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‘The Bachelor’ Villain Corinne Is Faking According To Mother

Corinne Olympios is dominating screen time on The Bachelor, as Nick Viall is almost a footnote on his own season. But the supposed villain of this season might not be as devious as she appears to be onscreen, according to her mother.

In an interview with TMZ, Corinne’s mother, Peri, opened up about the role her daughter is clearly playing on TV. Specifically, she reveals that Corinne is not just faking for TV, she specifically set out to be the villain of this season.

“[Corinne] decided you can be two people…the winner or the villain,” Peri said. “She took it to the limits. Most of it is fake. Even when she decided to lose the top [during the bridal shoot], she had cover-ups on. When she was in the trenchcoat, she had a bathing suit on a lot.”

She even opened up about the staged nature of the whole whipped cream/trenchcoat incident.

“With the whole trenchcoat and whipped cream thing. Do you really think a can of Reddi-Whip was sitting there in the corner? By the pool, in the heat? Really?”

You can watch the interview video here.

'The Bachelor' Villain Corinne Is Faking According To Mother

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For what it’s worth, I don’t think it’s a big revelation that production is helping Corinne stage her increasingly outlandish schemes, whether it’s finding a can of whipped cream or getting a giant bouncy castle. I also don’t doubt for one second that Corinne went into this with the deliberate intention to be the villain of this season, since her behavior is so outlandish as to be completely detached from human experience. And yet, I’m really not sure why you would ever want to do that in the first place. Sure, you get loads of screentime on a television show watched by millions, but how useful is that fame if you’re just being hated? Granted, Corinne did win some sympathy from Bachelor fans at the end of last night’s show, as plenty of viewers online sided with Corinne in her argument against Taylor, who condescendingly blasted Corinne over her supposed intelligence or lack thereof. Perhaps Corinne could turn this entire thing around and become genuinely liked? If nothing else, I would imagine she’ll stick around for at least another two weeks before being cut.

But what do you think about Corinne? Are you on her side or do you want her sent home? Sound off in the comments!

And if you missed last night’s episode, check out our full recap with video clips from the show!

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