KITV4 would like to introduce you to our in-house expert on "The Bachelorette," Lauren Wang. During the day, she works in our sales department, but on the nights when "The Bachelorette" is airing, she is glued to the television set. She will keep you up-to-date with the show and give you some inside scoops on what is happening with the Bachelorette herself, Emily Maynard.
Eliminated Bachelor Charlie Gragon and current Bachelor Sean Lowe - 6/7/2012
I had the chance to talk to not one, but two great guys today! I couldn’t ask for a better way to start my morning!
Charlie was extremely humble and sweet. I still don’t understand why she sent him home and even after talking with him. I still question why she did.
Charlie said that he was shocked that he was sent home. He felt that he was better a better fit for Emily than some of the guys that are still in the running (he wouldn’t name any names… come on Charlie, spill it).
He said he felt good going into the rose ceremony. He even mentioned that they had some one-on-one time the night he was eliminated. He told Emily that he was in this for the long haul and that he would be here for her as long as she’ll keep them there. Uh, hello Emily… and you kept Ryan, really?
Charlie has never been the one to fall in love at first sight. Maybe he was taking too many baby steps throughout this process and that could have caused him to get eliminated. He felt that if they were to have won the boat race that would have helped his chances of staying. Charlie didn’t elaborate much on his crying on the ride back home. He simply said he is a competitive guy and that he had a lot of emotions that night.
To this day, Charlie still goes to speech therapy. Charlie was in a life-threatening accident a few years back and that is what causes him to have trouble speaking.
He said that being on the show was the best experience of his life and he has learned so much about himself. The show was very therapeutical to him and he was able to express his feelings more. Charlie said one of his fondest memories was when he overcame his “demon” on the group date by performing at the children’s function on stage in front of 1,200 people.
I found out that Charlie actually met Emily a while back at a friend’s birthday party (this had nothing to do with him being picked as one of the bachelors). He even said that she acted differently on the show then when he first met her (sometimes talking to Emily was like talking to a wall… ha ha ha, ouch).