After weeks of drama, The Bachelor star Clayton Echard suggested Shanae should apologize to the other women for disrespecting them with her profanity and throwing the winning football team's trophy during a previous group date.
Shanae, worried Clayton was about to eliminate her, therefore addressed all of his remaining bachelorettes, saying she never intended to hurt anybody.
"I am really sorry and I hope we can get past this, because I really want to talk to you guys and confide in you and be there for one another. I am truly sorry," Shanae announced.
During a recent appearance on the "Click Bait with Bachelor Nation" podcast co-hosted by Joe Amabile, Natasha Parker, and Tia Booth, Mara opened up about Shanae's "forced" apology, which was essentially a last-ditch effort on Shanae's part to remain on Clayton's good graces.
"I think it was written all over my face that I thought it was completely staged for her to get what she wanted," Mara said.
"I thought it was bullsh-t. Just, no. There's no way around it."
Several women, however, accepted Shanae's apology at the time and seemed to believe her.
Marlena Wesh -- who compared Shanae to "a Herpes outbreak" during a group-date roast -- actually welcomed her back into the group, and Susie Evans commented on how it was "big" of Shanae to take accountability and do right by her actions.
But Serene Russell accused Shanae of having "fake tears" during the roast.
"I mean, a lot of us did really want it to just, like, blow over. We wanted more of a kumbaya setting, which would have been nice," Mara explained.
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"But you also have to see the big picture and the reality of the fact that she had many times and many opportunities to apologize to each one of us or to us as a group and it felt very forced."
Mara added, "And after talking to Clayton, she went right back to him, like, 'Hey, I did it!'"
And Shanae confirmed in a confessional after making out with Clayton again that she wasn't really sorry and didn't mean a word of what she had said.
"I'm not sorry, hoes, you mean-ass b-tches! I need an Oscar award for that performance. Fake it until you make it!" Shanae bragged. "I never thought I could act before but I'm f-cking good."
Shanae even boasted about how she had delivered a better performance than Meryl Streep.
"B-tches, I'm done. He's mine!... I'm this hot blonde bombshell, what else do I need to say?! Give me the Oscar, give me the Emmy, give me the Golden Globe and give me the f-cking rose!" Shanae shouted.
Mara told Joe, Natasha and Tia that she thinks she's a pretty good judge of character.
"I like to think so," Mara said. "I think I've lived enough, traveled enough and seen enough bullsh-t where I can just detect it. My radar is pretty good!"
Mara claimed on last week's episode of The Bachelor that Shanae is "not wifey material" for Clayton.
"You can't get along with other girls, you're dramatic, you're angry, you're aggressive. The sun goes down and the crazy comes out," Mara complained, "and I think it's only a matter of time before he sees it -- and I can't imagine that he likes it, but who knows."
Mara also called Shanae "a puppeteer" and slammed the bachelorette for pushing people "to the limit."
"[She'll] be cute, calm, and collected when it's all so phony and calculated," Mara alleged.
"She's a roller coaster, she's dramatic, she's erratic, she's unnecessary. She's not wife material, she sucks."
And Sierra Jackson, whom Mara said on "Click Bait" would've been great on the Toronto two-on-one date with Shanae instead of Genevieve Parisi, said, "If Shanae is what he wants, then he can keep Shanae."
Clayton sent Sierra packing during last week's episode, which prompted Sierra to say in her final words, "That's [Clayton]'s own bed and he's got to lie in it. But anybody would've been a better decision than her. She's not going to be the one he chooses in the end. And if it is, then, yikes!"
Clayton's remaining bachelorettes all seemed to agree Clayton's decision on the two-on-one date would have a ripple effect on everyone left in the house, and even Susie said she may take her relationship with The Bachelor star less seriously if he chose to eliminate Genevieve.
Clayton's recent social-media activity has some of his followers believing he has slyly confirmed speculation that the show's producers made him keep Shanae on his season knowing she'd continue to spark drama and make great television.
A fan asked Clayton to wear blue in his next Instagram post if he had followed producers' orders to keep Shanae around, and Clayton did end up wearing blue shorts.
Clayton also recently retweeted a Twitter post about Shanae being manipulative, like a secret serial killer, and then he wrote in a since-deleted comment that Shanae had "killed all" of his credibility, adding, "Lock her up!"
"I'm sorry, Elizabeth, for what you're going through. I wish I could have seen what was happening when I wasn't there," Clayton wrote at the time.
"I obviously knew y'all weren't in a good place with each other, but I thought at the time that it was, solely, petty drama. I would have sent Shanae home immediately for making fun of you for being neurodivergent, had I known."