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Alternative fact: Corinne, supposedly a 24-year-old contestant on The Bachelor — that is, when she’s not “running a multi-million dollar business” — is actually a child trapped in the body of an adult.
The theory was first put forth last week, when Corinne’s fellow contestants learned she had a nanny (God bless Raquel), and more evidence in support of the hypothesis came forth on last night’s episode, during which the ladies spent a good 10 minutes of air time discussing Corinne’s napping habits.
“I didn’t mean to offend anyone by taking that nap,” said Corinne in defense of the snooze she took during last week’s Rose Ceremony, which she blew off because she had already secured a rose on the group date. “Michael Jordan took naps. Abraham Lincoln took naps.”
“I didn’t mean to offend anyone by taking that nap.” – my new favorite quote of the season. #TheBachelor
— Sean Lowe (@SeanLowe09) January 24, 2017
Prof: why were you sleeping in class?
Me: Michael Jordan took naps, Abraham Lincoln took naps, sorry I took a nap #TheBachelor
— Victoria Cross (@victoriacrossss) January 24, 2017
So the biggest confrontations this episode have been about bouncy houses and nap times. It’s like adult Toddlers and Tiaras. #TheBachelor
— Laura Grace (@lauraleegrace) January 24, 2017
— Heidi (@HeidiRochelle) January 24, 2017
So maybe her timing wasn’t ideal … it’s quite unusual for anyone to miss a rose ceremony for a reason other than a medical emergency. But was Corinne on to something with the idea that taking naps is a respectable and healthy habit, something to be unapologetic about? That perhaps vastly successful people — yes, even Micahel Jordan and Abraham Lincoln — may have owed their great feats to being well-rested?
“I like to nap,” said Oscar-winning actress-turned-director Jodie Foster. “I do like to sleep. Sometimes I sleep in between takes.” The sentiment was echoed by greats like Jordan’s predecessor Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who noted he used to nap daily. But perhaps no one plugs the nap more than Huff Post founder and outspoken sleep advocate Arianna Huffington.
“I predict in the next few years nap rooms are going to be as universal as conference rooms, because the science now is conclusive about the value of napping,” said Huffington, author of the Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time, in an interview with Business Insider in 2016. “Do you want exhausted employees being exhausted during the day, or do you want them to go have a 20-minute nap and literally have another day ahead of them? Because that’s how restorative a nap is.”
Keeping The Bachelor‘s infamously grueling production schedule in mind (on the first night alone, the girls are up until dawn), we’re sure Huffington would support Corinne’s snooze schedule. After all, if there isn’t someone getting drunk, picking fights and begging for sushi, then is there any point in watching?
Let’s be honest, we need Corinne at her best.
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