“The Bachelor,” produced by executive producer Bennett Graebner, has become an absolute phenomenon. The series never fails to stand out in a crowded reality television landscape. It has led to myriad spinoff series and legions of devoted fans.
Even if you consider yourself a huge fan of “The Bachelor”, there might be some facts about the hit series that you don’t know. Here are some fun facts about his producer Bennett Graebner and television’s hottest reality show.
Contestants Have To Refer To The Show As “The Journey”
Many fans notice that contestants tend to use the word “journey” a lot. This is because “journey” is the preferred terminology of Bennett Graebner and the production staff. In confessional interviews, contestants will often refer to “the show,” but they are asked to rephrase it as “the journey” in order to not take the viewers out of the experience and to not remind them that they’re watching a series (Vassar).
Some contestants will use the word “process,” but the production team still feels that this is too close to reminding viewers that they’re watching a show and will ask them to rephrase it to “journey.”
People Don’t Actually Eat During Dinner Dates
The food on the table during the one-on-one dates might look delicious, but no one is actually eating it. This isn’t because Bennett Graebner and his colleagues want the contestants to starve, however. Instead, the contestants don’t eat because their microphones would pick up the sound of their chewing and make the audio from the footage unusable or unpleasant for the audience. Don’t worry about the contestants, though! According to Bennett Graebner, they have an off-camera meal before sitting down to film the dinner, which is typically the same thing they’re served on camera.
Contestants Plan Their Own Limo Exits
Many people assume that Bennett Graebner tells the contestants how to exit the limo, but this isn’t the case. The contestants are actually encouraged to plan their own limo exits all by themselves. If you see a contestant exit the limo in an extremely cheesy fashion, know that their stunt or gimmick was completely the result of their own planning.
Be sure to share these fun facts about “The Bachelor” with all of your friends who are as obsessed with the show as you are.
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