Courtney acquired quite a bad girl reputation on the last season of “The Bachelor”. But now it seems that her rep was more than deserved. She almost quit and went home during the course of filming, but decided to stay because she wanted a free vacation courtesy of ABC.
She was all set to dump Ben and leave the show when she called her sister, who had read some of the “Bachelor” spoilers, and discovered that the last four shows were to be filmed in exotic and beautiful locations such as Belize and Switzerland. Courtney decided to do the smart thing and stick around for the free ride.
If Ben Flajnik is reading this it probably feels like he got kicked in the guts all over again. It can’t be easy to read that your relationship was based on the girl wanting to score a free trip.
Or maybe this news will actually make Ben happy, because he was still able to make her fall for him even though jetting off to amazing locations may have been her initial motivation. Who knows whether Courtney truly fell in love with Ben or not?
What really matters now is what this means for the future of “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette.” Once upon a time, contestants came on the show looking for love and knowing that most of the show would be filmed in or around L.A. The only real trip away was for the overnight dates. Now contestants know that they’ll likely be hopping around from one fabulous place to another while they’re on their quest for “true” love. Surely a great incentive for some to stick it out even if they aren’t falling for The Bachelor or Bachelorette in question.