The Battle Of The ‘Bachelorette’ Man Child

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The Battle Of The ‘Bachelorette’ Man Child

In case you haven’t heard by now, Tayshia Adams is using her time as the Bachelorette to look for a grown-ass man. She doesn’t want any of that man child nonsense, and she’s not above using a group date to help suss out the adults from the infants. During the Tuesday, November 17, episode of The Bachelorette, the ABC star was joined by fellow Bachelor Nation alumni Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon as they tasked some of the men in competing in academic, physical, and culinary challenges. At the end of the date, one suitor was crowned the ultimate grown-ass man (Bennett) and one was crowned the man child (Ed).

But was Ed really deserving of the title? When Jared bestowed the baby doll trophy upon the contestant, he didn’t outline any of his reasons for making that decision — and Ed didn’t seem to get it other than the fact that he knows he’s less sensitive than some of the other guys. “I view it as a fun thing,” he said in a confessional. “I mean, I think Tayshia knows only certain people in the room could take that. I mean, I’m a fun guy. I love a little joke. I’m gonna own it. This is a good look. Boom!”

Tayshia herself didn’t weigh in on the behind-the-scenes decision making either. “Ed was such a good sport about the baby,” was all she said. “He just brings a good, light energy to everything. So… I don’t know. I was really, really proud of him.” Does that sound like a lady who thinks Ed is a man child to you? It doesn’t to me — and in light of the way the rest of the episode shook out, I decided to take a step back and see if there was someone else who just might fit the title better. Is Chasen the true Man Child of the reality TV episode? Let’s examine the facts.

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