He may have been a fan favorite on Andi Dorfman’s season of The Bachelorette, but Marquel Martin isn’t exactly racking up the likes for his performance on Bachelor in Paradise. Between telling Michelle Money she hits the sauce too hard, sporting some seriously questionable eyewear, and accepting two dates in a row moments after accepting Michelle’s rose — with Danielle Ronco and then Jackie Parr — Marquel’s cookie appeal is crumbling.


Sharleen Joynt, one of our favorite gals from Juan Pablo Galavis’s season of The Bachelor, helps us put our finger on what it is about M-squared’s behavior that’s causing his slow slide into unlikability. In her blog, Shar writes that “Marquel is entitled to go on whatever date he wants with whomever. But what irks me is his high-and-mighty air as he does it. His telling Michelle last week that she drinks too much is a bit pompous considering he agrees to go on a date with someone else later that same night and again the next day.”

Marquel clearly isn’t living up to the good guy rep he created for himself on The Bachelorette. Danielle admitted she came to Paradise to meet Marquel solely after watching him woo Andi. However, as she headed to the airport after not receiving his rose, she quipped, “This isn’t Paradise, it’s Marq-hell.”

What did we learn from all this? According to Sharleen, we got a valuable lesson that “just because someone got a flattering edit on The Bachelor/ette doesn’t mean they’ll be protected in Bachelor in Paradise.” #Truth.

Do you agree with Shar that Marquel was pompous, or is he just playing the game? Give us your thoughts below.

Source: Sharleen’s blog