I have to interject a moment here. I'd call Luke mildly handsome. He's tall, sandy-haired, and has a pleasant smile and rosy cheeks. He looks like the guys you see on the local news covering high school sports or something. He could be a spokesman for the neighborhood big-and-tall men's store. He's not Brad Pitt or Hugh Jackman. He does not sparkle like a vampire in a scene from Twilight. He's OK looking. Either these ladies need to get out more or there's even more booze flowing than I thought.
All right, next limo. First out is Anna, who in her hot pink dress and heels is a bit taller than Luke. She's a model, which I can believe, and she starts to get a little teary in her interview but doesn't completely break down into a snot ball. So far, so good. Next up is Natasha in a cute teal dress that could use a bit more support up top. She tells Luke she's a rocket scientist (Yay!) which he says is intimidating (Boo!), and then she apologizes (Boo again!). Next we meet Lauren who has on a handkerchief-hem dress and opines in her interview that guys prefer her skinny friends. She's just barely "chunky" (her word) so I can't see how that would be a problem. Luke flirts that he's been waiting his whole life to meet her. Smooth. Vanessa, a trial lawyer, is next. She asks Luke what kind of girl he likes, and he says "this" kind, meaning her, of course. She joins the others inside the mansion, where Melissa is gushing about how she got lost in Luke's eyes. Ugh. The waiter who's serving their drinks looks amused.
Outside, it's time to meet another Melissa, a nanny who seems like a sweet girl and could have benefited from a three-way mirror when picking this dress. The backless styling is just...not doing her any favors. Next up is Danielle, who, at first glance doesn't really look like she belongs on this show. She's got a little padding on her, but I wouldn't call her chubby. She says she's only been on three dates. Luke then meets Mandy the fitness trainer, who teaches him to salsa dance by way of an introduction. Next up is Tali from Israel (more recently New York), who is quite stunning, even though her long drab dress is less than flattering. Kristian is next. Luke says the teacher from back east is "so cute," which she is, even though it looks like she's wearing two different dresses and one of them is actually just a toga she made out of a sheet.
Arianne is our 37-year-old, and I've got to say she's got a pretty rocking bod, even though she cries in her interview about body image issues. She's wearing a skin-tight red number and she looks very statuesque in it. The overall effect is a little drag-queeny, but I actually mean that in a good way. Now we meet Sandy, whose dress looks like it exploded at the top to reveal her bra, but I think that's how it's supposed to look. Next is Shari, who appears to be wearing some sort of caftan-bathing suit combo in lieu of party wear. Luke then meets Magali, who's very bubbly in her persimmon dress and tells him he looks like a big teddy bear. Now that's a description I can buy. Our last hopeful is Natalia, who chats about what kind of food he would like her to cook for him. He says he likes things that are "thick and juicy." Bow-chikka-bow.