Being a contestant on the reality TV show “The Bachelor” seems to embody everything a luxurious vacation would, but could you handle the strict rules that come with this once in a lifetime experience (that’s not cliche, is it?)? I’m here to go over the craziest rules that each girl has to follow under the close eye of ABC producers, while trying to keep that fun fiance material thriving.
Cell Phone = GONE
You better come up with some icebreaker questions for your stay because if you don’t make friends, you mind as well kiss your social life goodbye! Phones are confiscated to keep Bachelor Nation in the dark and while you may enjoy a little time to unwind from outside stress, you’re probably going to end up missing those TikToks.
They’re Always Listening
Don’t Get Political (as a profession, that is!)
If you want to get into the political spotlight after competing for your chance at love, you may want to think of another way of finding your man. Contestants may not be a politician from the time of signing their Bachelor contracts until a year after the last airing of their season.
Although the mansion looks like a place that would be bustling with personal chefs and catering platters, that’s not quite on the menu. As a contestant, you are in charge of all your cooking and cleaning (mentioned by Leslie Hughes from Sean Lowe’s season). So say goodbye to your go-to order from McDonald’s!
Hope You Like Solid Colors
Do you feel your best in a plaid print dress with some matching heels? Well, it’s probably best if you keep that outfit at home. Producers only allow the girls to wear solid colors (with the exception of all white) to fit their strict style guide. I guess they want you to stand out in other ways than your own unique sense of style.