Evil comes in all shapes and sizes in Bachelor Nation! From calling someone’s daughter “baggage” to having a secret girlfriend waiting at home, contestants on The Bachelor and Bachelorette have done it all to score some time in the spotlight. Click through to see the biggest villains from the romantic reality series including Juan Pablo and Courtney Robertson!
Biggest ‘Bachelor’ and ‘Bachelorette’ Villains
Evil comes in all shapes and sizes in Bachelor Nation! From calling someone’s daughter “baggage” to having a secret girlfriend waiting at home, contestants on
The Bachelor and Bachelorette have done it all to score some time in the spotlight. Click through to see the biggest villains from the romantic reality series including Juan Pablo Galavis and Courtney Robertson!
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After laying fairly low during season 14 of The Bachelorette, Dottavio made headlines in August 2018 after fellow Bachelor Nation member Bekah Martinez reposted sexual harassment claims against him. He denied any allegations in a statement posted to his Instagram at the time. Dottavio was under fire for a second time that August after he got into a physical altercation with Joe Amabile on Bachelor in Paradise season 5. Following the episode, Dottavio exchanged aggressive comments on Twitter with stars from the franchise, including Amanda Stanton, Nick Viall, Tanner Tolbert and Dean Unglert.
The singer caused tension with the other suitors and Bachelorette
Rachel Lindsay in 2017 for his strong opinions on sensitive issues, including politics and the Black Lives Matter movement. Garrett found himself in the hot seat on the Men Tell All special, where he apologized for racist tweets that he sent prior to appearing on the series. “You can meet me backstage and I’d be more than happy to give you a black history lesson and a lesson on women’s rights,” Lindsay said at one point.
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The Miami native was one of the most talked-about Bachelor Nation stars ever when she vied for
Nick Viall‘s heart in 2016. She wasn’t afraid to confront the other women or show off her sexuality. In one memorable episode, she pulled out a can of whipped cream and asked Viall to lick it off her breasts. She later briefly appeared on Bachelor in Paradise, but decided not to return to Mexico after a much-publicized sexual misconduct scandal.
Johnson was branded the “bad boy” of
JoJo Fletcher‘s season 12 of The Bachelorette in 2016 almost immediately after he entered the mansion. His macho behavior made waves among his fellow suitors, particularly Evan Bass and Alex Woytkiw. Later that year, the real estate agent returned for season 3 of Bachelor in Paradise, though he was kicked off in the first episode for his drunken behavior.
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Caridi cemented her status as the villain of
Ben Higgins‘ season 20 of The Bachelor in 2016 when she compared single mother of two Amanda Stanton to the cast of MTV’s Teen Mom. “I feel like it’s an episode of Teen Mom that I watch … freaks me out,” the news anchor said as Stanton discussed coparenting with her ex-husband, Nick Buonfiglio.
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Tierra and her tantrums! LiCausi was a contestant on Sean Lowe’s season of
The Bachelor and used her attention-grabbing antics to steal the spotlight. She did so without Lowe catching wind until her hysterical fight with AshLee Frazier. After Lowe picked Catherine Giudici, LiCausi showed up at the Women Tell All special sporting a gigantic diamond ring in an attempt to further bring attention her way. Months later it was revealed that her “engagement” had been called off.
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The good girl doesn’t always win! Robertson stole Bachelor Ben Flajnik’s heart, much to the dismay of the other contestants and Bachelor Nation fans. She insulted the other girls and broke some rules (skinny dipping, anyone?), and was booed by the audience during the live reunion. She and Flajnik later split, and she penned the book,
I Didn’t Come Here to Make Friends: Confessions of a Reality Show Villain.
Juan Pablo Galavis
Easily one of the most controversial Bachelors in the history of the reality show, Galavis made enemies early. The Venezuelan native said gay and bisexual men should not be offered the chance to be
The Bachelor. And in the final episode, he told contestant Clare Crawley, “I love f—king you, but I don’t know you.” He also refused to tell winner Nikki Ferrell he loved her, and the two had a nasty split in 2014.
Party foul, bro! On Desiree Hartsock’s season of
The Bachelorette, single dad Scott interrupted another contestant’s private chat with Hartsock even after he had scored a rose. And later he fought with another suitor during his two-on-one date. In the end his tactics didn’t work and Hartsock gave her final rose to Chris Siegfried.
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Vienna the victim. The winner of Jake Pavelka’s season of
The Bachelor earned plenty of enemies along the way (especially Ali Fedotowsky). She split from Pavelka soon after the finale and started dating Bachelor Pad contestant Kasey Kahl. Many tears later, the couple split in 2011 with Kahl telling Us, “I can’t fake it anymore.”
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Take it down a notch! After an entire season of pushy and aggressive tactics, Money was sent home per Bachelor Brad Womack’s request after she engaged in a salacious photo shoot on the beach in Anguilla. “I think kissing Michelle went a little too far,” Womack said at the time.
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Good to be bad! Though he presented himself to Bachelorette Jillian Harris as shy and unassuming, Good spent the rest of the season drinking, which led to aggressive behavior, plenty of profanity, and unwanted forwardness. Harris even turned away when he went in for a smooch. She ultimately chose Ed Swiderski, and Good only made it through four episodes.
You are what you wear! Early into Jesse Palmer’s season of
The Bachelor, contestant Schneider wore a shirt that read “Gold Digger — Like a hooker … just smarter.” It also didn’t help that Schneider revealed she’d slept with more men than she could count on her fingers and toes (one of which, she claimed, was a married man). Even after Palmer sent her packing, she returned, inviting the Bachelor to stay in her hotel room and to skip an overnight date with a finalist. Gasp!
Bentley the Bachelorette tease! After abruptly quitting the show and leaving a heartbroken Ashley Hebert in the dust, Williams continued to string her along and even returned for one last face-to-face with the Bachelorette. “I thought you respected me enough as a human being to give me the closure that I needed if you were going to leave me at that point and you didn’t,” she said. He later replied that he was no longer interested, but that he just “wanted to see” her again.
The king of ulterior motives! During Jillian Harris’ season of
The Bachelorette, it came out that Hayden had come on the show to promote his music, and that he actually had a girlfriend waiting for him at home. But it still took Harris a long time to eliminate him. “I’m going down in flames,” he said on his way out. “The first guy on The Bachelorette to ever make it to the Top 4 with a girlfriend.”
Talk about baggage! During Emily Maynard’s season of
The Bachelorette, contestant McMahon referred to the Southerner’s young daughter as “baggage.” The comment wasn’t caught on tape, but the other contestants quickly let Maynard know what had happened. He was sent home that same night.
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