pretty real, which I like!

| Becca | Total Score: 17
Commentary: I like her.  Her answers definitely helped.  Which is more important, right?

| Bo | Total Score: 15
Commentary: Bo? I don't even like this name for a girl, let alone a guy.  I've heard it as a nickname for Rainbow, but that doesn't help her in the least.  Wait, she's a plus-size model, too?  Seriously.  Why can't we just say she's a model?  Like really - NOTHING IS DOING HER ANY FAVORS AND I HAVEN'T EVEN SEEN HER YET!  Okay, she's pretty and I like her.  I stand by calling her just a model.

| Britt | Total Score: 17
Commentary: Her favorite author is David Foster Wallace?  I'm... intrigued by this ombre haired waitress.  She's going to be interesting.

| Brittany | Total Score: 12
Commentary: WWE Diva-in-training??  Like.  You may be that.  But don't admit it.  Don't ever admit it.  I know which one she is in the big pic, too, and I literally can't even.  Please go night one.  Please.  Unless you create drama.  Then episode 4.

| Carly | Total Score: 17
Commentary: She was doing well until she listed she couldn't live without cut-off shorts.  Mad props for having to be a look-out for real pirates though.  That's badass (and pretty scary)!

| Jade | Total Score: 22
Commentary: I love her!  She likes elephants, she's pretty, she likes Jane Eyre.  She's smart and pretty and real.  Oh please don't make me regret this.

| Jillian | Total Score: 16
Commentary: Being a news producer is pretty cool - and she's from Washington D.C. (no points for location).  Her picture isn't flattering for her back.  Like really - look.

| Jordan | Total Score: 17
Commentary: She sounds a little crazy - she skinny dips.  I'm never comfortable naked sooo.

| Juelia | Total Score: 14
Commentary: I'm interested to hear how she pronounces "Juelia".  Is it a fun spelling for Julia?  Is it a silent "J" like "You-elia?" Or do you pronounce everything like "Jew-Elia"?  I rated it 3 because while I can't judge a name I don't know... I do feel bad for all of the teachers out there who have to figure out how to pronounce unique names on the first day of school.

| Kaitlyn | Total Score: 19
Commentary: She's a dance instructor.  Either she will really get along with Amanda, or they'll be mortal enemies - DANCE OFF! She was doing really well until she got to the Ninja Turtle stuff.

| Kara | Total Score: 21
Commentary: I really like her top.

| Kelsey | Total Score: 23
Commentary: I love her hair, she seems smart and very real.  I feel like if she makes it past 3 episodes she could go really far.

| Kimberly | Total Score: 17
Commentary: Is it just me or do a lot of these girls look alike?  Does he tell the producers his type?  I mean, they all kind of look like Andie...

| Mackenzie | Total Score: 12
Commentary: There's a lot I don't love about her... but she's 21.  That's like REALLY young to be looking for a husband.  At least... in front of the whole nation.

| Megan | Total Score: 18
Commentary: These embarrassing stories are really good.  Like really good.  I'll support the girls who were completely honest (because they're the best ones!)

| Michelle | Total Score: 15
Commentary: I wonder how much someone makes decorating wedding cakes.

| Nicole | Total Score: 18
Commentary: She seems really sweet but I don't think she's going to last.  It's always the redhead.  Poor redheads.

| Nikki | Total Score: 19
Commentary: She's way too pretty.  I bet they picked her up at her modeling agency (which she admits is Wilhelmina Models - nice placement!).  Did you know they do that?  Not only do they have the casting calls but they go to modeling agencies and scout people they think are attractive.  So interesting!

| Reegan | Total Score: 22
Commentary: Props on the fun name.  Donated Tissue Specialist?  Color me intrigued...

| Samantha | Total Score: 20
Commentary: Fashion Designer - we automatically love her.  She also grew up in the country so I like her a lot haha.

| Tandra | Total Score: 19
Commentary: I feel like we're very similar.  The fact that she can't live without contact lenses made me give her an automatic five.  Preach, sister friend!

| Tara | Total Score: 11
Commentary: Sport Fishing Enthusiast?  I'm keeping my jokes at bay because in all seriousness, that could be really hot to a farmer.  However, she's the girl who looks less than enthused in the background, has a stuff beaver named Beave, and refers to a good guy opening the "truck" door for her.  Truck.  Like.  Does it have to be?  And marriage means "legal documentation" that you are forever committed and loyal to your best friend.  This is going to go REAL well!

| Tracy | Total Score: 16
Commentary: She looks like Tiffany Thiessen to me.

| Trina | Total Score: 16
Commentary: For biggest date fear she said, "eating something that gives me "di-di".  Is that diarrhea?  Okay.......

| Whitney | Total Score: 20
Commentary: I love planners, too, and I don't think it's old school.  She also seems real, however, the boyfriend did not like that she had a tattoo.  Mind you this is the only one he saw, as many have more than one tattoo.

My top 7: Alissa, Jade, Kara, Kelsey, Reegan, Samantha, and Whitney - let's see how I do!

* Please note that I'm really not this cruel.  It's just for fun.  I'm sure each of these girls is very lovely, but it should be noted that they are a) on a national television show, so they did sign up for this - and a lot of other people are MUCH less forgiving than I am and b) not depicted as their true selves, I'm sure. *


  1. I love this post!! Can't wait to watch the show :)

    xoxo Brynne


  2. Oh wow! I actually have never seen this show... hahaha. Thanks for the breakdown though-- it sounds fascinating! I'm also really excited to hear more of your thoughts! Love your fashion but would also love to read more of your musings ;)

    <3 Daisy
    Simplicity Relished

    1. Thanks for the feedback, Daisy! If you ever want MINDLESS television, I'd recommend it. However, there are many, many other intelligent shows that I can recommend. But this is just for fun. Hopefully I don't seem too mean... haha

      - Sarah :)

  3. Thank you for your adorable comment!

  4. I love that you did something other than fashion. Such a great change for the new year! Love this post. It is so fu and awesome how detailed it is!


    1. Thanks for the feedback, Denise! I'm excited to see where TCB goes in 2015!

  5. WOW! You are thorough. I used to watch The Bachelor a lot but haven't as of late. I love it hehe. Great job trying something different with your blog. Always a good thing.
    :] // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

  6. Great idea!! Hope you had a Happy New Year!
    xo Jaime

  7. Hahahaha! That sounds cool!! There is a german edition of the Bachelor and it's so cool!

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  8. That is an interesting idea, Sarah. I have never watched it though but I will check it out to see how your judging has done, haha. Great post!

  9. I am actually watching The Bachelor (currently in commercials) as I am reading your blog! I like Kelsey a lot - at least she won my first impression. She is very elegant and definitely seems smart!

    Julia || Closet de Jules

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    1. I'm glad she turned out well - some of my choices, I was like... ehhh. It was so entertaining though! Hope you following along with us :)

  10. Thanks again Sweetie! I wish you an amazing week!

  11. This is SO FUN!! Please continue to do these posts! I liked Kelsey too :)


    1. Haha thank you for your feedback! I definitely liked her after her seeing her on the show - I'm so nervous for this season!

  12. Hi Sarah! I say you should blog about the things that you are interested in and make you happy! And if that is The Bachelor, then go ahead and blog about it! I don't watch the show, but I loved the style of writing you used to give your humorous commentary about each of the female contestants. Well written and so funny! And the disclaimer at the bottom was evidence of the fact that you are such a sweet person with great intentions :)
    Warmest Regards,
    Cynthia at http://styleneverstops.com

    1. Thanks, Cynthia! That means a lot to me that you knew I had great intentions. I feel like sometimes I act like Regina George just for entertainment - not because I think it's nice! I'd have a really hard time if I was an SNL cast member because I'd feel guilty every time we made fun of someone. Oh well - good thing I'm not hitting 30 Rock anytime soon haha!

      Thanks for reading, even if you don't view!

  13. I haven't watched yet and everyone keeps talking about the show last night! Definitely watching tonight!!


    1. Ah! Good! I hope you were as entertained as I was!

  14. I love this recap! I have to wait until it gets posted online to watch--dang Indonesia!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

    1. Haha - wait you mean Indonesia doesn't care about Prince Farming?! ;) haha.

  15. wow.. you really went through everyone. was never into the bachelor franchise but whenever i would come across scenes, i can totally get how people would get hooked to it!

    Animated Confessions

  16. My my!! Thank you so much for the breakdown. I am dying to see how this Nikki looks like!! :p I've never actually seen this show (I am personally not a fan of reality shows) but i will definitely catch this one just to see this Nikki character :p


    1. Haha she's very pretty! But even better - Tara! She's a trainwreck!

  17. It's always a good thing to freshen up your blog with something new. Anyways, we don't get to see this show here where I live, but I've actually read a lot about it and would love to see at least an episode or two.


  18. The Bachelor is one of my guilty pleasures so I can't wait to read your thoughts each week! I always judge the girls right away, but like you said, they signed up for this. I feel like I always get a good read on people and get so proud if I happen to choose the top three ;D haha! My top girls right now [meaning who I think HE is going to keep around, not who I neccessarily think should be kept around] are: Britt, Tracy, Becca, and Kelsey. I think Jillian, Nikki, & Kaitlyn will be around for a while but for sure sent home. Lengthy list, but that's where I'm at! Lol.

    Because I'm Obsessed

    1. You and I are going to have some serious convos about Britt. I like her... but I'm SO confused by her. There are elements of her that make me LOVE her (she's clearly smart and not completely psycho) but she seems a little... ungrounded if that's the word? Idk. I could so see her becoming the next Bachelorette. I didn't like Kaitlyn as much after I saw the show - and Jillian scares me! But you'll hear all about that next post ;). I'm glad you share in my thoughts!

  19. Thank you for your lovely comment Sarah! I wish you an amazing weekend ahead!

  20. I never heard about this show, but this post is so lovely!
    Have a beautiful rest of the week!
    xx cvetybaby.com

  21. Never watched this show. Thanks for sharing. Sorry for not responding sooner, been sick for few days :) Kiss, Mel
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  22. One of my guilty pleasures, always entertaining!


  23. after this recap...I should really start watching this show.


  24. Ahh love this kind of post! You must really love Kelsey for giving that score. :)

    Looking forward to see more of your posts!

    I'm now following you on bloglovin. Hope you'll do the same :)
    Have a nice day, Sarah! :)


  25. Hahaha!! I checked her out!! Actually this Tara is also pretty, eh? :p But omg, i love that Becca girl. She might win, don't you think!! Gosh babe, you got me all hooked to this!! :( HOW AM I GONNA STUDY!! :P


    1. Haha I'm sorry! It is so addicting! Look at it as a break from studying! And I liked Becca, too - her dress was GORGEOUS!

  26. I have to admit I never saw this show as I don't watch TV. But I'm impressed how you are able to judge the women! Wish you many fun :)
    xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena

  27. Haha! This is such a fun post! I haven't watched The Bachelor in years, I totally need to tune in!

    Heidi D.

  28. Never seen this show, but I might check it out! <3


  29. Hahaha! Your guilty pleasure? Well, at least you're multi-tasking. lol. I'll have to give this a watch. There's so much of a craze over it on my social media streams, it seems.

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