Ben Flajnik’s Season 16 ladies may have been rude and defensive when it came to Shawntel Newton arriving at their cocktail party — but Brad Womack’s gals have nothing but manners and love when it comes to their Season 15 cohort. From Season 7 Bachelorette Ashley Hebert to Season 8 Bachelorette (???) Emily Maynard, don’t miss the lovely girls’ words of encouragement.

Credit: Jackie Gordon on Twitter Photo: Michelle Money, Emily Maynard, Jackie Gordon, and Ashley Spivey in New York City on September 24, 2011

Ali Fedotowsky: I absoutely love @Shawntel_Newton and it's really hard for me to see the girls me mean to her. #bachelor

Ashley Hebert: @Shawntel_Newton glad you went for it! Am so blown away by what went down. Speechless! Love you xo!

Ashley Spivey: Heart is breaking for Shawntel! I think Ben does want to keep her but he knows too many girls will walk out :/ anyone else?

Emily Maynard: Ill be the first to say that @Shawntel_Newton is one of the sweetest, kindest, most fun girls I know and anyone would be lucky to have her!

Marissa May: wish i could be there to hug @Shawntel_Newton! what's worse is her having to hear these horrible comments. glad Cristy & Lacey are there!

Jackie Gordon: Sad for the whole situation tonight. @Shawntel_Newton you look great tonight, chin up!! #TheBachelor

Michelle Money: My girl @Shawntel_Newton representing season 15!! Loving it!! And she looks beautiful!

Yeah — chin up, Shawntel! We have nothing but respect for your bravery and chutzpah!

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