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The Bachelor, Jake Pavelka, was previously characterized as boringly flawless during his stint on The Bachelorette.
Now that he’s in the spotlight, producers have tried to amp up the macho factor. The show’s first 10 minutes were a long montage of Jake flipping through the air in a small plane, zipping along the California coast on a motorcycle, doing push-ups by the pool, etc.
Some other highlights from the first episode, during which Jake met 25 women and kept 15:
Catfights. This one’s a no-brainer — and a specialty of the franchise. But this season’s cast seems especially ready to rumble, with an inordinate amount of them going out of their way to announce that they will strike “if a girl gets in my face.”
Visitors. Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski were the most interesting people on screen in the first episode, helping Jake narrow down the field.
Secrets. Sure, one or two contestants is always outed as having someone back home - but this season’s voiceover promises someone is hiding kids.
Michelle. Thank goodness she of the comical seriousness was not going home on night one. There's more to come from her, we just know it.
At the end of the night, roses were given out to: Kathryn, Michelle, Ella, Elizabeth, Ali, Vienna, Christina, Gia, Ashley, Rozlyn, Jessie, Corrie, Valisha, Ashleigh, and Tenley.