If you have yourself a free hour and a half today, or maybe sometime this weekend, I suggest listening to today’s podcast. It’s a very open and candid interview with former “Bachelor” season 16 winner Courtney Robertson, and she doesn’t hold a lot back. The funny thing is with this podcast being the longest one I’ve done at just a tad under 90 minutes, when I was listening back to it last night, I found myself wanting to ask even more questions. At the time, going off Courtney’s answers, I always had more popping into my head, but knowing that another follow up question and then another could totally lead us off track, I had to restrain myself. But trust me, there was more I wanted to ask. Yet, Courtney had no problem talking about anything and everything I threw at her and I appreciate her candor on all subjects. It’s a really good listen coming from someone who experienced every high and low that this show has to offer. From a public engagement, to her post-show engagement, to her book she wrote – we cover it all. It’s a very fun, sometimes deep look into everything that went on in her life during that year she was engaged to Ben. I’m sure some of you have a preconceived notion of Courtney and what she’s about, but I think you’ll be a bit surprised by some of the things you hear from her. I know I was swayed when I read her book as I found her quite funny and more relatable than she was on the show. I think this interview shows even more than that. Enjoy…
You can listen to today’s podcast on a number of platforms, but you can also tune in by clicking the player below:
(SPOILERS) We talk about how Courtney initially got cast, her wanting to leave Ben’s season early on (3:56), her sister “spoiling” her season to her because she read my site (5:53), being labeled as the villain and subsequent tension in the house (9:01), her engagement post-show and public relationship with Ben (18:17), her book “I Didn’t Come Here To Make Friends: Confessions of a Reality Show Villain” (27:38) including the tweet that made her decide to write the book (30:25), Ben’s reaction to the book (33:48), what she was approached to do after the show (38:55), her relationship with Arie that started 2 weeks after the engagement ended (40:35), her life now and staying away from reality TV (45:45), thoughts on Corinne and the villain role (49:40), Nick’s season (58:10), social media and dealing with it as a couple (1:02:30), and finally ending it with Rapid 10 (1:11:38).
Amazon.com: “I Didn’t Come Here to Make Friends: Confessions of a Reality Show Villain”
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