This year, the new Bachelorette faces a rather unconventional group of men. On Wednesday she ‘was allowed’ to get to know the candidates.
2021, the summer is currently rather rainy. Perfect for planting your bum in front of the TV and watching the ‘Bachelorette’. She is now called Maxime Herbord in the eighth season, is brunette, petite and 26 years old. At first glance, the single lady makes a refreshingly sympathetic and unsophisticated impression. She says cute sentences like: ‘I actually think that I would be a very, very good grandma’ and ‘Everyone has their own world in their head, and I would like to take a look.’
She also calls herself “creative chaot”, which RTL immediately underlines on film with some charming clumsiness of the Bachelorette. Interesting detail on the side: In 2018, she once vied for a few episodes as a candidate for the Bachelor Daniel Völz before she voluntarily quit. Then she was in a relationship with David Friedrich for two years, who for his part had previously won the heart of the 2017 Bachelorette Jessica Paszka as a candidate. Bit complicated, we’re also just beginning to notice. The relationship ended because Maxime needed more hugs than the ex wanted to give her.
The Bachelorette has a trash past
It’s good that she can now choose a new potential partner – from 20 willing candidates. They have names as if RTL had called the Cologne gigolo club for the casting: Maurice, Kevin, Jonathan (pronounced in English) or Raphael. One is called Gustav, two men are called Max. One is Nico, another Niko. And a Zico. And they look like this very diverse mix of people will provide fantastic entertainment for a season. However, they don’t look like Maxim’s type.
According to tradition, the 26-year-old is allowed to examine the candidates for the first time in the flickering torch light in front of the entrance of a villa. This time it’s on the Greek island of Kefalonia. As always, the gentlemen are pulled up in a double pack in a limousine and then one after the other they have to grope over the red carpet to the waiting maxim. The first one the Bachelorette gets to see this time is Leon from Hamburg. He loves harmony, loves to talk and wishes to regularly hug his loved one from behind ‘when she is in the kitchen and is cooking’. Well, that’s what he says. Really. To a welcome compliment from Maxime, he replied with excitement: “I took a special shower!” Maxime looks a bit at a loss.
Kitchen hugs and iron roses
The next one is Dominik, who says of himself that his ‘character is unique’ and who, irritatingly, does not wear socks in his loafers. He expresses his sentences in a military tone, as if the aim were to nip every verbally articulated emotion in the bud. To compensate for the lack of tenderness in expression, Maxime brought a rose with him – made of iron. ‘Do it yourself, in the workshop,’ says Dominik. ‘Took a lot of effort.’ Maxime graciously appreciates the gift. But here, too, it does not seem to have sparked immediately, shall we say.
Tony from Rostock, who pretends to be a typical North German, appears a bit more confident. (thanks) Interesting: The first meeting between Tony and Maxime is even praised by Leon, who is observing from a distance: “He does it well! Very personable. ”He’s right: Rostock talks a lot, but charmingly. He brings amber from the Baltic Sea and wants a single date from the bachelorette. Solidly delivered.
Russian? French? Dutch woman?
The Austrian Raphael, who works as a photographer, is next allowed to get out of the limousine. He looks like a cross between a Golden Retriever and Brian from the Backstreet Boys. Kind of cute. His greeting is short and matter-of-fact, but for the first time triggers real enthusiasm for Maxime: “Good selection!” She cheers.
The enthusiasm is likely to have subsided a little when the next hopeful candidate introduces himself: Julian, who comes across as very slick and brisk, and continues the strange no-sock trend that Dominik had started earlier. When Maxime mentions her name, he asks directly: “Where does the name come from?” “France?” Replies the 26-year-old, visibly unsettled. ‘And I think Russia too. ”Afterwards, Julian is absolutely convinced that Maxime is half-Russian, who corrects him because she is actually half-Dutch (boy, sometimes parents choose a name simply because they think it’s beautiful!) And in general this is one of the more bizarre gigs of the evening.
Maxime and her hundred hobbies
Next, Lars. He pretends to be the born checker who hangs out at the bar until the ladieshimchat. A little romantic is slumbering in him after all: He brings the printed constellation of the day of the meeting with him as a welcome gift. Maxime thinks very well, apparently she likes stars. “I even brought a telescope with me!” Girl, we’re really excited anyway, and then we still have one on!
Next up is Nico, and he’s coming for the fame. What a shame, actually seemed very personable. But even in the car he alludes to the question of whether you know the new Bachelorette from somewhere – only to be told by Maxime himself that she ishimknows. As a professional ice skater, he was the show partner of ex-Bachelorette Nadine Klein on ‘Dancing On Ice’ and seems to have taken a liking to the scent of the media world. The conversation with Maxime also has a bit of an amateur theater feel to it: “Wow, you look beautiful. Your dress, crazy. Your eyes, your hairstyle, mega. ‘
Jonathan has 15 siblings
Jonathan, very hip, very tattooed, makes a pretty solid appearance. The young man has a very charming smile that can almost compete with Maxime’s hearty Katie Holmes grin. One of the first pieces of information that the Bachelorette receives from him, however, is that he has 15 siblings.Weird flex, but ok.Then he says, ‘You can call me Jonah too, that might be easier.’ Because Jonathan is such a complicated name? Well not necessarily. The 25-year-old notices it himself and has to giggle in embarrassment. Maxime looks pretty impressed.
Where the bar has just been hung a little higher, of course someone comes straight away and happily tears it down again: Niko with K and Kevin (also with K) are already philosophizing in the limousine about the fact that surprises are ‘good for regeneration’ – and ‘ for fat burning, definitely “- be. Men who can only talk about feelings in fitness code words are definitely a reason to run really fast, and run away. Is also good for burning fat.
Squeaky sneakers and a pot cut
When Niko walks the red carpet towards the Bachelorette, in those endless seconds of watching and remaining silent, his hip sneakers squeak with every step. Unpleasant! The greeting is then rather brief and factual. Kevin from Hanover wears chin-length hair and optically channels a Las Vegas magician. Despite the look, it is rather brittle, but at least has ‘a lot of plants at home’.
Gustav, who is allowed to step over the carpet next, seems to have a certain reputation among his colleagues. In any case, all the gentlemen in the house are gathering to lappits when he gets out of the car. And competitor Dario, who is still waiting in the limousine, reveals to the cameraman: “This guy is so awesome!” In fact, Gustav has inherent comedy potential, but at first glance appears clumsy and personable. He hands Maxime soap bubbles, but is too shaky to actually blow some. He asks directly about pets (plus point!) And says that a woman has to earn to meet his Labrador. When he comes to the other gentlemen in the villa, he shouts: “I really flashed them away!” Uh, well.
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Dario – sophisticated checker or really nice?
The good-looking Dario approaches the idea more soulfully and confidently – but if Maxime doesn’t directly recognize the checker he is, then we don’t know either. To RTL, she says, shockingly, something like: ‘I think it worked a little.’
Robert from Berlin takes part in the show because his ex cheated on him with her best friend. His opinion of women seems to be limited, the welcome of the bachelorette is very short. “Tired of breakfast,” laughs Maxime, but doesn’t seem to think that’s too bad. She finds Maurice vom Bodensee more interesting, because he plays soccer, and the saxophone. “Not bad!” Says the 26-year-old.
Two exceptionally exhausting axes
Also Max – the first of the two Maxes – wants to be not bad (“Max, Maxime, it fits!”), Who talks about his job as a representative (“Competition and Challenge!”), And with his enthusiastic report about little wood and stick comes up to the colleague ranking during the ‘monthly evaluation’ without the Bachelorette being able to throw a word in between. The boy talks and talks. Also finds competitor Kenan waiting in the car. ‘Well, he’s been babbling a bit too long,’ he comments smugly.
Speaking of Kenan: The 35-year-old looks very confident in the back seat of the limo, but when talking to Maxime he suddenly dissolves with nervousness – and drives against one wall after the other in small talk. After all, we learn that Maxime should call him Ken and that he already has her in mind as the mother of his children. Dear Ken, we think there is a likeable guy in you … let’s see if you can still see him in less exciting situations.
Many many candidates for Maxime
If you think now: does the nonsense never stop? Have we not already processed at least 30 candidates? Then the answer is: Sorry, no. Hendrik, for example, very tall and very little hair, he’s coming. It’s about twice as high as Maxime, but otherwise looks nice and relaxed. Benedict with the blond hair dryer is also there. He honestly calls himself a “Wannabe surfer boy”, otherwise baring little personality at first.
The penultimate is the second Max, graying, is an investment advisor and likes to travel to Dubai. Maxime compliments him pretty quickly inside, maybe because his slime trail is a bit too slippery for her. And then comes Zico, who seems very unsympathetic outside of Maxime’s hearing range, but confusingly likeable in her presence. We’re skeptical at first.
The first night of the roses
And now, dear readers, we’ve done it. Got to know all candidates. If you’ve already forgotten the first ten, you’re not alone. At least that’s how it works, because she is supposed to give away a rose in response to an RTL order at the beginning of the party in the villa – and press it into the hand of the awkward Leon of all people. We suspect strongly: Simply because he was the first to stalk the red carpet. He later even expressed this assumption himself.
After the toast, the Viennese Kenan a.k.a. Ken the first to take Maxim aside for a chat. We briefly cross our thumbs so that he has now breathed deeply and can have a relaxed conversation – after the initial bump it actually almost works. But whether there will ever spark between him and Maxime seems questionable. Their worlds seem too different.
Die Bachelorette mag Animes
After Kenan, the Bachelorette is besieged by Nordic-by-Nature-Tony and Tattoo-Jonathan. The latter enthusiastically notes that Maxime, like him, likes anime. What does this bachelorette actually dislike? Apparently she has around 200 hobbies. Football, fantasy books, stargazing!
And while Zico secures the next tête-à-tête, Gustav announces to his colleagues that the 26-year-old is actually not his type: “Don’t tear me off the fish sandwich,” he yells. The fox and the grapes and such. In the course of the evening, our opinion of Gustav generally sinks rapidly. In large part, it’s his penetrating laugh. And then he just talks too much, and too much about himself. What a shame, the soap bubbles and chatting about his dog – that was actually very sweet at first. Well now.
Horoscope, Telescope, Deafhead
But otherwise we don’t envy Maxime, as the only woman in the middle of this pile of testosterone clumps. Eyes, judges and lied to. Hopefully at least the red wine is good. And then Lars speaks to her again about stargazing and comes back to her statement that she has a telescope with her. “I’ve never looked through a horoscope,” he says. Maxime gently corrects him and takes a long swig.
After all, she can then distribute the roses and start sifting. Since the show has to go on, she can’t send half of the gang back home straight away. And that’s how many of the more dubious candidates progress. Even Representative Max and Dubai Max. Alwaysextremely soulfulActing Dario even gets the promise of a single date in addition to his rose. Have to go: Gustav, Maurice and Niko with K. Well – that at least simplifies the Nico situation.