Quick question- while watching the finale, I noticed that the couple meet up that the showed at the end of the episode appeared to be in the same house that Becca and Arie had their weekend trips. Can you confirm if they were at the same house?
Comment: I didn’t watch that closely when they showed Becca and Garrett on their Happy Couple visit, but a few people mentioned this. Maybe I should’ve paid more attention. It wouldn’t surprise me if they did.
I have never written in to you before but Rachel Lindsay’s blog about Becca’s season finale really got me so annoyed.
Rachel sound so entitled, ungrateful and spoiled by complaining that ABC owed her one. Is she serious? Because of ABC, she has a fiancée, a huge ring on her finger, a lifetime of memories from her vacations during her season as well as Nick’s, new experiences (ie lip sync battle), money from endorsements etc. Unless Rachel signed a contract that said she wasn’t going to participate in three hour live episodes, then she should stop complaining and be grateful for all of the benefits she’s gained from the show.
And isn’t she supposed to be blogging about Becca’s happy ending instead of talking about her own “mistreatment”. I really hope ABC sees how ungrateful she is, and not even consider offering her and Bryan an opportunity for a TV wedding.
Thanks for reading this.
Comment: A lot of people feel this way. It’s her column so she’s allowed to write it however she wants. I did think that was definitely an odd way to recap the ending that way though. I didn’t see exactly what she was trying to accomplish. What she said was true, that her finale was different than Becca’s, I just don’t know why she felt the need to harp on it then ask for a TV wedding at the end as if they owed her something. But Rachel has always been one to speak her mind and not hold back, so I can’t say that was out of character for her. I just couldn’t understand the motivation behind it.
I tried searching your page, and I didn’t find anything on this. Maybe I just didn’t look well enough. What do you think of Elan? I ask this because I saw you mention him when you said maybe he wrote Leo’s “apology”. I was wondering why he would do that for him, if he did. Then it got me wondering what kind of a dude he is, since it seems all the people on the show like him. Ok that’s it! Thanks for your great posts, they really keep me entertained.
Comment: There are people in this franchise who love him (those who don’t want to burn bridges) and there are people who have specifically told me he’s an asshole and one of the biggest liars on the show. So again, it’s a matter of preference. I’ve never interacted with the guy, but I’ve heard enough stories, and seen enough proof where I tend to lean towards the latter.
(Subject): Big Brother Production Manipulation of the Game
I have long suspected that production interferes with the contestants on the game.
Earlier this week one of contestants, Haleigh, is overheard saying on the feeds that “they told me in the DR I’m going to win HOH”.
This same contestant won HOH that night.
She, Haleigh, was also overheard on the live feed saying “they told me I’m going to win the next one”.
Which, she did.
Whether it was supposed to be HOH or not is irrelevant.
I am a Fan.
This show used to be real, the games had a least some integrity.
This year they gave 3 contestants Apps that will help change the outcome of the game.
An edge in the game.
I do not have a problem with that…
I have a problem with cheating.
Comment: I can honestly say I don’t have the slightest clue what you’re talking about. I don’t watch the show.
Do the Paradise couples get Happy Couple weekends until the show ends?
Comment: No. They’re allowed to see each other and basically just told to be careful. Paradise producers are much more lax about their final couples. And we’ve seen throughout the years, these couples love to post pictures of each of them in the same place, just not in the same shot. Happens all the time. We saw it that one season with Amanda & Josh, Lace & Grant, and Carly & Evan. All three of them were posting social media stuff hinting they were together without actually putting themselves in the same pictures.
I finished listening to your podcast with Sean Lowe, and thoroughly enjoyed it as usual. Outside of the meat of the interview, what struck me about this one was the organic promotional tie-in of the Vouch app. It seemed like a mutually beneficial way to get a name like Sean Lowe to join you – I don’t know if that was your hook, but if so it was smart. Following the likes of the Britt Nielsen who boxed herself out without compensation – it allows you to go a different angle of not necessarily compensating them yourself, but offering a platform to promote their business or perhaps a brand they work with, which allows compensation on the backend (and you know these people will do anything for a buck). It behooves the brand to expand their reach to Bachelor fans who may be following you but not necessarily that guest, and potentially opens the door for you to build an advertising partnership with that brand as well. I know you don’t necessarily need something like that to get a guest on, but if you’re trying to think of a big name for Podcast #100 (and beyond), I’m personally more than happy to listen to a few ads in order to get more big tea spilled. Love your work – have listened to nearly every podcast and still a regular on the site. Looking forward to many more good ones! Just wish they were up earlier on Thursday mornings so I could listen to them during my commute – don’t know if you have any control over that, but I’m just always excited for them to be posted!
Comment: If anyone wants to come on because they have something to promote, I’m all for it. They just have to know I’m not doing an interview just about their product and that’s it. Sean’s buddy Austin (who was mentioned in the podcast) emailed me wanting to see if I was interested in having Sean on because they were launching a dating app that week. The timing was perfect because it was right at the end of Becca’s season. So I told him sure but that I also would want to talk about his time on the show and would probably need an hour or so for the interview. He put me in touch with Sean, Sean said no problem, and the rest was history.
The thing is, I always figured Sean would be on at some point. I just hadn’t directly reached out to him before Austin contacted me. If they never did, I guarantee Sean would’ve come on. It just so happened it worked out this way. Glad it did and judging by the downloads, definitely one of the more popular ones.
I know you don’t care about social media much, so you may not know the answer to this. I noticed (while bored at work and flipping through Instagram and going down an Instagram hole) that a lot of bachelor/ette/BIP people are friends with Brandi Cyrus (Miley Cyrus’s sister). She posted pictures with Nikki Ferrell and Olivia Caridi, has Vanessa Grimaldi commenting on a bunch of pictures, and has a podcast with Wells Adams.
My question is: how is she related to the bachelor universe? Is she friends with a producer? Did she randomly become friends with one of them at one point and it spread because they’re all semi-famous and like other semi-famous people?
It just seemed odd and I was curious if you know.
Comment: I’m pretty sure it was the Wells podcast that started it and she met people through that.
I’m sure you’re going to get a lot of reaction about this but…I think it was a sh^*%# move on the producers’ part to bring back Becca. It was blatantly obvious to me that Bibiana was encouraged by the producers to keep Colton on- knowing that Becca would be showing up. I actually felt bad for Colton. And I liked Becca- even by the end of her season (I’m usually sick of the lead long before that point)- but her going along with the whole thing makes me look at her differently.
Yes, Colton put himself into the situation by going to Paradise- but I can understand his reasoning for wanting to try to move on. I think Tia has been forcing herself down his throat and isn’t taking his hints. Poor guy- he doesn’t need this silly show to find love.
Comment: You say that, and a part of me agrees. But knowing that Colton loves being part of Bachelor Nation and I’m guessing isn’t just going to disappear from this franchise and will ride that train as long as he can, I can’t feel sorry for him. If he’s obviously not that bothered by Becca showing up and not pissed at producers for it, why should we be?
I really think “Grocery Store” Joe is unintentionally hysterical. The show obviously plays it up as well. Have you heard anything about him; is he really as dim-witted as he appears?
Comment: He comes across to me as a guy who maybe just isn’t cut out for TV and this franchise. Which certainly isn’t a bad thing. It’s probably better that he isn’t.
Thanks for all the awesome content on your site. I really enjoy reading your posts and all the behind the scenes content you provide!
Last year I thought I read something about how BIP is only 2 weeks long. So last night when I was watching the rose ceremony I was curious if this occurred only on their 3rd day of being at Paradise? What is the timing between those? I always find the timing seems to really put the show into perspective on how fast the contestants can “fall in love.”
Comment: Yeah, rose ceremonies are essentially every 3-4 days while they’re out there. No different than “Bachelor” actually (while filming is still in the states). They just don’t film nearly as long. It’s about 2 ½ weeks total.