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. 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 … I was so sheltered, which was interesting because I didn’t come out of a sheltered, naïve 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 — 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, 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 fiancé, 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 — 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!