During the first episode of The Bachelor, which was a 3-hour premiere episode, Peter Weber had to go through his first rose ceremony.
He decided to send a handful of women home who he didn’t feel a connection with. Impressively, he knew them all by name, and everything went smoothly.
Or, so it appears.
As it turns out, it may be impossible for a Bachelor to remember the names of 30 women who he met that night. While some names might stand out because of a special connection, it’d be nearly impossible for him to remember everyone.
So, how does it work?
According to the E! Online, Ali Fedotowski reveals that the production team helps the Bachelor remember all of the names. She’s a former contestant, as she competed years ago on the show. She claims the production team is there to guide him through a rose ceremony, so he gets all of the names right.
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I can’t believe it’s been 10 years. Back then it was all about being on the wings of love. And now we’re told to buckle up for a bumpy ride. Ha! 😂 I still have the yellow dress that I stepped out of the limo in. My goodness, I was completely unaware that it was a moment that would change my life forever. The dress still has the rip at the bottom when I tripped walking up the stairs to have my first conversation with the Bachelor. Do any OG #BachelorNation fans remember that?! I think I’ve kept it all these years because it represents a huge turning point in my life. I’ll probably keep it forever. 🌹 When I walked out of that limo I was soooo sure I was going home night one. (Heck, I even told my boss that I would be back to work in a couple days after I left) Not only did I mysteriously lose my voice, but I was surrounded by some of the most beautiful women I had ever seen. Meanwhile, this yellow dress was the first gown I had EVER worn and I think I had put on high heels maybe five times in my life previously (fun fact, I wore converse sneakers to the second rose ceremony when I was on the show 🌹) – needless to say, I felt out of my element. I was awkward, I was a tomboy, and I didn’t feel good enough. 🌹 And here I am 10 years later, married to the love of my life, with two beautiful children, and a life I never even could’ve dreamed big enough to see back then when I walked out of that limo. My goodness am I grateful. To the @bachelorabc franchise, to all of you, and to my amazing family. Wishing the best of luck the girls tonight who are feeling just as nervous as I was the first night. No matter what happens, this will forever be a turning point in your life. Can’t wait to watch tonight! And you bet your butt I’ll be blogging about it! So head on over to my site after the show – www.AliManno.com #nostalgia #bachelornation🌹 #thebachelor #onthewingsoflove #expectturbulence #bachelor #bachelorblog
“Throughout the night a producer is never far from your side and constantly reminds you about everyone’s name. She (the producer) has flash cards with the pictures and names of every contestant. It is hard to remember everyone, even with the flash cards. It’s all so overwhelming,” Ali writes for her blog on E! Online.
“How do you remember the names at the rose ceremony? Well, I doubt many people could remember at 25, so the Bachelor/ette goes into the rose ceremony room and says a few names at a time and then leaves to get the next few names,” she points out.
If this is true, then editing makes Peter seem like he remembers them all. They don’t include him walking out of the room and then back in to make his eliminations.
But that must add anxiety and stress to the women, who are waiting to learn whether they are staying or going home.
The Bachelor airs Mondays at 8/7c on ABC.
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