02/21/2012 02:11 pm ET

'Bachelor' Courtney Robertson Is Actually A Nice Girl?

Courtney Robertson, the "Bachelor" contestant with the suspiciously high-pitched voice and penchant for nude swimming, may be portrayed as the scheming, slightly imbalanced hopeful bride of Ben Flajnik, but she wasn't always that way. A new report in Life & Style draws from a source that would know: ex-boyfriend Cavan Clark, who is pictured with Robertson and says that his baby-talking ex-flame is actually a nice girl.

"Unlike what you see on the show, she's actually a nice girl, and I still keep in touch with Courtney and her family," Clark told the magazine.

As for the hate from the other girls vying for Ben's attention, Clark summed it up pretty quickly: "She's obviously doing everything she can to win, seeing that it is a reality dating competition." As Courtney might say [insert baby voice here]: "Winning."