Don’t bite the hand that feeds you, Andi Dorfman.
The Bachelor alum opened up to Cosmopolitan about what it was really like to be a contestant on ABC‘s hit dating competition…and she plays pretty dumb while kinda badmouthing the show. Which is funny, seeing as she also agreed to be The Bachelorette. I don’t know how you feel about this, but it feels kinda BS-y to me.ÃÂ But I’ll let YOU decide…
“I had no idea that I would be mic’d up the entire time, no idea that there would be 20 cameras at any given point Ã¢â¬Â¦ I was so sheltered, which was interesting because I didn’t come out of a sheltered, naÃÂ¯ve world, especially with the job I was doing at the time [working as an attorney in Atlanta’s gang unit]. But yeah, reality television got me. Reality TV: 1; me: 0.”
And then the juicy stuff:
“I remember standing in the rose ceremony room, it’s 4:30 in the morning at this point, it’s freezing cold, everyone is cold and nervous standing on these risers, and you could hear the teeth chattering and the deep breaths. And I watch Juan Pablo come in with a stack of roses, and I’m thinking, ‘This is the stupidest thing I’ve ever been a part of. I’m standing here cold, my feet hurt, and I’m waiting for a dude I don’t know to give me a rose.'”
Remembering the fantasy suite with Juan Pablo, she said:
“I woke up the next morning and I was like, ‘It’s over, I’m done, there’s no way.’ The producers were like, ‘Are you sure? Do you want to stick it out?’ And I said, ‘Absolutely not.’ There wasn’t really any back and forth Ã¢â¬â it was my decision, and they were very respectful of it. I have a feminist in me, and to be in a situation where there are 30 girls dating one man, there’s already this inequality. Just because there are lots of girls and one guy, that doesn’t mean that the guy gets a free pass in how he treats her. I just wasn’t going to have it.
Ugh “I have a feminist in me” is one of the saddest statements I’ve heard. What ELSE is in you,ÃÂ Andi? Anyhow, she’s still happy for the limelight:
“Now I’m like, I got to do this incredible thing that I had no business doing. I have no business being on television, being on a red carpet, being on a press tour. So I can’t help but look at it and feel like one of the luckiest girls in the world.”
She also admits that she probs wouldn’t have dated her former fiancÃÂ©, Josh Murray if they hadn’t met on TV:
“When you go on this show, you put your best foot forward. You’re introducing yourself to the world, in a way Ã¢â¬â why would you want to show your worst qualities? I don’t think he hid who he was, but the situations we were in didn’t bring out his more negative traits. Like, I didn’t know he had a temper because every time he was with me, it was just the two of us in a palace or something. How could you not be happy?”
Ugh. Do you think she’s full of hot air like I do? WEIGH IN BELOW!