Bachelor Nation, I have some weird news for you this Monday!
Former Bachelor, Peter Weber, was recently on Us Weekly’s, Here or the Right Reasons podcast, and he shared some really interesting, behind-the-scenes details about filming the show that may change the way you watch it.
While talking about how Pilot Pete got labelled as the “most-kissed bachelor,” Peter went into detail about how all the kissing on the show isn’t always exactly authentic or in the moment.
“Producers, if they think it’s a good time to kiss, they’ll… tap their fingers or have their phone that says, ‘Kiss.’ The first night, though, it’s usually [the girls’] names behind their head… and then it’ll segue from that to, ‘All right, you should do this, we think it’s a good time.’ And then I got labeled, I guess, the most-kissed Bachelor.”
Don’t get me wrong, I always assumed the producers had a lot of power on decision making in the show, but telling contestants when to kiss… that’s just awkward. And kind of inappropriate too.
With all the drama and controversies surrounding Matt James’ Bachelor season, I’ll be interested to see how Bachelor Nation reacts to this latest quote going viral. It really seems like the show needs a re-vamp in my mind. I would love to see older contestants and more authentic people and connections. It almost seems now like the show (both The Bachelor and The Bachelorette) is just a bunch of 21-year-old models who go on the show to get Instagram famous, so I’m having a very hard time enjoying it anymore.