Nick sent home six women (not including Taylor), and then had a “moment” where he broke down in front of the remaining ladies, telling them, “Right now, I just feel terrified that it’s not going to happen, so I don’t know if I can keep doing this.”
Well, although we don’t know if Nick ends up happy and in love at the end of all this, we do know that one of his suitors will try everything in her power to get him to continue on with this journey. Her name is Corinne, she apparently has a “platinum vagine,” and she’s been Season 21’s so-called “villain.” (Which basically means she’s the girl who has done all she can to get alone time with Nick, because, you know, she’s here to date Nick.)
But with everything going on in the world ― Donald Trump winning the presidential election, the New England Patriots coming back from a beating to win Super Bowl LI ― many are wondering if the unexpected will happen and Corinne will win over Nick’s heart in the finale.
“I say there’s two people in this world: people who love Corinne, and people who pretend to hate her,” Nick told The Huffington Post on Tuesday during an interview on Build Series, teasing that she could actually be the last woman standing.
“Maybe Corinne saves the season, I don’t know,” he said. “This season has proven that anything is possible. I guess we’ll have to first see what transpires for me walking out and if I pick myself back up. I mean, I know what happens, but I can’t give it away. We’ll have to see. but I think the intensity doesn’t die down anytime soon.”
Nick is all for the “villain” making it to the end, as the four-time “Bachelor” franchise star was considered one himself and believes the term is code for a “truly genuine” person who wants to find love.
“In that world, ‘villain’ can simply be a label given to someone who doesn’t conform,” he explained. “There are these unwritten rules in Bachelor Nation ... I never follow those rules. You don’t see Corinne, and quite honestly you don’t see other people always following the rules, either. But, personally for me, if you are truly genuine about making real connections, then you don’t worry about silly things like unwritten rules or how you might come across to Bachelor Nation or if you’re going to rub someone the wrong way. If you’re truly genuine, you are going for it. You’re putting yourself out there at the risk of getting criticism because all you can really do is focus on the relationships in front of you and try to make some real connections.”
“If you’re going to think about being a fan-favorite, which some people do,” he added, “I would argue that you are, in fact, less genuine. “
After coming in second on both Andi Dorfman and Kaitlyn Bristowe’s seasons of “The Bachelorette,” and appearing to fall for but then dump “Bachelor in Paradise” co-star Jen Saviano, Nick is all about finding love on this current season of “The Bachelor.” But after Episode 6, it’s unclear if a fiancée is in the cards for Nick.
As he says, “you’ll have to watch and see.”
Watch Nick Viall’s full Build Series interview below. “The Bachelor” airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
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