The biggest situation of all on last night’s premiere of The Bachelor was definitely the 27-year-old blogger from NYC, Jenna Burke (known in some parts as simply the girl that said, “Maybe we can share a tampon sometime” to her Night One nemesis Monica Spannbauer). That’s going to be a tough quote to live down. And I’m sure Jesse Csincsak and crew are going to have a field day dogging on her on The Reality Beatdown tomorrow!
I can actually kind of relate to Jenna in some ways. She’s obviously fairly neurotic and has some serious anxiety issues. And although panicking about finding someone to love me wasn’t my particular anxiety trigger, I can relate to having triggers and to kind of “losing it” from time to time, which is always going to be detrimentally exacerbated by alcohol. Jenna might be an enneagram personality type ONE. We’ll have to see a bit more of her in upcoming episodes to know for sure, but right now I’m thinking she’s a ONE (aka a serious “UNO”).
It always amazes me when people like Jenna decide to go on TV. She’s definitely not very in touch with herself and far from mentally and emotionally stable, which is a recipe for disaster on a reality TV show. And you know the producers could smell the Jenna situation from a mile away and were just geeked about watching the meltdowns unfold on camera.
And, of course, it’s not surprising AT ALL that she got a rose. The producers of the show want Ben to find love, but I’m sure they also encourage him to keep a few ladies on the show as long as he can to feed the “good TV” beast. And so far, Jenna is the biggest situation on the show!