'Bachelor' castoff Kylie Lewis exposes casting

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'Bachelor' castoff Kylie Lewis exposes casting

By Julianne Cassidy. CREATED Jan 8, 2014

Kylie Lewis, season 18 castoff of ABC's "The Bachelor," is not a "dumb bimbo."

Lewis blames the show's producers for her ultimate elimination. Three things were exposed, all under producers' direction, reports TMZ: "Kylie Lewis tells us that producers told her to: dye her hair from strawberry blonde to red, advised her to wear a pink dress instead of purple, and they had her tweet Juan Pablo immediately after they met for the first time... making her look desperate."

Chalk it up to reality show naivety, but Lewis further broadcasted her side of the story to her hometown via Chicago radio station B96.

In a "face-palm" worthy moment, Lewis will be embarrassingly remembered by "Bachelor" fans for thinking that she had heard her name and stepping down to receive her rose, to only then be corrected by Bachelor Juan Pablo that he called fellow castmate, "Kat."

"Everyone sees that in five minutes, but that rose ceremony probably took an hour to film, so you're standing there and that's 6 a.m. after filming for 10-plus hours... So that's the part that no one really realizes, so you're already delirious," Lewis said on B96. "My limo entrance was suggested to me by producers, and I agreed to it. It's not that they force you to do anything, it's just that they come up with ideas, and then you go with it."

Lewis reveals that the majority of "The Bachelor" is unseen and that she feels betrayed by the producers for not only "setting her up to fail," but then airing the nauseating moment. When asked by a fan on Twitter how she felt after seeing it on television, Lewis replied, "I felt like I was going to throw up (again) and then I cried a little (again.) Then I raised my glass to a new year."

It's safe to assume that Lewis is no longer fond of roses.


Julianne Cassidy

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A city girl gone country, Philadelphia-bred journalist Julianne Cassidy relocated to be a Nashville-based digital editor for Scripps Media, Inc.