What happens in the limo certainly does not stay in the limo. In fact, it's what happens in front of the limo is what counts on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. In order to make a stand-out first impression - whether it's for the first impressions rose or a ticket to Paradise - you've only got one chance. And you know there are produces egging you on behind the scenes. So, to get mentally prepared for The Bachelorette's premiere and a new batch of grand entrances, here's a look back on some of the "best" limo exits from past seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette.
The Wedding Dress Girl
Lindsay Yenter, Season 17, The Bachelor
Yenter decided to turn the Bachelor mansion pathway into her walk down the aisle and surprised bachelor Sean Lowe by stepping out of the limo in a wedding dress. She attempted to slow-dance with Lowe as if it were their actual wedding, and then she tried to kiss him, which didn't work out to her advantage. Still, Yenter did manage to make her way to Sean's final two, but alas, was the one sent home as Sean chose Catherine Giudici for the winner of his season. SO CLOSE TO THE REAL DEAL AND YET SO FAR!
And the Other Girl Who Tried for a Kiss
Lace Morris, Season 20, The Bachelor
Another awkward kiss-but-not-quite - Morris tried to make a full-on makeout out of her first moments with Bachelor Ben Higgins.
Clearly shocked and confused, Ben had no real reaction to the gesture, but Lace went on to explain that she "wanted the first kiss and I just couldn't resist it!" And judging by her drunken antics as the night continued, Lace wanted to be the first to get wasted also. There's always a token drunk (or two) on premiere night!
The Guy With the Hot Tub Car
Shawn Evans, Season 11, The Bachelorette
Well, this sure bring a new meaning to taking the "carpool" to work. Evans, an "amateur sex coach," rolled up to the Bachelorette mansion in a hot tub on wheels. Sure, it's not the classiest thing ever - but what would you expect from an amateur sex coach?! It was still crazy enough to blow the minds of his fellow contestants watching from the windows. (But seriously though, why did nobody take a dip?!)
The Girl Who Rode In on a Horse
Lindzi Cox, Season 16, The Bachelor
One of the best ways to make a grand entrance on the The Bachelor? Ride up on a horse. Cox and Levi, her trusty steed, successfully managed to make a long-lasting first impression on Ben Flajnik, and Cox made it all the way to Ben's final two. But sadly, Ben chose Courtney Robertson as the winner of his season.
The Unicorn Girl
Jojo Fletcher, Season 20, The Bachelor,and Season 12, The Bachelorette
We all know that things ended up working out well for JoJo Fletcher, who chose the dashing Jordan Rodgers as her winner on her season of The Bachelorette. But before she found love, she found ... a novelty face mask? On Ben Higgins's season of the show, JoJo hopped out of the limo, danced around in a unicorn mask, and explained to Ben that, "unicorns do exist" and "I think I'm yours."
And the Unicorn Guy
Luke Pell, Season 12, The Bachelorette
He's her unicorn! Ruggedly handsome cowboy Luke Pell showed up to the Bachelorette mansion on horseback ... sort of. Noting that he had seen Ben Higgins's season and had watched JoJo's unicorn entrance, Pell's steed sported a cute unicorn horn. Once dismounted, Pell assured JoJo that he was also a unicorn believer.
The Girl With the Fake Heart
Reegan Cornwell, Season 19, The Bachelor
The cadaver tissue saleswoman stepped out of the limo with a blue cooler and viewers weren't exactly sure what to expect. Perhaps a cooler full of beers to loosen up Prince Farming? Not in the slightest. Conwell explained that was here to win his heart, and opened up her cooler to reveal ... another heart, a slimy, blood-covered one. Though it was a fake, this still isn't Grey's Anatomy.
The Girl With her Grandma
Brittney Schreiner, Season 16, The Bachelor
Schreiner decided to let her grandmother do all the work introducing her - and that's a shrewd move, because is a Bachelor really going to ruin their image by upsetting a nice old lady on their first night of the job?! So in lieu of a glamorous twentysomething, Ben Higgins was shocked to see an elderly contestant hobble out of her limo on crutches.
Of course, grandma Sheryl was just there to introduce her granddaughter, and Ben definitely looked relieved when the ~real-deal~ Schreiner finally stepped out of the car.
And the Other Grandma
Randy Lee, Season 8, The Bachelorette
Rather than bring an old relative to cheerlead for him, 30-year-old Lee decided to, um, go there himself? Randy got out of the limo and greeted Bachelorette Emily Maynard dressed up like his nana.
Not completely sure if Emily fell for the act (or, you know, was just creeped out), but before she could even consider what was happening, Randy ripped off grandma costume to reveal, well, himself.
The Girl Who Slapped the Bachelor
Chantal O'Brien, Season 11, The Bachelor
While most girls are fighting to kiss the Bachelor, Chantal O'Brien made Bachelor history for slapping him. Some context: Bachelor Brad Womack was another controversial pick for his second turn on the show, as he'd picked no one in the final rose ceremony the first time around. So, when watching Chantal's famous limo-arrival-slap-back, it's safe to say that girls across America were pretty pleased.
The Cupcake Guy
Chris Strandburg, Season 11, The Bachelorette
One of the most epic arrivals, Chris "Cupcake" Strandburg rightfully earned his nickname after driving up to the Bachelorette mansion to meet Kaitlyn Bristowe and Britt Nilsson in a cupcake car. Literally what's cuter, Strandburg or his vehicle?! (It's a trick question.) The charming dentist explained, "I normally tell my patiences to avoid sugar, but I wanted to do something sweet for you guys."
The Girl With the Longest Hug of All Time
Britt Nilsson, Season 19, The Bachelor, and Season 11, The Bachelorette (briefly)
To put it simply, Nilsson loved to give really, really loooong hugs. So, when she jumped out of the limo to meet Chris Soules, she did just that! Except, really, the experience lasted uncomfortably too long and at one point it sounds like she's crying? Too many emotions for one entrance.
The Guy With the Egg
Travis Pope, Season 8, The Bachelorette
Emily Maynard spoke often about her daughter Ricki on the show; in a heartbreaking story, Ricki's father had died before she was born. So when Travis Pope got out of the limo on Emily's season, he brought a special gift for the mom - a giant ostrich egg that was meant to be symbolic of Emily and Ricki. Huh.
The Guy With the Helicopter
Kalon McMahon, Season 8, The Bachelorette
When you're as wealthy (and image-conscious) as Kalon McMahon, a limo is just too basic. Instead, McMahon arrived on the Bachelorette mansion lawn in his own - a-hem - private helicopter. Who can say no to that?!
It's fair to say all the other contestants left watching his grand entrance from the mansion window were wishing they were just as fly. Get it? Fly. Haters gonna hate. (And then revel in the fact that McMahon was dumped from the show after describing Emily Maynard's daughter as "baggage.")
The Girl With the Giant Rose
Mandi Kremer, Season 20, The Bachelor
Kremer will always be remembered as a quirky character; for her big entrance, the 28-year-old stumbled out of the limo wearing a huge rose on her head and said to Ben, "I picked it out of my garden for you. Maybe if things go well tonight, you can pollinate it later." POLLINATE IT!!!
Later in the house, Mandi (a dental hygienist, just for context's sake) gave Ben a dental exam just to make sure he's been taking care of his teeth. Points for oral care!
The Guy With the Odd Mask
Jeff Medolla, Season 7, The Bachelorette
Ugh, look, this is just awkward: Medolla walked out of the limo to meet his Bachelorette, Ashley Hebert, wearing a black mask that covered most of his face. And you're thinking, he's definitely going to take it off, right? Wrong. Apparently Jeff was all about the inner beauty and wanted Ashley to "take his face out of the game." And while you're thinking, maybe he has a point, you're also thinking, that this isn't the Phantom of the Opera and when no one else is wearing a mask on the show, it just looks a little creepy. (Also, the mask-wearing dating show already happened, and it was hosted by MONICA LEWINSKY.)
The Girl Who Was Obsessed With Fifty Shades
Ashley Palenkas, Season 17, The Bachelor
Palenkas decided to treat Bachelor Sean Lowe as if he was her Christian Grey upon arrival - or, at least, a primetime ABC-appropriate version of Mr Fuckjeans. When she got out of the limo, she walked up to Sean and pulled a gray necktie out of her cleavage, proceeding to wrap it around Sean's neck and get kinky. Sean, who was also known as the born-again virgin Bachelor, wasn't exactly turned on.
The Gluten Hater
Breanne Rice, season 20, The Bachelor
This nutritional therapist took matters into her own hands, literally, when she decided to "break bread" with Ben Higgins. Rice (LOL, no gluten there, OK, bye now) got out of the limo with a basket of baguettes, approached Ben and aggressively said, "I don’t eat any gluten because gluten is Satan." WOAH. Then the bread hater continued to say, "Instead of breaking the ice, I thought we could break bread together." Breanne then took one of the baguettes out of the basket and started to bash it on the ground while encouraging Ben to do the same. All sorts of strange but at least she wasn't bloaty the next morning, you know?
The Girl Who Tried to Sing
Carly Waddell, Season 19, The Bachelor
Before she found love with Evan Bass on Bachelor in Paradise, Waddell took a turn romancing Bachelor Chris Soules. A cruise ship singer IRL, Waddell got out of the limo with a Barbie pink karaoke machine and approached Chris warbling a ballad telling the story of the love they had yet to experience.
And the Girl Who Likes a Good Hump
Lacey Mark, Season 21, The Bachelor
Honestly, Mark's arrival line - she told Bachelor Nick Viall that she "likes a good hump" while dismounting from her dromedary - should have booked her a spot in the finals for its humor alone. This was genius.
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