'The Bachelor': Chris Soules Talks 'No Rules' Twist, His Regrets & Moments That Didn't Make TV!
By Leanne Aguilera
He's sweet, he's charming, and he's currently dating 11 women.
This season on The Bachelor, fans are following "Prince Farming" — aka Iowa native Chris Soules — on his romantic journey to find love. So far the 33-year-old farmer has endured the bizarre antics of a crazy contestant, as well as many awkward dates during his televised quest, but Soules is confident that the reality competition will allow him to find his future wife.
When ETonline sat down with Soules, we were surprised to learn that not only is the bachelor effortlessly candid about his on-screen adventure, but he's also is open about the fact that he's not the one who's actually planning the series' lavish dates.
"It's something that we're both going through together and experiencing together," Soules said after adding that he does not feel bad taking the romantic credit. "It feels good to be able to share that experience, because I'm in just as much awe as they are to a certain extent."
Soules explained that these dates are a "once in a lifetime experience" and he's well-aware of all of the time and effort that goes into creating this magical memories. "You're in that moment thinking you could be in that moment with your future wife so it's pretty cool," he said.
Fans were shocked when a Bachelor season preview was released that showed tears, apologies and plenty of drama, but Soules was quick to point out that allusive editing is a key component in the show.
"It's going to be a great season. There's a lot of fun stuff that happens, a lot of craziness," Soules said. "I think you're going to have to wait and see but I don’t know if everything is completely in that order. There's a lot of words put in different places where I don’t know if it will necessarily all play out that way."
The bachelor adds, "There was some pretty good editing there."
Speaking of editing, Soule revealed that he was surprised to see that one moment in particular did not make it the cut in the first episode. The one thing that I was a little disappointed that didn’t make it was in the first night with Bo — she was the plus-sized model," Soules spilled. "She was a great girl and I spoke to her for a few minutes and we got interrupted."
He continued, "After that, she came back and interrupted one of my conversations with someone else and I think she did that like five or six times, over and over, and over. And finally I was like okay that was just too much. And that was the reason I — sorry Bo — that's why I sent you home."
As the journey continues, the feeling between Soules and his bachelorettes continue to grow — which also means that cattiness between the ladies will soon reach an all-time high. Now that The Bachelor is finally able to see these snarkier behind-the-scenes moments, does he regret any of his decisions?
"It's a good question," Soules said. "I think that right now everything that's playing out and what I'm seeing, I don’t think that I have any regrets for the most part. I could've made some bad decisions and still not know it. There were a lot of great women and aside from the cattiness or whatever, some of those things happen but right now I feel like I'm pretty happen with the way I've handled things so far."
Take a look at our full sit-down interview with Soules in the video above to find out what he really thinks about the no-rules twist and the girls' drunken invasion of his apartment!