It’s only the second episode of the season, and controversial bachelor Nick Viall has already found himself in a controversy. We all saw the tension over Nick’s past with Liz building, but we didn’t think it would completely unnerve him and the other contestants this soon. The episode was left “to be continued” (no rose ceremony!) and we were left wondering what will happen next. Until then, here’s our current power rankings:
Corinne, 24, business owner, Miami, FL
Not to be outdone by an Eve-themed bride, she daringly dove into her role as beach babe. After winning the challenge and continually crashing other girls’ conversations, it’s clear that Corinne means business. And when she senses competition, she takes risks to outperform her competitors. She won her date challenge and received a rose on a crowded group date. Whether you like her antics or not, Corinne is in it to win it.
Taylor, 23, mental health counselor, Seattle, WA
Looking like a princess, Taylor radiated romance in her photo shoot. She even had a “real kiss” with Nick, to the surprise and envy of the other contestants. But this beauty has brains, too, and she enjoyed an intellectually stimulating conversation with Nick … until Corinne interrupted them. No matter, she just “re-interrupted” to get her time back. This mental health counselor won’t tolerate Corinne’s games.
Danielle M., 31, neonatal nurse, Nashville, TN
Danielle’s relationship with Nick took flight as they rode a helicopter, sailed on a yacht, relaxed in a hot tub, and kissed on a ferris wheel! She was the first lucky lady to land a one-on-one date with Nick, and with their easy and relaxed connection it was no surprise she was offered a rose.
Jaimi, 28, chef, New Orleans, LA
Nick was surprised and intrigued when Jaimi revealed her most interesting past relationship. She also showed us that in a break-up fight, she would most likely argue with Nick over laundry, dishes, and his facial hair.
Raven, 25, fashion boutique owner, Hoxie, AR
Raven used her limited one-on-one time with Nick to try to have a sincere conversation. Nick said she had an attractive personality, and we can see she has an honest and sweet heart.
Danielle L., 27, small business owner, Los Angeles, CA
Looking lovely as a traditional bride in her wedding photo shoot, Danielle succeeded in kissing Nick. After their obvious chemistry from week one, we bet she has a one-on-one coming her way soon.
Brittany, 26, travel nurse, Santa Monica, CA
Showcasing hair extensions and one leafy bikini bottom, Brittany is on the bottom of our list no more! She was a good sport and looked fantastic sharing an apple in her Adam and Eve wedding pictures with Nick. She even got a standing ovation from the other contestants. (Except Corinne, that is.)
Alexis, 23, aspiring dolphin trainer, Secaucus, NJ
Last week she was dressed as a dolphin. This week she was dressed as a bride with a baby bump. Laughing through her funny wedding pics, Alexis certainly knows how to have a good time no matter what situation or costume she’s in!
Vanessa, 29, special education teacher, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
The only bride to have three (THREE!) bridesmaids, Vanessa showcased her spunky side in a puffy-sleeved ‘80s gown, but she didn’t do much to progress her relationship with Nick.
Jasmine G., 29, pro basketball dancer, San Francisco, CA
Not one to fade into the background as a bridesmaid in Nick and Vanessa’s wedding photos, Jasmine boldly stole the groom with a passionate kiss for a picture-perfect moment of her own! We think her fearless attitude will take her far this season.
Rachel, 31, attorney, Dallas, TX
Although Rachel won the First Impression Rose last week, she didn’t get the chance to make much of an impression (if any) this week. We didn’t even see her chatting to the other girls in the mansion. But we’re confident she’ll soon return to the top of our list.
Kristina, dental hygienist, Lexington, KY
Kristina made a little headway with Nick this week. She pretend-argued with him over his oral hygiene, and they seemed to be getting along during their group date, but she has yet to make a strong impression on him … or his teeth!
Christen, 25, wedding videographer, Tulsa, OK
Christen was Liz’s confidant and tried to keep Liz’s past from the other girls. But once she was alone with Nick, the secret was bound to come out. She may have dished some dirt to Nick when he questioned her, but it’s always risky to be the one bringing news of drama to the bachelor.
Josephine, 24, registered nurse, Santa Cruz, CA
Nick got a slap in the face when Josephine pretended to break up with him on their group date. She certainly doesn’t hold back, and we like that about her. Not sure Nick’s cheek liked it, though.
Astrid, 26, plastic surgery office manager, Tampa, FL
She unaccepted last week’s rose from Nick. She broke it in half! Good thing it was just for show during a group date at the Museum of Broken Relationships. Her clever break up performance drew laughter and gasps from the crowd, but we still don’t see her separating herself from the pack in any way.
Sarah, 26, grade school teacher, Newport Beach, CA
Our dark horse pick is still in the shadows, but we still think she’ll emerge as a frontrunner. Fittingly, her mock wedding with Nick was a Las Vegas elopement.
Fun and flirty Sarah had a good time posing with Nick in their Las Vegas wedding photos. But if she wants to grab Nick’s attention and steal his heart, she needs to be more assertive going forward.
Elizabeth (“Liz”), 29, doula, Las Vegas, NV
Liz was by far the most memorable, but not in a good way. Nick was visibly uncomfortable around Liz, and when she awkwardly exposed their past in front of the other girls, Nick was literally speechless. After Nick learned she had revealed personal information to Christine, and after an intense conversation about her motives for being on the show, Liz was sent home. She may not be moving forward, but she won’t be forgotten anytime soon.
The Final 4
All of our final four picks went on this season’s first group date, posing as brides in a wedding photo shoot with Nick! Stay tuned to see how this list changes in coming weeks …
The jury is still out on Hailey, Lacey, Elizabeth, and Dominique—we didn’t see enough of them to assess where they are on the road to Nick’s heart.
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