There are still 22 women left on the 19th season of ABC’s The Bachelor and after that first three hour episode, there are definitely some stand outs that we all remember. Unfortunately Megan is not one of those people. Bachelor contestant and Tennessee native, Megan Bell is a gorgeous 24-year-old blonde, yet even looking at her profile on The Bachelor site I have zero recollection of her from that first night. Maybe it’s because I was too focused on drunk Tara or cringing over that weird karaoke limo entrance, but if Megan had her own limo moment, it wasn't worth remembering.
However, an ABC press release revealed that Megan is Chris Soules’ first one-on-one date and we will be seeing it in the upcoming episode. The couple will take a helicopter ride (shocking) over the Grand Canyon and then have a romantic picnic filled with plenty of make-out sessions.
Knowing that she gets the first one-on-one date is pretty much a guarantee that she makes it through this week. I don’t think there has ever been a time where the first one-on-one date didn't get a rose while on the date. The release also mentions that she talks to Chris about losing her father earlier in the year, so if Chris doesn’t give her the one-on-one rose, he’s going to look like a monster. That means that Megan is safe for now, but I'm guessing she's not in it for the long haul. Don't worry, I've brought some proof for the class:
The Age Gap
She’s a lot younger than Chris — almost 10 years younger, to be exact. And while age really doesn’t matter in the end, the maturity difference between 33 and 24 is often a big one, because life stages make a huge difference. At 33 lots of folks look to settle down, have a family, etc. And while some 24 year olds have that (everyone is different, after all), it is possible that the age gap could present some differences in their marital and professional plans.
She's Doesn't Have an Established Career
Her profile says she's a makeup artist, her LinkedIn says she’s an intern at an entertainment company and Reality Steve says she's a barista at a Nashville eatery called The Perch. Regardless of which one of these she’s doing, her career is not fully established yet, unlike Chris who has worked hard and earned millions on his farm. (Actually, considering that Chris wants a girl to move to Iowa, this could also be a pro in the Megan column. Only time will tell.)
The Privacy Factor
Do you know how long it took me to find many of Chris’ bachelorette’s social media information? About five minutes. It took me an hour to find Megan’s information. Her Facebook is de-activated, she changed her Instagram handle recently and her Twitter is relatively new. I am not saying that social media is a factor in Chris’ choice, but it does often serve as a hint at how long people last on the show. In the past, people who last longer have a stronger social media presence — that's just how it tends to work.
I know, it’s a dumb concept, but becoming a winner or a runner-up on The Bachelor means that you will be in the spotlight for a long time. Ask all the other winners… or just Michelle Money. Megan’s lack of social media skills could be a hint that she didn't make it very far into the show.
All that being said, the games have officially begun and I have made my prediction on Megan: I give her three weeks before Prince Farming sends our southern gal back to Nashville. If I'm wrong, I'm sure I'll get over it pretty quickly.
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