'The Bachelor' Premiere: The Night's Most Memorable Limo Exits, Ranked from Shocking to Sweet
By Jennifer Drysdale
Nick Viall has officially made his Bachelor debut!
The 36-year-old two-time Bachelorette reject (who also had a stint on Bachelor in Paradise this summer) finally begun his own search for love, bringing 30 women, 15 red dresses, quite a few sex jokes, and one aquatic animal with him.
While the jury's still out on whether fourth time's the charm for Viall, he definitely has a wide variety of individuals to choose from.
See the night's most memorable limo exits, ranked from shocking to sweet below:
Dolphinately a Shark
We suspect there might be a reason while Alexis' job title is "Aspiring Dolphin Trainer" -- the girl apparently can't tell the difference between a dolphin and a shark! The 24-year-old New Jersey native boldly decided to embrace her aquatic side by showing up in none other than a shark costume, which she kept insisting was a dolphin. "I just want to let you know that I'm so excited to meet you, and I dolphinately can't wait to talk to you more inside," she said to Nick, before "swimming" back into the mansion.
Came For a Good Hump
"Hi. I hear you like a good hump, and so do I," Lacey said, before gracefully (Thanks, Nick!) dismounting off a camel, in a move equally as impressive as it was outrageous. You go, girl.
"I thought you might appreciate another runner-up, so I had to run up you," Sarah said after sprinting down the mansion's driveway in a beautiful purple gown and white Nikes. "Clever," Nick said, before the 26-year-old school teacher delivered her sharp but sweet line: "You are by no means a runner-up to me."
Wiener in My Book
Audiences got a sneak peek at Josephine's um… eccentric personality earlier in the show, but no one could've predicted her totally cringeworthy introduction. "I know you haven't always had successful relationships in your past, and you haven't always come out first and whatnot, but I just wanted to let you know that you're a wiener in my book," she said, before forcing Nick to uncomfortably "Lady and the Tramp" a hotdog with her.
Jasmine G. knows exactly what she wants -- and while it may not be Nick, it most definitely is shiny and expensive. The dancer showed up to the mansion with some serious backup, in the form of Neil Lane -- yes, that Neil Lane -- to make sure Nick knew exactly which ring she wanted before they even went on their first date.
Nick's Biggest Fan
"How crazy do you think I am right now?" Christen asked after stepping out of the limo fluttering a yellow fan, which she later passionately flung down the wet driveway (Answer: pretty crazy, Christen.) After she ditched the accessory, the 25-year-old wedding videographer revealed the real fan, explaining that she felt like she was meeting a celebrity.
"Do you know what a girl wearing underwear says?" Hailey asked after exiting the limo, deciding an X-rated introduction was probably best. "I don't," a clearly flustered Nick replied after repeating the question. "Neither do I," the 23-year-old teased, in a moment that had us screaming "TMI!"
My Friends Don't Like You
She may be a mental health counselor, but Taylor didn't seem too concerned about protecting Nick's ego. "I'm Taylor. I'm so excited to be here. Before coming, all my girlfriends were like 'No, he's a complete piece of sh*t!'" she said to Nick, whose only response was "OK."
"But I don't believe that, or anyone else who thinks that, otherwise I wouldn't be here," she followed up, trying to recover from the totally awkward opening. The damage, however, was clearly already done.
Sticky and Sweet
The show's introduction to Danielle M. showed a neonatal nurse with a heart of gold, but failed to demonstrate her sassy side. The 31-year-old Nashville native seemed to hit it off with Nick right from the start as they bonded over French toast, before she gave the Bachelor a taste of her dad's maple syrup -- right off her finger. "If things get sticky with the other girls, you can come find me," she teased.
"I just wanted to let you know that before I got here, I finished setting up my fantasy team, and the only plays I want to make this season is for your heart," Rachel said, a simple line that not only seemed to play well with Nick, but also had us placing the 31-year-old attorney at the top of our Bachelor fantasy picks.
A greeting we've seen countless times, but one that never fails to impress: Vanessa's French introduction was cool, collected, and totally classy. "My name is Vanessa. I'm very happy to be here with you," she spoke in French. "You're going to have to come find me inside to get the translation to that."
No jokes, no gimmicks: The first out of the limo, Danielle L. charmed our Bachelor with a simple and sincere introduction. "I can't wait to get to know you inside," the Los Angeles native said, starting the night off right.