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After losing out to vixen Courtney Robertson on season 16 of The Bachelor, Lindzi Cox was done with the girl-next-door-routine. When she showed up in early June to take start filming Bachelor Pad 3, “she was dead-set on overhauling her image,” a show insider tells Wetpaint Entertainment.

Step 1 of her plan: Hook up with the resident bad boy. As Reality Steve first reported, Lindzi made a beeline for Kalon McMahon, who infamously got the boot from Bachelorette Emily Maynard for referring to her daughter as “baggage.”

“They’re still together,” the insider tells Wetpaint Entertainment. “It’s fun, it’s sexy, and Lindzi is loving the attention.”

Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear the twosome get the grand prize, but it looks like Lindzi’s achieved a different goal: stepping out of Courtney Robertson’s shadow. “Lindzi hated that people only knew her as the girl who lost out to Courtney Robertson. That’s why she wanted to do Bachelor Pad. She wanted the chance to redeem herself, to get her name out there in a different way.”

From the sound of things, mission accomplished!