A Major 'Bachelor' Villain Was Finally Sent Home & Twitter Is Thriving
Matt James' season of The Bachelor has already been filled with drama, and a lot of the onscreen controversy involved Season 25's resident "royal," Victoria Larson. She's caused a stir each episode, from stealing Catalina Morales' pageant crown to helping spread rumors about new contestant Brittany Galvin being an escort. But after the other girls opened up to him about Victoria's bullying, Matt finally decided to send her packing during the Feb. 1 episode. Now that she's gone, Victoria Larson's Bachelor elimination has Twitter buzzing.
Ever since she showed up on Night 1 in a literal tiara explained her name is "Victoria, like the queen" during her limo entrance, the contestant has made it clear she wasn't there to make friends. But during Episode 5, Matt finally learned the truth about how she'd been treating her fellow contestants, from calling Ryan a "ho" for being a dancer to shading the new arrivals from Episode 4.
"Through all the antics, I thought Victoria had a big heart, but there's no excuse for that type of behavior," he told the camera. Although the season's royal pain refused to own up to her actions, her reign officially ended when Matt didn't give her a rose at the episode's rose ceremony.
Victoria predictably didn't take the elimination well. "I'm upset because I know I didn't do anything wrong," she told the camera, adding, "He is not my king, and I am still a queen. Yeah Matt, I feel sorry for your choices."
She went on to say that she "brought so many people joy," and even made a proclamation about her future dating life. "I'm never dating another Matt as long as I live, ever," Victoria concluded. "I hate that name now."
Many viewers had strong feelings about finally seeing the onscreen villain go, and quickly took to Twitter to express all their feelings.
But Victoria wasn't the only contestant viewers were happy to say goodbye to during the episode. She and Anna Redman both got a "mean girl" reputation throughout the past few episodes, so many fans were shook (largely in a good way) when Matt sent both women home just minutes apart.
Queen Victoria may be gone, but if MJ and Jessenia's confrontation later on in the episode is any indication, the drama of Matt's season is far from over.
Season 25 of The Bachelor continues Monday, Feb. 8, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.