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Watching the perky Ali Fedotowsky galavant through her Bachelorette season, certain moments are unavoidably reminiscent of…other Bachelorette seasons. Five perky predecessors have skipped through this same drill. Inevitably, nice guys are pitted against those with a whiff a danger. Sometimes, it’s the earnest, bordering-on-sappy guy who wins the final rose (like season 1’s Ryan Sutter). Sometimes, he doesn’t (like season 5’s Jake Pavelka). These types have popped up, as if on cue, throughout Ali's season, too. What insights can we cull from previous seasons to help us make predictions on this one?
1. Right now, 26-year-old Latin lover Roberto appears to be the frontrunner -- a fact that doesn’t bode well for Roberto. Anyone remember the last few episodes of season 1, when a series of hot scenes between Trista Rehn and Charlie Maher made him seem the obvious choice? When the final rose went to shy firefighter Ryan, Charlie was shocked. So were viewers. Ali may seem knocked out by Roberto's looks (not to mention his dance moves), but remember: It could all be the result of Roberto-centric editing.
2. On the other hand, Ali and Roberto did go on a daredevilish, tightrope-walking date -- a fact which bodes well for Roberto. Season 5’s Jillian Harris and Ed Zwiderski bonded on a death-defying date when they scaled buildings in L.A. Now they’re engaged.
3. Choosing nobody is a viable option. Season 3’s Jen Schefft rejected both of her final candidates. She went on to find love off-camera, and is married to a non-reality star back in her hometown, Chicago. "If [Ali] didn't find the person she saw herself with for the rest of her life, then I can see her not picking anyone," season 6 cast-off Hunter Wagner once told People magazine. "I don't think she'd pick someone just to pick someone.”
4. We’ve probably met our next Bachelor, since we know that the show’s producers tend to pull them from the Bachelorette reject pile. (Bachelor Bob Guiney was from Bachelorette's season 1, Jason Mesnick from Bachelorette's season 4 and Jake Pavelka from Bachelorette's season 5). So who might it be this time? The latest buzz says Chris Lambton: He’s a nice guy with a melt-your-heart story. A few years ago, he quit his teaching job to return home and care for his sick mother, Marjorie, before her 2008 death. Now he’s seeking a wife as he rebuilds his life without Mom.
However this season ends up, we're hooked enough to root for our latest heroine's happiness all the way through the final-rose episode. The Bachelorette airs Mondays (8 p.m. ET) on ABC.
Who do you think Ali will pick? Chime in below!
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