Forget the most dramatic rose ceremony ever. Last night's episode of The Bachelor featured the most dramatically awkward first date ever—and that was only the beginning of the crazy (for the rest, please refer to Megan Angelo's always-hysterical recap). The part we need to discuss here: We found out that gorgeous front runner Britt apparently never showers, according to the other ladies of the house, who got down to smack-talking while Britt was out on her one-on-one date. "Maybe he likes his women kind of...dirty," one said. I waited for Britt to offer a confirmation/denial/explanation in the confessional, but it appears America will simply be left wondering exactly how often these showers occur and what Britt is so busy with in the Bachelor mansion that she doesn't have time to bathe.
That wasn't the only revelation about Britt's beauty routine, although this next one is less surprising: Girlfriend also not only sleeps in full makeup—as evidenced by the pink-glitter-encrusted eyelids glistening in the camera lights when Chris woke her at 4:30 A.M. for their surprise outing—but, according to Carly, actually applies makeup before bed "just in case."
Here's the thing, though. I actually don't judge Britt on either of these counts. I think daily showering is highly overrated (unless you're working up a full sweat at the gym or are generally odor-prone). It dries out your skin and messes up your blowout. This winter, I'm on more of an every-other-day sched. Fine, sometimes every other-other day. Judge away. And let's not forget that when you reside in the Bachelor mansion, you're marinating in that chlorinated pool for the better part of each day, plus occasionally in lakes, hot tubs, streams, oceans. Given the nonstop roster of bikini-conducive dates, there is little opportunity for grime to accumulate. Whether you should be showering all that chlorine/algae/salt off your skin is another issue, of course.
As for the makeup, come on—if I were on The Bachelor, you can be damn sure my lashes would be curled and waterproof mascaraed 24/7. We all know you never know what's going to happen up in that joint and that you can be pulled out on a surprise date at any time. Britt's simply employing a smart strategy. If she isn't breaking out/getting blackheads as a result, more power to her. Haters gonna hate, but Britt just might win this thing. Sure enough, Chris commented on how she looks just as gorgeous at 4:30 A.M. as she does when dolled up for rose ceremonies.
Agree with me on either of these points? Or are you with the other contestants in kinda judging Britt for her lack of showering and bedtime makeup application? Also: Do YOU shower daily, or are you on board with my less frequent approach?