Whether it’s The Bachelor, The Bachelorette or Bachelor in Paradise, there is always one (or two) contestants that stand out during the season and become the “villain.”
It’s not necessarily a bad thing – the show would be boring without them – and it’s time to give them some recognition for their work.
Love them or hate them, they are all notorious in their own way. But were they there for “the wrong reasons?”
From the infamous Olivia to leading man Juan Pablo, let’s take a trip down memory lane and break it all down.
If we forgot your favorite, or you think someone else deserves to be #1, let us know in the comments.
Courtney Robertson (Ben Flajnik’s Season)
Courtney literally wrote the book on how to be a Bachelor villain. Seriously, it’s called “I Didn’t’ Come Here to Make Friends: Confessions of a Reality Show Villain.” During her season, Courtney took Ben skinny tipping, went topless and stole him away from the other girls on a daily basis (and got creative about it... remember when she just lounged by the pool in her bikini while he was talking to someone else?).
She also declared war on fellow contestant Emily and said she wanted “to verbally assault [Emily] or shave her eyebrows off in the middle of the night.” She wasn’t subtle, but that’s what earned her our top spot.
Chad Johnson (JoJo Fletcher’s Season)
He argued with all of the men about their feelings for JoJo, didn’t want to go on group dates and threatened violence on a daily basis. After JoJo sent him packing, he brought his protein and sweet potatoes to Paradise, and immediately insulted Sarah Herron by calling her “a one-armed bitch” and messed with Lace. Then lost his cool on Chris Harrison, and we all finally learned not to poke the Chad Bear.
Juan Pablo (Juan Pablo’s Season)
He’s the only lead to turn into the bad guy on his own season, and no, Juan Pablo, that’s not OK. It became increasingly clear throughout the season that he was not interested in finding a wife... even his family warned the girls he wasn’t in the finale.
Andi called him out for being superficial, he told Nikki he “liked her a lot” after she said “I love you” in the finale and after he sent Clare home, he whispered “I love f***ing you, but I don’t know you” in her ear. Worst. Bachelor. Ever.
Kelsey Poe (Chris Soules’ Season)
Remember Kelsey’s “amazing” story with her late love Sanderson Poe? She told Chris all about it, and then made out with him before she could even dry the tears. “It’s tragic, but it’s amazing. I love my story,” she bragged about her past and quickly became cringe-worthy.
When Kelsey was nervous about going home, she had “panic attack,” which rubbed all of the girls the wrong way. Nothing says villain like pretending to hyperventilate, but being totally fine when a certain farmer gave you attention and a rose. On her 2-on-1 date with Ashley I, she told her was above her. I wonder if she’s still in the Badlands.
Bentley Williams (Ashley Hebert’s Season)
Bad boy Bentley was never interested in Ashley, but she fell hard for him from the beginning. “I’m going to make Ashley cry, I hope my hair looks OK” and “I would literally rather be swimming in pee than try to plan a wedding with her” are just some of the comments he made to the camera behind Ashley’s back. Ashley’s feelings for Bentley hurt her relationships with a lot of the other men, and he could not be more deserving of a spot in the top 5.
Corinne Olympios (Nick’s Season)
Even though Bachelor Nation has only had the pleasure of knowing Corinne for four episodes, there has never been a woman who became a villain so quickly. She took her top off on the first date, ditched rose ceremonies for naps and is not afraid to tell the other girls how to be more confident like her. It’s unclear what Corinne’s future holds, but we know she is making her nanny proud by straddling Nick in the bouncy castle.
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