Producers from ‘The Bachelor’ are on serious damage control when it comes to contestant Courtney Robertson after it became clear that she was the front runner for Ben Flajnik’s heart. Courtney has been portrayed as a master manipulator who is on the show to be the winner and not to find a husband in Ben and as more women tried to bring it to his attention, he seemed to get closer and closer to Courtney.
While host Chris Harrison tries his best to smooth over the viewers disdain for Courtney and build Ben’s reputation back up through interviews with different media outlets, producers have tried to show a different side of Courtney in Monday’s episode with a faux wedding between her and Ben.
When we first see Courtney and Ben exchanging fake wedding vows that they were supposed to write themselves, viewers got a chance to see what they thought was a vulnerable side to Courtney through the words she ‘wrote’ to Ben such as “I am looking for love. Real love. Passionate, consuming, can’t-live-without-each-other love.”
As it turns out the vows were lifted by Courtney from the hit HBO series ‘Sex and the City’ during the series finale when Carrie Bradshaw gives a speech to her boyfriend Alexander Petrovsky about the perfect kind of love that she wants.
Along with most of the viewers at home, former ‘Bachelorette’ Ashley Hebert has also noticed that Courtney is in this for all the wrong reasons and that Ben is falling victim to her charms. She tells E! Online;
“There are some people I can read really well, but I can’t figure her out, I’m trying to give her the benefit of the doubt! But with this ceremony that she puts on for Ben, I’m trying to figure out if she’s just trying to find a sweet way to tell him that she loves him, or if she’s just trying to move on to the next round. Is this forced? Is this real? I’m having a really hard time figuring it out. You can see it in his face, ‘This is it.’ And he believes her. If I were the other girls and I was watching this back, I would be so upset. He pretty much got married to Courtney, pretty much had sex with her when they went skinny-dipping. You know, it’s like, what a rip-off for the other girls. Especially if he doesn’t end up with Courtney!”
As most of the fans watching from home, Hebert is certain he is going to choose Courtney as his wife as most of us have figured out from the beginning of the season. She said;
“After knowing Ben, I think he will choose Courtney.”
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