Monday is the premiere of The Bachelorette with Ashley Hebert as the lady with the roses.
Monday is the premiere of The Bachelorette with Ashley Hebert as the lady with the roses. When I found out that Ashley was the next Bachelorette, I wasn't surprised. After all, she's just following in her predecessor Ali Fedotowsky's footsteps, choosing reality TV (or "love," if you don't want to be too cynical about it) over career. She claims she's just putting her dental school on hold, but isn't that what Ali said about her Facebook job? And now, for all intents and purposes, Ali's a "TV personality," with her last gig being an E! correspondent recapping The Bachelor.
Now I'm not saying there's anything wrong with changing your priorities once you find love and start a family (hello, Trista Sutter), I'm just questioning the specific ladies who made career a big priority and then turned it into an "either/or": either I have a job I love or I look for a man to love. You could say Jillian Harris found a way to mix both, since she stayed devoted to her interior design career after the show, but then again, she's also split with former fiancé Ed Swiderski. To investigate this phenomenon further, I thought I'd look into what the Bachelorettes were doing before the show and what they are doing now, in addition to their relationship status. Check it out and weigh in, what do you think about girls like Ali and Ashley who traded their jobs for reality TV love?
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