Are Beauty Pageants the New ‘Feeder System’ For the ‘The Bachelor’? Why Are So Many ‘Bachelor’ Contestants Former Pageant Queens?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Caelynn Miller-Keyes The Bachelor pageant

Peter Weber, this season’s lead on The Bachelor, has fairly a crowd of personalities as contestants. The ladies vying for Pilot Pete’s coronary heart have appeared slightly imply; to not point out, lots of them who got here off good at first (ahem, Victoria Paul), took their claws out later within the season. The idea of being “fake” has been an enormous deal this season; it got here up most prominently in discussions surrounding former magnificence queen Alayah Benavidez, and the affect the pageants (and the trade’s quest for perfection) had on her as a human being. But, because it quickly got here out: Paul used to do pageants, too (they knew one another). And wait, so did Sydney Hightower! Oh, and Kelsey Weier was Miss Iowa. And we shan’t neglect the controversial, baby-faced Hannah Ann Sluss!

We all bear in mind Colton Underwood’s season of The Bachelor, wherein Hannah Brown and Caelynn Miller-Keyes, (the artists previously as Miss Alabama and Miss North Carolina), confronted off about every others’ personalities, having roomed collectively at a pageant again within the day. Did that drama encourage 1000’s of younger magnificence queens throughout this nice nation to use for the present? Why is everybody on The Bachelor now a pageant queen?

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Miss Nevada-Carolina Urrea, Miss North Carolina-Caelynn Miller-Keyes and Miss Nebraska- Sarah Rose Summers on the 2018 Miss USA Competition | FOX Image Collection by way of Getty Images

Former Bachelorette says there’s ‘something off’ about Victoria Paul after watching latest episodes

On a latest episode of Juliet Litman’s Bachelor recap/dialogue podcast, Bachelor Party, she talked to former Bachelorette lead Rachel Lindsay. The two discussed Victoria P.’s date, and Lindsay stated on the time she was not an enormous fan.

Early on within the 24th season of The Bachelor, Paul got here off candy and sympathetic. However, issues took a flip when her co-contestant Alayah Benavidez received put within the scorching seat. Paul had hassle explaining to Pilot Pete whether or not or not she was associates with Benavidez–which merely shouldn’t be a troublesome query to reply.

“Something’s off,” Lindsay advised Litman. Lindsay didn’t like how Paul handled Alayah in any respect.

“She seemed to be like, recovering memories in real time,” Litman stated. “She was like, ‘Actually, she did ask me to lie, Peter.’”

“I don’t wanna say crazy, but there’s something there,” Lindsay agreed. “Something’s gonna happen with her.” And simply how did Lindsay predict Paul’s demise so precisely?

“She’s a pageant girl,” Lindsay stated. “Like, they know.” Lindsay additionally talked about what number of pageant ladies there are on Weber’s season, resignedly accepting that outdated pageant drama is now fodder for brand new seasons of The Bachelor.

Are pageants a ‘feeder system’ for ‘Bachelor in Paradise’?

“Now, this is what happens. This is a feeder system,” Lindsay continued. Litman was in whole settlement, calling pageants “a feeder system for Paradise.” Because, after all, simply by the chances, most of those ladies won’t win the present. But, they nonetheless need these tooth whitening advert sponsorships, in order that they’ll seem on Bachelor in Paradise.

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Miss Virginia 2019, Camille Schrier, is topped as Miss America 2020 | Donald Kravitz/Getty Images

So, if you wish to be on the present, possibly begin trying into magnificence pageants (and working towards strolling in heels).

How pageant contestants come off on this season of ‘The Bachelor’ with pilot Peter Weber

On a latest episode of The Bachelor, Sydney Hightower implied that Benavidez’s background in pageants made her act pretend and “perfect.” (Hightower can also be a former pageant queen, however, no matter).

But Lindsay isn’t too thrilled with Benavidez, both. She advised Litman she wasn’t too completely satisfied that Benavidez was representing Texas (pageant-wise, anyway).

“I’m upset she’s that she’s … Miss Texas,” Lindsay lamented. “I just don’t think it’s a good representation.” 

Lindsay additionally accused Benavidez of making an attempt (and failing) to cry on the pool get together on The Bachelor wherein each different contestant threw her proper in entrance of a bus.

“I zoomed in,” Lindsay stated, about watching Benavidez “crying.” “I said, ‘Baby there’s not one tear coming out of that eye.’”

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Alayah Benavidez on The Bachelor | John Fleenor/ABC by way of Getty Images

“She cried to cry on three occasions,” Lindsay continued. “I thought pageant girls could cry.” Lindsay joked that “that’s why she didn’t win.”

“Although she did say, ‘I’ve had so many titles,’” Litman reminded Lindsay. Benavidez actually did get pleasure from mentioning her varied pageant wins on the present.

PSA: No extra magnificence queens as solid members of ‘The Bachelor’

Litman stated the wonder queen invasion of The Bachelor has gone too far.

“The pageant infiltration’s gotta go,” Litman argued. “Like, I hope next season there’s no pageant gals.”

She clarified it had nothing to do with pageants themselves; it simply doesn’t serve the present to usher in outdated Miss America drama.

“No shots at pageants in general,” Litman continued, “but bringing the pageant drama into the show is getting old. Like, two seasons of it, I’m done.”

So are we!

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