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
The Bachelor‘s Rose Ceremony has caused many girls to swoon over the next choices the bachelor will make regarding his future love. Little do they know, the producers also have a choice in who moves forward. Their choices are usually for people who will lead to higher ratings. Find out the truth about the ceremony’s length in slide #11.
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.
8. Required Time Together
Although it’s impossible to get to know everything about someone over the course of filming The Bachelor, the couple has to stay together for at least two years after the show ends in order to be eligible to keep the Neil Lane diamond ring. Slide #7 shows another weird rule the contestants needs to follow while shooting.