Nick Peterson Screwing Over Rachel Trueheart on Bachelor Pad: Right or Wrong?

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Nick Peterson absolutely stunned fans and co-stars alike with his decision to keep all the money for himself on the Bachelor Pad season finale last night.

Leaving Rachel Trueheart both brokenhearted and broke, Nick's controversial move proved that not everything in the Bachelor universe is totally contrived.

It's impossible not to feel bad for Rachel, who was already reeling, having developed real feelings for co-star Michael Stagliano that were not reciprocated.

At least she would win $125,000 at the end of her Bachelor Pad ordeal, though ... or so she thought. The often-overlooked Nick Peterson had other ideas.

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With his decidedly undiplomatic attitude after the fact, Nick probably didn't handle the situation as well as he could have Monday night. But this is still a game.

On merit, Peterson pulled off one of the all-time reality TV coups, outlasting a partner (and cast in general) that didn't think he "deserved" to be there.

Nobody in Rachel’s alliance gave a $h!t about Nick Peterson, who they considered a pawn, and who and planned on voting off as soon as they needed to.

This is fact. However lucky he was to float through the game as long as he did - and to gain a legit shot when Michael was booted - he seized the chance.

So there he was last night, with the option of splitting the cash with a partner who never liked him, or to roll the dice and go for broke. $250,000 or $0.

He went for it, and won it. Rachel was stunned; their fellow cast members even more so. Sure, it was brutal, but the option is in play because it's a game.

Chris Bukowski probably would've done it, too, had he not burned so many bridges. It's a competition first and a dating show second. People forget this.

On the flip side, though, didn't Nick feel slightly bad? He'd have made a cute girl happy as opposed to miserable, and $125,000 is still a lot. Selfish? Mean?

What do you think? Do you fault Nick? Tell us in the poll below.

Nick Peterson's Bachelor Pad cash grab ...


Way to go Nick. He owed NOTHING to anyone and made a great decision! Just because Rachel moped around the house, was louder, and has the looks everyone approved of doesn't make her deserving of the money. Her head was barely in the game, if anything she was a burden to Nick. She had only made it as far as she had because of Michael, but she didn't win any competitions, she didn't have any strengths besides looks and a loose mouth. Congratulations Nick!


Sprry but i think this guy Nick is the biggest asshole to ever have been born. Just who the hell does he think he is? He has absolute NO CLASS. I totally can't stand the guy. Let him spend all his money, but he'll be all alone doing it. HOW SAD>>>>>YUKKKKKKKKKKKKK


Like I said to someone today that money carries negative energy for Nick. He will always be remembered as the guy with no class. If he made a promise to share the money that goes beyond game play. He is capable of lying to anyone for his own gain. I feel sorry for him he did not win this money he stole it............


so not only is Nick ugly but a selfish pig too! Karma will get him and I expect many decent girls will shy away from him. If he finds someone it will only be until the money runs out. Oh wait, does he even like women?


Way to go Nick!!! You deserved the money and the fact you were deemed expendable by Rachel, Ed and others in the alliance just goes to show how right you were in keeping the money!!! It a game first and people need to remember that-period!!! I'm a gay guy who would love to see a gay version of "Bachelor Pad" someday, maybe on HBO or something! Anyway, Nick, your a gorgeous guy and I wish you the best!!!


Absolutely Nick should have taken all the money. All thru the show he was being ignored by them all to the point of rudeness. As for Rachel, she didn't want to be there, she didn't want to be his partner, she whined and cried to Michael on the phone all the time. Nick played the game; he played it good, he played it cool, and he is a nice guy. Pity no one took the time to be pleasant. Good on ya mate - no one deserved it more. As for Chris....what goes around, comes around. Karma!!


All these people showing support for Nick and saying "its a game" are sheep who cant think for themselves and are just repeating what other contestants said on the show. Let me ask you, is the money real money or is it fake game money like monopoly? The money is real so please use another argument for your supporting the decision than "it's a game". Real money = real ife. Nick should have been kissing Rachel's ass for carrying him to the final. If I were him I would be thanking her for basically giving him $125K. Without her he would not have gotten to the final four and certainly not have won the contestant vote if not for her...they were voting for Rachel and Nick was a throw can any reasonable person not see this and conclude Nick is an asshole?


oh no please ! not Rachel for the Bachelorette I could not watch it ugh!


Nick you are a sorry dog


She was wineing and wanted to go home. He played the game up to the end and then he won. Good for him she was nieve even lost it with Michael she was not into the game enough to win, he was. Good luck and great game!!!