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

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8. Ashley Iaconetti

Ashley I. is probably the least offensive on this list of “villains.” More pitiful and annoying than downright awful, her stint on The Bachelor was marked more by crying jags than downright malice. She’s actually kind of a funny and charming girl, if you can look past her desperation and immaturity.

On her season of The Bachelor with Chris Soules, she came across as thirsty and inexperienced. Her virgin status wasn’t even the culprit for this vibe, either. She pitched a fit when he didn’t give her the attention she thought she deserved, and she wasn’t above a tantrum to get the spot light on her. She wasn’t mean or vicious, just a snarky and high maintenance, but she made for some really good TV, even when I was watching through my fingers.

She translated this into a stint on Bachelor in Paradise where she took a LOT of flack for her relentless, and mostly embarrassing, pursuit of Jared. Although they had a fleeting romance on the show, he soon realized he had bitten off more than he could chew with this one. He tried to exit the relationship with grace, but Ashley wasn’t having any of it. She threw herself at him, when he was clearly trying to back away. She begged, cried, pleaded and pouted, and all it did was make her look pathetic and make Jared sweat.