In nearly every season of “The Bachelor” there’s a villain — a contestant who is depicted as crazy, unstable, or just really mean. Let’s rank them from bad to worse, shall we?
10. Caila Quinn, Season 3, ‘Bachelor in Paradise’
Most people probably don’t think of Caila as a villain of Bachelor nation, because of her dimples and Disney princess-like hair, but don’t let that fool you. This girl pretended to be so sweet and charming, but she was actually a snake.
Before the start of the season, Caila had made a pact with another contestant, Ashley I, promising that she would not date Jared during the show, because Ashley I was in love with him. But Caila reneged on the deal upon arriving in Paradise and pursued a relationship with Jared anyway. When she left the show, Caila tried to minimize their pact and blame her departure on Ashley I. Girl, we know you’re bad news. Don’t try to hide.
9. JJ Lane, Season 11, ‘The Bachelorette’
8. Tierra LiCausi, Season 17, ‘The Bachelor’
Tierra was a classic “Bachelor” bad girl. She would pick fights with even the nicest women in the house, then when she was alone with Bachelor Sean Lowe, she would bat her eyelashes. Sean has later admitted that he regretted keeping Tierra on the show for as long as he did, and felt she played him for a fool.
7. Olivia Caridi, Season 20, ‘The Bachelor’
This girl is the GOAT.
This girl had a huge mouth — literally and metaphorically– and was not afraid of using it to try to get ahead, but it ultimately ended up getting her into trouble. She was completely delusional about her love connection with Bachelor Ben Higgins, and acted like a diva every waking moment.
After her departure from the show, I’ve come to really like Olivia. She’s hilarious, as demonstrated when she threw shade at Nick Vial, who is the worst Bachelor in history.
6. Nick Viall, Season 21, ‘The Bachelor’
This dude cannot get his life together. After being a contestant on “The Bachelorette” twice and on “Bachelor in Paradise,” he got his own shot at love as “The Bachelor,” and it was a flop.
All throughout the season, the parents of the show’s female contestants kept asking Nick what he was going to do for work, as he had spent the past couple of years as a repeat reality TV star. After picking Vanessa Grimaldi, who did not look happy sitting next to him during the after-season finale talk with Chris Harrison, Viall was able to milk his reality TV fame for one more gig — as a contestant on ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars.”
As for what he’s doing now? Who knows. Hopefully looking for a real job. It’s also rumored that he and Vanessa have split.
5. Courtney Robinson, Season 16, ‘The Bachelor’
After winning the bachelor, this girl wrote a tell-all about her experience entitled: “I Didn’t Come Here To Make Friends: Confessions Of A Reality TV Star Villain.”
Throughout the season, Courtney caused a lot of drama, and would act one way with the other girls then be completely different around Bachelor Ben Flajnik. Despite “winning” a proposal at the end of the season, Courtney and Ben have had a rough ride.
4. Lee Garrett, Season 13, ‘The Bachelorette’
On Tuesday, Rachel Lindsay finally sent this dude packing, after he picked fights and caused a ton of drama. Every time we saw him alone with Rachel, Lee would tattle on his fellow contestants, and it was really annoying. He also had tweeted a bunch of racially charged statements in the past.
Bachelorette Rachel was not sad to see him go. She promptly tweeted some shade in his direction after the most recent episode aired. Boy bye!
3. Chad Johnson, Season 12, ‘The Bachelorette’
This dude was on another level. He would eat sweet potatoes raw, and repeatedly resort to physical violence for no reason. Chad was also obsessed with himself and protein powder.
His Match.com dating profile had a lot of really insightful tidbits, like this one.
When it comes to genes and ethnicity, I have awesome genes and I wouldn’t trade my life, body, or genes for anyone elses [sic].
Dreams. I have a lot of them. Great money now, insane money later. Hard work while hardly working. I believe that trading time for money is the dumbest thing you can do. I trade knowledge for cash. I utilize my ideas to make money and I love it.
2. Juan Pablo Galavis, Season 18, ‘The Bachelor’
Everyone was looking forward to Juan Pablo joining The Bachelor franchise, but when the former soccer star finally arrived, everyone quickly realized he was the worst.
The producers hated working with him, and he reportedly used the show as a chance to get as much action between the sheets as possible. He wouldn’t tell the winner he loved her at the end of his season, which made Bachelor Nation pretty upset.
Juan Pablo was not in it for the right reasons.
1. Corinne Olympios, Season 21, ‘The Bachelor’
This girl almost stopped production of season four of “The Bachelor in Paradise” after she alleged she was too drunk to consent to a sexual encounter that occurred on-camera. Warner Bros. cleared DeMario Jackson of any wrongdoing after investigating the matter. According to DeMario, Corinne was the one who instigated the encounter.
This isn’t the first time Corinne has caused drama. From her ill-timed naps to her dramatic onscreen fight with fellow contestants, this girl is a whirlwind of trouble.