Macomb County Native Bounced from 'The Bachelor': Update

A local resident took her shot at Bachelor Sean Lowe's heart in the new season of the reality dating show airing Monday night.

UPDATED 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Ashley Palenkas of Macomb Township did not make the cut on the first episode of the new season of "The Bachelor" on Monday night.

Her provocative dancing and obsession with "Fifty Shades of Grey" didn't seem to impress Sean Lowe during the first cocktail party and rose ceremony. Palenkas was also seen in the final clip of the show, waving around a tie, showing off a blurred tattoo and, finally, asking her mom not to be upset with her wild behavior.


A Macomb Township woman is seeking reality show romance on this season of "The Bachelor" premiering at 8 p.m. tonight on ABC.

Ashley Palenkas is among 26 contestants vying for a chance of love with Dallas native Sean Lowe. Lowe was a finalist on last season's "The Bachelorette" before he was sent home by Emily Maynard.

Palenkas says she considers herself a romantic who wears her heart on her sleeve and lets emotions "rule over my head," her bio states.

The 28 year old is a hairdresser in Birmingham and a part-time bartender at Fifth Avenue in Royal Oak, according to The Macomb Daily.

Will you watch "The Bachelor" tonight? Tell us why or why not in the comments' section.

Kelly January 08, 2013 at 12:12 PM
Just saw the tail end of the show and her display at the very end. I'm pretty sure the guy made a smart move in dumping her. If one of my teen boys brought something like her home I would be traumatized. Another lovely representation of Detroit!
Carmen January 08, 2013 at 01:46 PM
She was SUCH a trashy representation of Detroit! I was embarassed just watching her!
misskristheref January 08, 2013 at 02:08 PM
I was SO excited to see a hometown girl on a national show....until I saw how weird and drunk she acted ! On a first meeting, you pull out a tie and start talking about Fifty Shades of Gray? I would have bounced her right there....and saved her from the falling down drunk she became later ! So sad....


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