Corinne Olympios defended by 'The Bachelor' alums, including Ben Flajnik, Evan Bass and Jaclyn Swartz
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 01/27/2017
Corinne Olympios seems to be the bachelorette a lot of fans love to hate, but when it comes to how The Bachelor alums feel about her, there's a lot of love there!
The blonde bombshell from Miami, FL, is a controversial yet sometimes comical character on Nick Viall's season of The Bachelor. While she's definitely polarizing, past The Bachelor andThe Bachelorette contestants seem to agree that she's pretty great.
Sixth-season The Bachelorette star wrote in a recent blog post, "Look, she said a lot of crazy stuff this episode, but man she was funny! I think Corrine is smarter than she lets on. It takes some wit to be that funny in my opinion."
While Fedotowsky noted her wild antics are "just terrible," she continued, "But I have to say she scored a few points in my book for humor. Does that mean I am #TeamCorinne now? Well, no. Girl still has quite a bit of 'personal growth' in her future... But I definitely appreciate her humor and would love to take her under my wing. I think she's a good person, just needs a little direction."
Viall's good friend Ashley Iaconetti from Bachelor in Paradise and Chris Soules' edition of The Bachelor wrote in her own blog for Cosmopolitan.com, "Say what you will about Corinne being a spoiled brat with no awareness of the world outside of her Miami mansion, but the girl gives great TV."
Other members of The Bachelor family are equally as entertained by Olympios.
"I'm probably the LAST person who wants to defend Corinne, but the truth is she doesn't have to explain/prove herself to anyone #TheBachelor," JP Rosenbaum from Ashley Hebert's The Bachelorette season tweeted this week.
Ashley Spivey, who competed on Season 15 of TheBachelor starring Brad Womack, tweeted on Monday night, "Call me crazy y'all but I like Corinne on this episode. #TheBachelor."
Jaclyn Swartz, a three-time participant in The Bachelor franchise, tweeted, "She may be Corrin-ge worthy but this chick is what makes this show worth watching #thebachelor."
Vinny Ventiera -- who competed for JoJo Fletcher on The Bachelorette and fell in love on Season 3 of Bachelor in Paradise -- tweeted, "In Corinne's defense there are no rules to the journey She felt her connection with Nick was strong what's wrong w a lil nap #TheBachelor."
"Corinne's fake rose ceremony speech is actually hilarious #thebachelor," wrote the Bachelor in Paradise star, who dated Higgins on The Bachelor, was engaged to Josh Murray and had a brief fling with Viall.
And last but not least, former The Bachelor and Bachelor Pad bachelorette Erica Rose wrote on Twitter, "You guys, I really like Corinne!! #TheBachelor."
Olympios has been the center of attention since Season 21 of The Bachelor premiered a few weeks ago because she aggressively pursues Viall and leads with her sexuality. In addition to having a nanny and very wealthy family, the girl was quick to rip her bikini top off on a group date and later ask Viall to lick whipped cream off her chest.
So it's no surprise she's getting a reaction -- good or bad!