Things got really spicy on the latest episode of The Bachelor when three of the women were eliminated. (Well, two were eliminated. One decided to leave.) Among the contestants given the chop was Katie, who, despite a strong start, never really had a chance to connect with Colton due to the fact that never got a much-needed one-on-one date with the bachelor. While she wasn’t the only woman to leave the competition this week, thanks to Katie's comment about Colton's body language on The Bachelor, her’s was definitely the most intriguing departure.
What Katie was referring to was their previous conversation, during which she opened up to Colton about her concern that she was being misunderstood due to her difficulty with opening up and being vulnerable about her emotions. “It's just hard,” Katie said. “I don't like to show the bad. Sometimes it's even hard to show when I'm super happy because I don't want it to just get taken away. So, I think sometimes I'm just like, on this level, really like monotone, and I think my biggest fear is just like, you misunderstanding and not being able to like, read where I'm at. It's just hard I guess, and I don't want you to think that I'm holding back. I would hate to go home with you thinking that I didn't try." Colton acknowledged that he could see she was trying, but ultimately it wasn’t enough, and Katie was cut. Later when they were saying their final goodbyes, Katie told Colton she could see the writing on the wall in his body language. This admission made me wonder what exactly she was picking up that viewers like me may have missed. So, I reached out to Traci Brown, body language expert and author of Persuasion Point: Body Language and Speech for Influence, to ask what she saw in Colton’s body language during that fateful conversation — and if Katie was right. Here is what Brown had to say.