The Bachelor: Why Is Ben Skinny-Dipping With Courtney?

01/31/2012 08:21 PM ET

The Bachelor is heating up as Courtney steps up to the plate to fool Ben Flajnik in episode 5.

Courtney is no doubt playing “The Bachelor” as a fool and she’s got plenty of clever antics as if she’s played this game a few times already.

The model took center stage on Monday night’s episode, thanks in no small part to her nonsensical one-liners and contagious on-air facial ticks.

Oh, and because she opted to strip down to her birthday suit for a romp in the ocean with bachelor Ben Flajnik. Of course she would.

This week, the ladies fly far away from Park City, Utah, to warm and sunny Puerto Rico, where the first one-on-one date goes to a very giddy Nicki.

“Let’s find a new love in Old San Juan,” Emily translates the date card as the women giggle and butcher the Spanish language.

The dental hygienist dons a bright purple and yellow one-shouldered frock and prances off to meet Ben, who is excited to spend a day with such a happy-go-lucky lady.

The two ride off in a helicopter in hopes to stroll the cobble-stone streets of Old San Juan, only to get hit with a flash flood of torrential rain. Luckily for the both of them, however, Nicki just laughs and goes with the flow - pun intended - and the pair end up watching a wedding in progress in the city.

Gazing at white gowns makes Nicki wax nostalgic, which is Ben’s cue to step in and inquire about her previous marriage and divorce.

“This time, when I grow, it’ll be with somebody,” she tells him at dinner with wide eyes. Well said, Nicki. She leaves the one-on-one date with rose in hand.

The other remaining girls don’t have it quite so easy.

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