Jenny McCarthy tried out for ‘The Bachelorette’ when she was younger – but she was rejected by ABC.
Jenny spilled the secret on Tuesday’s episode of ‘The View’ when co-host Barbara Walters pointed to McCarthy and shouted “you tried out to be a Bachelorette and you did not make it!”
“No one knew that!” McCarthy exclaimed. “When I got a divorce, I was lonely. I needed to be loved.”
Auditioning for a reality show isn’t exactly the most typical reaction to a break up, and McCarthy seems to admit that it was a bit of a snap decision. “I was single and I loved TV. Put those together and I thought, ‘Brilliant!’”
Apparently, McCarthy even had her agent call ABC to give her an edge on the applicant pool. The network was not interested, but that hardly seems to matter to McCarthy now. She recalls, “They said, ‘No, we’re not using celebrities at this time. Sorry.’ That was 10 years ago. So, pfft.”
McCarthy was married to John Mallory Asher from 1999 to 2005. She is currently dating New Kids on the Block singer Donnie Wahlberg and says that she’d love to marry him one day. She told Bethenny Frankel “I think he would be an amazing husband … So if he does [propose] yeah, I would sure say yes.”
I’m glad she didn’t make it – I couldn’t have handled a whole season of her face! I don’t know how anyone watches her show. Her voice drives me bonkers!