There's A Surprising Reason Why Victoria Larson Was Chosen For The Bachelor

"Queen" Victoria Larson has proven to be one of the most controversial figures in Matt James's Bachelor season. Aside from describing herself as royalty, she created drama with cast-members including Marylynn Sienna, who was sent home in the second week of the competition as a result. Larson defended her behavior during an appearance on Good Morning Americainsisting, "I'm not a bully, I'm really not." Fortunes turned in her favor, however, following a body-shaming incident. 


As Us Weekly reports, a friend of James's was caught out on video disparaging Larson's figure. Not one to hold her tongue, the Bachelor star responded, "Cute.... I love my body." She followed it up with a bunch of stunning shots of her rocking a black bikini. Regardless of where Larson places on the show, her star power is undeniable. The reason she landed on The Bachelor in the first place, however, may surprise you.  

Nobody could deny Queen Victoria's star power

In a wide-ranging interview with VarietyRob Mills, who oversees the Bachelor franchise for ABC, spilled juicy secrets about the current season. When it came to Larson, he advised she "was great in casting and certainly had a point of view that was interesting." Although he acknowledged she may be being kept around as good TV, Mills noted if James doesn't see himself with Larson, he will have to say goodbye to her eventually. However, he also argued, "I don't think there is anybody that Victoria is taking the place of that Matt would say, 'Oh my gosh, my future wife just walked out the door.'"  


Larson has certainly been stirring the pot, and Mills admitted that certain characters are cast for that purpose. As he explained, "You can't have people who are not going to do really anything and will just be wallflowers." In the Bachelor environment, a personality like Larson's works well. Still, Mills argued that James is attracted to "a woman who is her own woman and who is strong-willed," which certainly describes Larson. Some women are cast as potential good fits for the leading man, some are cast to keep things interesting. When it comes to Queen Victoria, it appears she ticked both boxes.