Woman with Ocala ties continues to impress on 'The Bachelor'
Published: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 11:42 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 11:42 p.m.
Ocala-connected Lindzi Cox finally got private time with “The Bachelor” Ben Flajnik in Monday night's episode — as a substitute for another hopeful who quit the competition on her own.
Flajnik, however, seemed pleased by the turn of events. During his private date with her, he described Cox as “open, funny, honest. She's the complete woman.” While snuggling after a private after-hours concert by Matt Nathanson in San Francisco City Hall, Flajnik told Cox: “You're making a lasting impression, not just a first impression.”
For her part, Cox said she was “giddy over him. I haven't been like this for anyone.” The equestrian champion, who routinely trained in Ocala while growing up in the Seattle area and whose parents live in Morriston, received the first impression rose in the premiere episode after she rode into “The Bachelor” mansion on a horse. But she wasn't a part of any date in week 2.
Their date Monday ended with Cox receiving a rose; she's one of 13 women moving on to next week's adventure in Utah. In addition to Brittney Schreiner, who left on her own early in the episode, three others were sent home — including Shawntel Newton from the previous Brad Womack season who showed up unannounced hoping to kindle something with Flajnik.
“The Bachelor” airs Mondays at 8 p.m. on ABC.