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Affleck's amazingly self-deprecating appearance on SNL

I am a sucker for brilliant image repair moves. One of my favorites is certainly Ben Affleck’s LOL-inducing, post-“Bennifer” appearance on Saturday Night Live in the early 2000s. Classic.

Well, last night was another brilliant move by a man who had been a villain to every single woman that I know – Wes from the Bachelorette.

Just a few months ago, he was public enemy number one after romancing fan-favorite Bachelorette Jillian only to be found out as having a girlfriend and joining the show to simply promote his music career.

Cut to the past month and Wes’ participation on Bachelor spin-off “The Bachelor Pad.” He cracked jokes. He was friendly. He fell in love with Gia, only to learn she had a boyfriend. He was voted off, and I was actually disappointed!

Wes, Gia and one heck of an image repair

And then last night – not only did he get an ovation from the all-female crowd when he sat in on the season finale, but he managed to get a kiss from his dream girl Gia – now single – and even told the crowd that winning the $250K Bachelor Pad prize was nothing as Gia was worth far more…

Oh how the tables have turned.

So, I admit it. I am a sucker. But, a sucker who requires a good image repair plan – plans as good as my ole public relations plans, as a matter of fact.

Okay, let’s hear it – talk to me about the Wes, other contestants or general thoughts on folks who have hit homeruns in the image repair department. Comment below.

Oh, Jeff and Ali – you best be commenting!

Abbie S. Fink
Abbie S. Fink
Vice President/General Manager Abbie has been doing public relations her whole life…from organizing a picket line in 6th grade to organizing client communications today. She’s passionate about a lot of things, you’ll see. Check out Abbie's full bio


  1. Ali says:

    I actually kinda fell in love with him on the “Bachelor Pad!” He really went from d-bag creep to melt-your-heart cheeseball! Do you think him & Gia will stay together? Such an odd couple. Loved it when everyone sang along with his song — they actually knew the words!?

    Do you think David Hasselhoff has done an image repair?

  2. hmatime says:

    I think I actually knew most of the words since it is about the 500th time I have heard it performed! HA!

    As for the Hoff, he is missing the main thing that helps in an image repair – any sense of reality! But, he is the Hoff so he doesn’t seem to mind that some folks are laughing with him while most folks are laughing AT him. He seems ot just love the laughter!

  3. Jeff says:

    Wes came off much better on Bachelor Pad than on his season of Bachelorette, and genuinely connected with Gia, but I can’t help but think this was all by design after the debacle of his Bachelorette season. He showed that for him, it really wasn’t about the money, but making a true connection (and rehabbing his image). Mission accomplished.

    Should I even mention that I still have this episode on my DVR, unwatched. If it were anyone else, I’d be upset about the spoiler, but Alison, I can never be mad at you… 🙂

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