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!
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.