"Some of the girls don't eat, don't work, don't sleep. I know we're in lockdown, but some of them are just sitting at home watching back and wondering why [they went on the show]," the woman told Daily Mail.
"People aren't even watching the show, they went there and didn't get shown and barely got any new followers."
The contestant said she felt "ripped off" after receiving limited airtime and therefore not being able to enjoy any of the perks of appearing on reality tv.
"People on social media are laughing saying this person got eliminated, I don't even know who that is, I've never seen them before," she said.
It comes after rumours The Bachelor could be cancelled following a ratings plummet.
Between fame-hungry contestants and a lacklustre suitor in Jimmy, fans are switching off in droves.
The program had its lowest-ever premiere last month, with just 482,000 metro viewers tuning in for the first episode.
Ratings then plunged even further to a record low of 360,000 viewers the following week.
But insiders at Network Ten assure New Idea that all is not lost.
While the harshest of criticisms seem to be about the “fatigued” format of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, the source says the network is set to blow next year’s seasons out of the water by handing over $5 million in talent fees to secure big names for suitors and contestants.
“The casting teams are trying to lure in big stars to make sure audiences are engaged – the good news? Money is no object,” says the insider.
“Celebrity-driven reality shows are the new normal and they bring in the ratings. Ten are making an A-list wish list at this very moment.”
At the top of the list is said to be none other than Shane Warne – who recently revealed he wasn’t ruling out getting married again – and Australia’s favourite conservationist, Terri Irwin!
Both stars have a “very healthy” working relationship with Ten, with Shane previously appearing on I’m a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here! in 2016. Terri also made a guest appearance on the show in the same season.
“Aussies know their back stories and want them to be happy – it would make sense,” tells the insider.