It might seem like a fairytale; living in a luxury house, getting to wear glittery ballgowns and having your hair and makeup done regularly, but one former Bachelor star has spilled the beans on the grim reality of life in the Bachie mansion.
An ex-contestant from Matt Agnew’s season has dished the dirt to the Daily Telegraph’s Confidential, claiming the reality show dwellings are not as glamorous as they seems.
“You’re crammed in bedrooms sleeping on bunk beds like at school camp. People walk around naked,” the unidentified ex-star said.
She went on to say there were “lots of tears” in the mansion, as many people had to get used to living in such close quarters with 20 other women.
As for what they did in their spare time, the ex-contestant said: “We had Netflix but that was it. As for food, they order Coles delivery. You only get chocolate on the weekends because it’s a luxury food item so girls would hide food in their shoes.”
Laura Byrne and Brittany Hockley, who appeared on Matty J and Honey Badger’s seasons of The Bachelor, pretty much said the same thing on their Life Uncut podcast back in April.
"Our mansion was three quite big rooms and all the girls were in bunk beds in the rooms. In my room it was actually 14 girls all in bunk beds and obviously that dwindled down,” Laura said.
"It was like being on school camp which was probably one of the funnest and one of the most difficult parts of the whole thing as well."
Laura, who is now engaged to Matty J and the pair have an adorable daughter together, went on to say that they had a weekly allowance for food, which they would split between all the girls.
"So our grocery shop had to be less than the weekly allowance and obviously things like avocados are day-um expensive and there was also a cyclone at the time that had wiped out the avocado stock. It ruled our life for quite a while,” she said.
Brittney added that the bachelorettes don’t get to see the outside world at all unless they’re on a date.
“You don't leave the mansion ever unless you're on a date,” she said, with Laura adding that a minder even listens in to their once-weekly 15 minute phone call to make sure they don’t spill any secrets.
Speaking to Mamamia in 2016, a contestant revealed that their are cleaners who come in to make the place look spotless for TV, however they do cook their own food.