A former contestant from The Bachelor has exposed the truth about what life was really like inside the famous reality TV mansion.
Nina Rolleston, a contestant from Sam Wood's season of the show claimed that the 25 women were forced to live in 'asylum-style' accommodation and shared just one washing machine between them during an interview on the Confessions of a Twenty Something Train Wreck podcast.
She also revealed that filming was essentially a full-time job, with the women expected to be on camera ‘five days a week’ and rose ceremonies often lasting until 3am.
'We filmed five days per week with a two-day break, which wasn't always a Saturday or Sunday but it was always two consecutive days,' Nina said.
'We had to do our own laundry and stuff like that. We only had one washing machine between 20-odd women. It's a lot of laundry,' she said.
She also spoke about the living arrangements during The Bachelor's third season.
'So if you think of, like, school camp crossed with a psychiatric asylum, that's what it feels like!' she admitted of the Hunter’s Hill mansion.
'In my season, in the Hunter's Hill mansion, we had three bedrooms between 25 women. In my room, we had five girls: two bunks beds and a single bed.'
She claimed that one of the other bedrooms actually housed '10 people'.
The reality star also said there were just four bathrooms between the 25 girls.
'People always say we look really tired in rose ceremonies. You have to understand that we've done a cocktail party and you have to wait for the sun to go down [for that]. You've never seen a cocktail party during daylight,' she said.
'We're in Sydney with daylight savings, so the sun doesn't go down completely until 9pm and we're sitting around literally waiting for the sun to go down.
'Then we have to do a cocktail party, where the Bachelor [Sam Wood] has to go around and speak to everybody. Then all the drama...'
'By the time we actually get to a rose ceremony. It's probably between 1am to 3am,' she explained.
'We've been in these outfits all day. So if you were the first person to go through to hair and makeup at 10am, you've actually had that on for all day, all night!
'Then you have those shoes and your feet are killing you. So you would be standing there on those stairs after you've just been filming, say, five or six hours at a cocktail party and then you're standing there.'
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