By Gina Carbone
Now we know: The way to get Brad Womack to commit is to just slap him around.
Or that’s what we think we know after Reality Steve’s latest round of spoilers. “The Bachelor” Season 15 doesn’t even start until Monday, January 3. Last season Steve was almost right about “The Bachelorette,” but that’s like being given a six-digit phone number.
But I believe this ending. Just watching the “first look” promo, you could see Chantal O’Brien (it’s written as “Chantel O’Brien” here and “adopted daughter Chantal” here) snuggling with Brad, saying “you’re so cute.”
She’s already coming off as the kind of take-charge gal he needs. He doesn’t need a sweet single mom like Emily Maynard.
*** FEB 26, 2011 UPDATE***
Yep! Steve admitted he was wrong. Brad proposes to Emily. Oh well!
*** END UPDATE ***
Emily can be the Season 7 Bachelorette if she wants. Brad needs a ballsy chick. Steve seems to think Chantal — the first one out of the limo — was told the slap Brad and maybe she was. She probably didn’t need the suggestion.
Here’s the scoop on Chantal and Emily:
Chantal O’Brien, 28, of Mercer Island, Washington, is the slapper. She’s also the daughter of Mike O’Brien, former Seattle Seahawk and owner of the O’Brien Auto Group chain in the Pacific Northwest. Sounds like money! She’s divorced, having been married from 2005 to 2009.
Emily Maynard, 24, of Charlotte, North Carolina, is our potential superstar. The father of her 5-year-old daughter, Rickie, was Ricky Hendrick, the NASCAR driver who died in a plane crash in 2004. Five days after he died, she found out she was pregnant with his child. She’s also dated Dale Earnhardt Jr., so it’s not like she needs this show to find high-profile men.
Brad supposedly has a one-on-one date with Emily on Episode 3. They take a private jet to Santa Maria, California, to fly kites in a vineyard and eat dinner in a barn. This is when Emily tells Brad the story about her daughter and the girl’s father, who died in a plane crash. Needless to say, she gets a rose.
On Episode 4, Brad and Chantal fly in a helicopter to Catalina Island, which is where Kiptyn Locke and Tenley Molzahn became “Kip-Ten” on “Bachelor Pad.” On this date, Brad and Cha-Cha walk across the bottom of the ocean floor and actually spend the night on the island, making the girls back on the ranch think Miss Chantal was eliminated. She and Brad stay in separate rooms and she gets a rose.
On Episode 6, in Costa Rica, Brad and Chantal go camping and get rained on and Brad lets her wear his shirt. She ends up wearing Brad’s shirt back to the house and there’s another Chantal jealousy moment. (Is she going to be this season’s Vienna Girardi?)
Steve said he didn’t have all the details on the finale, but he’s confident about the outcome. “Because on Thanksgiving, Brad was in Palm Desert, California with Chantal and her family celebrating Thanksgiving with them. The O’Brien family is not hurting for money, dad even owns a private jet, they own a vacation home in an exclusive part of Palm Desert called the Hideaways, and that’s where Brad and Chantal spent Thanksgiving with her family.”
Chantal/Chantel is divorced and seems to have a bit of a past, but whatever. (Was she married to Jason Vena, the lead singer of a band called Acceptance? The Fans of Reality TV boards seem to have some scoop on her ex.)
Based on previews alone, I think she’s a good choice. I’m pumped for this season.
Updates on Reality Steve’s Spoilers (just some minor details added, but it’s still interesting)
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