The Bachelor is my final responsible pleasure. Each Monday evening, I fortunately race residence from work, pour myself a glass of Pinot Grigio, sit again, and soak within the wildly entertaining drama that unfolds earlier than my eyes. The present season has launched America to a handful of attention-grabbing women, together with somebody supposedly nonetheless scarred from a “traumatic” childhood bumper automotive expertise and a gal who’s captivated with taxidermy. However I’ve personally been rooting for Ashley Luebke, a contestant who’s flown comparatively beneath the radar because the Jan. 1 premiere.
A 25-year-old actual property agent from West Palm Seashore, FL, Ashley captured my consideration as quickly as she stepped out of the limo to greet Arie Luyendyk Jr. in entrance of the Bachelor Mansion, and it wasn’t simply due to her sparkly gown. I instantly observed how she was sporting minimal make-up, which practically made me spit out my white wine with pure shock and simultaneous delight. May it actually be true? A Bachelor contestant who does not cake on the make-up for the cameras? I virtually needed to rub my eyes and pinch myself to imagine it.
All through the primary few episodes of the season, Ashley has caught to the identical laid-back make-up routine, which, from what I can inform, consists of filled-in but not too overdone eyebrows, mascara, a little bit of light-brown eye shadow, and a refined lip. At every rose ceremony, she proudly stands within the sea of false eyelashes, extraordinarily contoured cheeks, and dramatic smoky eyes along with her fresh-faced look, and gosh DAMN, am I right here for it — together with a couple of different Bachelor Nation devotees who’ve taken a liking to Ashley’s low-key magnificence routine.
Ashley appears so regular and the least caked up and I immediately like her 100x extra #thebachelor
— Out of the Limo Pod (@OutoftheLimo) January 9, 2018
Can all of us simply give it up for Ashley who’s seemingly sporting no make-up on this date proper now. #thebachelor pic.twitter.com/NjC4cfZhcW
— Christine M (@itsChRgirl) January 16, 2018
I actually like Ashley’s low key no make-up look #TheBachelor
— Ok.O.T. (@kellyontime) January 9, 2018
Now, I am no make-up shamer. In the event you choose to stay your finest life with a three-toned mixture of eye shadow, contoured face, and a statement-making lip every single day, then by all means, you do you. However as somebody who personally thinks that doing a cat eye appears like some sick type of dextrous torture, I discover it extraordinarily refreshing to see a lady on nationwide TV choosing such a subdued look when she’s surrounded by ladies who’ve carried out the precise reverse. It is one thing price commemorating — nay, full-on applauding — among the many varied staged dramatics of the fact present.
I discover it extraordinarily refreshing to see a lady on nationwide TV choosing such a subdued look when she’s surrounded by ladies who’ve carried out the precise reverse.
There is no denying that the Bachelor franchise sticks to a fairly cookie-cutter “look” when choosing its feminine contestants. It did take till the Bachelorette’s 13th season to welcome its first black main woman, Rachel Lindsay, in any case. However contemplating the truth that Arie’s season consists of each Ashley, who confidently sports activities pure make-up each in entrance of the cameras and on social media, and Bekah, the primary contestant to have a pixie reduce coiffure, it might be an indication that ABC is slowly however absolutely shifting towards casting ladies with extra various appears. Even when the tempo is that of a torpid snail, it is a begin. Hey, possibly we’ll see a badass chick with rainbow hair or somebody with bouncy, pure locks within the present within the coming years. A woman can dream, proper?
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