Jisa makes it to 'Bachelorette's' final six

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By JESSICA FUREY

Wendell Jisa is still in the running.

Monday night's edition of the reality TV show "The Bachelorette" found the remaining eight contestants, including Jisa, battling on the basketball court for an individual date with Jen, who will eventually choose one of the men as her "Mr. Right."

The losers of the basketball game would be subject to another dreaded group date, while the winners would be granted private dates with Jen.

The men were all extremely competitive, but Jisa's team lost. John Paul and Fabrice each took Jen on a private date?"John Paul to a spa, and Fabrice to dinner. Jen enjoyed the spa date, but Fabrice creeped her out at dinner, so much so that Jen was seen rolling her eyes at the camera in frustration.

The group date in Central Park was more successful. The six guys played catch and hung out, and each got some alone time with Jen. After Wendell spent time talking to Jen alone, she had glowing things to say.

"Before I left, my mom told me to pick someone who makes me feel good about myself," says Jisa. "And Wendell does. He makes me laugh and he's easy to talk to."

Jisa, a Riverside native says the whole experience is "not normal," in that the dating situation on the show doesn't mirror real life at all.

"It's completely not normal," he says. "I can see how you could start to have feelings for each other, but the whole thing is so strange."

When all was said and done, the group of eight was narrowed to six, and we said goodbye to Keith and Josh. So Wendell will be getting to spend more time with Jen next week.

That's lucky for her. Jisa seems to be one of the only men who can relax.

"I think people are being portrayed accurately," says Jisa. "I'm happy with the way it's turned out."

As the credits rolled, we got to see Wendell's funny side as he joked with the other men about "Frenchy," their nickname for Fabrice, about the way he was always smothering Jen.

Fabrice, on the other hand, had something to say about Wendell. In "Jen's Diary" on the show's Web site, she asked Fabrice what he thought of Wendell.

"About Wendell, he told me he thinks he's a great guy, but he can't see the two of us together."

And then Jen let this drop: "I found that interesting, because sometimes I feel the same way; I think Wendell is wonderful and he's somebody I'd love to fall in love with, but I don't know if I see it."

What on earth does that mean? Stay tuned.

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