How do you remedy an issue like Victoria? Matt James could be the star of season 25 of The Bachelor, however Victoria Larson is stealing the show as a self-proclaimed queen — and Mike Johnson is breaking down the collection’ new “villain” on Us Weekly’s “Here for the Right Reasons” podcast.
“Sometimes I feel purely being on TV makes you act wild for no rattling purpose,” the season 15 Bachelorette alum dished. “I feel that you simply see a digital camera 10 toes in entrance of you. You’re like, ‘I gotta do that.'”
Victoria, 28, has prompted a stir on social media since she arrived through the January 4 premiere in a tiara. During the Monday, January 11, episode, she made it clear to the opposite girls that she wasn’t there to make buddies — and she or he ended up sleeping on the sofa after a feud with roommate Marylynn Sienna.
“When I consider the identify Victoria I consider royalty. And I do consider a queen, proper? It’s a regal identify. But if royalty is the identify that you are going for, nicely, we received to do some work,” Mike stated on the podcast, calling Victoria’s conduct “intense.”
While Victoria is scuffling with the opposite girls, she has developed a reference to Matt, 29. During Monday’s episode, the well being coach opened up to the Wake Forest alum about her wrestle with physique picture — a second that some viewers assume she ruined by bragging about her one-on-one time with Matt to the opposite contestants afterward.
“[Bachelor] viewers which are watching again residence, like, no matter bodily and/or incapacity and/or traits you have got we resonate with, proper? So, Victoria has so many followers already as a result of they resonate together with her for one purpose or one other. And then she says one thing loopy,” Mike stated of the second. “It’s, like, I hate to say that is form of like Kanye West — generally he is wonderful. Then he says one thing and it is like, ‘Bro, why did you simply mess all of it up?’ … We need to love them so laborious. And then they hold doing one thing that is form of loopy.”
Matt, for his half, praised Victoria throughout an look on Jimmy Kimmel Live! after the premiere.
“To be sincere with you, I appreciated every thing about Victoria’s entrance and who she was, as a result of no matter you want to do to stand out, she did it. And I remembered her identify and it was lighthearted and it made me, it broke the ice, you realize,” he advised Jimmy Kimmel. “It’s such a tense state of affairs and I used to be nervous after which when she comes out with every thing that she is, it simply, you realize, it put a smile on my face, and it introduced much less rigidity to the night time.”
ABC government Robert Mills, in the meantime, advised Nick Viall that he additionally thinks there’s extra to Victoria.
“I feel that the query is … why is she that approach?” he stated on “Viall Files” on Tuesday, January 12. “There’s all the time a narrative for a way anyone grew to become that approach. … I do not know that you’re going to study extra now on The Bachelor, however I’m very interested in it, so possibly it is one thing we’ll have Chris [Harrison] ask about or on Paradise. … I do not assume individuals are simply born this manner. … She has a approach of coping with girls that’s fascinating.”
The Bachelor airs on ABC Mondays at 8 p.m. ET.
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