"I decided to give Sharleen that first impression rose. I had no idea that Sharleen had some doubts about the rose and the whole experience, but I absolutely do not regret giving her that rose because I really want to spend more time with her -- plus I can't wait to hear her sing," Galavis wrote in his People blog.
"Talking with the women, they were all great, but I mean -- Sharleen came all the way from Germany to meet me! I was so impressed by her beauty, by her job as an opera singer and that she tiene mundo/has worldliness. I knew just by her dress that she was different in a good way and I had to get to know this woman better."
Galavis was, however, initially blown away by the beauty of all his bachelorettes.
"As the women in the first limo came out, they were ON FIRE and they were gorgeous. Then the second limo came and I was like, 'REALLY? Even better!' After the first half of the girls, I was a MESS because they were all so beautiful that I already lost track of them!" the reality TV star explained.
Although Joynt impressed Galavis the most as the night went on and deserved the night's first rose in his eyes, Galavis noted Clare Crawley and Lauren Solomon also really captured his attention.
"Some people may think that Clare was crazy to come out with a pregnant belly, but I LOVED it. When I saw her step out, I was like, 'OMG' but after a second and seeing that kind of weird shape on her belly, I was like, 'Ohhh, good one...'" Galavis said.
"The other entrance that I liked was Lauren S. I had no idea what I was seeing! I heard the music and didn't know where that was coming from. Then I looked to my right and I was like, 'A piano bike?!' I love music and even though she messed up a little, that's okay because I knew how nervous she must have been. She even forgot to tell me her name -- so I ran inside to make sure I got it and could find time to talk to her later."
While Galavis seemed to have a great night overall meeting his 27 bachelorettes, The Bachelor star pointed out one moment that he wishes never happened.
"I HATE rose ceremonies because I hate hurting people, and I knew people were going to be hurt with my goodbyes. Things only got worse when I gave [Kat Hurd] a rose but [Kylie Lewis] started walking up toward me. Ay ay ayyyyy! I almost died because I felt so bad for Kylie. I hope some day she forgives me," Galavis wrote.
The Bachelor's eighteenth-season premiere Monday night concluded with Galavis whittling down his 27 bachelorettes to 18. According to his People blog, next week's episode will feature Galavis and his first date getting into a hot tub followed by a second date in which they'll "go flying somewhere."
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