Nick Viall may be the next star of The Bachelor, but his bad boy reputation apparently followed him to the mansion. Viall, who is currently filming the 21st season of The Bachelor, has reportedly been more of a nightmare than a dreamboat during his fourth quest for love on the ABC reality franchise. A source told In Touch Weekly that Viall has been far from a Prince Charming and has turned off his final ladies so much that some of them have threatened to quit the show.
The insider revealed that Nick is constantly telling the women that “sex is important to him” and that his comments come off as “sleazy.” In addition, Nick’s “diva” behavior has turned several of his women off, and he has a prerequisite before he’ll share a kiss with any of them.
“He refuses to film unless [his hair] is absolutely perfect,” the In Touch source said of Viall. “He also has this weird habit of giving mints to the girls before he kisses them. It’s so rude!”
The insider also said that Nick’s behavior has been so bad that several of the women turned against him during filming. Viall has been described as “completely arrogant and a total diva,” causing three of the final four girls to ask producers if they can quit the show altogether.
“A lot of the girls think Nick isn’t taking the process seriously, that he only became The Bachelor to hook up with multiple women,” the source said.
Nick Viall has already hooked up with multiple women on The Bachelor franchise. Viall was labeled a villain after he publicly called out former Bachelorette star Andi Dorfman for sleeping with him in the Fantasy Suite during her season of the show. Nick turned up the following season to pursue Kaitlyn Bristowe, making it to Fantasy Suite status once again, then dated Jen Saviano on this summer’s Bachelor in Paradise before dumping her on the season finale.
In an interview with People, Nick talked about his reputation as a bad boy on the ABC franchise.
“People are well aware of the fact that Andi and I slept together, as well Kaitlyn and I, but I slept with two women that at the time I felt deeply for and thought there was a good chance I could end up with,” Viall told People. “By a lot of people’s opinions, I’m slutty or a man whore simply because of those two things. It’s a little silly. I’m no saint, but that’s not who I am.”
Indeed, after his two unsuccessful stints as runner-up on the ABC franchise, Viall called himself “a joke,” but fans saw a new side of him on Bachelor In Paradise. But it turns out that Nick’s nice guy side may have been an act because several of the girls on his season of The Bachelor have wanted to quit the show from the beginning due to his behavior.
According to the In Touch source, the women even ganged up and turned on Nick Viall this season.
“Three out of the final four girls have been thinking about quitting the show since the beginning,” the insider revealed.
“Nick sheds many tears this season and it’s due to the fact that the girls pretty much turn on him. There will be explosive fights — and Nick will once again look like a fool.”
According to Us Weekly, longtime Bachelor host Chris Harrison is in Nick’s corner for his fourth try at reality TV love. In an interview with On With Mario Lopez, Harrison admitted that some fans have been reluctant to give Nick another chance, but he reiterated that Viall is “a good man.” But Harrison did confirm that tears will be flowing this season—and not just by Nick’s rejected women.
“He hit a little low point, as all of the Bachelors do,” Harrison said of Viall. “You kind of reach this emotional bottom where you get stripped down. If you know what a Mesnick is, I will let you know that he pulled a full Mesnick. There will be man tears on this season for sure.”
Nick Viall previously told People he’s frustrated by the fact that people know him as “the guy who professed his love for two women on national TV, only to realize that they probably weren’t the ones for me.”
Still, he reiterated that his intentions have been genuine all along.
“People meet people in lots of unique and crazy ways,” Viall told People. “[Going on The Bachelor] doesn’t mean I’m not genuine. Hopefully, people will form different opinions along the way.”
Fans can see Nick Viall in the starring role as The Bachelor when Season 21 premieres January 2, 2017, on ABC.
Take a look at the video below to see Nick Viall talking about his role on The Bachelor.
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