Talk about a heartbreaker!
In what was a shocking ending to a tumultuous season, on Monday's "Bachelor Pad" finale, an unlikely underdog took the entire $250,000 jackpot, leaving his partner broke and broken-hearted.
While "Bachelor Pad" champ Nick Peterson-- largely regarded as a floater in the game-- claimed he was just playing the game when he opted to keep the prize jackpot all to himself, his now-penniless partner, Rachel Truehart, had a few choice words for his actions.
"Are you [bleeping] kidding me?" Rachel screamed. " You're here because of me! You're a disgusting human being…You're a [bleeping] schmuck!"
"I'm a schmuck with $250,000," Nick agreed.
Like Peterson's actions or not, it was a wild ending to a tear-filled season that was chock full of backstabbing. But what do Peterson's "BP" peers have to say about the finale?
"Bachelor Pad" contestant Reid Rosenthal knows a thing or two about dirty game play. He campaigned against his show bro, Ed Swiderski, before he himself was unceremoniously eliminated from the show. As for the finale, Rosenthal tweeted: "I don't get what's wrong with these people. I said it all along. IT'S A GAME!!!! It's not the#bachelor, #bachelorette. It's Cruel Mansion."
Blakely Shea-- who left the finale with a Neil Lane engagement ring from partner Tony Pieper-- didn't hide her feelings regarding the show's outcome. She tweeted: "Justice was served tonight." But it wasn't a diss toward her good friend, Rachel Truehart. Blakeley was likely referring to the fact that her former partner, Chris Bukowski, lost out on the jackpot.
"Bachelor Pad" Season 2 winner, Michael Stagliano, broke Truehart's heart in another way. After engaging in a showmance with the banged beauty on the show, he broke things off with her when she started falling in love with him. Stag tweeted: "The words 'I'm sorry' never ever make it past the editing room for some reason, but I assure you they were said multiple times."
Show host Chris Harrison wrote on his Entertainment Weekly blog: "'Bachelor Pad' is a game…nobody in Rachel's alliance gave a damn about Nick. Nick was expendable and he was being used... So the question Nick faced was should he split the money with a woman he never had an alliance with, who didn't really respect him as far as the game goes, and didn't think he 'deserved' to be there or should he keep the entire amount for himself?"
"Bachelorette" villain Kalon McMahon pointed out that some of his fellow cast mates didn't really understand the true meaning of the word "deserve." McMahon tweeted a shout out to Peterson: "de·serve /dəˈzərv/ Verb Do something or have or show qualities worthy of (reward or punishment). Synonyms see@PeetysTraining Congrats."
And while winner Nick Peterson took quite a pummeling from Team Rachel fans in the aftermath of the shocking finale, the personal trainer took to Twitter to clarify one thing: "In regards to all of the comments from tonight: I went on Bachelor Pad 3 to play the game, not to find love or make friends.#BP3 #Winner"
In that regard, it was well played, Peety.
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