August 10th, 2010
11:27 AM ET
Last night's premiere of "Bachelor Pad" began with host Chris Harrison expressing shock that some former "Bachelor" and "Bachelorette" contestants have found love and started families.
However, there are some former contestants who are still single, looking for love and desperate to stretch their 15 seconds of fame out for as long as they possibly can. Those are the people who have ended up on "Bachelor Pad."
Nineteen contestants have agreed to return to the stately "Bachelor" manor to compete for $250,000 in cash. Unlike previous seasons, the contestants share one bedroom full of bunk beds. Welcome to Camp "Bachelor Pad."
Chris Harrison told the contestants that he needed help hosting this show. (Who knew standing around and acting smarmy could be so taxing?) Out popped former "Bachelor" contestant Melissa Rycroft-Strickland, who's running neck-and-neck with Levi Johnston on who can extend their fame the longest after being dumped. Melissa ordered the contestants to the front of the house for a big game of Twister.
Craig M., the obnoxious salesman from the last "Bachelorette" season, won the Twister game, earning himself a rose and avoiding elimination for the week. He also got to choose three of the 10 female contestants to take out on a date that night. He opted to invite Gwen, a contestant from the Aaron Buerge season of "The Bachelor"; Jessie S., who exposed Justin the wrestler's secret girlfriends to the world on the last "Bachelorette"; and Elizabeth, who notoriously played "little games" with Jake Pavelka.
The four frolicked on the beach before Craig M. got the girls to the Greek - the Greek Theater in Los Angeles, that is. While there, Craig gave Jessie S. a rose, saving her from elimination.
The next day, the contestants are ordered to enter the "Deliberation Room" to choose the person they would like to see removed from the show. The 10 female contestants eliminated one of the men, and the nine male contestants removed one of the women.
When all was said and done, Michelle (the "crazy lady" from the Jake Pavelka season of "The Bachelor") and Juan (who competed on the Jillian Harris season of "The Bachelorette") were eliminated. Michelle's fate was sealed when she locked fellow Pavelka contestant Tenley in the bathroom and chewed her out over allegedly spewing rumors about her.
Juan, on the other hand, was doomed thanks to a brief relationship he had outside the house with fellow "Bachelor Pad" contestant Nikki. Nikki accused Juan of not being sincere in his post-breakup apology to her, and Juan said Nikki got the "last laugh" by eliminating him.
If there's one thing I learned by watching "Bachelor Pad," it's that these contestants don't know when to stop the reality TV train wreck. All of them seem to get together every so often for reunions, cruises, pool parties, etc. Do they have friends outside of the "Bachelor" franchise? And if they are all friends, why are we here?
What did you think of last night's "Bachelor Pad" premiere?
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