30 ‘The Bachelor’ Villains And Why We Love to Hate Them

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15. Wes Hayden

Wes took a page from his bro-mate, Justin Rego, following his pattern almost to the letter. However, instead of coming on Jillian’s season of The Bachelorette to promote a wrestling career, he was there to pimp his singing career.

Jillian wasn’t as hard on Wes as Ali was on Justin, and it took her an extraordinarily long time to eliminate him. He had a girlfriend too, and he made it all the way to the top 4. He was unashamed of his duplicitous stunt, bragging about his hometown girlfriend the whole way home.

In the rejection limo, he told producers, ““I’m going down in flames.” He continued to cement his status as garbage human by saying he was“The first guy on The Bachelorette to ever make it to the Top 4 with a girlfriend.” Blech.

It shouldn’t be a surprise that a person would use a reality TV show to promote their “talents,” and Wes shouldn’t be held to a higher standard than anybody else. But he didn’t really have to brag about it, especially knowing he had hurt Jillian’s feelings.

Wes went on to date other Bachelor cast-offs, and (sort-of) redeemed himself in interviews here and there. While I’m always one to give the benefit of the doubt, he came across as being really shallow and self-serving. Although I imagine that’s how ABC wanted him to.