This season of The Bachelor has viewers in shock over Corinne Olympios' nearly NSFW interactions with Nick Viall, but Ali Fedotowsky finds her actions "heartbreaking."
Ali -- who was a contestant on The Bachelor in 2010 and went on to star on The Bachelorette -- told ET's Lauren Zima, Katie Krause and Deidre Behar during a Facebook Live chat that her perspective has changed about the reality show now that she's a mother.
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"It’s almost like she slept with a guy and woke up the next morning hating herself. A lot of girls have been there," Ali said of Corinne putting whipped cream on her cleavage for Nick to lick off during Monday's episode. "I’ve been there when you throw yourself at a guy, and you wake up feeling bad about yourself. I feel like we saw Corinne do that."
Ali said she now thinks of her own daughter when watching the women vie for Nick's affection on the show. "I never want [my daughter] Molly to feel like she has to take off her clothes and throw herself at a guy to be loved," she explained. "I feel like that’s what’s going on with Corinne, and honestly, I could cry even talking about it."
If able to confront Corinne, Ali would like to tell her, "'You don’t have to belittle yourself and get naked and say all these crazy things to be loved.' She’s better than this.”
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While some viewers may be turned off by Corinne's behavior, Ali thinks the 24-year-old contestant will make it to the fantasy suite. "Nick is a man! Nick is a human being!" she exclaimed. "I don’t blame him."
The former reality star added that she understands how being on The Bachelor can make a contestant a "bit brainwashed."
"You’re all talking about this guy and it drives you kind of crazy," she admitted. "I was 24 and I acted in ways I’m not proud of. I think it makes you a little nuts.”
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She also thinks Nick has an advantage after being a contestant on two seasons of The Bachelorette and appearing on Bachelor In Paradise. "He gets how production works, he gets how the show’s going to be edited, he knows how to say the right things," she explained, adding that she believes the contestants this season are more "sexual" because they've seen Nick sleep with women on TV.
As for how Nick feels about Corinne's on-camera displays of affection, he admitted to ET that he was "a little uncomfortable" when she took her top off during a group date. "I think you even saw on the show that I was sort of caught off guard," he said. "I like people and women who are expressive and confident and willing to take risks. I think we should be careful about judging and criticizing people so quickly for doing that."