This season of “Bachelor in Paradise” has already contained at least a few surprises, and one of the biggest ones moving forward could be watching JJ Lane go through whatever process that he does. There was already a step taken in the right direction for him (at least when it comes to him rehabbing his image) when he chose to get a little bit closer to fan favorite Tenley Molzahn, but what is especially interesting is reading many of the interviews from the cast about him.
What to us is particularly interesting about JJ is that he may be the first to admit that one of the reasons why he went on the show was for image reparation, and not so much the idea of finding love. Just take a look at what he had to say to TV Guide:
“I didn’t go on Paradise for necessarily the right reasons, I was a little jaded like, I’m not going to find someone and this is my obligation almost, but I feel like I left for the right reasons. But I didn’t change! I literally was the exact same person [as before, but the] difference was that the guys [on Paradise] knew who I was and understood my humor and we were friends so that helped; there wasn’t a rough transition. The whole thing with Clint was very tongue in cheek and we actually never did anything to be mean. It also wasn’t as cutthroat here since we’re not fighting for one girl, so it wasn’t so aggressive.”
Given that the majority of the guys on “Bachelor in Paradise” and even show host Chris Harrison have said many positive things about him, could this be the rare case of someone who legitimately got a bad edit the first time around, and is not just complaining for the sake of doing so? Time will ultimately tell with this one.
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