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The “Bachelor: Rome” has taken a page out of “The Real World’s” playbook, and it may result in a fairy tale ending. The producers upped the ante this year by finding an actual prince, Prince Lorenzo Borghese–ancestor of Pope Paul V and heir to the Borghese cosmetics fortune–for the ladies to fight over. But unlike previous season–which featured the Woman Who Just Wants to Be Married clones–the producers have cobbled together an exacting group of women who fit the reality-TV world stereotypes: The Bitchy Rich Girl, The Crazy Party Girl, the Virgin. One would think they’ve been watching a bit too much MTV.

But, luckily for viewers, several of the women rise above these stereotypes, especially Sadie, The Virgin. A perky, blonde publicist from California, Sadie “came out” as saving herself for marriage early on in the competition, even though she felt it might be detrimental to her chances of receiving a rose. It turns out that it was anything but detrimental, and audiences cheered when Lorenzo, who could be dubbed Prince Valiant, let it be known that he respected her and her decision–and he has rewarded her by selecting her as one of the top three finalists.

But, as all faithful viewers of the show know, the final three ladies are taken on extravagant dates and are offered a night with the Bachelor in the “Fantasy Suite,” where cameras cannot go. While the ladies usually start salivating over the offer from minute-one of the date, Sadie expresses her discomfort: “I am saving myself for marriage, and I don’t want Lorenzo to get the wrong idea…. I really want Lorenzo to know that I’m a classy, conservative woman.”

But Lorezo comes through again when she broaches the topic with him, saying that he doesn’t want to make her uncomfortable, that he’ll respect her decision, and that he likes “classy, conservative women.” She accepts his invitation, they spend the night talking, and she makes it to the final two.

But, wait… isn’t “classy conservative women” the exact same phrase that Sadie used during one of her confessionals; a confessional that Lorenzo isn’t supposed to have heard? Is there a chance the producers are passing notes and manufacturing this whole thing–the idyllic story of a Prince who marries a Virgin? Let’s hope not, because for once, I’m rooting for one of the Bachelorettes instead of against one.

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