March 24, 2008 08:13 PM by Joe Reality
On the second episode of The Bachelor 12, Londoner Matt Grant divided the remaining 15 bachelorettes into two groups for group dates. For the first group date, Matt took Ashley, Kristine, Marshana, Noelle, Michelle, Amanda, Erin H., and Holly to a fashion show.
To the surprise of the bachelorettes, they soon learned that they would be the models walking the catwalk. During the fashion show, Holly moonwalked, and Amanda took her shirt off (to reveal a bikini top). After the fashion show, Marshana questioned Matt on how he felt about interracial dating, while Michelle P. sang Matt a song that she had written for him. However, Ashlee took a more direct approach and claimed the first kiss and the first group date rose from Matt. Ashlee rubbed the rose in the faces of the other girls.
For the second group date, Matt took Kelly, Carri, Chelsea, Robin, Amy, Erin S., and Shayne to the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. Matt challenged the bachelorettes to collect the most chips during thirty minutes of gambling. Robin pulled Matt away to talk to him alone, while Shayne lost all her money on roulette. Kelly won the competition and received an exclusive champagne and dessert one-on-one with Matt. When Matt returned, Shayne got upset and had an emotional confrontation with Matt.
After gambling, Matt took the bachelorettes up to the Napoleon suite. Chelsea talked to Matt about her stubborn streak, while Robin played classical piano for Matt. At the end of the date, Matt chose to give his last group date rose to Chelsea. Shayne got upset and went to the ladies room to cry.
After the group dates, Matt spent some time with the bachelorettes at a cocktail party. Matt made out with Robin, which upset some of the other girls. Marshana danced with Matt, Carri sang opera to Matt, and Shayne apologized to Matt for her tantrum in Vegas.
At the rose ceremony, Matt gave roses to Robin, Holly, Erin S., Amanda, Kelly, Amy, Kristine, Marshana, Noelle, and Shayne. Erin H., Carri, and Michelle P. were eliminated from the competition. Erin H. said, “I think that the fact that I was not willing to chase after Matt in the way that some of the other girls were, definitely hurt me.” Carri said, “I wore my heart on my sleeve, and you know, I guess I just am not what he’s looking for.” Michelle P. said, “I’m going to go back. I’m going to see my cat, and I’m going to make sure she’s ok, and it will be great to have her purr again and lay in my legs again, and to be with her again, because she’s the love of my life at the moment.”
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