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‘Bachelorette’ Villain Brayden Bowers Proves He’s a Villain By Saying He Doesn’t Think He’s a Villain

By Emma Chance | TV | August 17, 2023 |

By Emma Chance | TV | August 17, 2023 |


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The guy with the feather earrings from The Bachelorette, Brayden Bowers, doesn’t agree that he was the villain of the season, and furthermore, doesn’t think he needed to be redeemed on the “Men Tell All.”

“I think it was just being able to let them know where I was coming from and see where they’re coming from to just having a better understanding,” Bowers told Entertainment Tonight.

Bowers was inarguably the villain because there wasn’t much else going on in the show’s early episodes, frankly. Charity Lawson was digging him at first, and then he heard that she kissed one of the men for five minutes in front of a handful of the other men, and he freaked out, saying it made him doubt her character. But he didn’t say that to her face, so then someone else had to, ipso facto, drama. It all got too much for Lawson and she sent him home, then he stormed back in to apologize, and then she sent him home again.

“In my heart, I don’t feel like I’m a villain. It was cool to come in and be able to fix that, I guess. Maybe. Hopefully. Hopefully I don’t look like a villain here too,” he said, showing a level of self-doubt that actually…isn’t very villain-y. I don’t know. Maybe he just has bad taste in earrings.

Lawson, meanwhile, said that watching the season back compelled her to tell Bowers “that she gave him ‘a lot more grace’ than she should’ve.” Bowers agreed that she gave him grace and was grateful for it, but said: “She was giving me grace when we’re having our one-on-one time, but then when we’re back in the group setting, and then all of a sudden she hears all these things, and she’s coming up to me and it’s like now I’m on the defensive again.”

“I was honest with her the entire time,” he claimed. Charity agreed that he was honest but said that he used a different tone talking to her versus talking to the other men in the house when he was “really riled up.” If she had seen “that same energy” she might have sent him home sooner.

Well, we will definitely be seeing Brayden on Bachelor In Paradise, so this will probably not be the last we hear from him. Can’t wait to see what earrings he brings to Mexico.