Reality Steve


Podcast #33 – Interview with Lauren Himle

To all those that were asking me yesterday about returnees from “Bachelor in Paradise,” yes, MOST of them are back. I strees most since there are still a few left out there who are your final couples. And I can guarantee we’re gonna be getting an engagement – or two. And I think you’ll be surprised. Stay tuned. As for today, Podcast #33 guest is Lauren Himle. You remember her from Ben’s season as well as a brief stint on BIP 3 last summer. Of course, I’ll remember her for her thick Midwestern accent that I make sure to try and expose during the interview. Too bad she was onto me. Lauren was never really involved in any drama during her time on the show, but she sure caused a bit of a stir after Nick was named “Bachelor” last season and she did a radio interview shortly thereafter calling him out for his relationship with Jen Saviano. We definitely touch on that in today’s podcast. As always, if you’d like to respond to the interview, please include Lauren’s Twitter handle (@laurenMhimle) in your reply so she can see it as well. Super nice girl and it was great talking to her for today’s podcast. Hope you enjoy it. Since I only had two “Dr. Reality Steve” emails this week, I decided to push them back to next week when I suspect we’ll have more since we’ll be back on schedule.

You can listen to today’s podcast on a number of platforms, but you can also tune in by clicking the player below:

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Music written by Jimmer Podrasky
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(SPOILERS) Lauren joins me to talk about being one of the four Lauren’s on Ben’s season, how her casting came about (5:09), who did she connect with in the house (10:38), Olivia’s edit (10:38), the Vegas group date dressing as a chicken (13:35), knowing Lauren Bushnell was a favorite in Vegas (17:20), her embarrassing moment in Mexico (21:10), her 1-on-1 fashion show date (25:46), giving us more detail about her cheating ex-boyfriend (27:21), what I said about her in my column in regards to her sex life (34:35), getting eliminated in the Bahamas (38:18), her Midwestern accent (44:40), “Bachelor in Paradise 3” (46:13), calling out Nick Viall for his relationship with Jen Saviano pre-Bachelor (51:13), changing jobs from kindergarten teacher to real estate and how she met her current boyfriend (59:00), shilling Sugar Bear hair (1:05:50), and finally Rapid 10 (1:08:34).

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  1. amandalee

    July 6, 2017 at 12:41 PM

    Not sure which contestants you could possibly be talking about as still being on BIP. Literally everyone from the original cast and additions that we know of were back on SM yesterday. Kristina and Dean, Taylor and Derek, Amanda and Robby, Raven…. if those aren’t the final contestants, who the hell is?

  2. jlal

    July 10, 2017 at 8:23 AM

    At least one person in this interview had class, Lauren.

    News flash Steve to ask anyone, let alone a woman on an interview about her favorite sexual position is beyond uncouth and gauche Not to mention the way in which you were presenting and framing the question was as an insult.

    I’m happy for you that she obviously has enough class and grace to not call you out for you boorish behavior on you’re podcast.

  3. allaboutme

    July 10, 2017 at 8:56 AM

    Calling attention to Blac Chyna’s pictures and telling people to hurry up to get them is pretty boorish as well.

  4. Susan

    July 10, 2017 at 9:32 AM

    I had to quit listening to the podcasts. The commercials have gotten out of control. If you’ve got to plug something for money do it and move on, but he goes on and on about the products. UGH! Love his blog, but going to quit on the podcasts.

  5. instigator911

    July 10, 2017 at 1:32 PM

    Steve asked Lauren Himle about her favorite sexual position? Huh? Sounds like Howard Stern type questioning. Odd and offensive.

  6. jlal

    July 11, 2017 at 7:34 AM

    I actually almost pointed out to him that he wasn’t Howard Stern and Lauren isn’t Corinne. The really bad thing is during the podcast, he admitted to her when she was on the Bachelor that he said she probably preferred a certain sexual position and how much a an a-hole he was for saying that. Then after all that, (paraphrasing here) asks her if he was right and what she preferred. She answered by saying something like “A lady never kisses and tells.”

    When he first started to ask it, I wondered if he’d go there, but I thought no way he’s not that much of an a-hole, but yeah he is.

  7. smurfette22

    July 11, 2017 at 8:41 AM

    I can’t believe RS actually asked her if she really did have missionary sex 95% of the time! Then after she hangs up to say you must have been right?! That’s gross, Steve. I honestly thought you were just going to apologize for writing that in your column. Why say you’re sorry if you’re just going to follow up by asking her?!

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