Former Emmer & Rye partner and Foxtail Supper Club owner Page Pressley made his debut on ABC’s reality show The Bachelorette last night, but did not catch the eye of the show’s star Clare Crawley. Pressley was not selected to move on in the show, but given the unpredictable nature of this season, it’s unclear if this was his actual last appearance on the show.
Things were not looking good for Pressley, who did not appear on-screen until a brief group shot 33 minutes in. His misfortune continued as his first spoken lines came an hour into the episode when he met Crawley — who, seconds before, had said “I think I just met my husband,” in reference to the prior contestant Dale Moss (it is rumored she stopped the show early to be with Moss).
Due to ever-present reality show “drama,” Pressley did not get time to speak one-on-one with Crawley during the first episode, and did not receive the rose that would allow him to continue the show. The most he appeared on-camera was as he bid Crawley goodbye, saying, “I feel like she didn’t get to meet her husband tonight, and that’s a really unfortunate thing.”
Pressley’s performance did make a few waves on Twitter for his knuckle tattoos that say “soup” and “nuts” and a passing resemblance to Steve Buscemi. He seems to be taking it all in stride, posting a “crying Jordan” meme to his Instagram about the experience.
Fellow Central Texan contestant Tyler Smith, of Georgetown, did move on, as did a guy whose job was listed as male grooming specialist and a guy who wore a straitjacket the entire night.
However, this may not be the last time Pressley appears on screen. Crawley reportedly leaves the show with Moss after a few episodes and is replaced by at least one new Bachelorette. Given the need for quarantined, COVID-19-free contestants, it remains to be seen if Pressley could be called back.