If you want to be on The Bachelor, you better have a clean bill of health.The number-one reason potential contestants are rejected from the dating show? STDs.
According to the new book Bachelor Nation: Inside the World of America’s Favorite Guilty Pleasure, the application process includes a video essay, interviews, a psych evaluation, an interrogation with a private investigator and a medical exam.Anyone who tests positive for a sexually transmitted disease is immediately sent packing.
Ben Hatta, a former assistant to Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss, tells author Amy Kaufman that “as soon as the medical tests came back, you’d see that herpes was the biggest thing. And sometimes you’d be the first person to tell a contestant that they had herpes. You’d be like, ‘Uh, you should call your doctor.’ Why? ‘We’re not going to be able to have you on our show, but you should call your doctor.’"
Bachelor Nation: Inside the World of America’s Favorite Guilty Pleasure hits bookshelves March 6th.