'The Bachelorette' star Andi Dorfman on Ron Worrell leaving: He definitely would've gotten a rose
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 06/02/2014
The Bachelorette star Andi Dorfman was apparently feeling bachelor Ron Worrell enough to keep him through the week's Rose Ceremony had he not left the competition due to a friend's passing.
"Hearing the sad news about Ron really made my heart ache for him. He was such a fun guy who definitely would have gotten a rose that week, but I understood that he had to go home during that difficult time," Andi wrote in her People blog.
But the guys who are still in the running for Andi's heart have been stepping up their game, and the Bachelorette is noticing. One bachelor in particular was Nick V., who had flowers delivered to Andi during the cocktail party.
"Nick sending flowers was romantic, unexpected and yet so simple. I think it showed how realistic Nick was in this process. What I mean by that is, Nick made an effort to make this process feel more like we were dating back in Chicago. I really appreciated that, and as a woman, that's definitely how I want to be treated," Andi said.
In terms of their one-on-one date in Santa Barbara, Andi and Nick definitely secured a connection.
"Obviously, he had made a great impression on me the very first night, and I wanted to get to know him more. Nick had voiced his skepticism about this whole process, so I thought he would enjoy a simple and very realistic date like bike riding and hiking," Andi wrote.
"During our picnic, I could tell Nick was nervous, but I found it endearing. While we were hiking, I knew I wanted to show Nick this special place to watch the sunset, but what you didn't get to see was that we actually had to climb through a narrow hole in a rock wall to get there."
Andi continued, "Once we got through [hiking] and were enjoying the sunset, that's when Nick went in for our first kiss and it was so passionate and romantic. Later that night, we met at the beautiful Santa Barbara courthouse for dinner. Throughout dinner I found myself relating to Nick in so many ways. On a mental level, we were definitely connected, and for many reasons, it was an easy decision to give Nick the rose on the date."
Andi also found she had chemistry with JJ during their one-on-one date and then Marcus and Josh on the group date.
"JJ had such a great sense of humor and he allowed me to come out of my shell and just have fun with pretending to be old. We had so much fun going incognito in the park. I have to say though, getting off that makeup was nearly impossible. It took hours! JJ and I couldn't stop laughing at dinner because both of us still had glue and makeup on our face that we just couldn't get off," Andi wrote.
"I really enjoyed talking to Marcus... He started to open up to me, and we had our very first kiss. Despite how good that moment was, I decided to give the group date rose to Josh because I felt like he really made an effort to tell me how he felt about me during our one-on-one time and I wanted to encourage him to continue to open up."
Although the season's frontrunners may not be entirely clear to home viewers at this point, they definitely exist. Andi talked to Boyz II Men member Wanya during the group date and shared some details with him.
"When we first sat down, Wanya started giving me dating advice (some not so good, honestly) and then told me what he thought about each of the guys. He picked up immediately on which of the guys I was already into and then he went on to tell me which ones I needed to let go. Not going to lie, it was hilarious," Andi explained.
Another funny moment was when Andi played a trick on Cody at the cocktail party in which she pretended some of the guys had insisted he had a girlfriend back home. While that's the first time viewers have seen their playful relationship, Andi discussed what led up to her joke.
"I wanted to talk to Cody first and give him a hard time. What you didn't see was that the week before, Cody had actually tricked me by telling me he didn't think this was the right fit for him. He told me he was going to leave because after he thought long and hard about it, he realized he wanted to become... a stripper! He completely fooled me so I had to get him back, and I think I did! It was so hard to keep a straight face," Andi wrote.
In addition, Andi teased what's to come in Monday night's episode of The Bachelorette at 8PM ET/PT on ABC.
"I take the boys east to beautiful Connecticut and face one of my biggest fears on an extremely challenging date. On the group date, I get back up from some powerful women, as I have the guys compete against each other for more time with me. You definitely don't want to miss that!" the show's star exclaimed.