Courtney. For those who follow Reality Steve, I am going to disagree with his belief that Ben is madly in love with Courtney (ie just madly wants to have sex with her). I have very little doubt that Courtney is hired by the producers to play the Bitch and also provide Ben with a way to exit without actually choosing one of the real women there (Kacie, Nicki, Lindzi). This entire season she gotten exclusive access to Ben that no other woman was allowed, all of which is staged\scripted by the producers to give the show more drama. Do not believe for a moment that any of the women are free to sneak off and have secret hookups (ie skinny dipping) without it being OK'ed by the producers in advance, and all the women know that. And if, by chance, it were OK for any of the women to do whatever they wanted, the bachelor would be having an orgy with at least a half dozen woman the first night, and every night. And to get a head, they would would be doing more than flashing their boobs on prime time TV as Courtney did, they'd doing the same crap seen in hardcore porn videos. Not all the women would stoop so low, but Ben wouldn't need every single one in his bed at night, 1-2 would be enough. Sorry, the Courtney drama is faked and scripted. Even her home own date date was BS. Maybe her parents might have been in the dark, or maybe given just enough info to know their wasn't any true romance, and then through the magic of editing, it was made to seem more real than what actually happen. To me her home town date appeared scripted; I mean, come'on now, a fake wedding where they practice their vows, that truly was awful, and it was intentionally scripted to be awful. They've even done it before as a joke a few season ago on the Bachelette. If the producers wanted to make it truly romantic, we clearly have seen in the past that the show has the money and high production values to create some amazing (fantasy) romantic moments; this one was a big bad dud, like getting married by the justice of the peace. Surely no woman watching the show was swept of her feet by that one, nor was it intended to be either.
Kacie B. She and the other three women are real. Nothing fake about them, at least they not hired by the producers nor added because the producer's research found they had a personality flaw that would add a lot of drama. Kacie was sent home, maybe some what of a surprise because she was the hands down favorite to make it to the final rose ceremony. Then again, she maybe a future Bachelorette in training. I can only speculate why she was sent how after her home town date. It would appear that maybe in the next episode there might be an over night date or something sexual that's wasn't agreeable to Kacie plus Ben had decided that he would not propose to her anyway, thus to save her from further rejection, they let her go before getting to the point where she would refuse to get naked in bed with Ben, or worse she does accept an over night date (I think she would have) has sex with him, only to get the rejected further at the final rose. Imagine her parents reaction watching their daughter agree to have premarital sex on national TV, then have Ben reject her during the final rose episode. Man, in the South that's akin to saying to them: "I slept with your daughter which makes her a total slut that everyone throughout the South now knows she's nothing but a common whore" Overall, Ben never seemed interested in her beyond thinking she was a very nice girl, some one he'd like as a friend, but not marry. But, I also beleive that is how he feels about all the remaining woman. Basically he has no romantic interest in any of them. High probability she'll get an offer to be a future Bachelorette, or god forbid, appear on the the truly god awful Bachelor Pad, where wannabe reality celberties are willing to have sex on a major prime time reality show. Let's hope Kacie does not stoop that low in her attempt to break free from her parents and live her own life. Bachelor Pad is not the place to do it.
Lindzi. Nice person, but I think its pretty clear she loves horses more than Ben, and he knows it. Whenever she does get married, its going to be to some guy that loves horses too. That, or she becomes an old maid that everyone comes to know as "The Crazy Horse Lady" that once was on the Bachelor.
Nicki. Another woman Ben would like as a friend, but never would marry. Both her and Lendzi, and even Kacie B, hardly got any air time for the audience to get a sense of their personality and relationship with Ben; clearly a lot of stuff happened that never made it on the show. These three woman truly appeared be in love with Ben, but they were were mostly background characters in show that was highly dominated by Courtney bitching about them. And even when Courtney was bitching, she was ranting about stuff we never saw. Country was bitching about how they were spending so much time with Ben, and she wasn't. When? we never got to see much of it. Its hard to talk about any of them with much detail because they got so little air time.
And by the way, when Courtney flashed her boobs (last episode), do you think it was for Ben? Nope, more like flashing her boobs as a message to the publishers of Playboy saying "Give me call".