"The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" may be over until January, but I still love getting to hear about the drama that went down on the show and a new interview with these year's Bachelor, Colton Underwood, has just come out saying basically he had to lie to the producers.
Colton sat down with This American Life along with his girlfriend and winner of the show, Cassie. If you watched his season, you may remember that Hannah G. got the first-impression rose on night one. (If not, see below).
While sitting down with interviewer Emanuele Berry, Colton revealed something kind of weird about the way the producers pick who goes on dates with Colton...
Colton told me something I didn't know watching the show, that to figure out who goes on these dates, producers are constantly checking in with the bachelor to figure out who he likes. Like, one of the women he initially hit it off with was Hannah.
Colton Underwood: They always asked to rank the girls. And very early on, Hannah was up there. And she got left off of a date.
Emanuele Berry: In other words, in the beginning when there were over 20 contestants, this woman Hannah was his number one pick. But they didn't schedule a date with her.
Colton Underwood: And I sort of recall remember feeling a little burnt when they did that. I was like, so let me get this straight. Hannah's number one on my list right now, and she's not getting a date this week. So from there on out, I was like, all right, if you're going to do that to my top girls, I'm not really going to tell you who my top girls are. Because I don't want you messing with them. So in a weird way, I tried to defend myself and defend the girls by not being truthful to them who my top was.
Emanuele Berry: So even after Hannah stopped being his favorite.
Colton Underwood: I just kept the top the same. So Hannah was always at the top of the list when I always made the list for them to see, and I never changed it.
Source: This American Life
So as it turns out folks, just because someone gets a one-on-one date, it doesn't necessarily mean that's who The Bachelor or The Bachelorette wants to be there...