Chris Soules — you almost freaked out over your decision about whether to keep ‘sport fishing enthusiast’ Tara, who got wasted on the premiere episode. But you made the right decision to give her a second chance.
Bachelor Chris Soules, you have to agree that you’re not exactly taking any sort of normal route towards finding love. And in fact, many would argue that you need to have your head examined for trying to find true love in a TV elimination contest.
‘Bachelor’ Chris Soules: Gives Drunk Tara A Rose
But since you’re doing something that’s nutsy, you have to be open to giving the other love outliers that you’re romancing, a chance too.
Plus, you are producing a TV show here — and I’m so glad that you get it and that you’re a total sport about delivering a high entertainment quotient.
That’s why it made total sense and a good intro to the premiere, to watch you running around your Iowa cornfields doing push ups on bales and in every way showing off your buff body.
Now, I’m not saying that Tara is going to be the perfect wife for you, or that she’ll even make it through next week’s rose ceremony, but you need to get to know her a little more. After all, what normal woman wouldn’t freak out in the circumstances that The Bachelor producers put Tara and the other 29 contestants through.
They needed to meet you in the most abnormal circumstances ever — at an isolated multi-hour long cocktail party, surrounded by oodles of other love and fame hungry beauties, desperate to make a good impression on you.
Who wouldn’t want a few drinks to calm their nerves? Plenty of normal and perfectly lovely young women would!
Tara Had Every Right To Be Nervous
I liked Tara’s chutzpah. The Florida blonde showed up in her cut-off denim shorts, cowboy boots and plaid shirt, to show who she really was.
And come on Chris — you know that there’s going to be no one trekking around in your Iowa cornfields or town of 400, in an evening gown. But yes, denim cutoffs are perfectly perfect for your lifestyle.
Even when Tara did a quick change into a little black dress, leopard heels and casually pulled up hair, she looked a whole less “done” than any of your other wife hopefuls.
And Chris, lets cut to the chase here. Tara, may have gotten a little messy and found it hard to contain her nerves, but she also didn’t pull out her claws and start dissing the other women.
If I was you Chris, I wouldn’t want to get deeply involved with any of those other women who sniffed at Tara’s denim shorts and turned their noses up at her decision to not impress with glamour.
They were the same ones who were going to be outraged if you chose a “wasted” woman over them for a rose.
Well, maybe they were snobby, dull, scary weird (“onions” anyone), or you just didn’t feel any chemistry with them. There are worse disconnects than Tara nervously embracing her friends Johnny Walker and Jack Daniels.
Now, if Tara actually has a serious drinking problem, you’re not going to want to get involved with her. But there’s no reason to assume that at this point.
Tara seemed warm, funny, down to earth and probably just felt insecure and out of place. And like I said, who wouldn’t feel insecure and out of place? Chris, thanks for giving Tara a second chance. You and we need to get to know her better.
Do you agree HollywoodLifers? Was Chris right to keep Tara? Let me know.
— Bonnie Fuller
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