Vanessa & Ralph
Posted Jan 25, 2012 @ 8:08 PM
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Posted Jan 27, 2012 @ 6:00 PM
ETA: After posting the above, I wondered if her comment about religion meant that she was a God-botherer, or that she didn't like religion. Went in search of the answer.
Did not find it, but learned that after the show, Vanessa and Ralph broke up.
Edited by FrogsRule, Jan 27, 2012 @ 6:03 PM.
Posted Feb 15, 2012 @ 2:37 PM
Posted Feb 18, 2012 @ 2:19 PM
What likely happened is Kellie speaking more privately of her experience of the show and/or the desire to go on the show once you realize you personnally know someone who did and can help you by giving yout tips on the casting process for instance. I would be shocked if their previous relationship was even important, let alone essential, in her casting.
Posted Feb 19, 2012 @ 11:44 PM
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Posted Feb 20, 2012 @ 8:03 PM
The S.A. pair’s connection was that they’re both divorced and dated each other. (They were still dating during the show’s taping, but broke up right after.)
and then further down says she recently split from her "more high profile husband" blah, blah.
Combine those comments with the other that says she's wanted to do the show for 10 years and I smell something rotten in Denmark.
But even with that -- I like them!
Posted Feb 26, 2012 @ 11:30 PM
Did I hear Ralph call Vanessa "angel" a few times? If so, that's sweet. I like these two - they seem to compliment each other well, which is nice given how many couples constantly clash.
Posted Feb 27, 2012 @ 12:49 AM
I think she should've at least helped Dave at the Roadblock, though. Try and knock one of the fit men's teams out by helping the struggling middle-aged couple.
Posted Feb 28, 2012 @ 8:57 AM
After reading the article that's what I'm leaning towards.
Well, I guess they're better off friends than lovers (unless they only pretended to be a couple for the sake of the race).
Posted Mar 4, 2012 @ 9:16 PM
Posted Mar 4, 2012 @ 11:13 PM
That said, I'm glad that, out of the bottom two teams, they stayed in. They really sucked on this leg, but at least they never gave up and held onto some hope that they'd still be in it. Plus, I wanna see her annoy Rachel some more. That's always good.
Posted Mar 5, 2012 @ 4:27 AM
Edited by Zach808, Mar 5, 2012 @ 4:28 AM.
Posted Mar 5, 2012 @ 5:11 AM
Posted Mar 5, 2012 @ 6:29 AM
I don't even think she was talking about seeing Rachel's ass, but rather her vagina. Which is even more uncool, IMO.
I really hate Vanessa now. No matter how much you hate someone, you do NOT go around yelling about how you can see their ass. There is no valid excuse for that behavior.
Nice job by Ralph persevering on the tasks, though.
Posted Mar 5, 2012 @ 6:50 AM
I absolutely loved that she picked on Rachel viciously and for no apparent reason. I watched Rachel on both of her BB seasons, and Vanessa did to Rachel what Rachel has done to countless others. Almost left her speechless.
I really hate Vanessa now. No matter how much you hate someone, you do NOT go around yelling about how you can see their ass. There is no valid excuse for that behavior. That's the kind of thing that gets you punched in the face.
The thing with Rachel is that if you're aggressive to her, she shuts down. (Hence why she and Brendon eventually switched Detours.) She's big and bad talking to a camera or when she has an advantage on someone else, but if someone wants to cut loose on her, she crumbles. Quintessential example of one who can dish it out, but can't take it.
So IMO, what Vanessa did was just glorious.
Edited by TDI Ashley, Mar 5, 2012 @ 6:52 AM.
Posted Mar 5, 2012 @ 6:59 AM
And since Vanessa seems tough and capable and Rachel has already had at least one crying fit, my sympathies lie with Vanessa.
Posted Mar 5, 2012 @ 11:56 AM
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Posted Mar 5, 2012 @ 8:26 PM
I'm already suspicious of her and Ralph's actual relationship based on the linked article ("Angel"? Blech) and this episode did not help.
I can't believe she made Ralph do the bottle roadblock - I bet she didn't want to be to blame if they came in last. Do not like her!
Posted Mar 10, 2012 @ 7:32 AM
Posted Mar 10, 2012 @ 1:41 PM
On the plane, supposedly the cousins were sitting next to Vanessa and Ralph, while Brendon and Rachel were further forward. V&R claim that Team BB and the cousins conspired with some other passengers to "block" the other racers when the plane landed so that they wouldn't be able to get off the plane quickly, allowing Team BB and the cousins a head start. On the mat with Phil, Kerri and Stacy tell him that Ralph instead blocked Kerri from getting to the aisle and let everyone else get off the plane first. She was angry about the way he acted, but I didn't hear the cousins deny that they had planned something with Brendon and Rachel.
When Vanessa and Ralph catch up to Brendon and Rachel at the watermelon task, Vanessa starts talking about "blocking out" Brendon and Rachel, and tries to maneuver her cart behind theirs. When I first saw the episode, I didn't understand why she was going on about "blocking" them out, but now I see that it's in reference to what happened on the plane, which was instigated by Brendon and Rachel. I didn't care for Vanessa's reaction, but it wasn't exactly unprovoked. She should listen to Ralph, and just worry about what they're doing, which might have helped them out since I noticed that the first several watermelons she put down for the pyramid's base weren't arranged evenly.
They spent seven hours at the watermelon detour. I think Vanessa was pretty wiped out when they got to the bottle dance, which is probably why Ralph did it. And his ability to do it well allowed them to pass the twins, so that was maybe their only smart decision of the day.
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