‘The Bachelor’: The Real Reason Why Peter Weber Eliminated Alayah Benavidez Illustrates the ‘Toxic Culture in the House’

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Tension inside The Bachelor fandom was at an all-time excessive when Peter Weber eradicated Alayah Benavidez not as soon as, however twice, within the span of two episodes. The 28-year-old pilot was known as out for his lack of ability to make choices and “rewarding the drama,” enabling a couple of forged members to show some actually malicious habits. But now, after watching The Bachelor Season 24 unfold from the surface, Weber revealed why he selected to ship Alayah dwelling, confirming the “toxic culture in the house” led to her exit.

What did Alayah Benavidez do in ‘The Bachelor’ Season 24?

Alayah Benavidez from 'The Bachelor' 2020
Alayah Benavidez from ‘The Bachelor’ | ABC/Maarten de Boer

All of Alayah’s drama started within the third episode of The Bachelor Season 24. Throughout the episode, Sydney Hightower known as Alayah pretend and stated the 2019 Miss Texas USA acted in another way in entrance of the cameras. Sydney instructed Weber about her opinion of Alayah. Meanwhile, a couple of different girls thought the identical means, together with Victoria Paul. 

Now, Victoria P. and Alayah have a historical past. Victoria P. was the 2019 Miss Louisiana USA and is aware of Alayah from the pageant world. Alayah was accused of convincing Victoria P. to mislead producers about figuring out one another. Victoria P. additionally claimed she didn’t actually know Alayah. As a result, Weber eradicated Alayah.

In the following episode, Alayah returned to clear her identify. She interrupted a gaggle date and instructed Weber she simply didn’t need The Bachelor producers to chop each events as a result of they discussed the present earlier than limo evening — as forged members aren’t revealed till then. Alayah additionally revealed she is mates with Victoria P. and the pair went on a visit to Vegas collectively, alongside different pageant contestants. Victoria P. confirmed she lied. 

Once he noticed the sunshine, Weber requested Alayah to return to the home. She accepted and he gave her the group date rose. Nevertheless, this act stirred up extra drama, as Alayah didn’t attend the group date and her dialog interrupted time with different forged members.

Peter Weber eliminates Alayah Benavidez for the second time

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By the following rose ceremony cocktail get together, a number of contestants expressed their disappointment in Weber. “I’m sorry Peter, but I’ve never felt so under-recognized by somebody,” Deandra Kanu stated. She then famous that bringing Alayah again and giving her the group date rose “was like the biggest slap in the face.”

Then because the evening continued, Weber’s Bachelor contestants tore into Alayah proper in entrance of her. Eventually, Weber took Alayah out to speak.

“I don’t care what anyone in there says, I know that you have an amazing heart and that you are a good person,” Weber stated. Alayah then broke down in tears. “I felt such a strong connection with you from night one. You opened up to me and showed a side to me that I could tell wasn’t easy for you to do. And that meant to much to me as well.”

However, the bachelor nonetheless let her go. “With everything that has happened, this is, like, too much,” Weber stated. “I don’t want to have to put you through any more of this. But I think it’s probably time to say goodbye.”

“I’m sorry that I made this so damn hard for you,” Alayah stated earlier than leaving.

Peter Weber explains why he eradicated Alayah Benavidez

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When talking with Access on Feb. 5, Weber defined why he eradicated Alayah twice on The Bachelor

“Alayah was a tough one for me. I did not feel good sending her home the first time,” he stated. “There, for sure, I was influenced. I didn’t feel good about it.”

Then when Alayah got here to Cleveland, the 28-year-old thought it was the proper “chance to do the right thing.” However, Weber shortly reconsidered due to the opposite contestants.

“Unfortunately, that just became a situation where the toxic culture in the house was just too much,” Weber stated. “That house was gonna implode if I kept her there. And it’s like ‘OK, what’s the lesser evil here?’ It was tough but it was a situation where I was forced to make a tough decision.”

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Alayah Benavidez and Peter Weber on ‘The Bachelor’ Season 24 | John Fleenor/ABC by way of Getty Images

Even so, Weber admitted he would have nonetheless stored Alayah for longer if he was sure she was The One. 

“No matter how hard it would have been, I wouldn’t have let her go if I legit thought, ‘This is my wife here,’” Weber instructed People. “But it became too much and I wasn’t that invested in her at that point. So it wasn’t worth it to take that chance and wreak all this havoc.”

Regardless of how you are feeling about Alayah, Weber selected to comply with his coronary heart to maneuver ahead on The Bachelor. Now, because the ABC actuality collection approaches week 7, the Delta pilot has six girls remaining. So keep tuned. The experience isn’t over simply but.

Read extra: ‘The Bachelor’ Fans Think Madison Prewett and Peter Weber Need More Screen Time Together

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