8 Bachelorette Contestants Who Should Never Have Been Cast
At times the casting on The Bachelorette has left us scratching our heads, to say the least — but the casting of these eight guys can’t help but make us wonder if there was a slump in applications that particular season. While unresolved feelings about a past love or a propensity to drink too much might be things a prospective contestant could hide, casting contestants with criminal backgrounds is another thing altogether. We’re really not sure how these eight contestants ended up on The Bachelorette, but they did. Somehow. What on God’s green earth were the producers thinking?
8. Any Contestant Who Got Embarrassingly Drunk At The First Cocktail Party
Let’s face it. There’s always plenty of alcohol flowing at the season premiere cocktail parties and everyone’s nervous, but when some fool drinks way too much and starts acting like that guy everyone tried to avoid at the college kegger, you’ve got to ask, “Why did he even bother showing up?” Very rarely does the drunk get past the first rose ceremony, and getting hammered could even get you kicked out of the Bachelor Mansion. Which is exactly what happened to season eleven butt-grabbing boozer, Ryan McDill, who was escorted off the show by none other than host Chris Harrison (after he stripped to his skivvies, fell in the pool and famously threw his rose — a rose he was supposed to use to vote for his preferred bachelorette, either Kaitlyn or Brit — against the wall). Ryan’s drunken performance even usurped that of the previous worst drunk, Tim McCormack, who passed out on the couch, snoring like a congested walrus, and was carried out to a waiting taxi by a couple of his competitors, at Bachelorette Ashley Hebert’s request. Honestly, have some restraint, fellas!
7. The Healer (Kaitlyn’s Season)
Tony Harris was a good-looking-enough guy, but this peace-loving healer from St. Louis, Missouri, was just way too sensitive for the likes of the show. He was really bothered by all the testosterone and aggression-fuelled “dates” Kaitlyn had set up for the guys (boxing, Sumo wrestling, shock comedy), and he refused to participate in the Sumo challenge. Shortly after, he told Kaitlyn he didn’t feel he belonged there and took himself out of the running. The thing is, if you’re going to go on The Bachelorette you can’t be a poor sport — no matter how valid your reasons are for not wanting to wrestle other men while wearing an adult diaper on national TV.