At the mansion, Sharleen was given her one on one date card. Are you my Seoul mate? it read. Pre season I loved Sharleen, she is my Canadian girl, then she was sooo weird that first night I was put off, but week after week I am really liking her. I think she is reserved and not as girly girl as the others. She has an air of sophistication which I think the younger girls just don’t understand. So Juan Pablo takes her to a Korean market. They wander around testing different foods, buying Kimonos and just having a normal fun time. I enjoy these simple dates more then the extravagant ones because I think the conversation that comes from them is more organic and real. After the market they go to a Korean tea house and have some conversation, and kissing. He loves to kiss her, unfortunately it just looks so awkward. Sharleen and Juan Pablo are walking around outside and he starts asking her about her singing career and she reveals that she doesn’t really like to sing early in the relationship because it’s so personal and she doesn’t want the relationship to be based on her singing. He begs her to sing and she does. WOW!!!! She has the voice of an angel, simply amazing. They kiss and go to dinner. Juan Pablo asks her about kids and if she wants some and how many. Sharleen is so honest with him, saying she has never really thought about it, she was in a relationship with a man with a child and she wasn’t ready. It was a ballsy move, but she got the rose. Juan Pablo is taken with her.
The second group date Let’s get Krazy Alli, Andi, Kelly, Lauren, Clare and Renee. They went to a Karaoke studio where they all sang and dance and loosen up a bit. Then they went and did a little market shopping. Here is where we start to see Clare become a tad unhinged. She will do anything for attention. They were all trying octopus and Clare makes such a spectacle of herself it was sad. After shopping they went to this “Spa” for lack of a better word where they put their feet in pools and fish eat the dead skin off them. Juan Pablo is talking to Renee and Clare is freaking out, the girl is about to shank someone I swear. She gets up and moves over to where they were sitting and Renee just gets up and walks away. I think she is done crazy sitting for the season. This is the date that Juan Pablo has declared to be the no kissing date. He needs to set a good example for his daughter so during his one on one times he isn’t kissing anyone. He doesn’t inform the girls of this decision though. My girl Lauren gets her time with him and decides to take the bull by the horns and leans in for a kiss. Juan Dumbass denies her. He does explain why, which I am sure Lauren completely understands and respects, but that kind of rejection is hard on the heart, so when she started crying my heart broke for her. She is completely embarrassed and feels totally rejected, I just wanted to hug her through my TV screen. BUT then he talks to Clare and he kisses her, then I just wanted to choke him through my screen. My poor TV is gonna be dead by the end of this season. You would think Clare was the one that got the rose, or maybe Lauren because she was so upset but no. It was Andi!!!
We then get to the cocktail party. The girls look amazing, Juan Pablo looks amazing and they are in a beautiful Korean Palace. The girls come to an understanding that the three with roses will let the other girls have their time and not intrude. That lasts all of 10 minutes when Nikki sees Juan Pablo talking to Clare. I will warn you now this cocktail party becomes the Nikki/Clare battle of the blondes show. Nikki busts up Clare’s conversation with Juan Pablo. He hints to Nikki that he knows there is tension in the house. This has Nikki thinking Clare is bad mouthing her. Nikki is talking to Kelly about the weird conversation with Juan Pablo and Clare sneaks up on them and breaks it up. Nikki and Clare has it out and Clare tells Nikki she doesn’t think that she is deserving of a rose. Nikki then tells Clare that she isn’t the one giving out the roses and that shuts her up pretty quick. We then go into the rose ceremony. Andi, Sharleen, Nikki,Renee, Chelsie, Kelly, Danielle, Cassandra, Alli, Clare and Kat all get roses. Elise and my girl Lauren are sent home.
How are my pics holding up. Sharleen is the only one left of my 4 to win. Kelly is still hanging on and I thought she’d be gone quickly, although half of Kelly is gone, since her dog Molly wasn’t allowed to make the trip.With Elise eliminate I have two left that I think could go far with Danielle and Nikki.
I am so sad that Lauren is gone. I loved her Piano bike entrance, I loved her spirit. Lauren here are my words to you. Stand up tall, wipe away your tears. You are an amazing, talented and beautiful woman. You don’t need to act a fool to get a man to notice you. Juan Pablo is a fool for not recognizing what he had in you. You will find the man of your dreams and you won’t need a three ring circus situation to do it. Hold your head high you are an amazing person.
See everyone next week in Vietnam!!!!