The Top Reason Why Bachelor Contestants Are Turned Away Is Revealed
Posted: 5:56 am Wednesday, February 28th, 2018
Los Angeles Times staff writer Amy Kaufman’s reveals in her new book, Bachelor Nation: Inside the World of America’s Favorite Guilty Pleasure, that the biggest reason applicants are turned away from the reality dating show is for having an STD. Which in a show where one person dates 28 different people *and those people are okay with it)… this is bound to happen, LOL.
“As soon as the medical tests came back, you’d see that herpes was the biggest thing,” says Ben Hatta, [creator and executive producer] Mike Fleiss’s old assistant, in an excerpt. “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.’” As Jezebel notes, 16 percent of women and eight percent of men ages 14 to 49 are affected by herpes.