While rumors of producer interference in Bachelor Nation are nothing new, Lacey Mark is offering new perception into their impression and ways throughout an look on the Behind the Velvet Rope podcast.
“There’s all these rumors floating round that like the highest 10 is predetermined earlier than they even completed casting and issues like that,” the contestant from Nick Viall’s season of The Bachelor defined. “Which I might consider a 100%, particularly primarily based on seeing, like, how the producers work behind the scenes once you’re really there.”
She used her castmate, Alexis Waters, as proof. As she recounted, “Alexis Waters slept by way of a whole day, a whole cocktail get together and identical to wakened for the Rose ceremony and bought a rose. … It’s predetermined.”
While Waters caught round by way of week 5, Mark left in the second week, showing to be eradicated on the show. She claimed each contestant has an “out clause” the place they might select to depart at any time.
So, when she determined she was not in Viall, she pulled a producer apart and requested to depart.
“And they have been like, ‘Do us a favor,'” she defined. “I’m like ‘What?’ They’re like, ‘You’re getting eradicated tonight. Can you simply keep so we will see once you get eradicated as an alternative of getting to create a complete nother storyline of you quitting?'”
And like that, she was eradicated in the rose ceremony.
Mark Believes She Was ‘Filler Cast’
Mark described one other situation the place producers may have tried to persuade her to remain, however believes she was simply “filler cast.”
As she defined, she didn’t have an enormous character and was not making an attempt to develop into an influencer after the show.
“There was a whole lot of interviews that I wasn’t in on,” she described. “They by no means actually, like, centered on me in any respect. And like, there have been occasions the place I did have alone time with Nick, albeit like once more two and a half minutes, however there have been occasions the place I had alone time with Nick the place like, it wasn’t even filmed. So I used to be like, ‘Hmm.'”
Mark Claimed Producers Tried to Get Her to Cry in Her Exit Interview
During her exit, Mark didn’t get significantly emotional. Not all that surprising since she claims she selected to depart.
“They did an exit interview they usually have been desperately making an attempt to get me to cry,” she defined. “I used to be like, ‘It’s not going to occur.’ And I used to be like, ‘I actually do not care that I’m leaving proper now.'”
Mark’s claims are in line with different former contestants.
Mark Claims She Was on a Group Date Built Around Her Insecurities
Producers get to know contestants in the course of the casting course of and the time frame after they have been “in the resort alone” earlier than filming.
During this time, she stated they might strive “to seek out little like nuggets and issues that they will use towards you or for you in some unspecified time in the future all through your journey.”
What “nugget” did they attempt to use towards her? She felt she was “all the time the bridesmaid, by no means the bride.”
So when the group date recreated a marriage, she was after all a bridesmaid.
The contestants have been partnered as much as match completely different themes. The New York native was a “conventional bridesmaid, which is so not my model.” She continued, “They put me in the ugliest purple bridesmaid’s costume, like this heinous factor, this ponytail. And I needed to, like, be Danielle’s bridesmaid whereas she married Nick. And like, these are the issues that they do. They get to know your nuances in order that they will use them.”
Still, she would go on to look on Bachelor in Paradise and have a short-lived romance with Daniel Maguire. “Like on Bachelor in Paradise, I instructed them I used to be afraid of horses. So they made me go on a horseback using date to see if I labored out, as a result of if I freaked out that is good TV.”