‘The Bachelor': Patti Stanger Picks Her Top 5 Contestants for Nick Viall’s Heart

36-year-old was a runner-up on two seasons of “The Bachelorette”

Last Updated: January 3, 2017 @ 6:34 AM

(Spoiler alert: Please do not read on if you haven’t watched Monday’s episode of “The Bachelor”)

The first Rose Ceremony has come and gone and “The Bachelor” Nick Viall has picked his 22 favorite ladies — which means it’s time for Bachelor Nation to pick its top five.

TheWrap spoke to “Millionaire Matchmaker” Patti Stanger, who analyzed Viall’s interactions with the 30 women vying for his heart. One of her first observations was that this will be a rough season given Viall has been the runner-up, runner-up.

“Snooze fest!” she said. “Not one girl is being real! Get f—ing real, or get the f— out.”

Stanger noted that Viall doesn’t like blondes, eliminating six women in her estimation, although she said Danielle M. might be the token blonde of this year’s final five. All in all, Stanger said there was a lot of negativity among the girls, with most of them bringing up Viall’s history as a runner-up on not just one, but two seasons of “The Bachelorette.”

“Girls that want him won’t humiliate him,” said Stanger. “This season will be the most cautious yet. Viall wouldn’t do it if he wasn’t looking for something serious.”

Rachel, the attorney from Dallax, Texas, will be one of the top four, Stanger said, while mental health counselor Taylor would have had potential had she not revealed to him that his friends told her he is a “complete piece of s—.”

“She had it,” Stanger said. “He liked her. You can see he’s bummed.”

Stanger called Christen a “ringer” — someone looking to be a star who’s only in it for the spotlight. It probably didn’t help that she told Viall that it felt like she was “meeting a celebrity.” Sarah, said Stanger, was also a ringer, deciding to run up in athletic shoes instead of stepping out of the limo like everyone else.

Stanger added that while Viall isn’t into aggressive women, he likes when they take charge. For example, he responded favorably when Astrid spoke German and Vanessa spoke French, and he enjoyed learning ballroom dancing from Christen. But when Corinne made the first move to kiss him, he felt uncomfortable.

Stanger also observed that Viall likes exotic women — so Olivia, who is from Alaska, is definitely his type. The cute Eskimo kiss was another good move, Stanger noted, because it was a very private moment that wasn’t too romantic or over-the-top.

Ida, a Katie Holmes lookalike, scored points with both Stanger and Viall after she submitted to a trust fall with him.

Some women were too young or showed too much cleavage, according to Stanger. And Liz was an unusual case, because Viall had slept with her nine months prior at a wedding and asked for her number, but she refused.

She seemed to think she had it in the bag, but their one-on-one time quickly soured when he asked why Liz had never reached out after the wedding, adding that his number wasn’t that hard to get. When the two were interrupted, Viall had no problem ending their conversation.

“That wasn’t a good sign, but there was obviously something sexual there and he’s usually driven by that, so who knows what he’s thinking with her,” said Stanger.

“He knows how the game is played all too well — he’s there for finding love as he’s a Libra, who are hopeless romantics,” she added. “There are going to be a lot of twists and turns. It’s an usual season at best, as there was no clear front-runner from the first episode, so it’s anyone’s game. Once a few episodes pass, then the real contenders are going to come out and some may shock us.”

For now, here are her five top candidates in no particular order.

  • Rachel
  • Danielle L.
  • Danielle M.
  • Astrid
  • Vanessa

And four more aspirants who could surprise us:

  • Liz
  • Corinne (although she won’t win)

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