By Mandi Bierly
May 24, 2011 at 05:50 PM EDT
Rick Rockwell/ABC

Let’s face it: It’s standard practice in all reality shows for producers not to reveal to contestants what is said in confessionals. But you may be wishing they would when the show is The Bachelorette, and there’s a guy like Bentley (pictured) openly admitting to the camera that, “Ashley’s a sweet girl, but there’s no question that Ashley doesn’t have the checklist that I’m looking for in a future wife. I can tell you right now it’s not gonna work. I, to be honest with you, could almost care less. Things could’ve turned out differently if the Bachelorette was Emily [Maynard]” and “I couldn’t give a [bleep] about her.” It’s tough to watch Ashley fall for the guy knowing from the “this season on The Bachelorette” promo embedded below that she’ll end up in the fetal position sobbing over him (or at least that’s what we’re led to believe). But then again, Ashley did get a warning from a franchise alum who’s friends with Bentley’s ex-wife claiming that he’s not on the show “for the right reasons” — and she chose not to ask him point blank about it because he’s hot. (Instead, she just asked him to always be honest with her and gave him a rose last, which, I’m guessing, hurt his pride enough to make him want to play her ever harder.) So, what’s your verdict? Vote in the poll below.

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