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 Marines.”

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”?

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.”

As Bachelor 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?

Meghan Carlson

Senior Writer, BuddyTV

Meghan hails from Walla Walla, WA, the proud home of the world’s best sweet onions and Adam West, the original Batman. An avid grammarian and over-analyzer, you can usually find her thinking too hard about plot devices in favorites like The OfficeIt’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and How I Met Your Mother. In her spare time, Meghan enjoys drawing, shopping, trying to be funny (and often failing), and not understanding the whole Twilight thing. She’s got a BA in English and Studio Art from Whitman College, which makes her a professional arguer, daydreamer, and doodler.