Demi Burnett established herself early on this season as one of The Bachelor‘s most controversial contestants. Her attitude toward the “older” women on the show—any woman over 27, that is—was not well-received, nor was that “Fantasy Closet” stunt she pulled at the expense of Tracy’s time with Colton.
Her boldness, though, shouldn’t have come as a surprise to viewers. Her first statement to Colton when she exited the limo on night one was out there, to say the least. “I haven’t dated a virgin since I was 12 but looking forward to giving it another shot,” she said to him, who’s only response was, “Boy, I’m in trouble.” She was also quite open about her family: Her mother, at the time the show premiered, was in prison for embezzlement and only a short time away from release.
But ultimately, Demi’s journey was short-lived on the show. After telling Colton she was falling in love, he realized he wasn’t feeling the same way and sent her home. It’s been quite the ride for the 23-year-old Texas native, who says she doesn’t even remember signing up for The Bachelor in the first place. “I think me and my girlfriends were having wine one night, and we got on [the site]. I didn’t think anything would ever come of it, but it did. So that was very exciting,” she tells Glamour.