About two minutes into her first appearance on The Bachelor season 21, 24-year-old Corinne cemented herself as the villain of the season. A self-proclaimed multi-million dollar business owner, Corrine, who proudly admits to having a nanny, made her aggressive intentions known in the season 21 premiere. Corinne came on and strong fast to new Bachelor star Nick Viall. If the latest preview, courtesy of ET Online, is to believed, Corinne is only going to get more insane and villainous as the show progresses.
The big moment in The Bachelor season 21’s second episode will apparently involve a pool, a photo shoot and the absence of any clothing “north of the border.” During one of the many group dates of The Bachelor, Corinne will evidently take off her bikini top while in the pool with Nick, leaving very few secrets between them on their second date.
As you would imagine if you have seen anything from Corinne this season, she feels no shame in her big move. In fact, according to Corinne, her dad will actually be proud of her. Later in the promo Corinne can be seen saying, “Dad would be proud. Even though I was naked.” That might be between Corinne and her father but the gamble looks like it paid off for her. When Corinne is talking about her naked pool adventure with Nick she is also holding one of those coveted roses securing her position on the show for another week.
We won’t know for a few weeks if Corinne’s aggressive pursuit of Nick will pay off in the form of an engagement ring. However, Nick has opened up in a blog post over at People.com about what he thought of Corinne on the first night of The Bachelor.
“Corinne was a woman who certainly brought her confidence that night. When she came back for a second conversation, I was a little surprised but at the same time I respected the assertiveness,” Nick wrote.
On the first night Corinne didn’t expose herself to Nick but she certainly took a big step by being the first lady to kiss him. While in the actual episode Nick seemed uncertain about Corinne’s lip-lock gamble he is much more diplomatic and positive in his blog post.
“When I realized that Corinne came back to grab that first kiss I was pretty nervous about it.,” Nick explained. “Out of respect for the other women I didn’t want to do it in a place where they could see, but at the same time I didn’t want to make Corinne feel uncomfortable or regret taking a chance. But I decided it was as good of a time as any to grab that first kiss with a very beautiful woman.”
He continued by adding, “I appreciated Corinne being confident enough to take a chance and put her relationship with me above everything else.”
That would be nice if it were true. However, like most Bachelor villains Corinne seems to be there to win the show, not actually form a relationship with Nick. Since the winner does get a marriage proposal (ideally) those two things might not seem mutually exclusive. But any Bachelor fan knows there are two different types of contestants. There are those who want to fall in love and those who just want to be on TV. Corinne most definitely seems like the latter.
But what do you think? Do you respect and appreciate Corinne as much as Nick did? Is Corinne just there to get famous? Do you think her dad really will be proud of her topless moment? What are your thoughts on Corinne? Is she a villain or just assertive?
The Bachelor season 21 airs Mondays at 8/7c on ABC.
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