Desiree Hartsock met the 25 men who will compete for her hand Monday night on "The Bachelorette." And a lot of them were desperate to make an impression -- or maybe just desperate. There were some pretty oddball arrivals this season -- some good, some bad, and some ugly. Here are just a few.
1. Zak W. goes shirtless
Opening with your strongest point is good, and if your strongest point is your abs, well, open with those. Or so Zak W. thought, exiting the limo shirtless and studly. "Did you forget something?" a stunned Desiree asked. "Will you accept these abs?" he responded. Whoa, let's get to know something less intimate first. Maybe an elbow. But it worked--and he even stripped down to his skivvies later when cannonballing into the pool.
2. Jonathan's Fantasy Suite invitation
The creepiest vibe came from lawyer Jonathan, who handed Desiree an envelope mimicking the "fantasy suite" invitations that always come later in the season. Surprise surprise, she wasn't ready to ditch the show and run off to sleep with a man she'd just met. "I'm not that kind of girl," she weakly joked -- and Jonathan seemed stunned that she wasn't, continuing to push the issue until he was sent home.
3. Ben brings his son
Before Ben exited the limo, his 3-year-old son Brody toddled out with a flower for Desiree. "This is my everything," Ben explained, saying he wanted her to know his son because he was such an important part of his life. Desiree seemed dazzled, but Ben was definitely walking a fine line here -- he could have been seen as using his son. Lucky for him, things went well, and he received the first rose.
4. Kasey speaks in hashtags
OK, Kasey, we get it. You work with social media. Who doesn't these days? Telling Desiree the hashtags that were used to describe her on Twitter was a little strange, even though they were positive ones like #theperfectbachelorette. And then to keep up speaking in hashtags all night? #reallyweirdguy #canyousayloser?
5. Larry dips her
ER doctor Larry thought he'd teach Desiree a dance move and swirled her around for a low dip. Yikes! She caught her silver evening gown and seemed more flustered than flattered about the impromptu Arthur Murray class. No surprise that he danced on outta there early.
6, Diogo dresses in a suit of armor
Sure, all the guys want to be seen as Desiree's knight in shining armor, but wearing a suit of armor maybe sounded better than it came off. Diogo clunked like a robot and had to take off the helmet to even see Desiree. "Welcome to Medieval Times," hooted one of the other bachelors when Sir Bad Idea clanked into the room.
7. Brandon roars up on a motorcycle
Admit it, motorcycles are hot, and Brandon made quite the entrance when he eschewed the limo and roared up on a bike instead. He even wore a helmet, for safety and mystery's sake.