Until a few months ago I had no idea who Miss Courtney Robertson was. Sure I’d probably seen her modelling work or what not, but truth be told she meant as much to me as a nicely cooked Steak, and I don’t even eat meat. Then one glorious day she stepped out of that limo and everything changed. My life became filled with weekly magic.
People tend to hate on The Bachelor for a slew of reasons, I get some pretty disgusted looks when I tell people it is one of my favorite shows, but c’mon! Where else am I going to find a bunch of vapid desperate women competing for the affections of some dude who is only remotely attractive if that.
That is why Courtney Robertson is such a breath of fresh air. She’s candid, quirky, and bluntly honest, oftentimes to her own detriment. Courtney is hilarious, her observations, declarations, and actions have me falling out of my seat with laughter every week. True she is also mean and could care less about the other women on the show, but should we really be surprised by that? If you are competing for the affections of a dude in the ‘real world’ it is unnatural to befriend your competition, so why are Courtney’s words and actions so shocking in this hyper-competitive environment?
Courtney is competitive, but she’s on a freaking game show for goodness sakes, are her actions not justified? She is one of the only girls I’ve ever seen on Bachelor history who actually seems self aware of the situation she is in. Knowing that she is competing with a bunch of women, she shamelessly utilizes tactics like nudity, and toying with her mans emotions will keep him interested. Perhaps these strategies may come off as a bit slutty or manipulative in the real world, but she’s on reality TV, so these actions strike me as cunning and clever. Stunts like coordinating a secret skinny dipping rendezvous and orchestrating a faux wedding are brilliant moves on her part, ensuring her success in the seduction of one Ben Flajnik. Should Ben even think about choosing another one of the girls over Courtney he would have to deal with the aftermath of his fiance seeing these covert meetings between him and Miss Robertson after the fact. You’ve gotta admit, Courtney is good at playing the game, as she often points out with her frequent declarations of ‘Winning’.
At one point the other women all agree she is there for the wrong reasons because she tells them she wants Ben to send Emily home because Emily ‘treated her badly’. From this statement they conclude that she doesn’t care about Ben as much as they care about him, or as much as she cares about herself. This is such a silly off point conclusion, yes of course if someone treats you badly you don’t want to them end up with the guy you are interested in, and would prefer he sent them away and spent more time with you. It seems like basic common sense, since when is self preservation a deal breaker?
Which brings me to my final point which is, if Ben is all that interested in Courtney he probably deserves a woman of her caliber. True Courtney may be flawed, but lets take a closer look at Ben because he’s kinda an asshole. Flajnik is condescending to a different girl every week, not to mention super arrogant, he quite clearly sees himself as not only worthy of, but entitled to the attention of many women simultaneously. Just to add a little insult to injury it is important to remember this dude also liked Ashley Hebert who has as much personality as a wet washcloth and is about as empathetic as Mitt Romney. Courtney also has very high self esteem and believes herself superior to her competitors, making her an excellent match for this cocky winemaker.
Not to mention that with her appetite for Crimson Vino, who would be a better match for this aging model than Ben Flajnik master of the cask. While I don’t know who will be unfortunate enough to end up with Flajnik, but I do know that I’ve got my eye on Courtney. Thank you for sharing your endless humor and sly plots week after week, This season of The Bachelor would be lost without you.
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