Thirty-year-old Courtney Robertson received the final rose on The Bachelor during season 16. However, she has now traded in that rose for a book deal with HarperCollins Publishers.
The book aims to release intimate details about Courtney’s behind-the-scenes involvement with the show. Her persona as a television vixen may have contributed to the title of the book, which will be called I Didn’t Come Here to Make Friends: Confessions of a Reality Show Villain.
Her relationship with Ben Flajnik, the show’s star, ended in October of 2012, after dating for less than a year. The following video shows a compilation of Courtney’s time during the show’s 2011 ABC season.
Courtney Robertson recently spoke with Us where she delved into her time on The Bachelor as well as her upcoming book.
Appearing on the popular television show might seem like a dream to most people; however, Courtney had to live through an unpleasant side of being so well-known. “Going on The Bachelor was the most amazing opportunity I’ve ever had but I did not have a fairy tale ending,” Courtney said before adding, “The girls hated me, my modeling career was destroyed and Ben and I had a tumultuous 11-month relationship that ultimately imploded. There are two sides to every story.”
So, why the sudden interest in reliving situations from the past? Courtney Robertson explained. “I wanted a chance to talk about what went down from my perspective, because I think there are a lot of misconceptions out there about me,” she said.
Should anyone affiliated with the show during Courtney’s stint with the program be concerned about potentially embarrassing details? Courtney has not been forthcoming about what type of specific details will definitely surface from the book, but she did give some indication.”Writing the book has been very cathartic. I’ve definitely learned a lot about myself and love! I think fans of the show are going to love it, it’s totally juicy and hilarious,” she said.
The following video shows Courtney introducing Ben Flajnik to her family.