‘The Bachelor’: Why That Cosmopolitan Photo Shoot Will Never be Published

by Jeremy Spirogis
Victoria Fuller

When you might be courting 30 ladies at one time, issues are sure to get awkward, particularly when all the ladies try to determine dominance over each other. Back within the Bachelor days of previous, the contestants would hardly ever, if ever, kiss the lead in entrance of each other. But now, they do it each likelihood they get.

Victoria Fuller
Victoria Fuller | Eric McCandless/ABC through Getty Images

This week, we had been pressured to observe girl after girl seize Peter Weber’s face and rub on him below a waterfall whereas he posed with a number of of the opposite contestants throughout a contest to be on the quilt of Cosmopolitan.

Unfortunately, all of that awkwardness was for naught, as Cosmo determined to tug the quilt earlier than it ever noticed the sunshine of day.

Who was imagined to be on the quilt of Cosmo?

For final evening’s group date, the ladies had been tasked with competing in a photoshoot competitors. Whoever took the very best photos could be given the chance to be on the quilt of Cosmo with Weber. There had been apparent issues with this from the beginning. First, it was unfair, as a number of of the ladies had been skilled fashions and second, how awkward would it not have been if the girl on the quilt with Weber was not the one who he selected ultimately?

Not surprisingly, Victoria Fuller, knowledgeable mannequin, received the competitors and acquired to do the photoshoot with Weber. Sadly for her, these photographs won’t be printed.

Why received’t Cosmo publish Victoria F.’s photographs?

When you go on an enormous present like The Bachelor, followers are going to be doing a little deep digging into your previous. Last month, viewers found that Fuller had finished some modeling for the White Marlin Marina, which used slogans like “White Lives Matter” and “Blue Lives Matter” for his or her white marlin marketing campaign. Fuller was even pictured carrying a “white lives matter” shirt.

Because of this, Cosmo determined to tug her unfold.

“When my team and I flew down to Costa Rica for our challenge, we weren’t told who our models were going to be,” Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief Jessica Pels wrote on the Cosmo web site. “We didn’t even meet them until we were all on camera on-set, ready to start our shoot.”

So, Pels knew nothing about Fuller getting into.

“It wasn’t until a few weeks ago that I found out that the woman I’d chosen had, in her past, modeled in an ad campaign wearing White Lives Matter attire,” she continued.

“Unequivocally, the White Lives Matter motion doesn’t mirror the values of the Cosmo model. We stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter, and any trigger that fights to finish injustices for folks of shade.”

Unfortunately, the print version was already accomplished however the digital one was open for edits.

“My team and I had many long discussions about how we wanted to address this issue,” she wrote. “We’d already printed the fashion shoot in our March issue, complete with an inset of the cover, and of course the episode had already been filmed. Ultimately what felt right was choosing not to publish the digital cover on our website or social feeds, and simply being honest with you, the audience we respect, about what happened and where we stand.”

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