'The Bachelorette' star Andi Dorfman eliminates three more bachelor suitors
By Reality TV World staff, 05/27/2014
The Bachelorette star Andi Dorfman sent three additional bachelors packing during Monday night's broadcast of the ABC reality dating series' tenth season.
Carl King, a 30-year-old firefighter from Fort Lauderdale, FL; Craig Muhlbauer, a 29-year-old tax accountant from Denver, CO; and Nick Sutter, a 27-year-old professional golfer from Kissimmee, FL, were all eliminated during the second episode's Rose Ceremony.
The Bachelorette's second tenth-season episode featured three dates: two one-on-one dates and one group date.
After picking him up at the bachelors' Malibu, CA mansion and beginning their date with a drive to nearby Ventura Beach where they enjoyed the ocean and made a sandcastle together, Andi surprised Eric with a helicopter ride to Bear Mountain.
Once there, they snowboarded and received some personal instruction from Olympic snowboarder -- and former Dancing with the Stars contestant -- Louie Vito. That evening, the pair closed their date with dinner and impressed Andi with tales of his global travels.
In the end, Andi had no doubt about giving him the date's rose and Eric also left impressed.
"Eric is very, very interesting. He's smart, he's hot -- not only hot, he's gorgeous. Those piercing blue eyes? Come on. He's well traveled, he's down to Earth... like he is a total package, he really is," Andi gushed.
"This has to be the best date I've ever been on. I don't want to throw out the L-word yet, but you know, it's a crazy thought this could be the first date with my future wife," Eric said.
After deciding Eric was the total package, Andi took fourteen of her bachelors on a group date where the men had to strip and she got to check out their packages.
The fourteen bachelors selected for the group date were: Brian, a 27-year-old basketball coach from Camp Hill, PA; Bradley, a 32-year-old opera singer from Holland, MI; Brett Melnick, a 29-year-old hairstylist from Westminster, PA; Carl; Cody, a 28-year-old personal trainer from Chicago, IL; Craig; Dylan Petitt, a 26-year-old accountant from Boston, MA; Josh Murray, a 29-year-old former professional baseball player from Atlanta, GA; Marcus Grodd, a 25-year-old sports medicine manager from Dallas, TX; Marquel Martin, a 26-year-old sponsorship salesman from Las Vegas, NV; Nick; Patrick, a 29-year-old advertising executive from Newport Beach, CA; Ron, a 28-year-old beverage sales manager from Memphis, TN; and Tasos Hernandez, a 30-year-old wedding event coordinator from Denver, CO.
The group date began with a visit to a Hollywood male stripper venue, where the bachelors learned some stripping tips from professional male strippers and then performed for a live audience of female The Bachelorette fans, as well as Andi and fellow former The Bachelor bachelorettes Sharleen Joynt and Kelly Travis.
The Bachelorette producers attempted to justify the date by billing it as a charity event that raised money for the show's "The Bachelor Gives Back" fund.
Marcus and Nick were tasked with doing solo performances while the rest of the bachelors were split into four-men groups that performed to "cowboys," "firemen" and "armed forces" themes.
Afterward, the group enjoyed an cocktail party at a vineyard in Malibu where most of them scrambled for one-on-one time with Andi. However, Craig appeared largely focused on other pursuits and got drunk. After becoming an increasing disruptive presence and jumping into the pool fully clothe, The Bachelorette producers removed him from the date and sent him back to the mansion early.
The group date ended with Andi deciding to give the date's rose to Marcus.
"I think [he] really stepped up and just handled his role with a lot of confidence, but also a lot of humility," she told the bachelors before presenting the rose to Marcus.
"I'm excited [and] happy, because I think we're clicking really well," Marcus said afterwards. "Our conversation is great, and we're just creating the basis for what hopefully will be a long-lasting relationship."
Andi's final one-on-one date was with Chris Soules, a 32-year-old farmer from Arlington, IA. The pair began their date with a 1940's-themed visit to the Santa Anita horsetrack, where they enjoyed some races and received relationship advice from a couple who has been married for 55 years.
Later that night, they enjoyed a private dinner in a lounge at the horsetrack and Andi gave Chris the date's rose. After dinner, Andi and Chris also received a private concert from This Wild Life and Chris landed the first kiss of the season as the couple danced on racetrack's oval.
The next day, Andi and the bachelors gathered for the Rose Ceremony and the men competed for her time at the cocktail party which proceeded it.
Josh appeared to walk away as the cocktail party's big winner, becoming the second bachelor to kiss Andi during their one-on-one time. Craig also apologized for his drunken behavior during the group date.
Andi then presented additional roses to Brian, Bradley, Brett, Cody, Dylan, Josh, Marquel, Patrick, Ron, and Tasos, as well as three bachelors that didn't go on any dates this week -- Andrew, a 30-year-old social media marketer from Culver City, CA; J.J .O'Brien, a 30-year-old entrepreneur from San Francisco, CA; and Nick Viall, a 33-year-old software sales executive from Chicago, IL.