Posted: 5:52 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014
By Julia Wayne
It’s a lot of pressure, being a contestant on The Bachelor. And we get that, because meeting a hottie like Juan Pablo Galavis would leave us tongue-tied and emotional, for sure. But in this sneak peek from Monday, January 6’s Bachelor 2014 premiere, one lady just can’t even deal with it all, and it shows.
A Season 18 premiere sneak peek clip shows Lauren Higginson, a 25-year-old gal from Edmond, Oklahoma, totally botching the first night charade with — get this — actual emotion. Dang, girl, you know you’re supposed to save that for your ITM (that’s “In the Moment” interviews, to the uninitiated).
So, what has her getting her Spanx in a twist? Juan-on-Juan time and roses, of course. While some girls were all about the fun of the evening — or, at least, they looked like they were when the camera came to them — Lauren caved to the pressure. It could have something to do with the fact that she’s feeling a little fragile, just months after her fiancé broke off their engagement. That would certainly make the process more difficult for even the strongest among us.
And Lauren readily admits that she sometimes just can’t keep the feelings in. In her ABC profile, she says, “I can be too candid with my feelings, I have a hard time keeping my mouth shut if I know I’m right.” While we’re pretty sure she means she likes to argue, we’ve seen more than one case of verbal diarrhea tank a contestant’s chance of finding love.Check out the clip and then tell us what you think happens next!