And then there were nine: Ocala-connected Lindzi Cox and eight others on 'The Bachelor'
Published: Monday, January 30, 2012 at 11:06 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 30, 2012 at 11:06 p.m.
The field of "Bachelor" hopefuls winnowed into the single digits Monday night, and Ocala-connected Lindzi Cox remained among them.
The low-key Lindzi once again received the first flower in the episode-ending rose ceremony -- despite again getting little private time with this season's "Bachelor" Ben Flajnik.
She was, however, the designated MVP in a baseball game played by the women on a group date to Roberto Clemente Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico. That meant she got an automatic invite to a beach party for just the winners of their two-inning game.
"These diamonds are way better than the sparkly kind," she said after they walked into the stadium. Later to Ben, she added, "I wouldn't mind continuing being MVP."
Of course, Cox is an athlete; growing up in the Seattle area, she was a youth equestrian champion, and attended college at Fresno State on an equestrian scholarship. During her younger years, she spent significant time in the Ocala area training. Moreover, her parents live in nearby Morriston.
Next week, Flajnik and the nine remaining hopefuls move on to Panama City. "The Bachelor" airs at 8 p.m. Mondays on ABC.
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