Last night was 34-year old nurse Heather Sneed’s first and last appearance on The Bachelor: Rome.
I watched the first half before my skeeve-o-meter shot up into the “you might hurl soon … abort show … abort show” category. I couldn’t bear to watch another minute of the women fighting for the “Prince’s” attention without the comfort of being able to Tivo through the stupid parts (hello, you perky girl who made the prince hug a tree with you. Oy.) That and Horatio Caine was calling me over to KDKA.
I did get to see Heather at the beginning of her drunken evening, when she was screaming and stuff.
I have also read what the commenters are saying about her on TWOP:
1. She looks like Dyan Cannon they say.
2. Some think she looks like Nicole Richie.
3. Several others equate her to Farrah Fawcett’s infamous appearance on David Letterman.
Like the Farrah Fawcett wannabe who made a drunken fool of herself.
4. Some just equate her with being “old”, which is scary because I’m thirty-freakin’-two:
Yet once again, we get the crrrraaaazy ‘older’ woman (Heather, aka Dyan Cannon) and only one other woman who is–gasp!–over 30!!! What gives, ABC?!
5. Others just call her:
Drunk Heather was just embarrassing.
6. One aptly named “PittsburghDiva” wrote:
I nearly spit out my drink when I saw Heather the Drunken Nurse (Nurse Wratched? Nurse Smash-ed?) was from Aliquippa, PA, near my neck of the woods. Oy.
7. And some are just awesome snarky bitches:
And Heather, the resident “old” chick, was blessed with genetics? Um, aren’t we all blessed with genetics?
8. Another site wrote:
And, now for the crazy drunk – Heather, a nurse from PA. She was one of the older women, obviously educated and yet, lacked the ability (?) to not get drunk while she was there. So, instead, she chuckles about cheeseburgers with the prince because she cannot hold a serious conversation with him. I guess her genetics didn’t bless her with the gift of intelligent conversation.
9. And TV Guide itself:
Heather, who said she didn’t want to sound conceited but was “blessed with genetics,” had a bit too much to drink and her one-on-one time with Lorenzo was so awkward he ended up asking her about cheeseburgers. Not too surprising that she didn’t get a rose.
I realize that Heather’s friends read this blog, and are coming to her defense saying that she was pumped with alcohol and edited to appear the way she did and that she is a great person.
I am not going to even argue that she is a great person, because I don’t know her personally and if she’s got friends willing to stand up for her, then she can’t be all bad. I also won’t argue that reality TV producers sure know how to edit stuff for their own purposes.
That said, I don’t believe she was force fed alcohol under threat. She did make a choice to drink and she did get herself drunk and please, let’s be honest, she did kind of make a fool out of herself on national television. I imagine she’s kind of embarrased about it all. She can take comfort in the fact that in about three days time, no one will even remember her.
She can’t expect to go on a reality show, declare herself beautiful, get drunk, start screaming, and get branded the crazy drunk nurse by the entire Internet and not expect the Burgh Blog to bring the snark out.