Drama often steals the spotlight from romance with the amount of catfights, name-calling, and tears that ensue.After all, real people looking for love on reality TV can get tricky.while she was a guest on De Generes' daytime talk show.In the 2008 season of The Bachelorette, Pappas eventually rejected single dad Jason Mesnick and accepted the marriage proposal of professional snowboarder Jesse Csincsak.To get ready, she sat down with The Frisky to talk about her upcoming wedding, what reality TV auditions are really like, and, of course, whether Brad and Emily will make it. I dated this guy off and on for three years and a few months before the auditions, he dumped me. I had this friend who was an avid fan of the show and she called me one day and said, “Oh my gosh, they’re doing auditions for ‘The Bachelor’ in Atlanta. Of course, I thought they were genuinely asking but they were calling to see if I was still single. How would you feel if we gave you this opportunity? If you offer it to me, I would love to do it.” I didn’t know they’d picked me to be “The Bachelorette” until they told me on the “Ellen De Generes Show.” I was super excited. Before, he called periodically and would say, “I miss you. Whether they clip it or leave out a certain thing—unfortunately you knew what you were getting into. Sometimes I hate it when people blame the editing, though I do understand the frustration of it.
Her episode was called "Big Fat Greek Bachelorette Party".In Bachelor Nation, everything is an audition for something else.“The Bachelorette” drafts its leading lady from the pool of contestants on “The Bachelor” and vice versa, giving the franchise an insular feel.are dating game shows, but to the surprise of many, they often result in real love — albeit sometimes indirectly.The 12-year-old franchise is built around a basic premise: One Bachelor or Bachelorette chooses from 25 contestants, with the promise of a proposal in the finale.Once you’re in the game, you’re playing for that one big love.Should you fail the first time around (and most everyone does!The season ended with Ryan delivering a hand-written poem and a marriage proposal.They tied the knot on December 6, 2003, as part of a three-episode ABC special.), never fear: You just might win the chance to keep playing.In recent cast recycling, for example, Kaitlyn Bristowe didn’t win Chris Soules’s affection on “The Bachelor,” but she seems to have found love with fiance Shawn Booth. And so the franchise’s revolving door keeps turning.