Beautiful nightmare Corinne Olympios, who was maybe the most pitch-perfect villain in the history of The Bachelor, has revealed that he was one of the many people duped by Sacha Baron Cohen for his new comedy series, but that she’s actually fine with it.

Olympios, whose numerous catchphrases include “platinum vagine”, “cheese pasta” and “I feel like napping”, said she was convinced to participate in Who Is America? when producers told her she was to receive a “reality star of the year” award.

She told The Daily Beast that Sacha Baron Cohen himself cut a very odd figure:

“He played this crazy Italian man. He was screaming in a cheesy Italian accent the whole time, I was like, what’s this dude’s problem? I was looking at his hair and I’m like, ewww, he has hair implants! This guy’s gross!”

She said that their interview started out normally enough, before the crew lured her into a warehouse for a photo shoot, taking away her phone and refusing to let her manager accompany her:

“So I’m answering all the questions, I’m saying all the stuff he’s telling me to say, I’m visibly getting upset, and they were just trying to keep me calm … [Finally] I just got so upset and was like what is going on here, this is really crazy, you guys are asking me really unprofessional things! And they were like don’t worry, you’re doing really great, and I was like, I know I’m doing great! You guys are the problem here!”

Olympios said that the crew, who pretended they could not speak English, refused to let her leave the  warehouse. “I’m like, are you guys kidnapping me? I don’t get it. It was like, you’re holding me here against my will, what the fuck is going on? You guys are fucking out of your minds!”

Before she was allowed to leave, Olympios was given a series of wild statements to read, saying that she supports giving guns to children and helped cure Ebola in Africa, and she told The Daily Beast that she was uncomfortable but eventually did it just to get the heck out:

“I’m like what the fuck is wrong with you guys, I can’t say this, I don’t believe in this. They’re like no, no, it’s fine, it’s just for Italy, you have no friends in Italy, who cares … At this point I just want to get out of there, so I just did it.”

While she had little knowledge of Sacha Baron Cohen or his work at the time, Olympios said she was relieved to learn, several months later, that it was all a prank show, and that she began “hysterically laughing and crying at the same time.”

Having since watched the comedian’s various films and TV shows, she said she’s now a fan and is “kind of honored that he chose me to talk to.” Of her upcoming appearance, she added: “I just hope that I don’t offend anyone, but none of it was serious anyways!”

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Source: The Daily Beast
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