The Bachelor is one of the most successful reality shows in the history of the genre. Women love witnessing the fairy tale life that is created among the contestants and the bachelor. The rose ceremony is a perfect allegory for one’s own personal struggle to find a soulmate… or is it?
Many people are smart enough to realize that most reality shows have little basis in reality, and a lot of what happens on those shows is not random at all. But how much of the show is real and how much is a well-scripted facade? Find out as Kristina Schulman reveals 12 secrets of The Bachelor.
12. The Rose Ceremony
11. Length Of The Rose Ceremonies
It may seem as if the showrunners have the rose ceremonies as perfectly timed events in the evening, but the real ceremonies can take much longer than that. Some have even been known to last until the early morning hours, even though it seems as if they are all dressed up for the evening.
10. Just (Don’t) Be Yourself
When contestants get out of their car they do something to add a little personality and show the bachelor how unique they are. These actions are typically decided by the producers ahead of time and have nothing to do with the contestant’s personality. Slide #9 reveals that some winners aren’t even contestants.
9. Bachelor’s Relationships With Producers
There are probably more producer-bachelor relationships than there are with any of the contestants. Jamie Otis says that these are mostly kept on the down-low because of the possible repercussions it could have for the appearance of authenticity. Should a contestant win the bachelor’s heart, discover out how long the couple is required to stay together in slide #8.