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Bachelor Contestant from Arlington Booted Off First Show

by ARLnow.com January 4, 2011 at 12:12 pm 5,486 80 Comments

The Bachelor is back for yet another season, and this time around one of the contestants lives in Arlington.

Well, at least that’s what the on-screen graphic said during last night’s premiere. We didn’t really get to know Lauren, the 26-year-old high school teacher, because we really didn’t hear much from her. The most screen time she got was at the end, when she failed to get a rose from bachelor Brad Womack.

“This was a leap of faith that I made that didn’t work out for me, and that pisses me off,” Lauren told the camera. “He missed out on a really great woman who’s going to be an amazing wife, an amazing mother, who has — I think — a fantastic personality. So it’s his loss, obviously.”

Lauren’s official ABC biography reveals what bachelor Brad is missing out on. Lauren says she likes Lil Wayne, Taylor Swift and the Dave Matthews Band. She has no tattoos and her favorite holiday is Halloween. She owns a toy poodle named Gabby, and she’s a big fan of the history of Henry VIII and the Elizabethan era.

Arlington bachelors, care to share your thoughts?

Photo via ABC/Hulu

  • Brian

    Ugly like most NoVA girls.

    • All the single ladies

      What a jerk! She’s gorgeous! Sounds like maybe you’ve been rejected by a few too many NoVa girls like her

    • lala

      And guys! All the NoVa guys look and act exactly the same–drunk, loud, aging frat boys…

      • mehoo

        with brown flipflops.

    • AllenB

      A) You’re wrong and, B) You’re a d-bag for even saying something like that.

      • lala

        Struck a nerve…must have hit close to home.

        • AllenB

          Nope, I just have some common decency and manners left. What’s your excuse?

          • mehoo

            Which post were you responding to, Brian’s or lala’s?

          • AllenB

            Originally Brian’s then Lala’s.

          • lala

            I was just sticking up for NoVa ladies after Brian’s comment.

          • mehoo

            Yeah, I thought there was confusion there. You two can hug now.

    • Yeah, total butterface.

    • mehoo

      I wouldn’t kick her out of bed for eatin’ crackers.

    • The Pope of South Arlington

      Aint that the truth brutha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Lou

    DMB = deal breaker

    • Lola

      Yep! I’d never date a guy with that terrible taste in music.

      • Arlington, Northside

        Such a hipster, you are.

  • Rover

    ABC bio says she’s from Culpeper….

    • George

      Yes meaning that she grew up there and now lives in Arlington.

    • SD

      And there ya go…

  • Jay

    It’s Lauren Moore, who apparently teaches part-time in Fauquier County. Not clear why ABC says she lives in Arlington — the Star Exponent says she lives in Rixeyville.


  • ImA7Point5

    The DC area is a city of “6’s”. What does that mean? It means on a scale of 1-10, the average hotness (guy and girl) is 6… frumpy people who don’t care about their looks, and are much more concerned about their dumb policy niche and feeling important. This girl is decent looking – probably an 8 by DC area standards, but a 6.5 in any other major city.


    • charlie

      agreed. City of six. Maybe that is better than “DMV” even…

      BTW, maybe she could open up a restaurant on a one-way street in Clarendon and then blame everyone else for not knowing she had great bread too…

      • LP

        Huh? Elaborate please.

        • charlie

          rude people who can’t play well with others get what they deserve.

          • david

            That still makes absolutely zero sense.

          • LP

            I’m still trying to figure out which establishment you’re referring to.

          • david

            I think they’re talking about Flatbread but that isn’t on a one way street. I’m also not sure what Flatbread has to do with the bachelor and a teacher who’s not from Arlington. It’s just a bizarre comment that I will now ignore.

          • mehoo

            Yeah, Flatbread is (was) on a one-way street. N. Fillmore is one-way between 10th and 11th. It’s a reference to the thread about the place closing in which the manager seems to blame others for the demise of the restaurant.

          • david

            The entrance to Fillmore is one way off of 10th but that ends about 15 feet up the road past the ABC store. 95% of that segment is two way. It’d be a major pain to get into that garage for residents and visitors if the whole road was one-way.

          • mehoo

            Let’s have a long argument about how much of a street is one-way. That could burn about an hour.

          • david

            Not arguing at all. Just a stickler for getting things right.

          • charlie

            well if you want me to draw a diagram… or wordsmith with you…
            it is “essentially” a one way street.
            david, it’s a blog. huge latitude to all is probably healthier!!
            anyways the point is people who “mouth off” when they don’t get their way probably deserve what they just got.
            here comes mine right now…

          • mehoo

            If only part of a street is one-way, essentially all of it is because you can only enter it from one way. It blocks traffic from the other end. Only people coming from the parking garages or parking spots on the street, or making a U-turn, can come from the other direction.

  • Scott

    If she is such a big fan of Philippa Gregory, you would think she could spell the name correct in her bio. And a high school teacher? Seems like a bitch to me…”[I was] pissed off” too bad…

  • Jane

    I don’t know why anyone would want to be on the show, the guys have huge egos and the women trying to be better than the others. I don’t watch the show, is is sad to see people act like that.

    • mehoo

      Or why anyone would watch it either.

    • MikeinDC

      Hah, Doesn’t this also describe every BAR in Arlington? I’m now surprised she didn’t win!

  • Jennifer

    Being “pissed off” about things not going your way on a dating show is probably not the classiest way to conduct yourself. Try being more mature than your high school age students, and see how that works out.

    • Anon

      +100 points

  • mehoo

    That lady is stupid. People who go on shows trying to get married are stupid. The show is stupid. People who watch it are stupid. People who make smug comments about people’s looks are stupid. People who post comments about this story are…um, never mind.

  • G::NativeArlingtonian

    Maybe the real question to ask is why anyone bothers to pay any of this any attention, plus comment on it, at all? :sigh:

    • CrystalMikey

      This is true. It’s really sad that a post about charity on this site will garner 5 or so posts, yet this is already to 30. You’d think they were talking about Clarendon street signage or the Metro in here. *shrugs*

    • mehoo

      Intense boredom.

      • LP


    • V Dizzle

      Commenting is wack (or is it “whack” or “hwak”?).

  • mehoo

    It’s funny that it specifies that she has no tattoos, like having them is the norm. Maybe it is these days.

    • Aaron

      It is everywhere but DMV/CityOf6. Nothing but white bread here.

      • mehoo

        You think a majority of people have tats? Or a majority of under-30s? I don’t know.

        I remember when suddenly tattoos and piercings were cool, and safe. Which is why they’re not cool. What a goofy trend. I’m cool because I buck the trend by not having any. I’m so white bread.

        • R.Griffon

          Also see: Star-bellied Sneetches

          • mehoo

            We Plain-Belly Sneetches have no stars upon ours.

          • dss

            well done….. and so true here…

  • Pedro

    I don’t know about you, but I would.

  • ClarendonKing

    Wifey was watching it last night. Horrible show. One of the ladies tried to gain bachelors attention by asking if her behind was not too large, and subsequently showed it to him. The other ladies were astonished and got super catty. But they tactic worked and lady was picked. Wifey got mad at me for thinking that was a smart and effective way of getting Bachelors attention; it only got better when I told her that it only works on certain man, and that I am not like that.

    • R.Griffon

      Thank you for once again reminding me why I don’t watch lowest-common-denominator drivel like this.

    • mehoo

      One dooshbag guy, one sleazy chick, and some catty chicks to make comments about how sleazy the girl is (but not notice the same about the guy) and you’ve got a show!

  • DudeGuy

    She is not very attractive.

  • Arrrrrlington

    When I first moved down here, a coworker told me the girls in Arlington don’t go out in the rain because their noses are turned up so high they might drown.

    If this girl is anything like the one teacher I dated, all she will ever talk about is how awesome the kids in her class are.

    • mehoo

      A teacher who loves her kids? You could do worse.

      • david


    • ClarendonKing

      I kind of like girls around here. A lot of them are smart, witty and interesting.

      • mehoo

        It’s almost as if women (and men) are individuals and can’t be judged as a group based solely on where they live.

        • ClarendonKing

          Up to a point, yes. But take Arlington for example. The high cost of living results in a richer and smarter (and dare I say, classier and more polite) community, than say, PG County. So I think there are generalizations that you can make. It seems that a lot of people from South Arlington, DC and Maryland are intimidated by smart women that are not very impressed with cheesy pickup lines and your IT help desk job.

          • CrystalMikey

            Hey now…no need to lump us Southerners into this! haha

          • ClarendonKing

            Just teasing Mike 🙂

          • mehoo

            Of course you can make generalization about anything or anyone. They’re not very useful or fair when you actually talk to individuals though, that’s all. While you’re talking to the witty and interesting girls you found, other guys are turning their noses up at all the NoVa girls without even trying. So keep up the good work.

  • Tater Salad

    I love this board…just sayin’!

  • Dan

    she isn’t that awful looking if you can get past her doofy british eyes
    but Lil Wayne, DMB, and Taylor Swift? Yikes. Sounds like someone has a can’t figure out what music she likes complex, and unfortunately her broad range is all terrible (not opinion)

    DMB fans scare me to be frank.

    Also, Substitute Teacher. Anyone with an Associates degree in anything can be a substitute. Cultural Anthropology? Good luck ever using that. Her full time job is selling magazines that no one wants. lullza

    • Arlington, Northside

      Dan, you are just the king of the Hipsters. I find it funny when folks judge others on their musical tastes.

    • mehoo

      It sucks when people have a variety of musical tastes, huh?

      • wat

        no, its just indicative of their lack of focus, or susceptibility to the confines of pop culture. neither of which i’m interested in. Both of which have many other character traits that generally follow.

  • LookInThe Mirror

    If you guys don’t think she’s a beautiful woman, I’d love to see the girls you’re dating.

    • mehoo

      Yep, sour grapes.

  • Tom

    Needs implants.

  • Whhhaaahh?

    Pretty sure no matter you think of her she sealed her fate at the introduction. The guy went through therapy for committment issues after freezing up and not selecting one of the finalists or something in a previous stint. So I would say that is a sore spot.

    Her gretting was “I’ve heard all about you. Let’s just hope that history doesn’t repeat itself. I’m excited to get to know you. I’ll see you inside.”

    Pretty sure after that second sentence he probably made the call.

    • mehoo

      Yeah, not the best pickup line.

  • Jim

    Good from afar, but after seeing the close up, far from good.

    • Anon

      aka “Distance Deficiency Factor”

  • douglas

    Lauren don’t listen to them you were my favorite. You definitely were way better than a lot of the girls he kept, sorta ridiculous

  • fred

    I meet this woman before. Wonderful person, great personality. Gorgeous woman. I was voting for her all the way.


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