Have you met Ali Fedotowsky? She was a front runner on last season’s Bachelor with Jake Palveka. Now, she’s the new Bachelorette which will premier on May 24, 2010 on ABC. Learn about her here before you watch the new season!
Ali is a 25 year old, Massachusetts born girl. She has a brother and a sister. She graduated with a degree in psychology from Clark University but somehow ended up across the country in California working for Facebook as an advertising accounts manager, putting that psychology degree to good use.
History on The Bachelor
Ali was immediately a front runner when she stepped out of the limo to meet Jake holding a peacock feather, an unusual gift indeed and it definitely got her the attention she wanted.
Watching Jake and Ali in the first few episodes, it was clear that there was a connection. The real drama began when Vienna began to act like a spoiled brat and began bragging about her exploits with Jake. It put a wedge between Vienna and the entire house of girls with Ali being the most outspoken about it.
Ali told Jake why she and the majority of the other girls didn’t like Vienna and why they couldn’t get along with her. Ali more or less wondered how Jake could like her and simultaneously like Vienna. They were very different people. Ali couldn’t help but think that she couldn’t love a man that had that kind of attraction for someone like Vienna. The drama remained throughout, even after Ali pitched a large but silent fit when both she and Vienna continued to receive roses. To jog your memory, you can read my recap and review of the episode in “On ‘The Bachelor,’ Ali vs. Vienna and Jake Really Likes the Word Really”.
Ali came close to the end but her vacation and/or leave time ran out. That’s when, in a weird deja vu Ed and Jillian-type move, she chose to leave Jake and go back to her job. I didn’t originally know that Facebook was her employer when I wrote the recap and review to that episode in “On ‘The Bachelor’: Ali Chooses Her Job Over Jake – Can Someone Say Deja Vu?” She immediately regretted her decision.
But many women identified with her, especially after she called Jake and wanted to come back. He said no, breaking the theory that any Bachelor or Bachelorette contestant can leave and will end up being the happy one in the end.
Luckily, she realized that she didn’t want to spend her life with regrets. She quit her job and left her apartment to become the next Bachelorette. In only a few short weeks, we will get to see the journey she took and if she finally found the happy ending she had initially rejected.
What to Expect?
I think that after Ali’s experience with Jake and having regretted that decision, she’ll be a bit indecisive this season. No one wants to inadvertently let go of the wrong person. As it gets closer to the end, I wonder if she’ll be in Jake mode, saying she’s in love with more than one man and be afraid to let any of them go.
Not having seen the contestants or read their bios yet, I can’t make any predictions or guesses as to who will be up front. But I do predict that this will be a very good season. Ali is a cute and intelligent gal and I can see guys falling all over themselves for her.