How do you resolve an issue like Victoria? Matt James could be the star of season 25 of The Bachelor, however Victoria Larson is stealing the present as a self-proclaimed queen — and Mike Johnson is breaking down the series’ new “villain” on Us Weekly’s “Here for the Right Reasons” podcast.
“Typically I feel purely being on TV makes you act wild for no rattling cause,” the season 15 Bachelorette alum dished. “I feel that you just see a digital camera 10 ft in entrance of you. You’re like, ‘I gotta do that.’”
Victoria, 28, has triggered a stir on social media since she arrived throughout the January four premiere in a tiara. Throughout the Monday, January 11, episode, she made it clear to the other women that she wasn’t there to make friends — and she or he ended up sleeping on the sofa after a feud with roommate Marylynn Sienna.
“After I consider the identify Victoria I consider royalty. And I do consider a queen, proper? It’s a regal identify. But when royalty is the identify that you just’re going for, effectively, we obtained to do some work,” Mike stated on the podcast, calling Victoria’s conduct “intense.”
Whereas Victoria is fighting the opposite ladies, she has developed a reference to Matt, 29. Throughout Monday’s episode, the well being coach opened as much as the Wake Forest alum about her wrestle with physique picture — a second that some viewers suppose she ruined by bragging about her one-on-one time with Matt to the opposite contestants afterward.
“[Bachelor] viewers which can be watching again residence, like, no matter bodily and/or incapacity and/or traits you might have we resonate with, proper? So, Victoria has so many followers already as a result of they resonate together with her for one cause or one other. After which she says one thing loopy,” Mike stated of the second. “It’s, like, I hate to say that is sort of like Kanye West — typically he’s superb. Then he says one thing and it’s like, ‘Bro, why did you simply mess all of it up?’ … We wish to love them so arduous. After which they maintain doing one thing that’s sort of loopy.”
Matt, for his half, praised Victoria throughout an look on Jimmy Kimmel Reside! after the premiere.
“To be trustworthy with you, I appreciated all the things about Victoria’s entrance and who she was, as a result of no matter it’s good to do to face out, she did it. And I remembered her identify and it was lighthearted and it made me, it broke the ice, you already know,” he informed Jimmy Kimmel. “It’s such a tense scenario and I used to be nervous after which when she comes out with all the things that she is, it simply, you already know, it put a smile on my face, and it introduced much less rigidity to the night time.”
“I feel that the query is … why is she that approach?” he stated on “Viall Recordsdata” on Tuesday, January 12. “There’s all the time a narrative for a way any individual turned that approach. … I don’t know that you just’ll study extra now on The Bachelor, however I’m very inquisitive about it, so possibly it’s one thing we’ll have Chris [Harrison] ask about or on Paradise. … I don’t suppose individuals are simply born this manner. … She has a approach of coping with ladies that’s fascinating.”
The Bachelor airs on ABC Mondays at eight p.m. ET.
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