Inside the Secret World of "The Bachelor"

March 8, 2018
Updated 16d ago

There's a new tell-all book about taking readers inside the world of "The Bachelor." The Los Angeles Times' Amy Kaufman is the author of "Bachelor Nation" and joins Cheddar to reveal what she learned about America's favorite guilty pleasure. She says she was "banned" from covering the show after ABC complained her articles were too negative.

Kaufman discusses just how big of a phenomenon the franchise really is. She tells us about the complex editing and casting techniques used by the show's producers. The author even says producers track contestants' menstrual cycles to ensure peak levels of drama. We also learn whether the show has survived the scandals surrounding "Bachelor in Paradise," and this season's controversial finale.

Kaufman breaks down the decision to name Becca Kufrin the next Bachelorette. She says it was an inevitable decision and pokes holes in Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s explanation as to why he broke up with Kufrin on camera.