Ali Fedotowsky on 'Bachelor' skinny-dip: 'Most men would have done it'
Published Feb 1 2012, 15:09 GMT
By Lara Martin
Ali Fedotowsky has shared her thoughts on The Bachelor
's skinny-dipping incident during her most recent blog for Ladies' Home Journal
This week's episode of The Bachelor
saw model Courtney Robertson inviting Ben Flajnik
to join her for a skinny-dip in the Puerto Rican ocean early in the episode and later sneaking away from the other women to reiterate the offer
, successfully tempting him into joining her.
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Courtney privately admitted that she knew the other women wouldn't be happy if they found out, while Flajnik said he felt "crappy" about the situation because he'd promised to be open with the women and there were still other relationships that he wanted to explore.
In her Ladies' Home Journal
blog (which can be read in full here
), former Bachelorette
star Fedotowsky said: "Courtney knew exactly what she was doing by putting the idea into Ben's head early on. (Plus, I think she saw the chemistry between Kacie B and Ben and wanted to put a stop to it immediately.)"
Fedotowsky went on to say that as a single man Flajnik would probably have found it hard to resist an offer of skinny-dipping with a model, adding: "Does that mean all men out there would do this? Of course not. I'm just saying that most men would have a hard time saying no to this especially since Ben is super into Courtney."
Fedotowsky added: "I don't think Ben would have done it with just any girl, and Courtney is a frontrunner so he decided to take advantage of the opportunity to get closer (uh, real close) to her. Would I have done it? Absolutely not. But that's just me."Flajnik also addressed the skinny-dipping in his weekly blog for People magazine
, reflecting Fedotowsky's comments about most men being unable to resist such an offer.
"It's odd to date more than one woman and in order to do so, you have to try to treat each one individually. If I were in Puerto Rico with a beautiful woman I was dating and she wanted to skinny dip, I would be a fool to decline. I treated this situation the same way," he said.
"I will admit that at the time I wasn't thinking of the other women and how it would make them feel, and I'm sorry for that, but I can't blame Courtney for going out of her way to spend more time with me - that's why we are all here."
host Chris Harrison also suggested in his Entertainment Weekly blog that whatever viewers think of Courtney she should at least be given credit
for doing whatever it takes to gain time with Flajnik.
This week's episode saw Flajnik choosing to send home both Jennifer and Elyse. Jennifer exited after failing to receive a rose at the rose ceremony, while Elyse departed the show after Flajnik chose not to give her a rose on their one-on-one date.The Bachelor airs Mondays at 8/7c on ABC