Pandora2, yes, Jamie at least said several times "I'm prude." Drove me nuts, and I'm glad I'm not the only one. I'm not generally a grammer nazi, but when it's SOOOO wrong, it does get under my skin.
On Courtney this episode-I'm not a fan, AT ALL, but this kind of episode made me wonder exactly HOW much of this show is staged. IF this was a real native tribe, then I have no problem with Courtney going nude under the beads/skirt (although as someone said, the 'native' women didn't need black bars, so she's still kind of skanky for emphasizing that she was nude) If it WASN'T a real native tribe, then yeah it would have been akin to child porn. I think due to the women of the tribe going topless and the fact that they seemed to be speaking some other language than Spanish, the producers likely found a tribe that has long been supplementing their native way of life by working closely with other cultures, including probably filming before. So, as I said, I have no problem if any of the women decided to remove their bikinis (although, again, Courtney purposely jiggling around...ew. Anyone else get the idea during her interviews that booze was included on this date, even though I didn't see any?) What I DID have a problem with was Ben voicing his disappointment that more of the girls didn't go topless like Courtney. Surely he must have realized that the majority of them wouldn't be comfortable being basically naked in front of strangers and a camera crew? He came off like a total perv looking for a cheap thrill.
That being said, again, I DO NOT like Courtney. Her (successful) bid to steal Ben's attention during Jamie's one on one came off as one of the most pathetic grabs in the few seasons I've watched. At least, until poor Jamie at the cocktail party.
That poor girl..I couldn't help but laugh out loud while simultaniously cringing while feeling sorry for her. She's clearly not cut out for this show. It was clear she was desperately trying to not be 'prude' but she just came off as sad. I think she was trying to act like the girl she thinks he wants rather than the girl she is. And while that's working for Courtney, it's clearly not Jamie. She just wasn't ready to be that intimate, and that's a detriment on a show where you need to declare true love after 15 minutes. I just wish she hadn't humiliated herself before she left.
Don't know about Kacie B. She seems like a nice girl-I actually went to Tennessee, and while I'm a few years older than her, an old roommate was in the Pride of the Southland Marching Band with Kacie and says she's a sweet girl. Most of the mutual friends we have seem to be rooting for her, but personally, if I had a friend who was on this show, I'd just want to smack some sense into them. Info I've gotten from friends is that Kacie really is as good of a person as she's coming off, which means that she's too good for the usual direction of this show, IMHO.