C.J.: Courtney Robertson seems to tell all about herself, "Bachelor”

  • Article by: C.J. , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 4, 2014 - 10:11 PM

Courtney Robertson thinks ABC’s “Bachelorette” Andi Dorfman may pick Josh Murray, the ex-baseball player.

Josh is geographically desirable; he lives in Georgia, too. But Andi seems so beguiled by Nick Viall, it makes me think the assistant prosecutor doesn’t have a smarmy-meter.

But is Josh or Nick the first name called in the rose ceremonies? Humm.

In Robertson’s book “I Didn’t Come Here to Make Friends: Confessions of a Reality Show Villain,” the woman “Bachelor” Ben Flajnik picked — but apparently wasn’t interested in long-term — claims that the first name called may be a clue about who’s leading the love pack.

Robertson’s book — part auto-bio and part behind-the-scenes look at this TV franchise — is very racy.

But during my startribune.com/video at the Mall of America before her recent book signing, she didn’t speak a single word that I couldn’t get into the newspaper — unlike that spicy book, which recounts a celebrity dating history that she said included Adrian Grenier, of “Entourage,” Jesse Metcalf, of “Desperate Housewives,” and race car driver Arie Luyendyk, Jr., one of “Bachelorette” Emily Maynard’s runners-up.


Q: Well, aren’t you courageous to write this book?

A: Thank you. Honestly, it was pretty stressful at times. I really struggled with should I do this? This is putting my whole life story out there. I just thought, if I could help one person, I’ll be happy.


Q: Who are you trying to help, people who want to go on the “Bachelor” and “Bachelorette”?

A: It’s the whole story of my life, my heartbreaks and all my breakups, my early modeling years. (She counts work for Target, in a career that has seen her book many print ads and commercials.) I think they’ll get a little fun, inside dish. I wanted to give them the scoop. [On] the show, I was America’s most hated, getting death threats. It was crazy. And I had this public breakup [with Ben]. I just wanted to share the whole story, ’cause I showed America [me] falling in love.


Q: Which were you more surprised that you had to endure to be on “The Bachelor”: a visit with the private investigator, the STD test or the psychological test?

A: It was the psychological test. The thousand questions. Multiple choice: If you were standing on a ledge. Apparently I passed. [Somebody who went over the test remarked:] You said you made bad decisions, when you were drunk once? Haven’t we all?


Q: I am guessing that an IQ test is not among the tests given to “Bachelor” and “Bachelorette” contestants?

A: No. I would love to take an IQ test.

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