How To Create a Bachelorette Bracket

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Will she find true love? Doubtful, but this season is sure to be entertaining as hell!

By Kira Rasmussen

Don’t judge me. Or do, I don’t really care: I love watching the Bachelor/Bachelorette.

I can’t help it; it’s a total guilty pleasure. No, I am not stupid enough to think it’s actually about finding true love, but I am not too proud to admit that I find it thoroughly entertaining. If you’re not gathering around the TV, gossiping and giggling with your girlfriends this season, I can guarantee my Monday nights are going to be more fun than yours. 

Last  season (with Sean, the super hunky blonde) was pretty epic- dude had his shirt off for no less than 50% of his time on air, and I know I’m not alone in wishing it was a little more. In true Bachelor fashion, this next season’s Bachelorette is one of Sean’s late-season rejects: Desiree Hartsock.

Just in case you missed last season, here’s the breakdown on Des: She’s a fun and cute 27 year-old bridal fashion designer/stylist from Colorado, currently living in LA. She and Sean hit it off fast last season and everything seemed to be going great UNTIL her hometown date. Des’ brother turned all cray cray in his one-one-one time with Sean and that was her demise in the fight for Sean’s love. It was embarrassing to watch, really.

But the good people at ABC are giving her another chance at love. Get excited, because we’re gearing up for the season premiere Monday, May 27.

Got a competitive streak? Well, then we have something in common. Last season I made brackets and a scoring system for me and my gal pals, and it is back by popular demand. I would encourage some sort of wager like a pool of cash, or wine, or both. If this sounds like your cup of tea, I share my template with you. 

How it works: The bracket (download here) must be completely filled out and handed in, along with your entry “fee,” to your designated score keeper by  the start of the second show- this gives everyone a chance to get to know the guys and watch the first round of losers go home. One point is given for each correct pick in Round 1, two points for each in Round 2, three for each in Round 3 and you get the point. 25 points awarded for picking the winner.

*disclaimer: if Des pulls a fast one on us and sends an extra dude home or pulls a rose out of nowhere because Chris says she can, you may need to adjust your numbers. Be flexible and fair with the scoring. 

Her line-up of suitors has been released, and based on profile pictures alone I’m pulling for Drew. How cute is that 1990s wave he’s got going on? http://beta.abc.go.com/shows/the-bachelorette/bios.

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