EAST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — With one golden rose in her bouquet, a 69-year-old East Haven woman was sent home without another during the second week of “The Golden Bachelor.”
Peggy Dercole, a dental hygienist and breast cancer survivor, was one of the women (all over the age of 60) dating 72-year-old Gerry Turner during the “Bachelor” spinoff.
“I’m going to miss you so much,” she said as she hugged the other women goodbye.
Dercole was rarely seen during the season, and was only shown Thursday in brief shots wearing a white dress at Turner’s birthday party, and a strapless black gown during the rose ceremony. She was not on the week’s group date.
She was the 15th woman to receive a golden rose during the show’s first episode last week. Sixteen women advanced to the second week.
She met Turner while wearing a one-shoulder Badgley Mischka tiered blue gown, greeting him by saying, “When I first saw you on Good Morning America, I could not breathe for two hours.”
She was not seen having a one-on-one conversation with Turner during her two weeks on the show. However, she did comment that, “Gerry is hot and handsome, but he is down to Earth and warm. I can tell already.”