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Will You Accept This Rose?

It’s 8:00 PM on a Monday night. You have finished all of your homework and are out of shows to watch on Netflix. You walk over to the sofa in your living room and scroll through the channels until ABC’s The Bachelor appears on your television screen. Former NFL football player Colton Underwood returns from […]

It’s 8:00 PM on a Monday night. You have finished all of your homework and are out of shows to watch on Netflix. You walk over to the sofa in your living room and scroll through the channels until ABC’s The Bachelor appears on your television screen. Former NFL football player Colton Underwood returns from Becca’s season of the The Bachelorette, searching for love among a number of eligible contestants.

The Bachelor is an American television show where one bachelor is presented with 30 women across the United States, and among the 30 contestants, he is expected to propose by the final episode. The bachelor eliminates women throughout the show, and the choosing process is determined through group dates, one on one dates, and rose ceremony cocktail parties. If the contestants receive a rose by the end of a rose ceremony or date they are still in the running to win, and if they do not receive a rose, they immediately go home.

Here on the Christian Brothers campus, The Bachelor is all the rave. A large group of Christian Brothers students have diligently been keeping up with the newest episodes. However, a group of boys in the 2019 senior class have have been particularly interested in season 23 of The Bachelor. Their continuing interest comes from their creation of a fantasy Bachelor draft,

“We picked names for who would go first, but it was a $5 buy in then it was a snake draft,” Cooper Laffan (‘19) says. “Every guy picked one girl, and then after the draft you can make trades throughout the whole show.

There was no typical scoring system, and whoever has the winning girl at the end of the show wins the money.

A typical night for Cooper while watching The Bachelor involves friends, good food, and a comfy couch to enjoy the show.

“Every Monday night with the boys, we have someone cook — normally it’s the mother of the household,” he says. “Last week we had Chinese New Year, so the Chinese exchange students cooked”.

While watching the show, there is no doubt that the boys have their personal opinions about the best contestant. An all time favorite contestant at Christian Brothers is Cassie.

“Ooh Cassie, get me a surfing girl, blonde hair and blue eyes,” Cooper says. “She’s the only one that’s normal on the show.”

“Cassie is the sweetest and most genuine person out of all of them,” Whitney Hunt (‘20) says. “All of the other ones have drama with the rest of the girls”.

There are major upsets throughout the show with contestants leaving. Whitney had no problem sharing her opinions about her favorite contestant leaving.

“Onyeka because she genuinely wanted to be there, unlike Demi who thinks of it as a joke and just wants a trophy or the prize of fans,” she says.

“I would have to say Oneyka, I thought she was going to win it,” says Justin Johnson (’19). “I was also pretty upset about Nicole  — that was depressing, like wow Nicole didn’t win”

Now we can’t help but wonder if Christian Brothers were to host their very own Bachelor series, who would be the perfect fit as the leading man.

Physican Education instructor Mr. Jacob Hunley has been known to be a shoo-in for Bachelor host Chris Harrison.

“His hair, the way he talks, I could just picture that guy going ‘Ladies this is your final rose’” Cooper said with a chuckle.

With Mr. Hunley as the perfect fit for the host of Christian Brothers Bachelor, which girls would create the perfect group of contestants.

Sophia Cichetti (‘19) because she’s attention driven, and Bella Latino (‘19) she would start so much drama,” says Justin.

More girls in the senior class that have been recommended as contestants for the show are Taylor Hammond (‘19), Kennedy Earley (‘19), and Isabella McGinness (‘19).

If the bachelor for season 24 was Cooper Laffan, he would have a way different approach for group dates than the past bachelors.

“I would take them fishing, hunting, that stuff. I would take them to the mountains, Lake Tahoe. I would just say Virginia. You got it all, and it’s not elegant so they aren’t going to like it”

Cooper continued to describe where he would take the contestants when they traveled to his hometown,

“Boba, because that is just a must in Sacramento. I would probably take them to Old Town, we would go to Joe’s Crab shack and have some din din, then we would walk around underneath the Delta Queen and look at the bridge,” he says. “I think the camera crew would love that because it’s super cheesy”

Cooper admits that he would be an amazing bachelor because of his features and personality.

“Everyone loves a good dad bod, my beautiful looks which kind of fits in with the dad bod, my impeccable personality, and just you know, the chicks already dig me”

There are many ways to entertain yourself, but on Monday nights The Bachelor never disappoints. Even if you aren’t in a Bachelor fantasy league or with the boys it’s always a great way to start off the week.

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