Being rejected in front of a national TV audience is nothing new for Cox. She got picked to be on “Bachelor Pad” because she was sent packing by Ben Flajnik in “The Bachelor” series finale that aired in March. According to an ABC press release from before the this season of “Bachelor Pad” started, “She was heartbroken and buried herself in work and her passion, horses. But, Lindzi is determined to move on. She does not care for anyone that gossips and is ready to compete for money and love.”
The show, hosted by TV cupid Chris Harrison, started out with 15 participants from the “Bachelor” and “Bachelorette” franchises plus five “super fans.” Each week, contestants have squares off in head-to-head challenges — like last night’s spelling bee — to compete for immunity and the opportunity to go on a date with contestants of their choice. The winner takes home $250,000.
Cox may have lost the money but she could have found love. Kalon McMahon, a Houston resident from “The Bachelorette: Season 8,” was voted out of the house with Cox. They were suppose to leave in separate cars but McMahon jumped out of his limo and into the one with Cox.
She was not the first local contestant on ‘Bachelor Pad.” Kasey Kahl, an advertising account executive from Clovis, was one of 25 suitors on the sixth edition of the reality show “The Bachelorette” that aired in 2010. He was sent packing by Ali Fedotowsky. Kahl came back to appear on “Bachelor Pad” and survived until the final week.