Remember that one time I did a post on THE AMAZING ICE CUBE FACIAL? Welllll that was Courtney Robertson’s ( from season 16 of The Bachelor ) tippity-tip from her book, “I Didn’t Come Here To Make Friends.”
I seriously read her book in one weekend. Best weekend ever because I curled up with my chihuahuas, a cup of green tea, & my favorite fluffy blanket. And guys, her book is SOOOO good. Not just like, kind of good, it’s SOOO, SOOO good. If you haven’t read it yet, then I just made your weekend.
After reading Courtney’s book, I decided I had to interview ASAP. So here ya go, meet Courtney ( <<< she was on Ben Flajnik’s season )— know you’ll love this sassy, sexy babe as much as I do:
+ Tell us about yourself (what you do, where you’re from, what you’re working on, who you’ve modeled for):
Courtney Robertson: Hello, my name is Courtney Robertson. Born and raised in Scottsdale Arizona, now based in Santa Monica California. I’m the former ‘villain’ of season 16 of The Bachelor. A model, commercial actress, & author.
At the age of 18, I was selected to appear in the Abercrombie & Fitch catalog, launching my modeling career. I’ve been fortunate enough to appear in print and television campaigns for National clients like Old Navy, Izod, Marciano, Roxy, Clairol, Clarisonic.
I’m also a New York Times Best Selling Author of “I Didn’t Come Here to Make Friends” published by Harper Collins. I currently have some fun new projects I’m working on & I can’t wait to share with everyone.
+ Ok, so I am obsessed with your book. Tell us about it and the experience as a whole?
CR: Thank you so much! Congratulations on your book as well, I love it. So, after a very public breakup and being portrayed as one of the worst villains in bachelor history, I decided I had to set the record straight. It was challenging to pull off. It was definitely a labor of love and a very cathartic process for me. But ultimately I wanted to make people laugh and hopefully help inspire anyone who might be in a challenging situation.
+ Quick skinny tips or tricks?
CR: Green tea! I try to drink an iced one everyday. Essential enzymes before a heavy meal. And distilled water a few times a month, it helps eliminate water weight.
+ Weekly workout schedule?
CR: I try to do a little everyday. If I don’t have time to drive the gym in the morning, I’ll take a quick walk/run around the block. Even if it’s only twenty min, I love starting my day with good music and a sweat. Interval training, sprint for as long as I can, then walk. And fifteen squats a day. If I’m at the gym I’m on the elliptical.
+ Favorite go-to healthy food?
CR: Quinoa, avocado or salmon. I also love GT’s Kombucha.
+ Cocktail of choice?
CR: Red wine… It’s good for you 🙂
+ Can’t-live-without beauty product?
Tell us about The Bachelor- any regrets?
CR: The Bachelor was one of the best yet most challenging experiences of my life. I learned a lot about love.. what I want and what I don’t want in a partner. I, of course have regrets, but that’s the beauty of it all…I’ve grown from them.
+ Ok so why does your book kick ass?
CR: I wanted to write a book for fans of the show, to give people an honest inside look. But also for anyone who can relate to the ups and downs on the search for true love.
+ Natural beauty remedy that you do?
CR: The ice cube trick in the morning of course : ). Not everyday, but if I have slept on my face or eaten salty foods the day before, it’s the perfect remedy for de puffing. And a cold rinse on my hair before I pop out of the shower, it really makes your hair extra shiny.
+ WTF’s in your purse?
CR: Chapstick.. I’m addicted. I love rose balm. Always a think thin creamy peanut butter bar for an afternoon pick me up if I’m on the go. And I always have my headphones.
Quick, easy (healthy) recipe?
CR: My easiest go to recipe is anything with quinoa. It doesn’t have a lot of flavor, so you really need to season it up. It’s quick and easy to make, & very low in fat.
My go to recipe is…
CR: One cup prepared quinoa with cherry tomatoes diced. Half an avocado. A little olive oil. Salt & pepper. Salsa and hot sauce. Sometimes I like to add black beans & sautéed diced zucchini too!
Boil two cups of water with one cup quinoa. Put the lid on and bring to low/medium heat for ten to twelve minutes. Save the rest for days to come. It keeps nicely for a few days.
+ To follow Courtney on Instagram, click here.