If there is one thing that we’ve come to learn about “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” over the years, it is that they will do almost anything in their power to make sure that you have some people to root for, but also some people to root against. On Desiree Hartsock’s season, one of the remaining guys in the latter position is James “I wanna be the next ‘Bachelor‘” Case. In addition to looking like Ronnie from “Jersey Shore,” the man also supposedly stirred things up by proclaiming that he and Mikey Tenerelli dominate the city of Chicago.
So is any of this really that true? We didn’t never see it on-camera, but Mikey himself disputed the claims in a conference call with reporters on Thursday, claiming that the originals of this entire conversation were really the construct of fellow contestant Drew Kenney:
“What I’m saying is that the conversation with James and I, he did not talk about being the next ‘Bachelor.’ Drew was sleeping, but okay, supposedly he was not sleeping when he overheard us. So maybe he was dreaming about being the next Bachelor himself and thought that James said that, but that was not said between James and I.”
This is all probably a moot point anyway, given that neither Mikey, James, or Drew really have any possibility at all to be handing out roses in the new year. With this season’s low ratings and lack of memorable guys from a romance perspective, there’s a good reason to stand behind Sean Lowe’s campaign to get Jef Holm cast in the role. He’s someone more notable, and we imagine that most everyone who watched Emily Maynard’s season will come back to see him.
The good news for James? He’s still in the competition, but the bad news is that it looks like there’s some more drama coming his way soon.