Shanae Ankney was the most hated contestant on season 26 of The Bachelor.
The newest villain, who was famous for bullying co contestants, returned on social media to try and explain her side of things. She had deleted her Instagram a few weeks ago as she couldn’t seem to handle all the heat from the Bachelor Nation.
Here’s what she wrote:
“Woah! What a wild ride it’s been. Yesterday I had the opportunity to spend the day with my dad, my first love, and I’m so thankful for this special relationship in my life. As we were making donuts and hauling a$$, I took some time to reflect on this journey of a lifetime.”
“I want to thank all of ‘my homies at home and my family for supporting me through this journey.”
“For those of you who don’t know me, I wanted to share a few things. If you choose to judge me on the five hours of footage you’ve watched, I’m sad you didn’t get a look into the real me. And if you were so quick to say you would never be ‘so mean to someone’ while simultaneously sending me hateful messages so ugly I wouldn’t repost – that doesn’t make you better than me. My realness isn’t for everyone – real never makes everyone happy. I made a promise to myself a long time ago that my heart won’t ever be guided by anyone else but me.”
“There are big things in store, and for now, I’m just going to eat shrimp and continue to be my authentic self.”
“Clayton, good luck to you, and I hope you find what your heart is looking for. It was an honor to be part of your journey,” she concluded.
What do you think about her statement?