Will Nick Viall finally find love? We’ll see! Season 21 of ‘The Bachelor’ kicked off on Jan. 2, and Nick came face-to-face with all the ladies and a shark dolphin-wannabe.
What better way to kick off season 21 than with a naked Nick Viall? C’mon, you know you agree. During the “how you know Nick” part of the intro, we got to see him in the shower, covered by only a black box — you know, the one we’re used to seeing covering the girls’ bits. Speaking of, let’s get to the girls.
Before Nick met them, we got brief intros. We met Corinne, 24, who still has a nanny and runs a multi-million dollar company with her parents; Alexis, 23, a dolphin-obsessed Jersey native; and Liz, 29, who actually hooked up with Nick at Jade and Tanner‘s wedding, and reveals that he asked for her number after they had sex — but she said no. So why is she back? Well she wanted another chance with him. At first Nick wasn’t sure it was her — but later he put it together.
Here’s some cliff notes from the other ladies Nick met. Rachel, 31, said a line about fantasy teams (“the only plays I want to make this season are for your heart”); Olivia, 25, from Alaska, greeted Nick with an eskimo kiss; and one of my favorite entrances came from Sarah, 26, who came running in, to say “I thought you might appreciate another runner up.”
And then there was Jasmine G., who brought along Neil Lane, and had already picked out potential engagement rings; Josephine, who brought along a hot dog to say “you’re a weiner in my book;” Lacey who came in on a camel and made a hump joke, and Alexis who naturally came wearing a shark suit… but was convinced it was a dolphin. I have to say Vanessa, who just came in and greeted Nick like a human, was probably the most natural greeting that I saw, and they seemed to really have a connection.
Meet & Greet With Nick
Nick spent as much time possible on night one with each of the women, and Rachel was an early front runner — he really adored how smart she was! Vanessa was in the middle of connecting more with him, but was interrupted by Corinne (who already had time with him); so she decided to grab him again and kiss him. Oh also, the whole house witnessed that, making her an early villain. Nick claimed he wasn’t thrilled she kissed him — but he sure seemed into it.
Liz and Nick also talked a bit and she kind of dug herself a hole — she said she didn’t want him to feel like she was only there because he was the bachelor — and he kind feel that, since she had not given him her number nine months ago when he asked. Their conversation got cut short because he had to make time for everyone and well, I assumed she was going home,
When it came time for the first impression rose, Nick shocked a lot of girls by choosing Rachel since she had stood out to him, and really felt a connection with her. And yes, they kissed.
With Rachel already having a rose, here’s where the rest went: Vanessa, Danielle L., Kristen, Astrid, Corinne, Elizabeth W., Jasmine G., Raven, Kristina, Danielle M., Sarah, Josephine, Lacey, Christen, Taylor, Alexis (the dolphin), Hailey, Dominique, Jaimi, Brittany, and Liz — yes, the woman he knew before! And yes, there were tears.
HollywoodLifers, who are you rooting for so far?