5 ‘Bachelor’ Alums Who Awkwardly Dissed the Show
These Bachelor alums found fame — and for some of them, love — on TV, but that doesn't mean their experiences were all wine and roses.
Between ABC's editing and the reality TV process in general, some of these stars are biting the hand that fed them by dissing the show.
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Read on to see what these members of Bachelor Nation had to say about their journey for love on national television!
Andi, who was a contestant on Juan Pablo's Season 18 of the Bachelor told Cosmopolitan, "It's freezing cold, everyone is cold and nervous standing on these risers, and you could hear the teeth chattering and the deep breaths. And I watch Juan Pablo come in with a stack of roses, and I'm thinking, 'This is the stupidest thing I've ever been a part of. I'm standing here cold, my feet hurt, and I'm waiting for a dude I don't know to give me a rose.'"
At least competing for JPG's heart — aka the "stupidest thing ever" — led her to be the Bachelorette Season 10!
I still can't believe I ever did this shit. It's amazing. #TheBachelorBen Flajnik (@BenFlajnik) March 1, 2016
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Juan Pablo's Season 18 didn't exactly go over well with fans — or ABC. Sure, the former soccer player wouldn't say "I love you" to winner Nikki Ferrell, but the worst of it was when he made offensive anti-gay and sexist comments. The tension came to a head during the After the Final Rose special when Chris Harrison and JPG were clearly not jiving.
A source told Us Weekly at the time, "Juan is so angry with the Bachelor production team. He's had major tension with them since right when he got back from filming. Juan thought they gave him no privacy and wanted to know too much about his personal life and what he was doing all the time."
That's kind of what he signed up for going on a reality show!
Sean Lowe, who was a contestant on Emily Maynard's Season 8 and then the Bachelor himself on Season 17 said in the short film I Am Second, "Never in a million years did I think I would do a cheesy reality TV show about love."
We're sure once Sean found his wife and now baby mama Catherine Lowe, he stopped thinking it was cheesy!
In Emily's book, I Said Yes: My Story of Heartbreak, Redemption, and True Love, she reveals how her experience on the Bachelor and Bachelorette left her feeling "empty and utterly embarrassed."
Emily experienced two failed engagements on the show, first with Brad Womack and then with Jef Holm. But now, she's married to Tyler Johnson, who is completely unrelated to the franchise, and they have a son named Jennings together with another on the way. Emily also has a daughter Ricki, 10, with her first fiancé Ricky Hendrick, who tragically died in a plane crash.