EXCLUSIVE! Kirstin Benson Meets Vienna & Goes From Hating Her… To Loving Her!

Sat, March 6, 2010 5:22pm EDT by 11 Comments
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Plus, her other big Bachelor encounters!

HollywoodLife.com reporter Kirstin Benson had a change of heart March 5 at OK! Magazine and Keri Hilson‘s pre-Oscars bash at Beso in Hollywood. Not only did meeting Vienna Girardi change Kirstin’s opinion of her (she “couldn’t believe how sweet [Vienna] was!”) but she also got a new perspective on things after running into former contestants Ed Swiderski, Jillian Harris and Kiptyn Locke.

At first, she spotted Ed and Jillian on the red carpet, but they declined an interview because it was cold and they wanted to get into the party. Then, about an hour later, she spotted Ed, Jillian AND Kiptyn (the guy who Jillian totally crushed when she chose Ed) hanging out together in the VIP section. What a wild card! Believe it or not, they’re all actually friends! Ed and Kiptyn would chat, then Ed would strike up conversation with someone else and Jillian and Kiptyn would break it down together. Yes, they actually danced with each other! The three of them seemed like they were all laid back and old friends.

At one point Jillian (who took off her shoes and is surprisingly short) was chatting with Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi. It looked like they were sharing stories and laughing… a lot. Was Jillian giving them advice?

Kiptyn was later spotted chatting with a tiny unidentifiable blond, probably in her late 20s, for about 10 minutes. But other than that, he seemed totally and completely single. Jillian had Ed; Jake had Vienna; and Kiptyn had…no one. Sad.

We’ll take you, Kiptyn!!