It’s “Bachelorette” Monday! Season 10 of ABC’s hit dating show is finally here, and viewers are dying to watch Andi Dorfman’s journey to find love. The 26-year-old assistant district attorney is about to meet 25 guys, but the Atlanta beauty first had to kiss a couple of frogs – like “The Bachelor’s” Juan Pablo.
Fans of the ABC dating series will remember that Andi Dorfman was a contestant on Juan Pablo’s 2014 season of “The Bachelor.” While she managed to get one of the first five roses during the initial rose ceremony, she ended up being the last girl in the house to get a one-on-one date with the Latin heartthrob. However the pair had a lot of fun (and steamy) interactions in between.
In the second episode, Andi wore only a smile and her underwear (seriously!) in a photo shoot with Juan Pablo for the Best Friends Animal Society. The following week found Andi getting serious with the bachelor after locking lips in a concession stand kitchen after a heated game of soccer at the L.A. Galaxy stadium – however, the brunette began to doubt her connection with the single dad when she failed to get the group date rose. Fortunately, Juan Pablo cleared up any doubts Andi was having by gifting her with the first rose in the week-three eliminations.
In episode 4, Juan Pablo, Andi and the rest of the remaining girls jetted off to Korea. Andi remained in the game, getting the group date rose she had been hoping for the week before. However her doubts returned in episode 5, when she once again failed to get a one-on-one date with Juan Pablo. Episode 6 was her time to shine though. After watching every other girl go on a romantic one-on-one date with the bachelor, Andi finally got her chance in New Zealand. Taking Andi out on a speedboat, the pair journeyed to a secluded spot of the river where they proceeded to jump into the cold water to explore a narrow cave. Enjoying a hidden waterfall and hot springs, the pair talked and found common ground over wanting to start a family – leading Juan Pablo to once again gift her with a rose.
The following week Andi and the four remaining girls headed to Juan Pablo’s hometown of Miami. And with hometown dates looming, the episode 7 group date rose was one that everyone wanted. After weeks of doubt, Andi finally got the reassurance she wanted from the bachelor when he gifted her with the group date rose – securing her a spot in the hometown dates.
Unfortunately things didn’t go too smoothly during Andi’s hometown date with Juan Pablo. After taking him to a gun rage, Juan Pablo finally got to meet Andi’s parents. And Andi’s parents weren’t impressed with the single dad. For starters, her dad was not happy that his daughter was the last girl to land a one-on-one date. Believing the pair to be nothing more than a “little infatuated” with each other, he made it clear to Juan Pablo that he’s strictly a guest in his home. When Juan Pablo asked if he and his daughter would be welcomed into the family if he proposed, Andi’s dad simply told him that it doesn’t matter because he’s dating three other girls. But despite the cold welcome, Andi received another rose to send her off to St. Lucia for the overnight fantasy suite date.
While fans adored Andi Dorfman all season, it wasn't until the fantasy suite date that viewers fell head over heels for her. Going into the overnight date, Andi told the cameras that she felt on “cloud nine.” However by the morning she was singing a different tune.
“Waking up this morning I could not wait to get out of the fantasy suite,” she revealed in episode 9. “The fantasy suite turned into a nightmare. … I saw a side to him that I didn’t really like. The whole night was a disaster. … I hope he did not think that went well.”
It was at that point that Andi finally realized that he was not the one for her. And in a rare “Bachelor” moment, she decided to end things with him before the rose ceremony that evening. Meeting up with Juan Pablo to express her feelings, Andi told him that she wasn’t in love with him. And Juan Pablo responded by telling her that “it’s OK.” But it wasn’t OK for Andi.
“It’s not OK,” she fired back at the time. “I put myself out there … it bothers me when you say it’s OK.”
Juan Pablo continued to say that it was OK and that he appreciated her honesty, which only got Andi more fired up. And that’s when things got a little crazy. Andi revealed that Juan Pablo told her during the overnight date that she was there “by default.” However the bachelor wanted to make it clear that he never said that – instead he insisted that he told her “you barely made it here.”
“I don’t know that word that much,” Juan Pablo said of the word “default.” “It’s not in my vocabulary.”
But Andi didn’t accept his “English is my second language excuse.” After hashing it out a little more, Andi finally left and Juan Pablo told the cameras that he was disappointed in her.
“She’s a lawyer,” he said of their fight. “I’m not going to argue with a lawyer. Honestly, putting words in my mouth it just killed it right there. … That argument to me – that was it.”
Andi Dorfman was announced as the next “Bachelorette” during the “After the Final Rose” special.
“I’m nervous, I’m excited,” she revealed of her journey. “It’s my time to fall in love. This time I’m handing out the roses. … I’m ready, I want to do it now. I mean I can be engaged by summer.”
Andi Dorfman’s season of “The Bachelorette” will kick off on May 19 at 9:30 p.m. EDT. The series will then move to its regular Monday night time slot at 8 p.m. EDT.
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