The Bachelorette Premiere: 13 Most Memorable Moments

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Rachel Lindsay finally made her debut as ABC’s latest Bachelorette, and the premiere episode did not disappoint. Sparks were flying, alcohol was flowing and our new lead looked as beautiful as ever.

She met 31 different men, and already confirmed that she is engaged to one of them, which isn't surprising considering how happy she seemed during the episode. (There was even a kiss or two!)

However, this is the Bachelor franchise, so not everything went smoothly. There was a little bit of drama, a blast from the past and a whole lot of crazy (Whaboom!). 


From Adam Jr. to the first impression rose, here’s a closer look at the most memorable moments from Rachel’s first episode of The Bachelorette. If I forgot your favorite part of the premiere, let me know in the comments below.  

1. A Girl’s Best Friend

A Girl’s Best Friend
The current number one man in Rachel’s life is her dog, Copper. The pup got a lot of love on social media and stood out because normally the leads are not allowed to bring their dog with them on their “journey to find love.” (I’m sure dog lover from Juan Pablo’s season was also thrilled by Copper’s appearance).

2. The Tickle Monster

The Tickle Monster
Rachel proved how sweet she really was when she didn’t attack Jonathan, aka the Tickle Monster, when he tickled her after he got out of the limo. The moment was bizarre and creepy, but also unforgettable.

3. Whaboom!

There’s always a token “crazy” contestant on The Bachelorette, but Lucas and his constant screaming made me think he is actually nuts (and it’s not just the editing.) By the end of the episode, he was just plain annoying, but at least you can add “drink every time Lucas says ‘Whaboom’” to your Bachelorette drinking game rules.

4. Penguin Man

Penguin Man
I think Dolphin/Shark girl (Alexis from Nick’s season) still holds the title for best costume in the Bachelor franchise, but Matt aka the dude in the penguin suit made a lasting impression.

5. Blast From The Past

Blast From The Past
One of the most surprising moments from the premiere was when Fred revealed he went to the same grade school as Rachel. He brought his 3rd grade yearbook (Rachel was in 8th grade at the time) and we found out she used to be his camp counselor!

6. Adam Jr.

Adam Jr.
In a creepy turn of events, Adam brought his doll (Adam Jr… AJ for short) with him to the Bachelor mansion. As much as we wish we could forget about AJ, the editors made sure he would haunt our dreams with his fake french accent.

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