It's the most wonderful time of the year! The time we all come together to watch a grown man date thirty women for two months before proposing to one of them. Relatable AND romantic.
This year our man of the hour is "controversial fan favorite" Nick Viall. Fourth time's the charm? I had forgotten just how much Nick has transformed since his first appearance on the Bachelor franchise. Seriously not confident I could pick this guy out of a line up had I blacked out between Andi Dorfman's season and now. All I know is I'm considering it a personal victory he ditched the Forever 21 scarves.
Rachel is smart and normal and I selfishly don't want her to win so she can be our next Bachelorette. Not sorry. Also disclaimer I went to Marquette so Ring Out Ahoya.
Nick gives the first impression rose to Rachel and proves he might really want a mature relationship and not just a fifth chance at this show.
She happens to be the first black woman to get the first impression rose. A stat that seems unconscionable for a show that is on it's 21st season. That's one small step for Rachel, one giant leap for mankind/Bachelor Nation.