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

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24. Michelle Money

Michelle Money’s only crime was her aggressive pushiness. In a world in which going on TV is a legitimate way to find love, women aren’t meant to seem too thirsty or too desperate. Michelle wasn’t afraid to make her intentions clear when it came to Bachelor Brad Womack, and she came hard for her goals.

Brad, being the conservative guy that he is, was a little put off by her forwardness in a sexy photo shoot. He sent her home complaining, “I think kissing Michelle went a little too far,” whatever that means. After rolling around with her on the sand and surf, Brad got cold feet and set her home.

He didn’t send her home before she systematically insulted and alienated every other girl vying for Brad’s attention. She suffered no fools during her time on the show, and her abrasive, “aggressive” tactics made her the bad girl on the show. She also took quite a bit of heat for being a “gold digger,” and most of the girls whispered about how she wasn’t there “for the right reasons.” It was suggested that she was only there for the career opportunities it provided and all the exposure it afforded her.

Michelle may have been the resident villain on her season of The Bachelor, she went on to redeem herself as an audience darling on Bachelor in Paradise and Bachelor Pad. It just goes to show you that you don’t have to live with a first impression, especially if it’s not all that flattering.