Desiree comes out in bridal white, flashing a happy smile and her shiny engagement ring. Here’s the interesting updates from After the Final Rose:
– Brooks faces Desiree for the first time after breaking her heart leaving Antigua. Brooks says that watching the show back was difficult but Des commends him for being so honest, which is what helped her to move on. As far as regrets go, Brooks is easy on himself and Desiree is easy on the situation as well. Oddly enough, Brooks didn’t know what had happened so Desiree had to say “Well, you leaving was actually really great.” And when she tells Brooks that she’s engaged to Chris, he says he’s not surprised at all. A very easy, uninteresting interview actually.
– Drew‘s interview is long and drawn out and there’s really not much you can say about it. It wasn’t there. He’s fine. She’s fine. He wants her to be happy. She wants him to be happy. And the “could I have done something different?” “No.” “Drew, are you still in love with Des?” “No. But…I have nothing but love for you.” The end.
– Chris comes out and Chris Harrison waits a whole one minute before bringing up Brooks. Way to ruin a moment, guy. Once we see how happy the newly engaged couple is to be reunited again, we get to rewatch their proposal. Cute. But we just saw it five minutes ago, so thanks for that. New developments: Desiree is moving to Seattle this weekend. They got a new place so they’ll have a fresh start to their new life together. (read: I didn’t want any of his crap). In true Chris fashion, he’s written a poem for Desiree, framed with dried rose petals from each of the rose ceremonies. Super sappy but they seem happy.
– The next Bachelor is….Juan Pablo! I’m telling you, the accent wins every time. Here’s what you need to know: Juan Pablo is 32, he grew up in Venezuela, he was a professional soccer player, he moved to Miami, had a daughter who is now 4 years old, and he speaks highly of his daughter’s mom. Juan Pablo wants to a) find a stepmom for his daughter and b) wants more kids. He’s finding it hard to be a single dad and find a good mate, which I’d assume is just because he’s so good looking that he doesn’t ever settle down, but apparently, he’s ready to be a one-woman man and make more babies. I think there’s plenty of ladies out there looking for a little Latin flair in their life. Juan Pablo seems a little overwhelmed/scared about the throngs of women yelling and screaming. I almost expected some panty flinging on stage. I expect we’ll see a lot of kissing next season because Juan Pablo is a little hard to understand (though I don’t think the ladies will be complaining). We’ll have to wait until January to see how crazy it gets.