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Michelle Money: I warned Ashley Hebert about Bentley Williams


By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 05/31/2011 

Michelle Money, the misunderstood villainess of Brad Womack's The Bachelor season, apparently has the nitty-gritty details on Bentley Williams, the unabashed villain of Ashley Hebert's The Bachelorette season.

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Money -- who like Hebert, unsuccessfully attempted to win Womack's heart on the fifteenth-season of The Bachelor -- has confirmed she is the former contestant who gave the 27-year-old The Bachelorette star a warning that "bad news Bentley" would be coming on the show for the wrong reasons before the season began filming. 

"I was given some information about Bentley that came from a very reliable source, and the information that I was given was bad news. So, it was the kind of information that I would want to know if I were in Ashley's situation," Money said in a video posted on thebachelor.tv, the show's official website.

"I felt like it was important for me to relay the information to Ashley, and I'm really glad I did, because after watching last night's episode, it's apparent that Bentley is definitely there for the wrong reasons."

Money and Williams are both from Salt Lake City -- a fact that had resulted in viewers immediately speculating the 30-year-old hairstylist was the unnamed former bachelorette Hebert was shown saying gave her the 411 on Williams during The Bachelorette's premiere episode.

"I love Ashley. I'm usually the first person to give people the benefit of the doubt, but the information I received was valid enough to the point where I felt she needed to know. I'm really glad I told her, and I know that Ashley would do the same thing for me if the roles were reversed," Money explained.

During the seventh-season premiere broadcast of The Bachelorette, Hebert told host Chris Harrison she had spoken to a fellow The Bachelor contestant who gave her a heads-up that someone named Bentley would be going on the show with bad intentions as he was apparently planning to use the show as a tool to promote his new "family fun center" business.

Ashley said it was "just her luck" that drama was already evolving before the show even officially took off, but she explained she would not hold the information against him. 

"You have to give people a chance, so I'm going to give him a fair chance. I'm going to pretend like I haven't even heard anything, but I hope that he's not so attractive. I hope it's an easy decision and that he only has one tooth," the dental student joked at the time.

"I'm going to put myself out there, because I do not want to leave with the regret that I felt when I left Brad."

However, things became anything but funny when Williams began voicing his blunt confessions that Hebert was not his type and he would have preferred Emily Maynard -- who was also on Hebert and Money's season but got proposed to in the end by Womack -- as The Bachelorette over Hebert.

In addition to his crude remarks regarding Hebert's body, her "boring" kiss and "unattractiveness," Williams admitted in private interviews he only wanted to continue with the show because he loved the nature of the competition.

Money -- who has apparently been watching The Bachelorette from home -- is not surprised by Williams' actions but was a little taken back that Hebert opted to dismiss her warning and not eliminate the suitor.

"My fear is that maybe Ashley kept him around a little too long, and I'm hoping -- I'm just hoping -- that she takes the information I gave her into consideration as she continues on this journey and sends Bentley home as soon as possible," she added.



(Photo credit ABC)


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