Another season of The Bachelorette is upon us and we’re going behind the scenes to get the dirt on the show’s juiciest secrets.
From those memorable limo exits to the intense audition process just to get on the show, it’s no small feat landing on one of ABC’s most popular franchises.
1. Nope, Those Make-Out Scenes Aren’t Ever Redone
The Bachelorette (and The Bachelor, for that matter) isn’t afraid to get intimate, but when it comes to those kissing scenes, they’re actually quite … natural, considering the circumstances, and never re-taped.
2. There Are Tear Wranglers Whose Sole Job Is to Make the Girls Cry
Choosing a potential life partner in the span of a few weeks is already pressure enough, but rumor has it The Bachelorette employs producers called the “tear wrangler.”
“The producers, you trust them so much, you’re encouraged to open up to them and you totally do,” Fedotowsky reveals. “And you cry to them, so I could understand why people would call them ‘tear wranglers.’ But that’s not their sole job -- maybe it is their sole job and we just don’t know.”
3. Producers Come Up With Those Memorable Limo Exits
“Producers not forcing to get ‘unicorn,’ but pretty sure the guy didn’t show up to L.A. with the ‘unicorn,’” Dorfman explains. “There’s a little of both, for sure.”
4. The Booze Can Start Pouring at Any Time (and Last for Hours)
As the Bachelorettes reveal, the booze can start filling up in those wine glasses as early as morning and last for hours. Basically, anything goes. “Anytime. I mean, it never ends,” Fedotowsky explains.
5. ‘Do You Have a Sex Tape?’
Don’t think it’s easy getting on The Bachelorette: Fedotowsky, Dorfman and Siegfried reveal that the process is intense and extremely taxing. Contestants are asked anywhere from 100 to 300 questions, including some of the intimate nature, like, “Are you on birth control?” and “Do you have a sex tape?”
“I think they asked if there were nude photos online of me, and I’m like, ‘No,’” Dorfman recalls.
6. There Are Perks to Being on The Bachelorette ...
“No, definitely not dating Chris Harrison. He’s a dear friend,” the former assistant district attorney says. The other gals had their fellow Bachelorette’s back, too. “I don’t think Chris would date someone within The Bachelor family. We’re like his children. Nor should he,” Fedotowsky adds. Dorfman chimed in: “He doesn’t cross that line.”
Dorfman’s new book, It’s Not Okay, is in stores now. Siegfried is the author of The Fairytale Wedding, on shelves now. Fedotowsky runs her own successful blog, AliLuvs.com. The Bachelorette airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.