Premium- The Bachelor -Ryan Fox Is Trying To Be The Next Thomas, But His Exes Have Other Plans
No amount of "Bachlorette STrategy" could get Ryan Fox out of the mess he made on Michelle's Bachelorette premiere. But that doesn't mean he's not going to try, try, try again. Post-Bachelorette premiere, it's obvious Ryan is trying to be the next Thomas and get his Bachelor in Paradise redemption story. But, honey, if you really think you can make that work, then those typos aren't the only things wrong with your "notes."
Ryan responded to his nationally televised crash and burn on The Bachelorette by doing what any bro would do, sharing a sarcastic and unapologetic video on Instagram in the hopes that it comes off as self-deprecating and charming. This is something other former Bachelor villains have been able to do successfully. (See: Aaron Clancy's Instagram) It's true that other men on the show have embraced their villain status and managed to turn that into a successful career in Bachelor Nation. Just look at Justin Kimball, who was able to score an invite to Bachelor in Paradise (ditto for Nick Viall, Krystal Nielson, Chad Johnson, and Demi Burnett).
Most recently, Thomas Jacobs was almost fully redeemed by his trip to Paradise, thanks in large part to his relationship with former Bachelorette lead Becca Kufrin. And it's clear to me that this trajectory is what Ryan is going for. Per Ryan's "Bachlorette" notes, he was thinking about his image, how he'd be portrayed, and how to get more screen time. All things that, when you think about it, amount to getting a shot at being the next Bachelor lead, which is exactly what Thomas admitted to thinking about on Katie's season. There's only two things standing in between Ryan and Bachelor redemption: his lack of screen time and himself.