Bentley under the Bus
Bachelorette host (Chris Harrison) with help from former contestant on the Bachelor (Michelle Money) felt the need to throw Bentley under the bus even before he stepped out of the limo to meet Ashley. We all know that Michelle is trying to promote her career as a professional reality TV
star runner-up (or more likely, wants to Bentley all to herself) while Chris Harrison clearly has a ratings agenda (or more likely, got picked on by a Bentley look-alike in high school).
Now poor Bentley has to try to climb out of the hole they dug for him. But it all makes sense. Without these antics, the other Bachelorette contestants wouldn’t stand a fighting chance with Ashley or with viewers. Ultramarathons are lame, winemaking is for dilettantes, and speaking French (with an American accent) is très passé. Bentley just stands out so much more than the other guys. Looks, style, charm, wit, professional success, confidence. He’s his own man, and he’s interesting. He certainly holds our attention more than those other cardboard cutouts.