Is Shanae Ankney the Best Bachelor Villain to Date? Vote Now!

After all that drama, Shanae Ankney made it clear that she's "not sorry, hoes!" Could this Bachelor contestant be the best villain the franchise has seen so far? You tell us.

By Alyssa Ray Feb 08, 2022 3:00 AMTags

Love her or hate her, Shanae Ankney is making a splash on season 26 of The Bachelor.

During the Feb. 7 episode of the ABC dating competition, Shanae proved that she's a formidable force by once again convincing Bachelor Clayton Echard that she wasn't the sole source of drama among the women. The new episode picked up with Shanae's peers complaining about the 29-year-old recruiter's behavior the night before, in which she crashed a group date, accosted the other ladies and threw a trophy into a pond.

Clayton, confused by all the drama, asked the group date participants to explain what went down when he wasn't there. What they shared painted Shanae in a negative light, which forced the Bachelor to pull her aside and give her a talking to.

"This has been very challenging for me," he told Shanae. "It is creating more turmoil in the house, and I don't want this to be a hostile environment."

Clayton then urged Shanae to apologize, making it clear that if she didn't, she'd be sent home.

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After this one-on-one chat, a teary-eyed Shanae expressed an apology that seemed sincere. We say "seemed," because in a confessional she shared, "That was the hardest thing I've ever had to do in my entire life, apologize to people that I wasn't sorry for."

And Shanae didn't stop there, adding, "I'm not sorry, hoes! You mean a--holes! I need an Oscar award for that performance. Fake it 'till you make it."

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This apology was enough to placate Clayton, who extended the last rose of the night to the controversial contestant. "I just sent another bitch home," an elated Shanae declared. "I literally sent home two girls back to back. Who's next on my list?"

Leaning into her villain role, Shanae warned in a confessional that the other contestants should "watch out." Shanae continued this antagonistic attitude as she and Genevieve joined Clayton for a two-on-one date.

"I'm confident," she said with a take no prisoners vibe. "I'm ready."

Will she succeed or be sent home? Only time will tell.

While we wait for next week's episode, let's consider all of the above and decide if Shanae is one of the best Bachelor villains. Cast your vote below!


Bachelor: Is Shanae the Best Villain?

Is Shanae the Best Bachelor Villain?
Yes, she's a scene-stealer
No, I'm not a fan
Eh, she's fine

The Bachelor airs Mondays at 8 p.m. on ABC.

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