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This "Bachelorette" blind vice sounds like it has to refer to either Chris Lambton, Kirk DeWindt or Ty Brown. Right?

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I go to Crazy Days and Nights every week for the “Four for Friday” blind vices. (I also go to Ted Casablanca’s Awful Truth for his Friday blind vices.)

I forgot to visit Crazy Days yesterday, but I just checked it out and — what are the odds? — there’s a vice about Ali Fedotowsky’s season of “The Bachelorette.”

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Check it out:

“This recent Bachelorette reject was a popular fan favorite this past season. Popular enough, in fact, that he was on the short list to be the next Bachelor. Unfortunately, however, the guy screwed himself badly by hooking up with a big-mouthed rookie publicist who had delusions of importance. Said publicist had dreams of molding her client into the next Jake Pavelka, but then made the mistake of trashing a major gossip tabloid with A-list name recognition. As a direct result, the celeb rag declared war on the poor guy. Unfortunately, the ensuing bad blood proved to be far more of a headache than ABC decided the guy was worth. The result? Brad Womack.”

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Hmm… You always have to take these things with a grain of salt, but Crazy Days is a pretty legit site, so I’m intrigued.

The way I see it, the short list of fan favorites from “The Bachelorette” Season 6 can be boiled down to:

1. Chris Lambton

2. Ty Brown

3. Kirk DeWindt

4. Craig Robinson

That’s about all I can think of.

This sounds like it could be Chris Lambton. Chris told Star that he didn’t want to be “The Bachelor” but Chris Harrison’s wording has made it seem like ABC and the producers eventually decided they didn’t want him.

It sounded like spin to me, but here’s how Chris H. put it to Ryan Seacrest, “We got to this season and realized, you know, Chris Lambton, last year’s second place guy, just wasn’t right to be The Bachelor…”

And here’s Chris H. to TV Guide, “Ali’s season ended phenomenally with Chris L. as the No. 2 guy and our immediate thought was obviously Chris L.’s the guy. The more he kept thinking about it and we kept thinking about it, he realized he wasn’t going to be right for it. A great guy, which Chris L. is, doesn’t necessarily make a great bachelor. I think he realized it, we realized it we and ultimately decided to go our separate ways.”

Or it could be Ty Brown, since Ty is the one who really parlayed his “Bachelorette” time into an entertainment career. He’s all about his music now, ala Wes Hayden.

Or could it be Kirk? Kirk got the pre-Bachelor treatment on “The Men Tell All” and it looked like he was being prepped to be The Guy, then he hooked up with Jessie Sulidis and disappeared.

But Chris L. is the only one a tabloid seems to have declared “war” on, claiming he is living it up as a single guy. Although I suppose you could consider jumping on Kirk + Jessie to be going after Kirk, making it seem like he’s not single enough to be “The Bachelor.” All talk of him as the next Bachelor disappeared after the two of them dated, however briefly. Jessie did “Bachelor Pad” and Kirk just … went away.

Anyway, Reality Steve now says Chris Lambton is hooking up with Peyton Wright. Not sure if that’s to be believed or not, but there it is.

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These families keep trying, but they just can't make it work. At least now it's 1-1.

Maybe this is why Ali’s mom wanted that photo of Chris Lambton. Although, no, that still doesn’t make much sense…

Anyway, The Boston Herald has a story today about how Ali Fedotowsky’s mom went to Dennis, Massachusetts (which is nowhere near Williamstown, Mass.) to make her pitch for Pops Lambton.

Good for her!

But apparently there was no “spark.” Not like Ed and Marjorie. Not like Ali and Roberto. Oh well.

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Read on for the Herald story:

Williamstown homegal Ali Fedotowsky and Dennis landscaper Chris Lambton didn’t make a final love connection on “The Bachelorette,” but here’s something that will make you go hmmmmm: Ali’s mom and Chris’ dad went out on a date!

Word from the Cape is that Elizabeth Fedotowsky showed up unannounced at Chez Lambton in Dennis, knocked on the door and introduced herself to Chris’ dad, Ed.

Now as all good “Bachelorette” fans know, Ed lost his lovely wife, Marjorie, to ALS back in 2008, and Ali’s mom is divorced. And apparently Mrs. F. was rather taken with the dashing-yet-sad Ed when she saw him on the hit ABC reality dating show.

“She knocked on his door and introduced herself,” said Someone Who Knows. “She said she thought it was time they met.”

Ed, being the gentleman that he is, took Elizabeth out to lunch at the Harvest Gallery Wine Bar on Route 6A. But alas, there was no romantic spark. Chris told a pal on the Cape that, yes, they went out, but no, they are not dating. Which is probably just as well, because if Mom and Dad got together, that would make Chris and Ali stepbro and stepsis, and that would be just too weird. Or, perhaps, a really fascinating reality TV show!

Now, we hear that Chris’ dad has a pretty good reason for not tying himself down to one woman at the mo. Apparently he’s Mr. Popularity on the Cape ever since his 15 minutes of “The Bachelorette” fame!

“Women are leaving flowers and notes on his doorstep,” said Someone Who Knows. “They are asking him out on dates. I hear he’s getting more action than Chris out of this thing.” Which is not to say that Chris is Mr. Lonelyhearts. He’s also being relentlessly stalked by female fans, said our Cape spies.

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Never mind Chris L. as “The Bachelor,” it sounds like Pops is already starring in “The Bachelor: Cape Cod.” The two of them should have their own show together. Just take out new ladies each week.

Actually, I kinda like the idea that he can never replace Marjorie. Isn’t that the ideal we all have? One “soul mate” for life? Or am I being too Tenley?

Seriously, though: When are we going to get the announcement on the new fella? “The Bachelor” usually starts up the first week in January. They need to start filming in November. So they have two months to get this puppy going.

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Hey, maybe Ali’s mom can be the new Bachelorette!

Chris is funnier than Kiptyn, but the women who love Chris are crazier than the women who love Kiptyn.

I’ll be blunt: I never drank the Chris Lambton Kool-Aid on Ali Fedotowsky’s season of “The Bachelorette.” I was solidly Team Roberto Martinez/Dimples.

Having said that, I also never drank the Kiptyn Locke Kool-Aid on Jillian Harris’ season of “The Bachelorette.” I was Team Reid Rosenthal/Honey Bear.

Having said all of that, it’s looking like Kiptyn Locke is willing to be “The Bachelor”:

“Assuming I was single and available, I would do it,” Locke admitted to “Extra’s” Jeannie Mai, adding, “I think they could definitely make a TV show out of it, but I don’t think I’d compromise too much.”

See, I could’ve sworn Kiptyn already turned down “The Bachelor” after Reid turned down “The Bachelor,” leaving us with Jake Pavelka as the third choice (thanks a lot!) out of Jillian’s rejects. Is that not true?

I’m fine with Kip being “The Bachelor,” but he’s going to need a personality intervention. I’m sure he’s tons of fun, but right now he’s just a better-looking version of pre-Bachelor Jason Mesnick. Remember how much everyone loved Jason and little Ty, but worried that his season would be dull because he’s, well, dull? That could happen to Kiptyn. The whole show would be about his women instead of him.

Most fans still seem to be holding out hope for Chris Lambton. Here are the early Sunday evening results to Extra’s “Who would be the better ‘Bachelor’?” poll:

Total Votes: 14463

* Chris – 12743 (88.1%)
* Kiptyn - 1720 (11.9%)

But it’s looking increasingly like Chris L. doesn’t want to do it. There’s really no reason why he should, considering he’s basically mobbed by women everywhere he goes. ABC needs him much more than he needs them.

As if this helps, Jake seems to think Chris should accept “The Bachelor” gig:

“Chris’ll come around,” Jake told “Extra’s” Mario Lopez. “I think he’ll be the next ‘Bachelor.’ And if he does turn it down, you have closed the door on an amazing opportunity to possibly find love.”

(And perform endless Mesnicks at balconies!)

So what do you think? Would you be OK with Kiptyn as the next “Bachelor”? Would you be more or less into him as the next B-boy if he wins “Bachelor Pad” on September 13? Or are you still insisting Kiptyn and Tenley would be a good couple and should date after the end of the show? I’d rather see him as “The Bachelor” than Mr. Sh*ts Rainbows.

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Michelle, feel free to lock Juan in a bathroom. (RadarOnline pic!)

Wow, what a News of The Weird Week.

Do you think that DeAnna + Stephen Stagliano and Holly Durst + Michael Stagliano announced their engagements today because Jesse Csincsak announced his engagement to Ann Lueders yesterday?

Here's DeAnna flashing her ring in a Twitpic.

Or do you think Jesse announced his engagement yesterday because he knew The Stags and their girls would be giving Us Weekly the scoop on their longtime engagements in today’s issue?

Scoop!

Anyway, read a little bit more about that here: Secretly engaged! ‘Bachelorette’ DeAnna Pappas, Staglianos, Holly Durst plan double wedding

THIS is the thing that’s killing me: Juan Barbieri and my girl Crazy Michelle Kujawa supposedly hooked up in Las Vegas and are now an item. Do we believe this?

In other “Bachelorette” news: Chris Lambton is officially on Twitter now. He’s also here on Facebook. Try your best not to stalk him.

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I'll miss seeing photos like this.

I haven’t done this since Ali Fedotowsky’s pre-season conference call, but I’m going to just copy and paste the full transcript of Ali and Roberto Martinez’s call, then the call with Chris Lambton.

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TRANSCRIPT FROM THE AUGUST 3rd “THE BACHELORETTE” TELECONFERENCE

WITH ALI FEDOTOWSKY AND ROBERTO MARTINEZ

AND ELIMINATED BACHELOR CHRIS LAMBTON

      • Operator: Welcome to Disney’s “The Bachelorette” call with Natalia Desrosiers as the leader.  This call is being recorded.  By staying on this call, you are confirming that you consent to this recording.  If you do not wish to be recorded, please disconnect from the call at this time.  Thank you, Ms. Desrosiers, you may begin your call.
      • Natalia Desrosiers: Thank you.  Hi, everyone.  Good afternoon or good morning, depending on where you are.  Thank you for being on this call for the season finale of the “The Bachelorette.”  Today, we have Ali and Roberto with me in L.A. and once we have finished talking with them, you’ll have the chance to speak with our runner-up, Chris Lambton.
      • Just a few things — with some of you, you might care about — what Ali was wearing last night and what designer.  Ali had on a Alberto Makali dress and Roberto had on Hugo Boss and the amazing engagement ring that Ali is wearing today is diamond and platinum.  It’s a 3.03 karat ring set with a central Asscher-cut diamond accented by 184 round brilliant-cut diamonds in a fine handmade setting.  It’s worth $50,000 and it was custom designed by Neil Lane and it really is beautiful.
      • I’m going to ask that each one of you ask one question at a time because we have a lot of people on the call and we’ll keep going around until you’re done within the time we’ve allotted for you.  OK, let’s get started.
      • Operator: Ladies and gentlemen, to ask a question, please press star then one on your telephone keypad.  Again, to ask a question, please press star one on your telephone keypad.
      • Your first question comes from Robyn Ross from TVGuide.com.
      • Robyn Ross: Hi, Ali.  Hi, Roberto.
      • Ali Fedotowsky: Hello.
      • Roberto Martinez: Hey, how’s it going?
      • Robyn Ross: Congratulations.
      • Ali Fedotowsky: Thank you.
      • Roberto Martinez: Thank you, thank you.
      • Robyn Ross: So, Ali, your whole concern going into the show was, how would you know if they’re really going to love you back, so, what made you take the leap of faith, I’d say, that he would propose?
      • Ali Fedotowsky: You know, that was definitely a fear of mine, but, my relationship with the Roberto is so strong, that I felt, I had faith, that if I took that risk and he’s the only man I brought to the end.  I have faith that he feels the same way about me and you always have a fear, but I think what’s so great about me, sort of overcoming that fear, is I overcame it in the best possible way.  I didn’t have two guys at the end, I just had that one.  So, I feel really good.
      • Robyn Ross: Congratulations, again.
      • Ali Fedotowsky: Thank you.
      • Operator: Your next question comes from Paulette Cohn from ETonline.
      • Paulette Cohn: Good morning.
      • Ali Fedotowsky: Hello.
      • Roberto Martinez: Good morning.
      • Paulette Cohn: Ali, when I spoke to you after the “Frank” episode, I asked you this question and you said you would answer it for me on this call.  When did you know your final decision?
      • Ali Fedotowsky: I knew for sure, with a 100 percent that it was Roberto, during our last date together.  You know, when we were in the rain and, like, and together and just everything was just so perfect and wonderful and I felt so good and I didn’t want to be with anyone else.  At the end of night, normally, you know, I’d be like, “OK, I need to stop focusing on this guy and I need to focus on the next guy.”
      • You know, I need to – in my date with Roberto, I’m focused on Chris, but I couldn’t focus on Chris.  I just want to spend more time with Roberto.  So, that’s when I knew for sure.  But in retrospect, looking sort of back to the first night, that feeling that I have when I saw him was like nothing I’ve ever experienced.  So, I don’t know.  I kind of think I fell in love at first sight.
      • Paulette Cohn: Great.  Thank you.
      • Ali Fedotowsky: Thanks.
      • Operator: Your next question comes from Jennifer Matarese from WABC-TV.
      • Jennifer Matarese: Hi, Ali and Roberto.
      • Ali Fedotowsky: Hi.
      • Roberto Martinez: Hey.
      • Jennifer Matarese: Hi.  So, my question is:  what were your family’s reactions to finding out that you were engaged?
      • Roberto Martinez: My family was extreme.  I couldn’t hold it in.  As soon as I got back to Tampa after the finale was taped, I told my parents right away and (they were) nothing but excited.  They loved Ali when they met her and now they’re looking forward spending more time with her.
      • Ali Fedotowsky: You know, what’s so cute, I talked to his parents last night when we were at Jimmy Kimmel and they are just so cute and his mom was like, “I love you, Ali.”  And we were – I was, like, crying when I was talking to her.  It’s just a beautiful moment for all of us, and I waited a little bit to tell my parents not because they wouldn’t be thrilled – they loved Roberto when they met him – but because I didn’t want them to feel tempted to share the information.  It’s such a huge secret to hold on to.  So, I waited a little bit but when I told them, they were like, “Yes, we already knew.  It’s so obvious.”  And I was like, “OK.”
      • So, they’re so happy for me and they just love this guy and there like “when can we come out?  When can we come out and be with you two and get to know Robert better?”  And I’m like, “Oh, as soon as we can.  You know, we have a lot of going on right now.”
      • Jennifer Matarese: Thank you.
      • Ali Fedotowsky: Yes, thanks.
      • Roberto Martinez: You’re welcome.
      • Operator: You’re next question comes from Shari Von Holten from HaveUHeard.net.
      • Shari Von Holten: Hi, guys.  Congratulations.
      • Ali Fedotowsky: Thank you.
      • Roberto Martinez: Hey, thank you very much.
      • Shari Von Holten: Ali, you had said – I’ve been watching every one of you’re – you know, talk shows that you’ve been on this morning.  So, my question is you say that you wonder what you’re going to pursue on the future.  Do you plan on going back to a Facebook-type position or do you plan on maybe going into television?  What’s next for you?
      • Ali Fedotowsky: Yes, you know, I feel like I’ve been, you know, my reason for being The Bachelorette was 100 percent, you know? I don’t care what anyone says, my reason was to find love and with being The Bachelorette, there’s also this, you know, media frenzy, and all this publicity that, you know, has brought a lot of good things into my life and giving me opportunities to do things in charity that – for charity that I’m so grateful for.
      • So, yes, you know, I don’t think I’ll be going back to Facebook but who knows?  I definitely have some people that are advising me right now and helping represent me so I can figure out what’s the best move.  I want to do this right, I want to do this right from, you know, from my relationship, for Roberto, for me and just make the best of this, you know, blessing that we’ve been given, you know, to I guess just do good in the world and I want to do more of that.
      • Shari Von Holten: Thank you.
      • Operator: Your next question comes from Al Mellis from TVGrapevine.
      • Ali Fedotowsky: Hello.
      • Al Mellis: Hello, guys, and congratulations.  I’ve watched the whole season.
      • Roberto Martinez: Thank you, thank you, thank you.
      • Al Mellis: My question is for Roberto because the pretty lady is getting all the questions.
      • Roberto Martinez: She’s good at answering.
      • Al Mellis: I’m from Charleston as well, actually up the road a bit but…
      • Roberto Martinez: Wow, OK.  Where are you from?
      • Al Mellis: I live in Goose Creek so the property value’s probably a little different from what you are selling.
      • Roberto Martinez: You’re in Goose Creek.
      • Al Mellis: Yes.
      • Roberto Martinez: Yes, I know Goose Creek.
      • Al Mellis: There you go.  Anyhow, The Bachelorette made a big deal out of you playing ball.  Are you still going to be pursuing that line or you’re just going to be selling real state in San Diego?
      • Roberto Martinez: Insurance.
      • Al Mellis: Insurance.
      • Roberto Martinez: No, that’s OK.  No, I think baseball is just a big part of my life, but no, I think that’s definitely in the past and it’s just, you know, I think we did on the hometown days – that will be something fun to do – and it’s part of who I am, you know.  Baseball is definitely part of my past.  Unless the Yankees call me up and need a starting pitcher, then yes, I think – actually we’re going to the game tomorrow.  So, if they need somebody to come and relieve, I’d be happy to do that but I probably will not be pursuing it.
      • Al Mellis: Good luck with your insurance career and hope it all works well for you guys.
      • Roberto Martinez: Thank you so much.  I appreciate it.
      • Al Mellis: OK.
      • Operator: Your next question is from Gina Carbone from Wetpaint.
      • Gina Carbone: Hi, guys.
      • Ali Fedotowsky: Hello.
      • Roberto Martinez: Hey.
      • Gina Carbone: I wanted to ask you guys about the spoilers out there.  There were so many this season.  Did you follow them and were you ever tempted to comment on stories that’s sort of direct people one way or the other?
      • Ali Fedotowsky: Yes.  I was very well aware of the spoilers out there.  I probably shared them with Roberto.  He doesn’t really read into that stuff but, yes, you know, and it was tempting just because, you know, at the beginning of the season everyone was sort of, you know, realize that Roberto and I have this great connection from the beginning and they were sort of rooting for us and that was so exciting.  You know, it’s good to have people behind you and supporting you.
      • I mean, we don’t need it but it’s nice and then when the, sort of, rumors came out that we were together or, you know, that I was single or maybe I ended with him but that we were split up already, was so hard because all of sudden people went from sort of supporting us and excited about our love story too, you know, this awful and, you know, The Bachelorette is about finding love and Ali didn’t even care, she didn’t want to find love and this was – that was so hard for me.  It really, really was and there were so many times I wanted to be like, “You’re wrong, you’re wrong.”  But I knew I just, you know, needed to wait it out and, you know, all that matters now, I mean, regardless how anyone else feels is that we have each other and we’re so happy.
      • Gina Carbone: Well, good.  I’m glad it worked out for you.  Thank you.
      • Ali Fedotowsky: Thank you so much.
      • Operator: Your next question comes from Jennifer Still from Digitalspy.com.
      • Jennifer Still: Hi, guys.  Congratulations.
      • Ali Fedotowsky: Thank you.
      • Roberto Martinez: Thank you, thank you.
      • Jennifer Still: So, my question is actually for Roberto.  How does it feel when Ali told you sort of at the finale, at the Final Rose Ceremony, that you were the only man there?  Were you shocked about that?  How does that feel?
      • Roberto Martinez: I was shocked.  Because, you know, part of the whole deciding to propose thing because, yes, I only want to do that once in my life and it made it a little bit, I guess, not difficult but it was definitely in my mind that there’s another guy here.  So, it was definitely a thought on my mind throughout the day when she finally told me, I was shocked.  I knew, little that I did know about the show, I knew that normally it ends with two guys or two girls at the last rose ceremony.  So, it was definitely a good feeling but I knew that things were going to turn out well as I walked up the steps and I saw her smile and I knew it was good.
      • Jennifer Still: Great.  Thank you so much.
      • Roberto Martinez: You’re welcome.
      • Operator: Your next question comes from Stacey Becker from tvbr.com.
      • Stacey Becker: Hi, Roberto and Ali.
      • Ali Fedotowsky: Hello.
      • Roberto Martinez: Howdy?
      • Jennifer Still: You guys made me cry last night.  It was just so amazing.  My question is what is something that each of you learned about each other that you didn’t know already just from the show?  Like that you’ve learned since the finale?
      • Roberto Martinez: I think for me, I mean, not that I didn’t know it but Ali’s such so supportive and so – I mean, watching the show and everything, it has it’s great moments but it also has kind of difficult moments for me, you know, just having to watch her relationships with all the other guys.  So, it just kind of solidifying that she’s just a great person.  She’s supportive and she’s more than I could ever hope for.
      • Ali Fedotowsky: And I guess, I’m dwelling on the sort of same lines is, you know, one thing that, you know – I’m sorry, choking right now.
      • Roberto Martinez: Are you OK?
      • Ali Fedotowsky: So sorry.  I was eating oatmeal because we didn’t have breakfast, you know, I got it caught in my pipe, it was the wrong one.  Sorry.
      • But I think it’s like that kind, genuine, sort of romantic about Roberto, you know, there’s always sort of that little bit of wonder, is yes I want to see dance with me in the street, you know, you do that always and what I’ve just been so grateful to learn about his is that he is like that at home.  You know, when we have these little secret, you know, hideaway spots together, he would dance with me in the kitchen and he does tell me, you know, he said in his proposal I want you to know, you know, every morning knowing you’re so, so loved.  He does.  He tells me that.  It’s unbelievable, the man he is and I think just knowing that transferred over into our lives outside of The Bachelorette, it’s such a great thing and I’m so – I appreciate him so much.
      • Jennifer Still: Thank you.  I love you, guys.  Congratulations.
      • Ali Fedotowsky: Thank you so much.
      • Roberto Martinez: I’m a lucky man.
      • Jennifer Still: Yes.
      • Operator: Your next question comes from Walt Belcher from Tampa Tribune.
      • Walt Belcher: Hey, Roberto.
      • Roberto Martinez: Tampa Tribune.
      • Walt Belcher: There you are, our hometown guy.  Listen, are you a Rays fan, I hope?
      • Roberto Martinez: I love the Rays.
      • Walt Belcher: When are you guys going to come back and visit this area?  And I guess how are you going to avoid the pitfalls of all those other couples who – I don’t know how many made it to the altar after the show was over – but you know…
      • Roberto Martinez: I think we talked about going to Tampa really soon.  I think that’s on the top of the list and I actually got a text message from my college coach at the University of Tampa that the Rays want me to throw out a first pitch, so I’ll be honored to do that.  So, hopefully we go to Rays game down there and so soon, to answer that question.
      • And your next question, I think for me, it’s just – she’ll always be a priority for me.  There’ll always be at the top of my list.  I mean, it’s she’s what makes everything else worth it and to me that’s what life is about and sharing your life with somebody special and she’s that special person for me so she’s always going to be at the top of my list.  Other than that, I mean, I don’t know.  I haven’t really followed too many of the other couples so I don’t really think in terms of we’re a Bachelorette couple.  I just think of it in normal terms.
      • Ali Fedotowsky: Yes.  We’re just a normal couple and we’re in love and we’re happy and, you know, there’s no reason for us to think that it won’t work, you know, so.
      • Walt Belcher: Well, that’s great.  And that was – was that Coach Urso?
      • Roberto Martinez: Yes.  That’s Coach, yes.  Coach Urso.
      • Ali Fedotowsky: I saw him and he’s been rooting for you.
      • Roberto Martinez: He’s awesome.
      • Walt Belcher: All right.  Thanks a lot.  Good luck, guys.
      • Ali Fedotowsky: Thank you.
      • Roberto Martinez: Thank you.
      • Operator: Your next question is from Kirstin Benson from Hollywood Life.
      • Kirstin Benson: Hi, guys.  How are you doing?
      • Ali Fedotowsky: Hi.  Good.
      • Roberto Martinez: Doing well.
      • Kirstin Benson: Good.  My question is for both of you.  I’m wondering how you guys kept under wraps the whole time, and then also, Roberto, when you heard these rumors that Ali was seeing Matt Leinart, what was your reaction to that?
      • Roberto Martinez: What was the first question again?  How we kept it under wraps?
      • Kirstin Benson: Yes.
      • Roberto Martinez: Poker face.  Yes.  Everybody wants to know.  I don’t know.
      • Ali Fedotowsky: He has a terrible poker face.
      • Roberto Martinez: No, I did pretty good.  I did pretty good.  But I don’t know, just – sharing with her and I don’t know.  It’s tough.  It definitely has its hard moments but you do what you can.
      • About the Matt Leinart thing.  Yes, I don’t know.  That’s the reason I really don’t keep up with the tabloids and everything else because it’s easy to get caught up in that so I tend to steer away from it.
      • Ali Fedotowsky: We laughed about it.
      • Roberto Martinez: Yes.
      • Ali Fedotowsky: Remember when I brought it to you and I was like, “Oh, look who I’m dating.”
      • Roberto Martinez: Yes.  It’s just – it’s just kind of – yes.  It’s just a big joke but we trust each other and we communicate really well and that’s I think was the strong part of relationship and it’s just funny.
      • Kirstin Benson: Great.  Thank you.
      • Roberto Martinez: Yes.
      • Operator: Your next question comes from Amanda Hamilton with Examiner.com.
      • Amanda Hamilton: Hi, guys.  How are you this morning?
      • Ali Fedotowsky: Great.
      • Roberto Martinez: Doing good.
      • Amanda Hamilton: Congratulations on your engagement.
      • Ali Fedotowsky: Thank you.
      • Roberto Martinez: Gracias.
      • Amanda Hamilton: You two know that the other bachelors that were in the house, probably especially Roberto better than anyone at this point.  If ABC decided to make one of those guys the new Bachelor, which one do you think would be the best for that experience?
      • Roberto Martinez: Which two guys are you referring to?
      • Amanda Hamilton: Any of them?
      • Roberto Martinez: I think the obvious choice is – I would say it’s Chris.  And among the other guys, it was just a really good group.  I mean I could name off a couple of names.  Kirk was a great guy.  Craig was a great guy.  I get along with Ty.  So, I mean I think they – I wish them all the best.  I hope they find happiness.  If they want to do that using this kind of vehicle to do it, then I send them my blessings.
      • Amanda Hamilton: Excellent.  Ali, do you have any thoughts about who would make a great Bachelor?
      • Ali Fedotowsky: I completely agree with Roberto.  I think, you know, if Chris chooses to do it, I think it’s his, you know, the experience and I say I just want him to be happy and we wish him the absolute best and if decides to do it and same that Roberto said.  You know, I love Kirk.  Craig is just hysterical, super fun to be around.  He’d make a great Bachelor.  I mean, there’s some of the things that he said in the show, he had me cracking up so I know it’d be really entertaining.  So, yes, there’s a few options, I think.
      • Amanda Hamilton: Excellent.  Thank you guys so much.
      • Ali Fedotowsky: Thanks.
      • Roberto Martinez: You’re welcome.  Thank you.
      • Operator: Your next question comes from Alison Gallo from Star Magazine.
      • Allison Gallo: Hi, guys.
      • Ali Fedotowsky: Hello.
      • Allison Gallo: This question’s for Ali.  Was there ever a time after, you know, a broken or failed relationship that you’ve had that you felt you’d never find love again?
      • Ali Fedotowsky: You know, I don’t know that I ever felt that way.  But you know, after I guess, sort of my last serious relationship, I definitely wondered like how I was going to find a guy that was going to treat me the way that I felt a woman should be treated, a person should be treated in a relationship and – so, yes, I did feel a little bit down but you know what?  I think what’s so great about my relationship now is Roberto is that the way he treats me, the way he loves me, I never could have imagine how good it can really be.
      • And you know, I’ve seen some of my great friends, best friends, who are married and have wonderful marriages and I always wonder, “God, will I really find that guy?”  You know, who is just going to love me like that.  And now that I have, it’s like a feeling I can’t even describe.  I never knew a love like this was even possible.
      • Allison Gallo: Congratulations.
      • Ali Fedotowsky: Thank you.
      • Roberto Martinez: Thank you, baby.
      • Operator: Your next question comes from Amy Kaufman from the L.A. Times.
      • Amy Kaufman: Hey, you guys, you sound so cute over there.  So, I just want to ask you, you know, obviously you haven’t been the best year for Bachelor couples with the track record, Jake and Vienna and Jillian and Ed, realistically does that scare you?  Because I know a lot of them points to, right after they get off the show, it’s a transitory moment, you know, there’s no helicopters and roses, have you noticed a lot of differences and how, you know, worked through the town just as becoming kind of a quote “real-life couple.”
      • Ali Fedotowsky: Yes, I mean, I think we’re both really simple.  You know, we appreciate the simple things in life.  So, we don’t want the helicopters and you know, the crazy, you know, lavishness of all the dates.  We just want to hold hands walking down the street, you know.
      • And in terms of failed relationships, you know, we realize that there’s then a few and I guess, we’ve talked about is that we don’t consider ourselves, I guess, a Bachelorette couple.  I mean, we are but we don’t lump it into us into a category.  We just realize that we’re in love.  To us, we’re just a normal couple.  We’re not – I don’t know.  To be categorized, I guess I feel like.
      • Roberto Martinez: You know what, for me, throughout the whole show and we had all these, you know, amazing dates and we went all these places but I always kind of kept it in perspective.  This is not what a normal life will be like to such degree, you know, going on this lavish trips all the time and – so, early on, I just pictured my life with her doing simple little things and that – honestly, I couldn’t wait for that and now that it’s finally here, I’m just so excited, so it’s good.
      • Amy Kaufman: Cool.  You guys better (look out).
      • Ali Fedotowsky: Thank you.
      • Roberto Martinez: Thank you.
      • Operator: Your next question comes from Eudie Pac from Fancast.
      • Eudie Pac: Hi, guys.
      • Ali Fedotowsky: Hi.
      • Roberto Martinez: Howdy?
      • Eudie Pac: So, I have a question for you, Roberto.  A few weeks ago, there were rumors about you having an estranged girlfriend by the Gabrielle Ortiz who claims you disappeared and cut off all communication with her after two months of dating and I’m wondering if you have any comment, like, [do you] even know this person?
      • Roberto Martinez: You know, I’ll say this.  I thought she was a friend and, you know, I was just kind of disappointed in the whole thing and, you know, there’s not really a whole lot more I want to say about that but other than, you know, it’s just the whole thing was disappointing to read about.
      • Eudie Pac: OK.  OK.  And one question for Ali, going back to your job prospects, if you’re tinkering with the idea of staying in front of the cameras and Roberto stays in the insurance, does it make you at all nervous seeing how being in the limelight affected Jake and Vienna?
      • Ali Fedotowsky: No.  It really, really doesn’t.  I think that the limelight and you know “Dancing with the Stars” and all those things, you know, that’s not what tore Jake and Vienna apart.  What tore Jake and Vienna apart is, you know, something within the relationship.  The relationship was already broken.
      • And you know, lots of couples, you know, look at, you know, I don’t know we’ve been comparing to, you know, the bigger version of Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos.  Look at them, you know, they are both in show business and I mean, from what I know of the relationship, they’re super in love, they make it work.  I think the strong, you know, if you have a strong foundation in relationship, you make it work and we talk about it all the time.
      • We, you know, we sat down with Cameron from “All My Children” on “Good Morning America” and we, you know, he was on “Dancing with the Stars” and we haven’t been asked but we know it could be a possibility hopefully and we asked him, “You know, you sort of did that and you’re happily married, give us some advice.  You know, tell us – we want to make sure we put each other first and we make this work.  What is your advice?”
      • And we’re just going about it in the best way we know how and, you know, I think honestly right now for me, I know that this is sort of, you know, in terms of staying active I guess and staying busy, me staying sort of in this entertainment world a little bit, you know, as much as I guess people would want me to, will keep me busy and he’s going to be super busy with his insurance company.  So, if I was sitting home all day, doing nothing being a housewife, I’d probably wouldn’t like that too much.  So, I think it’ll be healthy for us to both stay busy but just always put each other first.
      • Eudie Pac: Awesome.  All right.  Thanks, guys.
      • Ali Fedotowsky: Thanks.
      • Roberto Martinez: Thank you.
      • Delaina Dixon: Hey, guys, congratulations.  Can you hear me?
      • Ali Fedotowsky: Yes.  Thanks, Delaina.  We can hear you.
      • Roberto Martinez: Perfect.
      • Delaina Dixon: Wonderful.  OK.  My question is, I know it’s a little early to discuss and you know – I seen it on the television yesterday but what are your plans for a dream wedding and did you guys know each other or meet or encounter each other before the show?
      • Ali Fedotowsky: Yes, we definitely do not know each other before the show.
      • Roberto Martinez: I wish I did.  I wouldn’t have needed to go on the show.  I would have filled her up right there.
      • Ali Fedotowsky: He did play baseball for the SteepleCats which is in the town next to my hometown and we’ve been talking and it’s funny, you know, my sister even wrote me and said, “Oh, my gosh.”  I think, you know, Roberto actually met this guy who’s a friend of ours at this place and I think when I actually go home to my hometown, it’ll be interesting to see how much overlap there is in our lives there that we never even knew about.  And then – what was the other question?
      • Delaina Dixon: Dream wedding.
      • Ali Fedotowsky: Dream wedding, yes.  For now we’ve been together about three months and we’ve talked about it since that we taped the finale and got engaged, and you know, it’s so hard to answer that question because, yes, we’ve talked it.  We’ve said possible spring, summer of next year but we also are like well, if we say that and then we get really busy, you know, and we don’t get married and – people are going to start saying that something’s wrong in our household.
      • Roberto Martinez: Yes.
      • Ali Fedotowsky: So, we’re kind of like, God, maybe we just don’t even say that.  But we’re just happy.
      • Roberto Martinez: Enjoying life one day at a time.
      • Delaina Dixon: You will be doing it on TV?
      • Ali Fedotowsky: Yes.  I mean, we talked about that too, going into that.
      • Roberto Martinez: Yes, I think we’re definitely open to the idea.  I think, the money we can save from that we can use to, you know, invest in our lives and, you know, our life together and – you know what, it’d be kind of cool just to share that moment with everybody as well and be able have my family there and experience that with us, I think it’s really what’s important to them.
      • Ali Fedotowsky: Roberto has a big family and his mom told me that he’s thinking along the lines of 700 people at the wedding.
      • Roberto Martinez: A very big number….
      • Ali Fedotowsky: So, that could get expensive.  So, we were thinking, you know, it just makes sense for us to just take the money we’ll spend in a wedding, and yes, invest it in our future, in our home, in our, you know, potential children’s future.  So, we feel like that’s what’s really important and that’s what we should be focusing on.
      • Delaina Dixon: Thank you, guys.  Good luck with everything.
      • Ali Fedotowsky: Thank you.
      • Roberto Martinez: Thank you so much.
      • Operator: You have a follow-up from Robyn Ross from TVGuide.com.
      • Robyn Ross: Ali, wanted to know if your bridesmaid’s dresses were going to be yellow?
      • Ali Fedotowsky: I’m pretty sure.  I actually have because of that – there will certainly be yellow in the wedding.  If not, maybe white dresses and splash it of yellow on, you know, ribbon or I don’t know or something.
      • Robyn Ross: And do you have any other detail that you’ve sort of been thinking about or always have in mind when you thought about your wedding?
      • Ali Fedotowsky: No.  I read people saying I was considering certain designers and I’ve never done that but I have made a couple of comments in the past about, you know, comfortable shoes I would like to wear during my wedding.  I thought about that.  And yes, you know, we’ll have to see. I just really wanted to be beautiful, simple, elegant, and you know, whatever it is.  Honestly, if we were in paper bags, you know, like dancing around the bonfire, that would be perfect.
      • Robyn Ross: And Roberto, do you want to be involved or do a lot of planning?
      • Ali Fedotowsky: Will I be involved?
      • Robyn Ross: Well, Roberto, does he want to be involved?
      • Roberto Martinez: Do I want to be involved?
      • Robyn Ross: Yes.  Do you have any sort of ideas, things that you would want?
      • Roberto Martinez: You know, I think what’s important to me, obvious that she’s there.  Other than that, just my family, make sure we’ve, you know, get a little place to dance and we got some good music and be comfortable.  I want her to enjoy it and I don’t know.  I’m sure I’ll be involved.
      • Robyn Ross: Great.  Well, congratulations again.
      • Ali Fedotowsky: Thank you.
      • Roberto Martinez: Thank you very much.
      • Operator: And you have a follow-up from Paulette Cohn from ETonline.
      • Ali Fedotowsky: Hello.
      • Paulette Cohn: So, Roberto moved in across the country to be with you.  Your move from San Francisco isn’t so big.  Does that put a lot of pressure on the relationship or is it good for you both to start over in a new place?
      • Roberto Martinez: I mean, I wouldn’t say it but if anything and for me it helps.  I mean, I wanted to be closer to her and to me was this decision I have to make with my business to – I had to make the decision quickly and it was a no-brainer.  I had to be – I wanted to be close to her.  So, I wouldn’t say if it’s pressure on the relationship, I’d say it helps if it’s anything.
      • Ali Fedotowsky: Yes.  We’re so excited.  Like, it’s so hard because he’s been living in our place in San Diego for three weeks now and, you know, I want to go down see it and be there and it’s – we’re just super excited about it.  We don’t feel any pressure.  For us, it was – you know, I’m so lucky that, you know, Roberto is modest but he like, you know, he’d sacrifice a lot to make this move for me and I thank him so much for doing that.
      • Paulette Cohn: OK.  Because you did tell me that, “Yes, I’m going to live in L.A. but just outside where I can drive and…”
      • Ali Fedotowsky: You know, we want to just stay out of the, you know, the hustle.  I think that’s one of the things, you know, in terms of making our relationship work.  Roberto was offered, you know, to start with his agency by his company right in L.A. and you know, Beverly Hills’ L.A. and we didn’t want to do that because we thought that would put a lot of stress in our relationship, you know, walking out of our apartment, you know, potential paparazzi following us everywhere.
      • So, we knew that, you know, we could still stay involved in this set up here but be removed.  You know, San Diego is so beautiful and peaceful that it’s just going to be such a nice place for us to start our life together.
      • Paulette Cohn: Great.  Thank you.
      • Roberto Martinez: Thank you.
      • Operator: Your final question will come from the line of Al Mellis from TVGrapevine.
      • Al Mellis: Hi, guys.
      • Ali Fedotowsky: Hello.
      • Al Mellis: I got one last.  It’s a tough question for both of you but it’s just sort of an interesting sappy question.
      • Ali Fedotowsky: OK.
      • Al Mellis: You both got a long road ahead of you.  I’ve been married a long time.
      • Ali Fedotowsky: Well, congratulations.
      • Roberto Martinez: Yes, congrats.
      • Al Mellis: Twenty years.  Yes, there you go.  How many years?  Too many, can’t keep count.
      • Ali Fedotowsky: Too little.
      • Al Mellis: Not too many, not too many but can’t keep counting.
      • Roberto Martinez: Yes, there you go.
      • Al Mellis: It comes with a (inaudible) to keep track of.
      • Roberto Martinez: Yes.
      • Al Mellis: The question would be if you were to look at each other right now and ask yourself or say to the other person the one thing you’re going to need to work on over the coming years that will make me even happier is, how would you finish that?
      • Ali Fedotowsky: The only thing I would say to him would be you’re going to have to work on keeping the kitchen a little bit cleaner.  Roberto’s, you know, got a good appetite.  He likes food.  He likes to eat and he sometimes makes a mess in the kitchen and little ants going to crawl and then get the food and so for me that – keeping the clean could cause little unnecessary fights that we don’t want.  He is working on that and I’m sure there’s plenty I need to work on.
      • Roberto Martinez: No, no, no.  She’s awesome.  Maybe, babe, she gets a little grumpy when she’s hungry.  So, maybe that’s taking out on me so much.
      • Ali Fedotowsky: I do.  When I’m hungry, I get little Miss Grumpy.
      • Al Mellis: OK.  Just a follow up to that.  It’s all food you’re talking about.  It just popped into my mind.  Ali, are you going…
      • Ali Fedotowsky: I was like pretty much revolves around food.
      • Al Mellis: Ali, are you going to learn how to cook Italian?
      • Ali Fedotowsky: My goodness.  Well, if anything I got to learn to cook some Spanish food for this one, but I think we might be ordering in a lot.  But, yes, I think it can be really fun that we’ll do, you know, is like learn to cook together.  You know, maybe do like cooking classes there or something.  That would be really fun.
      • Al Mellis: There you go.  Well, thank you for your time, guys, and good luck to both of you.
      • Ali Fedotowsky: Thank you.
      • Roberto Martinez: Thank you.
      • Operator: Ladies and gentlemen, we have reached the allotted time for the questions and answers for this section.
      • Ali Fedotowsky: Thank you everyone.
      • Roberto Martinez: Thank you.
      • Operator: Please hold.
      • Natalia Desrosiers: OK, everyone, we are going to bring on Chris Lambton, our runner-up from last night.
      • Operator: Mr. Lambton is online.
      • Chris Lambton: Hello?
      • Natalia Desrosiers: Hi, Chris.
      • Chris Lambton: How are you?
      • Natalia Desrosiers: I’m good.  How are you doing?
      • Chris Lambton: Not too bad, thank you.
      • Natalia Desrosiers: Good.  So, whenever we are ready, we’re good to go.
      • Chris Lambton: OK.
      • Operator: And ladies and gentlemen, to ask a question, please press star then 1.  Again, star one for any questions.
      • Your first question comes from Robyn Ross from TVGuide.com.
      • Robyn Ross: Hi, Chris.  How are you?
      • Chris Lambton: Not too bad, thank you.  How are you?
      • Robyn Ross: Good.  I have to tell you, I have, like, a million text messages this morning saying how do I apply to be on The Bachelor, [and] if Chris is going to be the next guy?  So, a lot of people out there are rooting for you.  I just want you to know that.
      • Chris Lambton: Thank you very much.
      • Robyn Ross: So, what did you learn going this experience that in this relationship with Ali that you’re going to take to your next relationship?
      • Chris Lambton: I think I just learned just, you know, to be open and to kind of just try to give as much as you can in a relationship even though that we at circumstance, you know, I still learned to put myself out there.
      • Robyn Ross: Do you feel like you’re ready to start dating again?
      • Chris Lambton: Yes.  Like watching last night was, is very strange.  I’m not going to lie.  And it just felt like, just hung again, you know, even though it was obviously taped.  So, you know, I definitely had some emotions coming back last night and it’s hard to watch.  But, you know, I’m always ready for the perfect girl to come into my life.
      • Robyn Ross: Well, thank you so much for taking the time.
      • Chris Lambton: My pleasure.  Thank you very much as well.
      • Operator: Your next question comes from Jennifer Matarese from WABC-TV.
      • Jennifer Matarese: Hi, Chris.
      • Chris Lambton: Hi, how are you?
      • Jennifer Matarese: Hi.  Great.  How are you?
      • Chris Lambton: Not too bad, thank you.
      • Jennifer Matarese: Good.  So, the big question is would you want to be the next Bachelor if you were given the opportunity?
      • Chris Lambton: That’s an excellent question.  Honestly, it’s something that I’ll have to think long and hard about because it was hard watching, you know, so much of my personal life and intimate details of like dating and love on TV.  And, you know, it’s hard to share that kind of thing with many millions of people who watch the show.  So, I mean, it’s definitely something that I’ll have to, you know, really, really think about.  I’m not really sure if I want to share all that again.
      • Jennifer Matarese: OK.  All right.  Thank you.
      • Chris Lambton: You’re welcome.
      • Operator: Your next question comes from Jennifer Still from digitalspy.com.
      • Jennifer Still: Hi, Chris.  How are you?
      • Chris Lambton: Not too bad.  Thank you.  Yourself?
      • Jennifer Still: I’m well, thanks.  You know, you said previously that you’re really thankful that Ali let you go before the final date.  Did you expect her decision?  Like, how surprising was that?  Or did you feel that you and Ali really had a connection and that she might choose you?
      • Chris Lambton: I mean, I definitely thought that we had a connection.  Whenever we hang out, I mean, there was just – it was easy.  We could just talk.  We could have fun.  I mean, it was never forced even from the first time we talked.  And then honestly, you know, it got down to just Roberto and I.  Obviously, then, I think I even have a better chance.  And then, you know, when she came up to my hut that day, I mean she’s walking up the stairs, usually when she’s with me there’s a, like, big smile and she starts laughing, you know.  And she’s walking those stairs and I saw her face and I was like, oh-oh.  I think I don’t think this is going to go too well.
      • Jennifer Still: Great.  Thank you.
      • Chris Lambton: You’re welcome.
      • Operator: Your next question comes from Amanda Hamilton from Examiner.com.
      • Amanda Hamilton: Hi, Chris.  Thank you so much for taking this call.
      • Chris Lambton: My pleasure.
      • Amanda Hamilton: You’ve said several times that you were really thankful for sort of Ali letting you go when she did and that you respected her decision but was there any part of you that was angry or upset because you have invested so much and felt like maybe you wanted that one more day to spend with her?
      • Chris Lambton: I was definitely not angry or upset because, I mean, you can’t force love, you know.  I mean, and if didn’t want to reciprocate it, then, you know, she’s not the right one for me.  So, that’s why I was thankful.
      • I’m thankful that she didn’t prolong [it] and she, in fact, knew 100 percent that it was Roberto.  I mean, that’s just – like I said, that shows some kind of girl she is.  She’s an amazing woman and she didn’t want to make me hurt.  If she had kept me around that day for another date and then to go over there The Final Rose Ceremony, that would have hurt me even more.
      • Amanda Hamilton: Excellent.  Thank you so much.
      • Chris Lambton: My pleasure.
      • Operator: Your next question comes from Amy Kaufman from the L.A. Times.
      • Amy Kaufman: Hey, Chris.
      • Chris Lambton: How are you?
      • Amy Kaufman: Good.  How are you?
      • Chris Lambton: Not too bad, I’d say.
      • Amy Kaufman: So, I wanted to ask you, you were saying earlier that if you were asked to be the next Bachelor, it’s something you’d really have to think about because of the fact that you share so much in your personal life and it sounded like that was something that was difficult for you this season.  I mean, respecting that so much was going to be revealed and talked about seeing all that on TV and responding to it.
      • Chris Lambton: You know going into that, I didn’t really know what to expect.  I mean, I never watched the show before so I wasn’t really, you know, up on it.  I never really thought about how far I’d make on the show and how deep I was getting, you know, feelings-wise, emotion-wise.  And, you know, when I actually got as far as you can get without, you know, ending up engaged, you know, watching that all again was – it was very difficult.  And, you know, especially last night, that was very hard to watch.  It was.
      • Amy Kaufman: It seems like, you know, it’s just that other thing is like everyone is saying, you know, you were such a good guy, you handled it so well.  I mean, is there any – how are you dealing so well and being so polite and not lashing out, like there must be some part of you that’s like what the hell?
      • Chris Lambton: You know, I mean, right when she did that, I was like – I didn’t expect it.  I was, like, shocked.  And then, you know, next thing you know, I was, like, on a plane going back to L.A., and it didn’t really set in for a couple of days, honestly, because, you know, I didn’t expect that to happen.
      • But then, you know, looking back on it, again, I mean, I just really respect the fact that she didn’t, you know, keeping me around and if they think that I have an even better chance and make me fall deeper in love with her and she, you know, because she knew what she wanted and she wanted someone else and, you know, I have to respect that.  I mean, I say I wish it was me.  But, again, in a relationship it takes two, and it didn’t work out that time.
      • Amy Kaufman: Right.  Well, good luck.
      • Chris Lambton: Well, thank you very much.
      • Operator: Your next question comes from Stacey Becker from tvbr.com.
      • Stacey Becker: Chris, hi.  How are you?
      • Chris Lambton: I’m very well, thank you.  Yourself?
      • Stacey Becker: I’m good.  And I just want you to know that, you know, just speaking on behalf of all women who have watched the show which is probably in the million, you are just so loved and, you know, hearing you talk about being sad about the results of the show, I think makes us sad because, you know, you’re every woman’s son, friend, brother, you’re like the dream guy.  You’re like a new American hero and I just want you to know that if you decided to be the next Bachelor, I think you’ll have a cult following.  I think it’d be the best Bachelor they ever had and it makes me sad to hear sad because I just think you’re one of the greatest guys.  I’m married, my husband was scared watching me watch you on the show.
      • I mean, I got like thousands of E-mails, text messages, I have my own blog and people were just writing in all ages – single, married, grandparents – and I just, I don’t – it sounds like you’re not even cognizant of how much you’re adored and I just wanted to ask you, like, are you aware of how popular you are, how loved you are?
      • Chris Lambton: You know, I get a lot of letters in the mail and people will stop by and like, yesterday, someone put a rose in my front porch with a note that said if Ali doesn’t give you her rose, will you accept mine?
      • It’s like things like that but it’s still – I can’t fathom it.  I can’t wrap my head around it because, you know, it’s amazing.  It really is.  I’m like, you know, I go down to the beach – yesterday, I went down to the beach after work at like 4 o’clock and next with my brother and my dad and the next thing I know, there was literally 50 people around me like taking pictures and like, you know, just like, you know, want to give me a hug and will take a picture with my little kid?
      • You know, it’s really hard to grasp.  It’s amazing but, you know, I love that its love coming towards me, you know?
      • Stacey Becker: Yes.
      • Chris Lambton: It’s surreal.  I can’t even describe it to tell you the truth.
      • Stacey Becker: All right.  Well, when you wake up in a couple of weeks and, you know, you’ve reconsider this, I just want you to know that we really enjoyed, you know, getting to know you as far as you can get to know somebody by watching television and wish you all the best.  Have no doubt that this is great thing because now you can go out and find your dream girl.
      • Chris Lambton: I can’t wait to find that dream girl.
      • Stacey Becker: Good luck.
      • Chris Lambton: Thank you very much.
      • Operator: Your next question comes from Al Mellis from TVGrapevine.
      • Al Mellis: Hi, Chris, and congratulations on representing yourself so well.
      • Chris Lambton: Thank you very.  I appreciate it.
      • Al Mellis: Here you go.  You mentioned somebody left a rose – left a note on your door.
      • Chris Lambton: Yes.
      • Al Mellis: I’ve taken that you had a pretty good response since you got back home?
      • Chris Lambton: I mean, that’s the one thing I can say though, I’ve got nothing but positive response for me and actually you know what?  My dad’s probably gotten as many letters and E-mails asking him out as I’ve gotten asking me out.
      • Al Mellis: So, it sounds like you’re not going to need to become the next Bachelor?
      • Chris Lambton: Actually, I don’t know a lot but, you know, there’s definitely a lot of love being thrown at me and it feels good.  You know, it really does.
      • Al Mellis: Well, you did a good job at the show and it’s your time to sit back and enjoy and not worry about, you know, cuts.
      • Chris Lambton: Exactly.  I completely agree.  Now, I can take a deep breath and just kind of, you know, sit back and relax and just watch it all play out.
      • Al Mellis: OK.  Well, I hope we see you again sometime in the future, maybe on the bachelor pad or something like that but thank you for the great time you gave us all.
      • Chris Lambton: My pleasure.  Thank you very much as well.
      • Operator: Your next question is from Gina Carbone from Wetpaint.
      • Gina Carbone: Hi, Chris.
      • Chris Lambton: How are you?
      • Gina Carbone: All right.  Everyone’s been discussing you talking about how great you are and I’m sure it’s true but you’re also just, you know, a human being like everybody else, so I’m wondering if you could share with people, you know, some of your flaws, some of the things that, you know, may make you not so perfect.
      • Chris Lambton: Man, I definitely have a lot of flaws.  You know, I think I, you know – that’s a tough question.
      • Gina Carbone: Or just to give you a hint, like in the last conference call, Ali and Roberto were talking about how Roberto’s kind of messy and Ali gets really grumpy when she’s hungry.  So, it’s little things like that that maybe people wouldn’t know about you.
      • Chris Lambton: OK.  Well, in that case, to be honest, I haven’t finished unpacking yet from my last trip to L.A. and I still haven’t finished unpacking from getting back from Bora Bora and that was like two months ago.  And that’s probably my biggest one right now is my room is a complete disaster and I don’t even care at this point because, I don’t know, there’s too much going on in my life to even worry about that.
      • Gina Carbone: OK.  Well, thank you.
      • Chris Lambton: My pleasure.
      • Operator: Your next question comes from Eudie Pac from Fancast.
      • Eudie Pac: Chris, how’s it going?
      • Chris Lambton: Not too bad, thank you.  Yourself?
      • Eudie Pac: I’m good, I’m good.  A lot of my questions have actually already been answered but off the cuff, are you going to continue your life in Cape Cod?  Or has the show opened up opportunities for you that have kind of made you think maybe you’re going to move and do something completely different or someday through your life and all that?
      • Chris Lambton: I think as of right now, I’m going to be on the Cape for a while.  I love what I do.  I live with my dad.  I work with my dad and my brother.  My other brother’s right down the street.  You know, we got the wedding that we’re preparing for in October which is going to be an, you know, an incredible time.
      • So, I think, you know, short term, you know, I’m not even thinking about, you know, I’d say like moving to like L.A. or New York or teach again.  You know, the great thing right now is that I have a lot of options and I just have to figure out what option’s best for me.
      • Eudie Pac: Awesome.  Thanks so much.
      • Chris Lambton: My pleasure.
      • Operator: Ladies and gentlemen, to ask additional questions, please press star 1.  You have a follow-up from Jennifer Matarese from WABC-TV.
      • Jennifer Matarese: Hi again, Chris.
      • Chris Lambton: Hello again.
      • Jennifer Matarese: Hi.  Well, I was wondering what your family’s reaction was watching the finale?
      • Chris Lambton: Great thing about my family is that they’re behind me 100 percent no matter what.  And you know what?  They actually – they love the finale.  They love the rainbow.  I mean, my dad called me and he was like, “Oh, my God, you know, I’m crying watching this.  I can’t even believe it.  Is that real?  Did it really happen?”  I was like, “Yes.”
      • I mean, you know, it completely blew me away and, you know, blew away my whole family because it’s such a big story and our family is like, the rainbow and that was pretty amazing and they just like the way I reacted, you know.  You know, when she broke up with me and then back in L.A. after The Final Rose, how, you know, gracious I was, and how, you know, you just have to accept what happen sometimes.  You know, you can’t try to force love.  Love should be natural.
      • Jennifer Matarese: Thanks.  And I hope you do become the next Bachelor.
      • Chris Lambton: Thank you very much.
      • Jennifer Matarese: OK.  Take care.
      • Chris Lambton: All right, you as well.
      • Operator: Your next question comes from Alison Gallo from Star Magazine.
      • Allison Gallo: Hi, Chris.
      • Chris Lambton: How are you?
      • Allison Gallo: Good.  I have a question.  Do you think that it will last between Ali and Roberto?
      • Chris Lambton: You know what, I think it actually will.  From the moment that Roberto came back after his first date, like he was like kind of starry-eyed and, you know, when she looked at him, I thought so – I thought in Turkey, as of Turkey, I thought, you know, they really going to be the final pair.  It’s just something when she walks in the room.  Like, the two of them would kind of light up when they saw each other, and that’s something you can’t really hide.  I think they’ll hide it a little bit on cameras, maybe, but it just seems like they were really, really in love.
      • Allison Gallo: OK.  Thank you.
      • Operator: Your next question comes from Stacey Becker from tvbr.com.
      • Stacey Becker: Hi, Chris.  It’s your number one fan again.  Sorry.
      • Chris Lambton: How are you?
      • Stacey Becker: I’m all right.  So, for all those women out there who are hanging on your every word, I mean, what is it that you’re looking for in your perfect mate?  Like what are the things you’re going – qualities you’re going to seek out in your next relationship?
      • Chris Lambton: See, the funny thing is I don’t think I look for a certain qualities or that.  I just think it’s based on like chemistry.  It’s like, you know, when you meet a girl, you know, it should just be like an instantaneous click and that’s like you see her and you’re like, “Yes, I’m going to spend the rest of my life with this girl.”  You know, I would do anything to be with her, I would love her till the day she dies.  So, I think it’s just the chemistry.  It’s just something that just will, you know, like punch you in the side of the head and I’ll just think, “Yes, this is the one.”
      • Stacey Becker: And I hope that you’re hopeful it’s still out there.  Are you?
      • Chris Lambton: Definitely.  Definitely.  You know, this show did not make me a skeptic of love.  You know, it just made me realize that you know what, I just need to keep looking and love is out there for me.  I just need to find it.
      • Stacey Becker: Yes, it is.  Thanks, Chris.
      • Chris Lambton: My pleasure.
      • Operator: Your next question comes from Jennifer Still from digitalspy.com.
      • Jennifer Still: Hi again, Chris.
      • Chris Lambton: Hi.
      • Jennifer Still: I’m just wondering if you are interested in continuing a friendship with Ali down the line or if you feel that things could be uncomfortable to do so?
      • Chris Lambton: Honestly, I talked to Roberto probably every week since the show ended and I told him and I told Ali after the final rose, I said, you know what, I know that the three of us should be lifelong friends and hang out, you know, as much as we can.  I think Ali’s an amazing special girl and Roberto is one of my better friends from the show and there’s no doubt in my mind that this won’t be hanging out relatively soon.
      • Jennifer Still: Great.  Thank you.
      • Chris Lambton: My pleasure.
      • Operator: Again, for additional questions, please press star 1.  Your next question is from Amanda Hamilton from Examiner.com.
      • Amanda Hamilton: Chris, earlier, I asked Roberto and Ali who they thought would make a great Bachelor for the next season and they said you among others but you didn’t sound so interested earlier.  Is there anybody from your season that you think would make a great bachelor?
      • Chris Lambton: A great bachelor?  I think, Ty, Kirk, and Craig R. would be phenomenal bachelors.  You know, they can just control the camera and they can have fun and they’re amazing guys and any girls would be lucky to end up with any one of them.
      • Amanda Hamilton: Excellent.  Thank you.
      • Chris Lambton: You’re welcome.
      • Operator: And at this time, I am showing there are no further questions.  Natalia, would you like to make any closing remarks?
      • Natalia Desrosiers: So, thank you everyone for today and thank you so much, Chris.
      • Chris Lambton: Thank you all very much.
      • Female: Thank you.
      • Natalia Desrosiers: We look forward to next season of “The Bachelor.”  Thank you.
      • Chris Lambton: Thank you.

Operator: Ladies and gentlemen, this concludes today’s conference.  You may now disconnect.

I think Ali and Roberto just replaced Meredith and Ian as my favorite "Bachelor" or "Bachelorette" couple. I knew she'd end up Ali Martinez eventually! Even if she keeps her last name....

By Gina Carbone
gina_carbone@comcast.net

I want to swoon and cry, but the flipping “Lion King” music is on. Why do they ALWAYS have to ruin the moment?

Roberto can't believe they met on a TV show. Am I being extremely naive or are they likely to make it? I want to believe!

“Can You Feel the Love Tonight”? I get it. They flew around the Broadway stage together. What would they have done for Chris Lambton? “Rainbow Connection”? “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”? “On the Wings of Love”?

Having said that, I’m dying. Dying. So happy.

So glad Reality Steve was wrong. So glad all those annoying hints that Ali Fedotowsky and Chris Harrison made were wrong. So not worried about Chris L. finding “the one.”

Ali wasn’t “the one” for Chris. He tried to force it, but it wasn’t right. He’ll find the right girl. I’m picturing a pretty little spitfire who’ll challenge him.

Of course ABC has asked him to do “The Bachelor.” This season has been more about him than Ali. But will he say yes? And will we still respect him in the morning if he does? (Remember: We used to like Jason and Jake, too.)

Read more about the finale here:  ‘Bachelorette’ Ali picks Roberto over Chris — did she make the right choice?

Of course Frank was not at the “After the Final Rose.” He should’ve been at the “Men Tell All” and instead he let Justin take all the heat. Justin wasn’t there either but everyone was told Frank would take the hot seat this week. So now he gets off the hook.

Roberto: "I love you. I want to grow old with you. I want to have a beautiful, beautiful family together."

Best part of the finale: The first impression rose curse is over. It’s like the Red Sox finally winning the World Series. Did I say Red Sox? Meant the Blue Rays. I mean Devil Rays! I meant just the Tampa Bay Rays! ;)

Wait a minute! Ali and Roberto are moving in together in San Diego? I used to live in Rancho Bernardo and Escondido and my dad still lives down there.

And one of my brothers and my mom live in Tampa. So it’s like a rainbow sign for me to follow them around.

Don’t give me these opportunities to stalk them! I’m not strong enough to resist the urge!

Roberto even talked about his State Farm move to California. So it’s all in the open now.

He wants to get married in the spring probably because he sweats too much in the summer. I know that’s not a terribly romantic thing to say, but it’s true. Hey, I’m pretty much the same way about summer weddings.

They are taking a helicopter to Catalina! I’ve been there. Love Roberto’s reaction: “More helicopters.”

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I effing knew it! Dimples ftw! As the self-declared captain of Team Roberto, I demand an invitation to the wedding. Or at least tickets to watch them dance on "Dancing with the Stars."

Hallefreakinlujah!

Reality Steve just posted a mea culpa. Sort of. He says his sources failed him on the “Ali is single” thing. But he’s also claiming he has not been Fleissed (YOU SO HAVE, BUDDY) because he is telling us now what he just heard from his sources.

Yeah, but we only have five hours before East Coast finale showtime and plenty of us have already sleuthed out this “spoiler” the old-fashioned way.

(I’m talking to you, FORT posters. You did it!)

Sorry, Team Chris fans, but you had to see this coming…

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Anyway, here’s part of Steve’s missive:

So for the first time in a year, my sources failed me. They actually called to apologize for jumping the gun on the “Ali is single” stuff. They said that through all the information they had gathered and heard, the only conclusion they could come to was that Ali was single. They were wrong. They apologize, and I apologize. When they’re wrong, I’m wrong. But that’s ok. I’ve been wrong for the last six weeks in telling you that she’s single. As long as you know what’s gonna happen in the finale before it airs, that’s all I care about. They tried to keep this as hidden as they could, and I will give them credit, they were awfully good about it this season. It took me a month to even get to the “She’s either with Roberto or she’s single” conclusion, which I printed in June. Then three days later I went with “She’s single”. That is not the case.

You know this “shocking ending” and “something we’ve never seen before in the finale” they’ve been talking about? They were never talking about the actual outcome of the show – an engagement, single, dating, etc. What they’re talking about is Chris Lambton never makes it to the final rose ceremony. Hence the reason we’ve never seen footage of Roberto and/or Chris at the final rose ceremony standing there with Ali. They never had any footage of Chris, so if they only showed Roberto there with her, that would’ve given it away. Ali tells Chris during their last chance date that Roberto is the one she’s in love with. She doesn’t want to hurt him by having him go through all the pomp and circumstance of walking up there, possibly proposing, yada yada yada, so she eliminates him right then and there, and Chris is never part of the final rose ceremony. She basically puts all her eggs in one basket in hopes that Roberto reciprocates her feelings. That’s the “risk” she is talking about.

The rest is where it gets tricky. They’re going to make it seem like Roberto is indecisive, he doesn’t know what to do, he’s not sure of his feelings for Ali, etc. Basically all these “doom and gloom” promos ABC has been running the last week making you think it’s such a horrible ending for every party involved. However, in the end, Ali and Roberto are together, they are happy, and they are planning a life together – whatever that means. They left Bora Bora a couple and are still together right now. I am sorry for reporting for the last month she was single. I’m guessing if you’re planning your life together, you must be engaged, but on this show, anything’s possible. You know who else were planning a life together on this show? Every other couple that left this show engaged or happy. So once again, I will say what I say every season regarding the ending of this show and people will inevitably ask me, “Do you think Ali and Roberto will get married?” My answer: I’ll believe it when I see it. Two marriages out of twenty seasons tells me otherwise. But hey, good luck kids. I’ll set the over/under at six months for these two. And take the under.

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Read the rest of Steve’s post and his stuff on the “After the Final Rose” here.

Ha! Fleissed! I’m so happy.

Mike Fleiss is one creepy guy, but I gotta hand it to him. He and his minions get a standing ovation for this one. Well played.

Go ahead and let Steve give us the scoop on who goes home first, second, third… Let him give us “insider” tidbits on the dramas of the season. It’s all just great PR.

Then give him a false ending (I believe his sources thought it was real, but they were Fleissed too) so we’re expecting the worst. As a lifetime pessimist I know how much better good news is when you go in expecting the worst. And now this finale — which sounds like a pretty typical “they get engaged” ending — is happier for me than usual because I was expecting Ali to pick no one.

Maybe it’s true we all would’ve watched and been happy with this finale either way. But I know I feel better having come at this from the perspective that she chooses no one and finding out she IS happy.

Good job, Ali and Chris Harrison, in misleading us with those “satisfied” ending quotes. But Chris H. was right — the ending won’t be a fan favorite. Because bitter Team Chris L. fans are already insulting Roberto — calling him caterpillar eyebrows and other childish things.

Grow up.

I would’ve been happy for Ali and Chris L. together. As long as she found someone I would feel like it wasn’t a total waste of time. This was still a crazy and very troubled season and I would love to see some changes in the next round, but I also know ABC and the producers just care about ratings, not quality.

Anyway, I’m happy today. I hope Ali and Roberto are also happy tomorrow and in the future. Rainbows all around.

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This is kind of a weird Mount Rushmore photo mix. Check out my favorite Roberto/Chris/Ali pics below.

By Gina Carbone
gina_carbone@comcast.net

If only we had Paul the psychic octopus around, we could settle this thing now.

Just give him three boxes: Chris Lambton, Roberto Martinez and Neither. Let Paul slide himself into one box and force everyone to accept his infallible verdict.

Instead, we must wait.

Even though we were given an early spoiler from Reality Steve I still feel like I know LESS about this “Bachelor”/”Bachelorette” season finale than any other. Blame counter-spoilers and my own obsessive sleuthing.

Interesting note: I went to Ali’s Twitter account and just kept scrolling down. It’s funny to see how just a year ago she was writing things like this: “My last week at PCG!!! Start job at Facebook next Monday!!!! YAY!” Monday, June 29, 2009 4:43:50 PM

At this point I have no new news. So I’m going to post some of my favorite Chris and Roberto photos from the season, with a bit of commentary.

I remain Team Dimples to the end, but I will try not to hate on Ali if she chooses Chris … or no one. Although, seriously, if she decides to not even date one of these guys for a while I’m going to feel like she wasted my time.

The story of Chris started later than the story of Roberto, but it started with a nice big "awww!" when sick Ali took Chris up to a New York rooftop for a Joshua Radin concert. That effing light is ruining the moment.

Ali and Chris have a lot of nice couples moments. I'm not including the Dennis bracelet delivery, but I like things like this, where they walk with their arms around each other. It's an almost real moment on a not-so real show.

This is like one of those college dorm hang-out-on-the-grass-then-play-Frisbee moments. Or flip cup, considering it's these two. This is just a nice angle for a shot, even if it's kind of stalkerish for anyone to watch two people dating. (I know that's the premise of the show, but still...)

My favorite Ali + Chris moments are the homey couples moments like this and the next pic. Just two people who've known each other forever and are "comfortable" with each other, hanging out with a dog on a beach.

This is a sweet Grandma and Grandpa kiss on the porch moment. They'll be feeding squirrels from a park bench next. Don't shoot me, Team Rainbow fans, but I don't see romance here or in the most passionate kissy photos. Just a deep friendship.

There he is! That's how to make an impression right out of the limo. He gets my rose, too.

Here's Roberto getting his first impression rose after his first of many salsa lessons.

She adores him. Always has, it's obvious. But does he feel the same way? I wasn't sure at first, but I think Roberto is the real slow, steady burn.

Here's Roberto really seeming to be into the moment, as opposed to staring around the room while Ali gazes adoringly at him. There was a lot of that this season, I'll admit. But I do think it's partly from shyness and the understandable awkwardness of someone staring at you ALL THE TIME.

I really, really like this photo of Roberto and Ali on the cable car in Lisbon. Kirk should put this in his scrapbook.

More staring from Ali, but at least Roberto is looking back. As long as she feels like he returns her feelings, this is the perfect pairing. But it seems like Ali is terrified of being the one in a couple who loves the other more. With Chris I think even if he doesn't really LOVE love her, he at least feels more strongly about her than she does about him. With Roberto her feelings are too strong and she's worried she'd be the — why am I analyzing this so much? Dang I need a life.

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Hints that Ali is Single

Hints that Ali Picks Chris Lambton

Hints that Ali Picks Roberto Martinez

Hints that Ali is Engaged to… Someone

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Here's Mike Fedotowsky in Tahiti with his mom, dad, sisters and Chris Lambton.

On July 30, Ali Fedotowsky’s brother, Mike, talked to Boston’s KISS 108 about “The Bachelorette” finale. It’s only about a 10-minute interview.

Listen to it here.

It’s pretty funny and Mike, who will be on the show tomorrow along with the rest of the clan, is very good about not spilling the official beans.

But he does offer some good details:

• One of the radio hosts asks if we’ll find out in the end that Ali has a real boyfriend back home in Williamstown and they’re engaged. Mike jokes, “If you read Us Weekly, then yeah you’ll probably find that out. … They write all sorts of stuff.” (So that seems to discount Us Weekly as a source with any reliable intel. Not that we probably didn’t know that.)

• He was asked if Ali’s choice would be decided live on Monday or if it was already decided. Mike says “it’s been decided.” He and the family have known the outcome for two months. So never mind about an “After the Final Rose” choice, I guess. And if Ali’s mom is asking about a photo of Chris L. on July 17 and she knows by then who won, that could mean something. (Or not.)

• On what happens in the end, Mike says “All I can say, and you’ve heard it over and over again, is she’s happy.”

• The family is going to have some kind of finale party in Boston, which Chris fans probably shouldn’t read too much into since no one quite has dibs on Massachusetts. (Except for me. I was born there, too. It’s mine!)

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Hints that Ali is Single

Hints that Ali Picks Chris Lambton

Hints that Ali Picks Roberto Martinez

Hints that Ali is Engaged to… Someone

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When is Roberto going to learn a second dance? Maybe the tango or lambada?

By Gina Carbone
gina_carbone@comcast.net

Granted, these are just clips, but Roberto seems to be winning the Ali war. She leans into him and is just more affectionate with him in general.

Ali’s mother tells Roberto he has to teach her how to salsa dance, which means she has been prepped. During Chris’ clip with the parents, he talks again about Massachusetts and his mother. So we’re back to salsa vs. mom.

Tell them about your flip cup competition.

In two other TV.com clips, Roberto and Chris ask for Ali’s dad’s blessing to propose. Roberto’s request is much more romantic and charming. He talks about being so nervous when he got out of the limo on that first night. He kept his head down and when he looked up and made eye contact with Ali, something just happened.

It goes back to “that feeling” that both Ali and Roberto talk about.

Ali’s dad asks Chris if he can honestly say he’s in love with Ali, as if the idea is inconceivable (thanks Dad!). Chris’ answer is not the “absolutely…” sort of Hallmark card he normally gives. It’s more cautious. He calls her “amazing” and says when he sees her he starts smiling.

A note on the guys’ characters. Both are great, can we agree?

I feel like a lot of people are calling Roberto a “charmer” and too young and immature for a long-term relationship. He’s 26. Ali is 25. He’s an insurance agent and whether he was indeed the youngest State Farm agent in the U.S. or not, he is clearly serious about his job and responsible enough to transfer his business to California — for whatever reason.

If he were just moving for “The Bachelor” or some other chick he met out there, he wouldn’t need to transfer his business. He could just show up and say “cast me for modeling jobs” or whatnot. But he’s serious and ambitious within his new field. (Now that baseball is no longer an option.)

Chris, on the other hand, is 33 — 8 years older than Ali. (In the family meeting someone gasps at that — maybe the sister.) And yet he told Ali he just recently competed in a flip cup tournament in Vegas. He’s a fun-loving guy and it’s possible that HE’S the charmer who is not ready to settle down quite yet.

Ali "loved" seeing Roberto with her family, because he fit right in and was less shy than she's ever seen him. He can't be THAT shy if he's an insurance salesman, right?

It looks like, in the videos, Dad seems to be on Team Roberto, and sister and brother and Mom seem to make a case for the slow-burn of Team Chris.

Although, is Chris really moving slowly? His relationship with Ali has developed slowly over the course of the show, but Chris has been laying it on thick with the “God I love you” stuff. He seems to be moving faster than Ali … except when she’s drunk and slobbers on him on a boat.

So if Mom is on Team Chris (and why would she be asking about a photo of him, if not) will that persuade Ali to pick him? Ali does seem much closer to her mom than her dad.

Then again, I can see all moms being charmed by Chris, especially when he talks about his family and how his mom was a nurse — like Ali’s mom — and that he was a teacher — like Ali’s sister and dad. But it’s ultimately Ali’s decision and I can’t see her ignoring the connection she’s had with Roberto from the very first night.

I wonder if these clips are being edited to promote Roberto. Ali talks about how Roberto makes her feel “cute” and “like a woman” (eye roll) and their connection keeps growing and growing, whereas Chris is the guy who makes her laugh so hard and she’s “comfortable” with him.

We’re at the point where I could see this going in any direction EXCEPT Ali picking no one. So if that does happen, as Reality Steve has said, something major must happen.

Earlier in the season I thought we were being set up for a no-pick ending, but not now. Not with Ali seeming to be completely over the Frank drama. I thought it would hit her harder, but everything she’s said on and off the show leads me to believe she doesn’t give a rat’s arse about him anymore.

I think she dumps Chris before the final rose ceremony (just as the preview makes it look like she does, although the rest of the video is baloney) and gets engaged to Roberto. That’s what I want to happen, anyway. And a pre-FRC dumping would be something that’s never been done before and could arguably be construed as breaking “the rules.”

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Hints that Ali is Single

Hints that Ali Picks Chris Lambton

Hints that Ali Picks Roberto Martinez

Hints that Ali is Engaged to… Someone

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