Producers who work on The Bachelor US reportedly go to lengths to manufacture emotional moments, a new tell-all book has revealed.
Producers are so engrossed in making the most dramatic and emotional content, that they go as far as tracking the women's periods.
Amy Kaufman, who has released a new tell-all book titled Bachelor Nation, claims producers 'have been known to keep track of when women in the house are menstruating' so they can interview the contestants on camera during 'that time of the month.'
'When women cycled together in the house, it created a completely different vibe,' Ben Hatta, a former US Bachelor producer, told Kaufman. 'So a girl’s now crying mid-interview about nothing, or being reactionary to things that are super small. It helped the producers, because now you’ve got someone who is emotional — and all you want is emotion.'
'If a girl’s feeling the butterflies for a guy already, when she gets into that state, her feelings just become more powerful, so she’s probably more willing to tell that guy she loves him,' Hatta adds. 'And maybe one of the producers knew she was in that emotional state and was like, ‘You know what? Now’s a better time than ever. You should do it, you should do it, you should do it!’'
Another producer explained that 'trust' is vital when attempting to bond with contestants.
Hatta tells, 'The endgame…is getting a contestant to open up. To do that, the contestant must feel like they can trust you.'
US network ABC has yet to respond to the explosive allegations.