“The Bachelor’s” annual “Women Tell All” special was a bit of a departure from the norm, with the women having way more issues with the actual bachelor, Juan Pablo, than with each other. Host Chris Harrison blogs for EW that he thinks the women who got sent home earlier in the show were particularly upset with how Juan Pablo seemed to treat the process.
On the women:
“It’s only natural that the girls who were sent home earlier felt a bit slighted and felt like maybe Juan Pablo didn’t really care about them. But the women who went much further, like Sharleen, Renee, and even Andi weren’t very negative at all and ended up defending him a bit. Sharleen really defended him the most, saying she felt like he truly tried to build a bond with her. Renee also had a great relationship with him, but I knew there was no way a classy woman like that was going to come in and rip on Juan Pablo even if she felt like it.”
On Kelly’s question about Juan Pablo’s gay bachelor comments:
“As disappointing as all of this has been, whether you agree with how he responded to Kelly or not, I appreciated seeing what seemed to be sincerity and true raw emotion — which has been hard to find with him at times when he gets defensive. I appreciated seeing that side of him.”
On next week’s finale:
“This has been a wild ride up to this point and it’s only going to get wilder. This will be a night of live TV you absolutely don’t want to miss. I look forward to seeing you next Monday night!”
“The Bachelor” season draws to a close Monday (March 10) at 8 p.m. ET/PT with a three-hour finale on ABC.