his season of The Bachelor is two episodes underway and I am telling you right now that 27-year-old publicist from Minneapolis, MN, Becca Kufrin, is going to win Arie's heart.
Why is that you ask? Well, I'll tell you.
To start, Arie took Becca to get some new clothes.
What she didn’t know was the world-famous stylist and designer, Rachel Zoe, would be there to actually outfit her. Becca, who continues to remind us that she is “just a girl from Minnesota,” lost her mind when Arie told her she could take home all the outfits.
I will say that as these fairytale setups go, this one was fun to watch. Becca seemed as genuinely excited to spend time with Arie as she was to be gifted a (hideous) studded pair of Louboutins.
All of that said, did it feel a little too Pretty Woman to anyone else?
The whole thing reeked of reality show intervention.
I think we can all agree that the best Bach dates consist of things that could happen in the real world but are only augmented by The Bachelor universe. Things that come totally out of left field like unlimited shopping sprees end up just feeling contrived and awkward.
Oh, and devised to make the contestant remember how crappy their lives were pre-Bachelor.
Next came Arie's one-on-one with Krystal, the fitness coach from San Diego.
There’s always one fitness coach scattered amongst the contestants, but sadly, not all of them can be Peters.
Arie takes Krystal on a tradition-eschewing first date to his American hometown of Scottsdale, AZ (he’s originally from Holland but when his family came to the States, they settled in Arizona).
Normally, we have to wait until the bitter end to meet our bachelor's family, but for some reason, the producers thought... let's throw a wrench into this season and have him take someone home on a terrible first date. In the second episode.
Okay, producers. I see you. Unfortunately you picked the wrong girl for this excursion.
The more Krystal tries to make the date seem normal, the more her soul starts to detach from her body, becoming a simulacrum of humanity. Sorry, Krystal, this is not working.