I think TB did Ashley a disservice by having her become brunette (well, auburn on my set). They should have dumped on the peroxide and lightened her up to near-Emily-levels. After all, her face is not quite as pretty--but cute enough--and she has a much better figure.
I think blonder hair would have been more exciting to a lot of these guys (I think they care more about "bimbo looks" than "Emily").
I totally agree. When she was first announced as the Bachelorette that's exactly what I thought: lighten her hair way up and put her in some cute/sexy outfits and she'll be fine. If there's one thing I've learned it's that it doesn't much matter what the face looks like (to some extent I guess) but if a girl is bleach blonde and has a nice figure some segment of the male population will think she's "hot." Too bad they didn't have time for implants too. (j/k I think Ashley's figure is great and I also think small is better than fake). I'm a woman, and I don't think Ashley looks better with the darker hair.
Remember what they did with Trista, though? Besides hyping up the Miami Heat dancer they had her do video date invites wearing things like just a football jersey. Things to sex her up. They seem to be doing exactly the opposite with Ashley. Brown hair, date in pajamas and glasses, etc. I actually think face-wise that Trista and Ashley look a lot alike and are equally attractive, and they are both well-educated and intelligent, but Trista's packaging was better.
I am so torn on Bentley. I go back and forth between thinking he's a sociopath and an actor. His connection to Michelle Money makes me think he's acting, that he or they came up with a plan to make him stand out much like Michelle last year.
Also, for what it's worth, they advertised numerous times during the commercial breaks that they are recruiting again here in Utah, so I don't know - maybe this is Fleiss's new breeding ground for crazy contestants.
If Ashley doesn't get over Bentley and realize what a great match JP is and what great chemistry they have then I will - I don't know, think she's as stupid as Jillian, I guess and grumble about her. It's human, but JP seems like a really good guy, seems like he is honestly into her, and they seem to really get along. I get why she likes Bentley - he was giving off all the signs of someone who really likes her (touching her, leaning into her, etc.) but it's so hard to watch her being played and not get over him when there are other great guys there who actually do seem to like her.