The most glaring thing that was "handed to her" was a astonishingly high level of benefit of the doubt from Kelli and Kitty most notably. Meaning she was given multiple chances to correct things that would have sent another TCC packing. She was given a pass on mistakes, weight gain, entitlement, dishonesty, and sloppiness with the ludicrous assertion from Kitty that she "had earned some respect." How had she earned that when other TCCs hadn't? The answer is simply they know her and they know her mom. That's favoritism.
I still can't get past how she was called into the office to discuss the troubles she was having and she whined and pouted about not making Show Group. AS A TCC. To express that to Kelli was immature and entitled.
Look, as I have said before, I am not rooting against VK making the team. I am however highly skeptical and people need to stop blaming watchers of the show for not jumping on the VK bandwagon. CMT, Kelli, etc. got us into this. It's now up to VK to get us out of it by proving she deserves a spot.