The latest edition of Us Weekly
magazine puts Bachelor
Jake Pavelka and his final four ladies at center stage, and claims to spill all their "dirty secrets," including a claim that Vienna Girardi, the season's villian, "withdrew her ex-husband Josh Riley's last $5,000
from his bank account
to pay for breast implants while he was deployed in Iraq with the
And yet, says Bachelor
host Chris Harrison in the same edition, "She is not a villain. She is really not. She is a sweet girl. Jake loves her, I love her.[...] she is a very soft, gentle, loving woman."
Riddle me this, Chris: if Vienna's not a villain, why did your show's latest promo come out and call the girl "pure evil"?
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Just last week, Chris Harrison was on Ellen
telling her that Vienna really was a bad egg, saying "every time there was an olive branch extended [from another woman on the show], she would rip it apart."
Despite Harrison's backtracking, these latest claims about Vienna's troubled past only seem to reinforce her persona on the show as a superficial, spoiled "daddy's girl." Us
spoke to Vienna's ex-mother-in-law Gale, who told the mag, "She took every bit of his money. I know that boob job was the first thing she had done."
Gale also told the magazine that when Riley returned from his tour of duty in Iraq, Vienna "had locked his
belongings in storage and would not tell us where they were."
viewers will recall, during her group date in episode 2 Vienna told Jake that she had eloped at a young age, claiming she rushed into it to get revenge on her high school sweetheart.
Riley had a different story to tell. He and Girardi were married for just 10 months, until, he told Us
, he discovered that "she slept with one
of my buddies I was deployed with ... I'm 99 percent sure she cheated
on me." Added Riley, "Marrying her was a mistake."
What do you make of all these claims about Vienna's character?