Probably the biggest breakout star of this season’s The Bachelorette was Joe Amabile. While his rise to fame surpassed the majority of the guys competing for Becca Kufrin’s love, some say he wouldn’t be as popular as he is now if he stayed longer in the show and didn’t leave on the first night. The other guys this season are doing well digging their graves. It makes you think whether they want Becca’s love or just pretending so they can fulfill an ulterior motive.
Watching Jordan Kimball with his famewhore-esque vibe, David Ravitz who’s seemingly obsessed with Jordan more than anything else, Chris Randone being an entitled prick, and Jean Blanc with his “I think I’m falling in love with you” spiel, was just to name a few of the cringe-worthy scenes the audience had to endure. Basing from ex-bachelor/bachelorette contestants, it comes to no surprise that these people suck, big time. Soon after airing this season’s premiere, an issue pointing the show’s front-runner, Garrett Yrigoyen to have ‘liked’ many problematic memes on Instagram emerged on social media. Same goes to Leo Dottavio, who seemed to be bothered with stories about him making rounds across the internet that he had to address it on his Instagram stories.
What seems to be this season’s most thought-provoking part is the fact that a participant named Lincoln Adim was an ex-convict for indecent assault and battery. The show didn’t address any of it on air, but they silently reciprocated by not inviting him to the season’s special, “Men Tell All.” The issue was scandalous on its own, but what bugged people was the fact that he was able to get past the thorough casting process. With background, mental, and physical evaluations, it’s a wonder how Lincoln slipped through the cracks. Becca could have ended with a guy who lied his way through her heart. These series of events left a wrong impression for the viewers of the franchise. However, we gathered a few feasible ideas from former contestants that might save the show’s tainted credibility.
Check Candidates’ Social Media History
Nowadays, a thorough background check includes social media history. The producers of the show didn’t take that into account with the issue causing a backlash twice in a row now. Robyn Howard Jenkins said, “I don’t know why you wouldn’t go through someone’s [social media] because you can find out plenty about them” and he seems about right on that note. It’s time for them to take these platforms as a goldmine of personal information and character.
Interview Relevant People
To this day, Howard Jenkins still didn’t know if the team behind the show talked to anyone related or involved with there during her season. While Spivey, another former participant, said that she provided a few character references upon asking. The show unmistakably knows that it’s the protocol, so it’s best that they do it to everyone and not just to some.
Identify Mental Issues
Money got the ‘villain edit’ during her season of The Bachelor. Despite her unstable mental health, she was able to shake the trauma off but claims that it might not be easy for the rest. The production team should make sure that their contestants would be able to mentally handle everything that comes with being a part of the show.