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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Utah chapter.

Hello collegiettes! Hope the semester is going well so far. We’re only a month in, but anything can happen. However, I cannot say the same for the Bachelor and Chris Harrison’s’ constant comment that this season, “Will be like nothing we’ve seen before.” I mean, I’m no scientist, but after fourteen seasons we could easily predict this season. There will definitely be kissing, drama, and cat fights, but none of that would be possible if we did not have an infamous bachelor villain. This season, we were blessed with none other than Demi Burnett, a 23-year-old Texan interior designer. Now if you have been following along with this 2019 Bachelor (we’re only 5 episodes in), you may have noticed that Demi is very bold… yeah let’s go with that. Demi is confident (to a fault), unique and honest (brutally honest), and sometimes those qualities intimidate others.

I mean can we really judge the character of someone who literally threw a turkey leg at one of their competitors? Nah. Demi, in my opinion, is just a brutally honest individual who can, at times, not choose the best of words when being honest or confrontational (although she has the villan laugh down). But just because she is honest and confrontational should not automatically label her the “villain.”

Demi does not deserve to be dubbed a villian. If we’ve been watching the show, we would notice that she gives encouraging advice, like telling one of the girls (Courtney) not to waste time, and take advantage of the time she has to speak with Colton (our newest bachelor). She is also willing to take risks. She is ready for every group date challenge and not complaining like most of the other contestants. Although she may not have the best choice of words when simply being vocal, she ultimately is just defending her character. She gets slack for “goofing around” and being immature, but if you’re voluntarily participating on a show about a man dating multiple women at once (that is primarily watched by women who hate men who date multiple women at once), then might as well have some fun and enjoy oneself.

Ultimately we’re still very much at the beginning stages of this Bachelor season and I am sure there is still much we, “haven’t seen before.” But rest assured, with Demi onboard, this  season may not be a complete downfall and will be worth watching every makeout session. ‘Til next time Bachelor Nation… yeah, I didn’t like how that sounded either.


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