You may remember Tiffany Scanlon, who appeared on Richie’s season of The Bachelor before dating fellow contestant Meghan Marx.
Apparently, just five days before filming was due to start the 32-year-old said she received a message stating: “this time around the network has decided not to take you to paradise”.
“The better, more mature thing to do might be to say nothing, to take the graceful and humble route BUT I’m a stickler for justice and I don’t think that people or organisations should get away with appalling behaviour,” she writes.
“Some will say I’m just disgruntled and bitter, and you’d be correct, given the way things happened I am disgruntled and very bitter. I don’t write this for your sympathy or judgement but to help myself heal and to share with you not only the good times but also the really shit times in life.”
Scalon talked her fans through how you get cast for the show, explaining she was approached by producers three months ago. She then went through many rounds of casting and paperwork.
She notes she was never "confirmed" as a castmate for the series but was told: “‘everything is progressing’, ‘things are moving along nicely’, ‘we are waiting on confirmation from the network.’”
“I spent two months gearing my life towards going on the show,” she wrote listing things like an intense exercise regime, mental health training, beauty treatments among the things she needed.
“I turned down other opportunities, I told @instituteofcode that I would be unable to be retreat manager in November (a job which I’ve done for the past year of retreats),” she said.
“I informed my social media management clients that I’d be out of Bali for up to six weeks and subsequently lost one of my clients.”
“I met a guy who I told I wouldn’t go on the show if he wanted to see where things went and he said that was (understandably) too much pressure and then I put my dating life on hold.”
“Five days out from the start of filming I received the call which I thought would finally be my flight details. Instead I was hit with ‘unfortunately this time around the network has decided not to take you to paradise.’
“What they have done is cruel and unfair and I’m sure they thought I’d slink away quietly. At the very LEAST they could have offered some kind of counselling to help undo the damage they’ve done.
“I’m scrambling to make sense of it all and try to pick up the pieces.”