Bachelorette’s 12 Most Notorious Villains

  
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Admit it, we all love to hate when it comes to reality TV, and The Bachelorette wouldn’t be nearly as captivating as it is if wasn’t for these shining examples of the male species. Liars, cheaters, bullies and boors, we salute you! Here are the Top 12 Most Notorious Villains of The Bachelorette, in order of their heinousness:

12. Ben Scott (Desiree’s Season)

Every season needs a villain, and poor Ben Scott became season nine’s villain more out of a lack of options than anything he did that was particularly odious. In what was one of the most adorable entrances in the franchise’s history, this entrepreneur from Texas sent his little boy out of the limo first to give a flower to Bachelorette Desiree Hartsock. Desiree was smitten, and Ben quickly became one of her favorites, but the other guys didn’t like him. Granted, he was annoying and a tad overbearing, and he lied to the other guys about spending extra time with Des, who sent him home midway through the season. What’s interesting about Ben Scott is that he is one of three contestants to make it on this list who are dads. You’d think that dads who go on the show would be sweeter and more careful about the way they present themselves on TV than other guys, but apparently, that’s not true. Let’s hope these schmucks are nicer when they’re not on camera.

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CRAIG SJODIN/ABC

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11. Nick Viall (Kaitlyn’s Season)

Poor Nick V. Twice a bridesmaid, never the bride… This guy was runner-up on Andi’s and Kaitlyn’s season. The thing was that he never should’ve been in the running for Kaitlyn’s heart in the first place — he wasn’t a contestant. No, Nick V. just felt that he couldn’t miss out on the opportunity to see if he and Kaitlyn had a genuine connection (the two had been texting before Kaitlyn was picked to be the Bachelorette), so he took it upon himself to show up at one of the group dates midway through the season and start making out with her. Granted, the other guys were not impressed. Still, it was Kaitlyn’s decision to let him stay, and some of the villain status inflicted on Nick seemed a little unfair. The guy was just following his heart, after all. His biggest crimes were being too cocky when he was on Andi’s season and calling Andi out on the live After The Rose show — “If you weren’t in love with me, then I’m just not sure why you made love with me,” a bitter, pouty-faced Nick will forever be remembered for saying. Maybe we should cut the guy some slack, even if he is a bit slimy.

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Rick Rowell / © ABC / Courtesy Everett Collection

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