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TV show "The Bachelor" question.(16 posts)

TV show "The Bachelor" question.eyebob
Nov 21, 2002 9:13 AM
Do the women who are the contestants get paid? I mean is there a prize (other than getting the guy) if you're picked at the end?

BT
No, no cash prize...TJeanloz
Nov 21, 2002 9:16 AM
Just the experience of a lifetime and exposure on national television.
Really? Amazing.....eyebob
Nov 21, 2002 9:22 AM
I wouldn't have thought that exposure and experience would be worth it to many. Are these a bunch of aspiring actresses/model types who need different avenues to get exposure do you think? Was there any time in the show where these people sort of showed off any of their talents?
Playboy, Penthouse...longfellow68
Nov 21, 2002 9:30 AM
You know they are going to get offers.... way to jumpstart their careers somehow, if they ever had one to begin with.
They'll get some money out of it...
Depends how you define "talents"TJeanloz
Nov 21, 2002 9:32 AM
I'll preface by saying that I didn't watch much of the show - it's on in the same timeslot as "The West Wing"; so I flip to it in commercials. However, a few weeks ago I learned that I had been 'nominated' to be the Bachelor in the next installment. Long story short, I combed the whole thing, and near as I can tell, there's nothing but 'exposure' (and potential romance) in it for anybody.

Why would I subject myself to this just to be on T.V.? I suppose the last guy didn't have much going for him in Missouri- but you're going to have to entice me with more than hot girls to get me to open my life up to a national audience. The embarrasment potential is just too damn high.
Depends how you define "talents"Jon Billheimer
Nov 21, 2002 10:00 AM
I didn't even know this show existed until we tuned in to it accidentally last night. The long and short of it? I was simply appalled. This show is the embodiment of everything that's wrong with our commercial, media-driven culture. I found it embarrassing, cruel, shallow, and in every other way over the line. My major rant for the day!
You obviously didn't see:TJeanloz
Nov 21, 2002 10:05 AM
Obviously, you didn't see "Who Wants To Marry A Mult-Millionare", the Fox special of a couple of years ago. That was much, much worse. Same producer though, which made me nervous about having anything to do with "The Bachelor".
YesStarliner
Nov 21, 2002 10:17 AM
I've ignored the show up to now, but yesterday while listening to the radio I heard a promo blurb for the show, with comments by a few of the contestants. Ditzy sounding females, clueless sounding guy; dumb, dumb, dumb.

I am a Survivor junkie, though.
they did say they would pay for the ringColnagoFE
Nov 21, 2002 1:22 PM
though evidently the bachelor refused that. wonder what else they pay for?
Yeah,TJeanloz
Nov 21, 2002 1:42 PM
They pay all expenses incurred during the taping. Which would include the ring, some clothing, and some other stuff. I agree with the guy on the ring issue- who wants a long term spouse to be wearing a ring purchased by ABC?
long term spouseempacher6seat
Nov 23, 2002 9:59 PM
I never knew a month was considered long term.
long term spouseTJeanloz
Nov 25, 2002 6:36 AM
The pretext to the show is that the chosen two fall in love and live happily ever after. With a ring purchased by ABC, and a romance facilitated by the American audience. The hope is that the marriage lasts...
I feel so uninformed....please help me.eyebob
Nov 21, 2002 1:08 PM
Does anyone get paid for their time on any of these types of shows? I thought that the winner of Big Bro and Survivor won money. Are you saying the bachelorettes do not? And what about the bachelor himself. What's he get?

BT
The love of a lifetime?TJeanloz
Nov 21, 2002 1:13 PM
The bachelor gets to hit on hot girls for six weeks, each of whom is there explicitly to be hit on, and they don't seem to have a lot of trouble finding guys willing to do this.

From what I learned of the process though, they do have some trouble finding guys who are really qualified to go through with the whole thing- they want to avoid total creeps, and find themselves a nice, wealthy, informed gentleman (so why they asked me, I have no idea).
I thought he picked the wrong oneColnagoFE
Nov 21, 2002 1:20 PM
Actually both of 'em were kinda pathetic wanting to marry someone they knew for 6 weeks, but the 22 year old seemed to be more "in love" with the dude and the brunette seemed to be looking for a sugar daddy IMO. I give them a year tops. Plus what was it with all that arm rubbing and hand grabbing he was doing with both women? Yuck.
I was impressed with the inter-racial aspect of the show,and the128
Nov 21, 2002 1:38 PM
way they sexualized the male body. Refreshing!

Maybe the next show can be a bunch of ugly misfits and completely offensive racial stereotyping going on: ODB courts the Brady Bunch kind of thing!