'FWAW' Bachelor Mitchell Describes Sydney as a 'Take Charge' Type


On last week's Farmer Wants a Wife, our four ranchers chose their second solo date of the season—and much to Sydney's horror, she was not Mitchell's pick. We caught up with the first-generation farmer while he was doing press in Los Angeles (far from his land outside Nashville), and he confirmed that he did, indeed, watch the episode and see for himself that she was shocked. Ever the gentleman, however, Mitchell had nothing but nice things to say about this season's most earnest competitor (with whom he shared a kiss last week as well).

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"Sydney's not scared to jump in and take charge of the girls on the farm for certain tasks, or [to] sort of take lead," he said. "This is her natural habitat as far as the outdoors and working manual labor."

Whether Sydney's ease with heavy machinery (or an axe and a rifle) will give her a leg up in the competition, however, remains to be seen. At the moment, Mitchell is handing out just as many A's for effort as he is for ability.

"As a kid growing up, I was really competitive. I always wanted to be most improved," he explained. "So I look at these women like they can improve...it doesn't necessarily matter for me [that farm-life come naturally to them], no, because I think everybody has the capability to grow further into what they're trying to reach." (Hence why he sent Brittany packing last week: "I didn't see her putting in the effort and enjoying it as much as some of the other girls, so I just didn't think it was the best fit for her.")



The lucky lady joining him for tonight's solo date is Kait. "I don't think it was very surprising to the audience that I picked Kait," he told Parade. "She's a beautiful girl. Why would I not want to get to know her more and take her two-stepping?"

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He opted for a night of dancing in part because he's an "extrovert."

"I want to have fun. I want to dance. I want to be vibe-y and having a good time," he said. "And so that's sort of the energy I brought into that date. And you'll have to see and watch and see what happens."

Farmer Wants a Wife airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET on FOX.

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