18Contestants Have To Buy Their Own Dresses For The Show


"Olivia said she spent, like, $40,000 on clothes. It's insane."

You would think that for being such a popular hit TV show, that ABC would have deep enough pockets to dress their contestants on The Bachelor. Heck, it would even be a fashion designer's dream to take advantage of product placement and have their dresses be featured on the contestants.

But nope, that is not how it works.

In fact, the contestants on The Bachelor have to pay for their own wardrobe, including the stunning evening dresses. During the third episode of the 20th season on The Bachelor, there was gossip about Olivia at the bachelor mansion, it was whispered:

Though this assertion looked like mean-spirited gossip, there was a truth that wasn't revealed. Contestants have to splurge on 10 weeks worth of glittery dresses and trendy, yet approachable date outfits. According to Mic, ABC only provides dresses for the two finalists for the finale episode, meaning contestants must bring their own outfits. Even though she runs the risk of being sent home after the first rose ceremony, a contestant must pack enough TV-ready outfits to last the whole competition. Not to mention she must be prepared for travel destinations ranging from snowy ski trips to tropical beaches.

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