The Bachelor Freak Show

It’s turning into more of a bizarre-o beauty pageant than ever, with all the women trying to impress the dude by displaying their “talents.”

Did anyone catch The Bachelor (opens in new tab) this week? It's turning into more of a bizarre-o beauty pageant than ever, with all the women trying to impress the dude by displaying their "talents." One gal, while having a quiet moment with the bachelor on the sofa, suddenly announced that she'd composed a song for him, then proceeded to belt it out, right in his face. Another idiot did the same thing soon after: There she is, having a nice little chat with the guy on the porch, when, bam! She says she's an opera singer and starts screaming out a song like a banshee. To his credit, he dumped them both. But he KEPT the weirdo who displayed her double-jointed skills, twisting her arms around like a circus freak and proudly popping her knuckles. Ugh. Dude! Give her the boot next.

Abigail Pesta is an award-winning investigative journalist who writes for major publications around the world. She is the author of The Girls: An All-American Town, a Predatory Doctor, and the Untold Story of the Gymnasts Who Brought Him Down.