“I went into the show looking for the money,” says Bachelor Pad season three winner Nick Peterson, who raised eyebrows this week when he kept 100 percent of the show’s $250,000 grand prize, leaving partner Rachel Truehart without a dime to show for her part on the TV romance.
Peterson tells Okmagazine.com his “main focus” was to win cash, not companionship, on the ABC show, as “The Bachelor is for finding love.
“That’s what [Bachelor Pad] is for … the money.”
Peterson said being the first person to keep all of the money in the history of the spin-off “is pretty awesome!
“I didn’t plan it that way though, as my original plan was to share, until I saw the episodes of [Rachel] saying she didn’t want to be my partner and all that…I saw the things she said about me behind my back, and I believe that justified me keeping the money.”
Peterson said the feedback he received from his reality TV peers in regards to his greedy gambit was overwhelmingly positive.
“Actually, a lot of the Bachelor family, and some of the biggest names, sent me private messages saying they loved it. Seeing [host] Chris Harrison back me up too in his blog was good to hear.”
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