"What Chad was, was just a bad guy," said Woytkiw

By Christina Dugan
Updated June 08, 2016 05:00 PM
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After the intense conclusion of The Bachelorette‘s two-night event, suitor Alex Woytkiw is speaking out about the show’s villain, Chad Johnson – and what he’s really like.

“Chad is a Chihuahua – he likes to bark,” the 26-year-old Marine told reporters Wednesday. “I’m not concerned for myself or any other guy in the house of any threats that he’s made. He’s a big talker. I think the show shows that. He never did anything physical because he wasn’t going to do anything physical. He just likes to threaten people.”

In fact, prior to the rivals’ two-on-one date with JoJo Fletcher, Johnson – and his 0 percent body fat – went as far as to threaten front-runner Jordan Rogers by saying: “You think you’re safe for now. One day this ends. And when this ends you go home. And when you go home you think I can’t find you? You think I won’t go out of my way to find your house? I’m dead f—ing serious.”

Woytkiw brushed off this and many more altercations with Johnson: “For us guys and experiencing it, for me I know on multiple occasions we would look at each other and be like, ‘Is this even real life? Is this guy really doing this right now.’ ”

He added, “To me, it was so dark and so weird that it didn’t seem real. I questioned why he was there.”

That said, Woytkiw came to the conclusion that Johnson’s behavior “wasn’t fake. I think he was like this the whole time. That’s what’s important to understand – it’s not like he just steps in front of the camera for a group discussion and then acts the way he acts and then we become friends. Most of us were hypersensitive to him and wanted nothing to do with him.”

He added, “What Chad was, was just a bad guy. That was real. The show didn’t have to do anything, they didn’t have to edit him in any way. He could just show his raw content and people would have the same opinion about him.”

The Bachelorette returns June 20 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.