<p><span></span>Hey there, Life & Style readers! My name is Jenna Burke, and for all you Bachelor fans out there, I hope you remember me from my stint on The Bachelor 16, with Ben Flajnik. Yep, I'm the "crazy blogger," and it's okay to admit you loved watching me. I'm back and better than ever because Life & Style has asked me to blog on <strong>Emily Maynard</strong>'s season of <em>The Bachelorette</em>.</p>
It's a euphoric moment for me because 1) I love blogging, 2) I love The Bachelorette, and 3) I love Emily Maynard. This might be the best gig ever!
<p>The much-awaited season of <strong>The Bachelorette</strong> has finally started, and this time around, <strong>Emily Maynard</strong> is our gorgeous, mesmeric Bachelorette.</p>
Every girl will be tuning in because they want to be her and every guy will be watching because they want to, well, you know.
We all know her touching story from Brad Womack's season of The Bachelor. We also know she has the heart of Mother Teresa and the looks of Heidi Klum. Both she and her daughter, Ricki, deserve a good man as a third addition to their family.
I, for one, think Emily Maynard will make a phenomenal Bachelorette, and I'm quite certain she will find love this time around.
It's been noted that a person will snap-judge you in the first 20 to 30 seconds of meeting you, and I'm here to tell you that it's the TRUTH! First impressions are taken to a whole other level on The Bachelorette. You get one shot. Some sink, some swim.
In alphabetical order, here are my initial thoughts on each contestant:
Alejandro: I never knew anyone could be a mushroom farmer! He should have fibbed a little and called himself at least a truffle farmer. Right? We get it, you're Colombian, but Emily speaks English.
Alessandro: I spy Ben Flajnik hair. You know what this means: A Twitter handle will be created.
Arie: Now THAT is a tall glass of water. I'm going to pretend that he's not a race car driver because it exceeds cheesy. Emily absolutely will hit it off with him; she likes the athletic type.
Brent: I know Emily is mature beyond her years but not necessarily mature enough to start a relationship with someone almost twice her age, and it might be a LITTLE hard to go from being a single mom to a mother of seven.
Charlie: Seems incredibly normal and grounded, which is a different approach for The Bachelorette. Something tells me, though, that Emily is not going to feel butterflies for this one.
Chris: He's a Midwest boy - an ideal match for a Southern belle. I don't think any of the East Coasters have a shot with Emily; she needs someone with a very warm personality.
David: When bios were posted, I was immediately attracted to him. New Yorker? Yes. Singer? Yes. Great head of hair? Yes. That "Eeeemaaaileeee" song? No. No. No. He's DEFINITELY not Emily's type. David, call me.
Doug: A lot of these guys may say they love kids, but I think that's a bunch of crap. Doug has actual proof. I think these two will have a lot to talk about.
Jackson: I just can't see Emily bringing Ricki to his photo shoots.
Jean-Paul: I immediately think Jean Paul Gaultier. Not okay.
Jef: He exudes confidence, has charm and seems like an intriguing conversationalist. Emily's not so much of a conversation starter, but I can tell right off the bat that Jef will be a front-runner.
Joe: Does anyone think that Joe resembles a huskier Dawson of Dawson's Creek? It's legitimately creeping me out. This one is a spitfire. Too much personality for Emily.
John: I really want to know why his friends call him "Wolf." From my understanding, this term is typically used for a man who preys on women.
Kalon: Actor Cillian Murphy meets Christian Bale in American Psycho. He's going to make a great addition to the show, BUT only as a source of entertainment.
Lerone: He's cute, I just don't see his personality meshing well with Emily's.
Michael: Quite impressive that he is a rehab consultant, but it really concerns me when a man tucks his hair behind his ears more than a woman does. Luckily, he has a pretty face.
Nate: Emily seems to need a man who can take charge and who is comfortable in his own skin. Not sure he is going to make it far.
Randy: I just don't get the relevance of the "old man" costume. Never will.
Ryan: He's smooth and extremely good-looking. This one is going far.
Sean: He has a contagiously sweet personality, which makes you feel comfortable around him. I think everyone is going to be raving about him.
Stevie: He has a fun, quirky personality, but as soon as I saw the boom box, I lost interest.
Tony: "Two thumbs" believes in fairy tales and brought a glass slipper. Need I say more?
Travis: He seems like a sweetheart, but when he got out of a limo with that hair and an egg, I immediately thought, Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Sadly, we said goodbye to Brent, David, Jackson, Jean-Paul, Lerone and Randy.
I was quite shocked that David went home. He was filmed in the beginning and those people usually make it past night No. 1. It's best to just rip the Band-Aid off, though. It only gets worse.
And did Emily not look ravishing in that one-shouldered John Fares dress? Anything nude and sparkly takes my breath away. You can find more details on Emily's fashion from the infamous fashion blogger, Possessionista.
Based on the previews, I can't wait for next week! Tears galore. I love when men cry. Bring on the drama. Check back next week for more over-analysis.
Until next time!
Jenna, The Over-Analyst
Photo Credit: ABC (2)