"I'd rather go swimming in pee." - Bentley Williams on marrying Ashley Hebert
Bentley will not win this season - to learn who does, read The Bachelorette spoilers here - but he's generated almost all of the show's buzz so far.
With most bad boys on The Bachelorette, you either love 'em or love to hate 'em. With Bentley Williams, no one's even in the former category.
The 28-year-old divorcee from Utah is seemingly on the show just to straight up mind f%*k Ashley Hebert, who's obviously smitten with him.
It's sad, really. While past "villains" like Wes got a bad rap, Bentley Williams is in a league of his own, leading Ashley on and loving every second of it.
Obviously, this is The Bachelorette. You can't believe everything you see or take it at 100 percent face value. But this is no sabotage by editing here.
His direct quotes show a sleaze determined to not just mislead, but mock Ashley at every turn, and reveal a guy just going on the show for kicks.
How far will he make it? How does he leave? That will begin to play out on tonight's episode (again follow the link above for what we know so far).
For now, here's a little background on the shadiest contestant yet:Ashley Hebert may not realize Williams' motives, but the divorced father of Cozy is fooling none of his viewers. Not that he's really trying, of course.
"When I read the bios, my first favorite was Bentley," last season's Bachelor winner Emily Maynard recently said of Williams. "But then, yeah, ew!"
Bentley's ex-wife, Suzette Davis, is friendly with another of last season's Bachelor cast members, Michelle Money. She was the one who warned Hebert that Williams was only on the show to promote his business.
"I would want to know if I was in Ashley's situation," Money said.
So who is this dude? Williams now co-owns the Airborne Trampoline Arena in Draper, Utah. He graduated in 2007 from Brigham Young University before going on to New York University to receive his MBA.
Prior to his stint on the show, Williams logged long hours at Goldman Sachs and General Motors, among other companies. So he's clearly no fool.
Bentley and Suzette have a two-year-old daughter Cozette (a.k.a. "Cozy"), making his actions all the more devious. Way to be a role model, guy.