‘The Bachelor’: Alum Says Madison Prewett ‘Played Herself’ on Peter Weber’s Season
The current season of The Bachelor (the franchise’s 24th) has had so few heroes. This season, fans of the show craved normalcy and emotional intelligence from a crew of contestants who seemed more unlikable than ever. Madison Prewett is one of the rare level-headed ones among the Bachelor cast. But in the last few weeks, Prewett has been getting more heat for how she handled her personal decision. On a recent episode, she told the Bachelor lead, Peter Weber, that she might not be okay with him sleeping with the other remaining contestants during their Fantasy Suite dates. Due to her strong Christian faith, she has decided to wait until marriage to take that intimate step. On Chatty Broads, a podcast run by a Bachelor alum, Bekah Martinez, and her co-host Jess Ambrose, they discussed how Prewett’s plan might have backfired on her.
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On Chatty Broads, the two Bachelor superfans discussed the frontrunner’s journey of love. Prewett made it seem like the conversation she had at the airplane hangar with Weber (after the rose ceremony) was very clear. However, the to viewers, it wasn’t totally obvious if Prewett would leave the show entirely if Weber spent the night with the two other contestants–or if she would just be upset about it.
Ambrose remarks that later, “when … Peter does it and she’s angry at him, I’m a little bit like, ‘well … you told him that you didn’t want him to do it, but it wasn’t clear that you were going to leave.”
“It’s a catch-22,” Martinez says. “If you’re gonna say, ‘I’m gonna leave’ … it’s kinda like, ‘well, you’re putting me a position … I might have to say bye to you right now.'”
The Bachelor alum predicts that Prewett was just playing it safe.
“I think she was perceiving … that if she gave a hard, ‘I’m going to leave,'” Weber might have said, “‘well, then see yourself out right now.'”
“Totally!” Ambrose replied. “[Weber] even said … that he doesn’t think it’s fair to the other relationships … He’s like, ‘I want you to know how much you mean to me, but at the same time, they do too.'”
In the end, Weber doesn’t give Prewett the response she wants.
“[Weber] sort of makes it clear, ‘look you’ve got your values and I have mine,'” Martinez says. She then has the realization that Prewett’s whole plan might have backfired.
“Ooh, she played herself,” Martinez jokes. “She accidentally put herself in a position where … at the end, she’s kinda like, ‘f*ck.'”
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“Again and again throughout this episode,” Ambrose explained she was thinking about Prewett, “‘why did you come on the show?’ That what was just in the back in my head the entire time.”
While the podcaster appreciated the way the Alabama native handled certain topics, it didn’t all line up for Ambrose. She admitted she had “mixed emotions,” but “what kept echoing was, ‘how did you end up on this show?'”
“What were you expecting?” Martinez asked of Prewett.
“That’s my thing,” Ambrose replied. “Especially when we hear her say to Peter, ‘I made sacrifices,'” and talked about how difficult it was to see him kissing other girls.
“I’m like, ‘dude, have you ever seen the show before?'” Ambrose said.
“Right, and … he didn’t ask you to make those sacrifices,” Martinez agreed. “If you weren’t comfortable with him kissing other people, you probably shouldn’t have started dated him in this environment in the first place.”
“You know that you’re literally dating a guy that’s dating thirty other people,” Ambrose said of the bachelor. And, to Prewett: “I don’t understand what you thought was gonna happen.”
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“We say it over and over, but you’re going on the season with a guy who’s known for f*cking in the windmill,” Ambrose continued. “And all I could think about was … was she there for someone else?”
But the only person that would’ve made sense, the hosts discussed, would be Luke Parker from Hannah Brown’s season of The Bachelorette.
“I find that hard to believe,” Martinez said.
“Same,” Ambrose agreed, “because who would’ve watched the show and thought Luke was going to be the bachelor?”
“She would’ve had more luck just sliding in his DMs,” Martinez joked. “They’re practically neighbors.”
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Maybe it took Prewett a while to see Weber as her husband, Martinez suggested.
Ambrose continued on her confusion surrounding Prewett:
I’m baffled the whole time, just not understanding what she thought was gonna happen. Unless she was like, ‘I’m gonna get to the solid number top six and have a shot at Bachelorette and I didn’t think I was gonna end up here. I didn’t think I was gonna have feelings for this guy.’
“She didn’t seem to really have a plan,” Martinez said.
The Chatty Broads hosts also discussed how odd it was that other contestants on The Bachelor Season 24 seemed to know about Madison’s choice to stay celibate until marriage, but Pilot Pete didn’t know until it got to Top 3.
“We haven’t … seen, I think, on the show ever, someone hold onto that this far into the game.”
Whatever happens for Prewett and Weber on this season of The Bachelor, we just hope for more drama.