‘The Bachelor’: Are the Contestants on Peter Weber’s Season Allowed to Drink As Much As They Want?

by Jeremy Spirogis
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It’s well-established that contestants on The Bachelor and its many spinoffs don’t actually eat the meals on their dates. But plainly, on the subject of alcohol, the consuming individuals do within the pursuit of affection could be very actual. 

Bachelor viewers have usually seen simply how drunk some contestants are likely to get. Since the present’s beginnings, Bachelor followers have additionally famous how typical it’s to see individuals with a glass of wine in hand, irrespective of the occasion or time of day.

On the Jan. 6 three-hour premiere of Peter Weber’s season of The Bachelor, Bachelor Nation couldn’t assist however discover how a lot champagne and wine have been concerned in almost each scene. How many drinks are contestants allowed? And there are limits imposed on the individuals by producers?

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Bachelor Nation marveled at how a lot champagne was downed on the premiere of Peter Weber’s season

Many viewers who stay tweeted The Bachelor premiere of Weber’s season seen how a lot booze was concerned. They have been significantly shocked on the early-morning consuming. “Uhhh it’s straight up DAYLIGHT as these ladies are leaving. That champagne should have a splash of OJ in it,” one Twitter user joked. Another agreed, “Nothing like a champagne toast at 6 in the morning!”

Other viewers thought the champagne would make for some additional drama on the present. “Give these girls enough champagne and DUH they are gonna cry after Peter sends them home even though they have only known him for a few hours & talked to him for all of 7 minutes,” wrote one Bachelor fan.

Another added {that a} struggle may get away if the contestants drank sufficient. “Some ladies are flinging down the champagne pretty strong. Let’s hope we don’t have some fireworks!!!!” the Bachelor fan wrote on Twitter.

Past contestants have claimed producers inspired consuming 

Loose lips might sink ships, however in addition they make for good actuality TV. While the brief reply is that no contestants on The Bachelor are compelled to drink (or have ever claimed to be), some individuals say there’s a little bit of stress concerned.

Leslie Hughes, a contestant on Sean Lowe’s season of The Bachelor, stated the producers are very nicely conscious of the potential leisure worth and heightened feelings of intoxicated contestants. 

In an interview with The Daily Beast, Hughes stated, It’s how they get you to be extra talkative, extra delicate…When I got here in for the producers’ weekend, I bear in mind it was like 12 midday, they usually have been like, ‘You want some champagne, wine?’ And I used to be like, ‘It’s 12 p.m., midday!’ And they’re like, ‘Welcome to the Bachelor household.’”

Another contestant, Jordan Branch, infamously blacked out from extreme consuming on Chris Soules’ season of The Bachelor. She claimed she had advised producers she was fearful about how a lot alcohol can be round in the home throughout filming, however they stored refilling her drinks. 

However, different contestants have stated they didn’t really feel pressured to drink on the present. 

Taylor Nolan, for instance, who appeared on Nick Viall’s season and Bachelor in Paradise, advised Refinery29 she didn’t really feel that it was ever “an issue” by way of casting when she advised ABC producers she didn’t drink in any respect. She caught to non-alcoholic drinks throughout the champagne toasts. However, she did say extreme consuming within the mansion was widespread. 

Drink limits have been allegedly launched after the Corinne Olympios scandal on ‘BiP’

In 2017, Nick Viall’s notorious ex Corinne Olympios and a widely-disliked participant from Rachel Lindsay’s season, DeMario Jackson, had an encounter on Bachelor in Paradise that rocked Bachelor Nation. 

Sexual misconduct allegations towards Jackson have been dropped after ABC’s inside investigation, however each Olympios and Jackson agreed heavy consuming was concerned in no matter did occur. After manufacturing was quickly suspended, returning BiP contestants and that 12 months’s individuals within the Bachelor Winter Games have been held to a two-drink-per-hour restrict. 

Robby Hayes advised People Magazine that the contestants didn’t precisely adhere to the rule, although: “We had our own little ways to get around it,” he claimed. “If it was two drinks an hour, we’d grab one at 3:50, one at 3:55, then [it was a] new hour at 4:00. We’d grab one at 4:00, and one at 4:05, then you have four drinks within 15 minutes.”

However, it’s unclear whether or not Bachelor producers continued with these guidelines on later seasons. Arie Luyendyk Jr. advised Us Magazine that there was “a little bit less alcohol” concerned on his season of The Bachelor, doubtless due to the incident between Olympios and Jackson. 

Still, he stated there weren’t any actual guidelines set in place, so it’s unclear as to how they apply (or don’t) on Peter Weber’s season. Now that the Bachelor franchise is 2 and a half years out from that scandal, guidelines may need loosened. 

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