January 17, 2012 07:29 AM by Lisa Princ
Last night on The Bachelor on ABC, Shawntel Newton showed up to shake things up for Ben Flajnik and the bachelorettes. Despite her massive crush on Ben, Shawntel was not given a rose last night, but was sent packing instead. After the show, Ben Flajnik explained why he chose not to give Shawntel Newton a rose last night. Read on to find out why!
Ben Flajnik may have been flattered by Shawntel Newton’s appearance on The Bachelor last night, but it seemed as though she went through all that trouble for nothing as the stunning brunette did not get a rose. In Ben Flajnik’s most recent blog post on People.com, Ben reveals that he did feel a connection with Shawntel, but her timing was wrong as he wrote: “I knew if I kept Shawntel around I would lose all the credibility I had built with these women and it wouldn’t be easy to dig myself out of that hole.”
Ben Flajnik was also shocked to see how mean some of the bachelorettes were to Shawntel, despite her bold move to show up there. Ben added: “If Shawntel had started the journey with the rest of the women it might have been different. But I was already so happy with the group of women that I had that I wasn’t about to jeopardize the rest of my experience in trying to find love.” For more on Ben Flajnik’s thoughts about last night’s episode, check out Ben Flajnik’s blog on People.com.
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