The Bachelor Recap: Searching for his Seoul-mate

The Bachelor Season 18. (Handout)

The Bachelor Season 18. (Handout)

Samantha O’Connor

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Shrieks ensued when Chris Harrison announced to the 13 remaining bachelorettes that they had one hour to pack for their first international trip of the season. The ladies flew from Los Angeles to Seoul, South Korea for their next dates with El Bachelor, Juan Pablo.

On the first group date of the week, Juan and his ladies learned dance choreography and showed off their skills in a live performance with South Korea’s most famous K-pop group, 2EN1.

“A girl that knows how to dance is the best way to Juan Pablo’s heart,” the stated the bachelor, who broke it down onstage in bright red pants.

Kat was able to bust out her professional dance moves, while Nikki, who is shaping up to be the season’s villain, was definitely out of her element and complained the entire day. When Juan handed her the rose, the remaining girls cringed.

Sharleen, the worldly opera singer, was chosen for the one-on-one date of the week and adventured through the South Korean city of Seoul with Juan, trying on traditional outfits, tasting traditional foods and visiting landmarks.

Juan admitted that Sharleen is the front runner of the competition for his heart when she shared her extreme singing talent and a romantic kiss with him.

“I have opened up way more than I thought I would,” she said.

It became quite clear that the two shared a deeper connection than the rest of the ladies but when the topic of kids came up, Sharleen admitted that it was something that she never really thought about. Her honesty, which could have been a deal-breaker, only made Juan respect her more.

On the second group date, the bachelorettes were treated to a fish pedicure, karaoke and an octopus treat. When Claire refused to take a bite, the girls rolled their eyes at her attention-seeking ways.

“I know you’ve swallowed bigger things than that,” Kelly jabbed.

That evening, Juan promised himself that he wouldn’t kiss anyone on the group date, as he had already puckered up with six women so far. Lauren S. was humiliated when she went in for the kill but was rejected. How humiliating.

At the rose ceremony, she was left without a rose, along with Elise and the two were headed back home to the U.S.

With a glass of champagne in hand, Juan announced that they would be heading out to Vietnam for another week of dates and heartbreaks.

 

 

 


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