September 24, 2007 12:01 AM by Joe Blackmon
The 11th edition of "The Bachelor" premieres tonight with a bachelor that
is being dubbed as “the sexiest bachelor ever.” Of course that tagline
seems to pop up for every season of The Bachelor. Sooner or later,
there is going to have to be an edition of "The Bachelor" with a bachelor
that is touted as being “not quite as sexy as previous bachelors, but
has a really good personality.”
This year’s sexiest bachelor ever is Brad Womack. Brad Womack is thirty four years old and is described as a self-made successful entrepreneur from Austin, Texas. Brad co-owns four lucrative bars with his two brothers, Chad and Wesley, both of whom are married. The three brothers are also in the early stages of developing a hotel.
In the season premiere of The Bachelor 9, Brad happily moves to his Malibu bachelor pad and prepares to search for the woman of his dreams, as the 25 beautiful bachelorettes exercise, primp and polish at their hotel in readiness for the big night. Traveling to their mansion via limousine, the ladies get their first good look at their competition. And then, the party begins. The women are knocked off their feet by the handsome Bachelor, who quickly makes clear that his intentions are to find a wife.
One woman shares a special bonding moment with Brad when she reveals she had a difficult childhood. In another unforgettable conversation, two women decide to tell Brad about how one broke her face and the other, her nose.
But then the competition for the Bachelor’s attentions goes full tilt: Two bachelorettes attempt to interview Brad "anchor woman"-style; another, who is an acupuncturist, does a tongue diagnosis on him; and one woman tries the dramatic route, telling Brad the story of how she almost passed away after catching a deadly virus. The cocktail party comes to a halt when the "first impression" rose is brought into the room, as the women wait to see who’ll be safe for the remainder of the evening.
However the bachelorettes will stop at nothing to impress Brad: One twists herself into a pretzel, while another woman shows him her "webbed" toes. Finally, one statuesque blond strips down to her bikini and jumps in the pool.
The pressure mounts as the evening goes on and sparks fly between the bachelorettes. Brad finally hands out the "first impression" rose. Then he must eliminate ten of the 25 women the first night, leaving 15 to compete for his affections and, in the end, his heart.
The 11th edition of ABC’s popular romance reality series, "The Bachelor," premieres with a 90-minute special, Monday, September 24 (9:30-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. The program’s regular run time is 10:00-11:00 p.m., ET, which will begin on Monday, October 1.