The first night of The Bachelorette is always a bloodbath of eliminations, and Rachel Lindsay's premiere was no exception. Eight guys got sent home. Seven of them made no impression and won't be missed (sorry, bros), but one of them is being lamented.
That guy is Blake K., a handsome former Marine from San Francisco. Blake charmed Bachelor Nation with his symmetrical face and humble demeanor.
"It's disheartening going out this early. I'd be lying to you if I said I wasn't disappointed. I really am. I wanted to be here. I definitely did," he said stoically, his calm demeanor hiding his sadness.
"She is more amazing than I could even imagine, but she great group of guys there," he said, shouting out some of his "outstanding" fellow cast-offs. "But kaboom kid made it." Um, Blake, excuse me, but it's WHAAABOOOM. I'm not sure how you missed that. It was on his shirt.
"I guess Rachel's not the one for me," he said. "There's an amazing girl out there for me, and I'm just gonna find her."
He may not have made much of an impression on Rachel, but viewers are very into him. Some are even calling for him to be the next Bachelor (don't get your hopes up, though).
Blake K deserved better 😩 boy is too good for the bachelorette pic.twitter.com/RXO9nfosBq— quartz (@cortzquartz) May 23, 2017
Very salty that Rachel picked WABOOOM over Blake K. on the first episode of The Bachelorette— Amanda Cheney (@amandakc2019) May 23, 2017
Somebody even made a petition to bring him back.
here's the petition. please sign it to save Blake Khttps://t.co/jBHbFrfEjq— muir. (@isabelritarose) May 23, 2017
The Bachelorette airs Mondays at 8/7c on ABC.