Do the eliminated women on “The Bachelor” have anything really to complain about? If you ask Juan Pablo Galavis for the answer to that question, it would be “no.”
Over the past two days, complaints have been made by Lauren Higginson and Kylie Lewis about the way that production treated them when it comes to either their time on the show, or how they were portrayed after the fact. Neither party received a rose at the first ceremony, and while one of them was very emotional and broke down over trying to handle this sort of situation, the latter almost insinuated that production doomed her by getting her to do such things as tweet that she just met Juan Pablo as she was going into the house.
Speaking to E! News about all of this, the Bachelor himself argued that if these women really did not want to do some of the things that they did on the show, they really shouldn’t have done them:
“It’s been one episode, so I saw the same that you see—the special, the casting part, whenever they get out of the limo … So if they didn’t portray themselves as they have to portray themselves, that’s not our problem. It’s [the girls’] problem, you know. I was myself.”
Okay, so the way that Juan Pablo decided to answer this may be a little arrogant and vomit-inducing, but there is a point behind what he is saying. If you are going to be on this show, you have to be completely confident in yourself and what you want to do. Production may strongly suggest things, but you don’t have to do any of them. You just need the willpower to say no. In the situation that Lauren was in, you just have to be aware that even though you are having a deep conversation with Juan Pablo, the show reserved the right to make you look emotional and sad if you start to shed some tears. Their job is not to make you happy; instead, it is to run a television show.
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