'The Bachelor' Courtney's 'winning' catchphrase worrisome, says host
Published Jan 31 2012, 13:51 GMT | By Lara Martin The Bachelor
host Chris Harrison has suggested that Courtney Robertson
's "winning" catchphrase is becoming "worrisome".
The model has adopted Charlie Sheen's catchphrase on the current season of The Bachelor
as she attempts to win the affections of Ben Flajnik, most recently using it on Monday night's episode when she successfully convinced Flajnik to join her skinny-dipping.
Courtney turned up at Flajnik's doorstep after his one-on-one date with Elyse, clutching a bottle of wine, in order to reiterate an earlier invitation to privately skinny dip with her in the Puerto Rican ocean
Afterwards, she said: "I'm scared that the girls when they find out will hate me for ever and ever and ever, but that's not what I'm here for. They'll live. I feel like I have enough friends. I feel like I'm winning."
Writing in his Entertainment Weekly
blog (which you can read in full here
), host Harrison said: "I wonder if the things Courtney does would upset everybody as much if she didn't follow it up with some of the stuff she says.
"When she was going to see Ben she said, 'I don't know if he's ever skinny dipped with a model before'. Then when the good times were over she said, 'I feel like I'm winning'. Now, beyond the fact that the whole 'winning' thing wasn't very cute or funny when a messed-up Charlie Sheen said it, the fact that she keeps saying she's winning is worrisome."
Harrison also said that it was up to viewers to form their own opinion on Courtney's behaviour, but suggested she should at least be given credit for the fact she'll do anything to spend time with Flajnik.
Winemaker Flajnik seemed to regret his skinny-dipping adventure later in the episode, saying that he felt "crappy" because there were other women that he wanted to explore his relationships with and he owed it to them to be open.
Courtney remained relatively tight-lipped about what had happened during the cocktail party, although she did initiate a conversation about skinny-dipping by announcing out of the blue that she enjoyed being in her "birthday suit".
This week's episode saw Flajnik sending home another two women: Jennifer and Elyse. > The Bachelor recap: Skinny-dipping in Puerto Rico and two girls exit> Read Digital Spy's full The Bachelor headlines
Elyse failed to receive the date rose during her one-on-one date with Flajnik, when he decided that he had already formed stronger relationships with the other women and Elyse couldn't catch up.
She said: "This sucks. I really thought something was there. I had so much fun with him tonight and tried to open up as much as I could on the date. I didn't take it for granted and I was so excited to be here. This hurts."
Jennifer was sent home at the rose ceremony. She later said: "I thought tonight went well so I don't know, I guess I just wonder what I did wrong. I think being loved is one of the greatest things in the world, caring so much about a person and then them breaking your heart. I want to be loved and I want to love someone back."
Next week's episode will see Flajnik and his remaining women travelling to Panama City, Panama.The Bachelor
airs Mondays at 8/7c on ABC.