Mariella Mosthof

Mariella writes about Sex & Dating, Entertainment, and Queer Culture for Bustle, Romper, Daily Dot, and Nerve. She's the former Entertainment Editor of Styleite, former Senior Editor of James Beard Award-nominated The Braiser, and former news writer at Wetpaint Entertainment. Her life goals include: 1) assemble an all-journo riot grrrl band called CAPS GRAFS, 2) devise a Drag King persona named Semi Lovato, and 3) star in her own comedy special entitled "Mariella Mosthof: Over the Knee," written by someone much funnier than she is.
Recent Articles

Arie's Hometown Dates On 'The Bachelor' Featured Some Ups & Downs

Aside from a truly excellent taxidermy date, Arie Luyendyk, Jr.'s round of hometown visits were, much like the rest of this season, pretty sleepy. He spent a day each with Lauren, Tia, Becca, and Kendall, followed by dinner with each of their familie…
By Mariella Mosthof

Everything You Need To Know About Becca's Mom On 'The Bachelor'

Becca K. came full circle on The Bachelor this season: after receiving the very first one-on-one date, she also got the first hometown date rose in Tuscany, meaning that she and Arie Luyendyk, Jr. will be making their way to Minneapolis, Minnesota to…
By Mariella Mosthof

Yes, You Can Actually Stay At 'The Bachelor Winter Games' House & Here's How

The Bachelor Winter Games is underway in the Green Mountains of Vermont, where Bachelor and Bachelorette alums from international and domestic versions of the series will ski, snowboard, and ice dance their way into each other's hearts. Competitors a…
By Mariella Mosthof

Here's How 'The Bachelor Winter Games' Differs From 'Bachelor In Paradise'

The Bachelor is trying its best to compete with the Winter Olympics by incorporating a new concept into its franchise with a four-episode spinoff entitled The Bachelor Winter Games. Fans of the summer spinoff may be wondering: is The Bachelor Winter …
By Mariella Mosthof

Here's Why Things Didn't Work Out Between Ben Higgins & Lauren Bushnell On 'The Bachelor'

The Bachelor Winter Games kicks off during the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics and the franchise's first winter sports-themed spinoff promises lots of chalet make-outs, ski hill wipeouts, and, well, crying. Among The Bachelor/Bachelorette alums comp…
By Mariella Mosthof

'The Bachelor Winter Games' Takes Place In A Winter Wonderland You Need To Visit ASAP

Although Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s season of The Bachelor is in full swing, ABC is adding two more nights of Bachelor content to our week during the Winter Olympics. Naturally, The Bachelor Winter Games has a sporty competitive element, for those of us who…
By Mariella Mosthof

'The Bachelor Winter Games' Has Recruited A Trailblazer in Female Sportscasting

The Bachelor Winter Games has a full slate of international and domestic Bachelor franchise contestants gearing up to slalom their way into each other's hearts at full speed. Joining Chris Harrison at the helm will be fellow commentators Hannah Storm…
By Mariella Mosthof

Ashley Brewer From 'The Bachelor Winter Games' Is A Sportscaster On The Rise

The Bachelor is gearing up for the latest addition to its franchise with The Bachelor Winter Games. It's a pretty bold move on behalf of ABC, since, typically, competing networks bow out of the ratings race for the duration of the Olympics in favor o…
By Mariella Mosthof

A Fan Favorite Was Sent Packing On 'The Bachelor'

Arie spent Week 7 of his time as the Bachelor in Tuscany, whittling down his remaining pool of contestants to the four women he'd go on hometown dates with next week. During a one-on-one date with Seinne, after truffle hunting together, making pasta,…
By Mariella Mosthof

All The Opening Ceremony Songs Played During The Parade Of Nations, Because There Were A Ton Of Bops

Helping keep the Olympic delegations from every nation warm in single digit temperatures as they marched through the open-air PyeongChang Olympic Stadium was a truly well-curated playlist of K-pop hits. All the opening ceremony songs played during th…
By Mariella Mosthof

Bermuda's Olympic Athletes Marched In The Parade Of Nations Wearing Bermuda Shorts Because Obviously

If you know the temperature is reportedly in the single digits in PyeongChang, South Korea and that the opening ceremony is in an open air stadium, then you probably felt a bone-deep chill watching the delegation from Bermuda march out in... Bermuda …
By Mariella Mosthof

The Rainbow Children's Choir Kicked Off The 2018 Olympics Opening Ceremony & It Was Amazingly Adorable

The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics are officially under way and the opening ceremony kicked off with a beautiful display telling the origin myth of Korea before the delegation of South Korean Olympic champions carried out the country's flag. Then, …
By Mariella Mosthof

Is Lindsey Vonn At The Opening Ceremony? The Alpine Skier Is Back For Her Fourth Olympics

After a six-hour flight delay and a full 24 hours of traveling, the most decorated female ski racer of all time — who just so happens to compete for Team USA — and her dog Lucy finally made it to PyeongChang, South Korea for the 2018 Winter Olympics.…
By Mariella Mosthof

Here's Where You Can Tune Into The Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony

The 2018 Winter Olympics kick off Friday, Feb. 9 and although excited viewers can tune into an online live stream beginning at 6 a.m. ET if they so chose, the 15-hour time difference between PyeongChang, South Korea and the United States might make i…
By Mariella Mosthof

Meet The New Fab Five In Netflix's 'Queer Eye'

Netflix is rebooting Queer Eye for a new Republican presidential administration (grooming guru Jonathan Van Ness insists the two are necessary cultural counterweights) and the first eight-episode season drops Wednesday, February 7. Given the huge suc…
By Mariella Mosthof

Kendall Completely Shattered The "Catty Woman" Trope On 'The Bachelor' In The Best Way

Krystal was chosen to be one-third of this season's dreaded two-on-one date, surprising no one, and joining this season's villain was Kendall, the quirky taxidermist who's never been in love but has proven herself to be super lovable. While Krystal t…
By Mariella Mosthof

Arie Opened Up About His Ex In A Shocking Way On 'The Bachelor'

On his first one-on-one date with the shy Lauren B., Arie dropped a huge bombshell about his previous relationship which has gone unspoken about until now. Arie opened up about his ex on The Bachelor, revealing the details of her miscarriage, and it …
By Mariella Mosthof

Why Lauren B. Might Be This 'Bachelor' Season's Dark Horse

Every season of The Bachelor seems to have one contestant who flies under the radar in the early days and then all of a sudden, she's among the final few left and you find yourself at hometowns wondering, who is this person? Lauren B. seems on track …
By Mariella Mosthof

'The Bachelor's Lauren B. Switched Career Paths During College

Lauren B. has been flying under the radar this season on The Bachelor, thanks in part to the fact that she was one of four Laurens at the top of the season. It was virtually impossible to keep them straight, especially with the show leaning heavily i…
By Mariella Mosthof

*NSYNC Doesn’t Appear At The Super Bowl & Fans Are Devastated

With much controversy, Justin Timberlake returned to the Super Bowl halftime show Sunday night for the first time since the infamous nipplegate scandal in 2004 cost CBS a $550,000 indecency fine by the FCC, blacklisted Janet Jackson, and — what a sur…
By Mariella Mosthof