Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader Looking For Hookup

For the first time since Jesse Palmer made a desperate attention grab on the show, ABC’s “The Bachelor” is back on my radar screen. But thankfully, not because of another Spurrier-enabled, pseudo-celebrity. (Danny Wuerffel & Shane Matthews were late cancels.)

Melissa Rycroft

This time, one of the prospective females in what is now season 13(!) of the show is a former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader named Melissa Rycroft. Rycroft apparently spent two years on the squad before settling into the ever-rewarding “sales representative” field.

So far on the show, Rycroft has been on a date with the bachelor guy, whose name escapes me. During that first meeting, she blanched at doing oyster shooters, took a blimp ride and then sucked face with the dude. The date apparently went well, as the bachelor fella gave her a rose, indicating she would remain on the show - and away from her cubicle for one more fleeting week.

Melissa Rycroft photos

The question begs, why is she off the Cowboys cheer squad? Well based on another reality show she was on, I have a definite clue. (More photos, video after the jump - including Ms. Rycroft in an enrapturous bikini *fitting* video):

Rycroft also appeared on something called, “Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team,” in which she had to make the squad again, despite having been on the team for a year.

Excerpt from a review of the show:

We’re amazed Melissa Rycroft will be returning for her second year. She knew she messed up when she forgot her choreography; she told the camera all she remembered was wiggling and standing a lot. Maybe the judges kept her in for her humor.

That was 2007. And now she’s not on the squad anymore? Hmmm.  Well, at least “wiggling and standing a lot” is all that’s required for The Bachelor, so she ended up the perfect cast, and a sure-fire favorite:

Jer, you’re telling me you couldn’t fit this onto the squad this season?

Melissa Rycroft

Melissa Rycroft

Melissa Rycroft

Melissa Rycroft

Melissa Rycroft