Peter Weber’s first group date during Episode 2 was cut short thanks to Hannah Brown’s appearance and emotional chat with the lead man, but the second group date went off without a hitch.
The women were asked to put together outfits that showed their personalities using clothes from Revolve and then walk in a fashion show. The show was judged by celebrity judges.
And while the women were thrilled at the opportunity to walk in the fashion show for the judges, viewers had mixed reactions to the fact that Revolve played such a big part of the date. It came across as product placement and the $20,000 prize being Revolve clothing changed the date into a competitive game.
Next thing you know, there’ll be a competition for who can put together the best FabFitFun box on a date
— Katie✨ (@Katie_Erickson1) January 14, 2020
Derek Peth, a former Bachelorette contestant, tweeted that it was self-aware reality television and that he wasn’t a fan of the date. In fact, he didn’t like how the idea that modeling clothes from Revolve helped identify the personality of a woman.
Not really in love with the idea that modeling clothes from Revolve defines a woman's personality …#TheBachelor
— derek peth (@PethDerek) January 14, 2020
And he wasn’t alone in disliking the date. As one person pointed out, it didn’t seem like a fair date. Hannah Ann Sluss had previously worked with Revolve as part of her modeling career, sharing a few tagged Instagram posts.
Doesn’t really seem fair considering Hannah Ann is literally working with Revolve. #TheBachelor pic.twitter.com/qtarnH5EAN
— Bachelor Chirps, MBA (@BachelorChirps) January 14, 2020
But the date also sparked some hilarious reactions in regard to the influencer role some former contestants often take on. Many former Bachelor contestants become influencers, sharing products for companies, such as Fab Fit Fun. And one person stated that this almost seemed like a Revolve influencer audition.
Omg love this future Revolve influencer audition date :’) #TheBachelor
— Brett S. Vergara (@BrettSVergara) January 14, 2020
This week’s date sponsored by Revolve. Next week’s date sponsored by Fab Fit Fun and Hello Fresh#thebachelor
— Erin M (@ErinMurray16) January 14, 2020
But the date also brought out some questionable statements and viewers quickly guessed that some of the women were not there for the right reasons.
Some recent quotes to consider
Hannah ann- it would be awesome to win a whole closet of revolve!
Victoria- I finally can get Peter to notice me!
Uhhhhh captain obvious…. who's here for the right reasons?? #TheBachelor
— Melanie (@MellieBell05) January 14, 2020
While Hannah Ann was determined to win the fashion show, other contestants continued to hope that Peter would give them some attention, resulting in people guessing that some of them may just be on the show for influencer work.
The Bachelor airs Mondays at 8/7c on ABC.