Here's who we think will win -- Between Kelly Jo and Estella, Jennifer Armstrong picks the one that Bob kissed FIRST

By Jennifer Armstrong
Updated November 11, 2003 at 05:00 AM EST
Credit: Kelly Jo: Bob D'Amico/ABC

Here’s who we pick to win

Now it’s down to two. Bob has smooched his way through a dozen or so girls, and it’s been oh-so-hard, but he’s managed to winnow down the field to the final pair of Mrs. Bob wannabes. In next week’s finale, we’ll find out who he chose. But in the meantime, here’s who we THINK he’ll choose.

Kelly Jo, the 23-year-old market analyst from Chicago, has tons of energy — and has directed it all, from the moment she stepped out of that limo, at snagging Bob. She openly admired his rear end. She kissed him the first night. She unabashedly declared her feelings for him, then took him up to the fantasy suite for some closed-door action. She cavorted in her pajamas with Misty while singing ”Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” on the karaoke date. Basically, she used the same strategy as the vilified Lee-Ann, minus the drama, plus the fun.

Estella, meanwhile, has played it low-key. The 28-year-old Beverly Hills mortgage banker endearingly stumbled on her way into the house after meeting Bob for the first time. She quietly bared her soul to Bob about her late, deaf father. She tearfully admitted sharing him with the other girls. She professed empathy for Bob’s plight, saying, ”I don’t know how you’re doing it” — which is a little weird, given that she was upset about the multiple-dating thing a few weeks earlier.

The bottom line: Kelly Jo is my pick to take the ring. On a show where the bachelor has kissed everyone, multiple times, for extended periods of time, we’ll go with the one he kissed first. And that door-closing action at the fantasy suite couldn’t have hurt her chances either.

Who do you think will win? And what did you think of the reunion special?

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