The Bachelor is one of the most publicized and talked about reality shows of all time. However, despite the fact that the show has spent a considerable amount of time in the spotlight and under the scrutiny of the public eye, there are still some things that many people don’t know. With that in mind, here we present our list of 15 things you probably didn’t know about The Bachelor. Check out part one below, and stay tuned for part two, coming soon!
Number Fifteen: Contestants on ‘The Bachelor’ Have to Fund Their Own Wardrobes
You might think that the girls are at least given some money to buy all of those fancy dresses for rose ceremonies, but that’s not actually the case. The contestants are told to bring 14 different outfits for rose ceremonies just in case they make it to the end, and they also have to pack clothes for all types of climates.
Number Fourteen: There Are Some Clothes the Contestants Can’t Wear
Yes, there is, in fact, a dress code on The Bachelor. Contestants are told not to bring clothing with small checkered patterns, stripes, large patterns, or anything that’s solid white.
Number Thirteen: The Producers Don’t Actually Cast Crazy People
The show has a way of making many contestants look straight up psychotic, but in reality, each woman is put through a litany of tests before she’s cast. Potential contestants have to visit a psychiatrist and a psychologist, and they have to take an STD test and complete a questionnaire as well.
Number Twelve: Cell Phones and Music Are Banned
It’s a wonder the contestants have any fun at all because they can’t bring their phones or any music. However, bachelor Sean Lowe was allowed to bring one book, so perhaps there are some boredom-blocking exceptions.
Number Eleven: Not All of the Kissing Makes the Cut
Though many of the episodes feature lots and lots of kissing, not all of the kissing is actually shown! In Sean Lowe’s season on The Bachelor, his first kiss with Emily Maynard wasn’t actually broadcast, and it was their second kiss that aired.
Number Ten: The Food on the One-on-One Dates Isn’t Meant to Be Eaten
Many people think that contestants opt not to eat the food given to them on the one-on-one dates to avoid looking unattractive, but the truth is that they’re not actually allowed to eat the food. In fact, contestants eat in their hotels before going on the date to avoid the loud eating sounds the microphones pick up when someone’s eating on camera.
Number Nine: More People Have Been in the Fantasy Suite Than You Probably Realize
Though some contestants opt out of entering the fantasy suite, after the cameras stop rolling it’s possible for them to change their mind. In fact, after Emily Maynard chose not to invite any men into her suite, she invited Sean Lowe back in after the cameras stopped rolling. Stay tuned for part two of our list of 15 things you didn’t know about The Bachelor, coming soon!