When the very first season of The Bachelor premiered in 2002, there was no telling just how big of a pop cultural phenomena it was going to become. In the more than a decade since, Bachelor Nation has expanded to include The Bachelorette, Bachelor in Paradise, as well as smaller spinoffs, and with so many contestants, and a few lasting romances, more than a couple of secrets have been revealed. Go behind the scenes of the massive reality franchise with these behind the scenes secrets:
45. BIP – Constant Filming
Contestants on Bachelor in Paradise are constantly being filmed and there is little to no reprieve from the cameras. One producer explained that the contestants eventually start forgetting that they are being filmed or they stop caring. This means that the camera picks up hookups that fans don’t see on television. “There are cameras everywhere and there’s nowhere to hide, so when cast members behave outrageously, they allow themselves to forget there are cameras — and just get caught up in the moment,” the producer told PEOPLE.