Despite the drama that eternally sparks from The Bachelor universe — just take a peek at Lauren Bushnell’s heartbreaking confession, Chad Johnson’s surprising relationship news, or Kaitlyn Bristowe’s revelation about her audition tape — many of us would LOVE the chance to nab a spot on the popular romance reality series. That’s why we know you’ll covet these insider deets on how to get on The Bachelor, according to a former contestant.
When Jaimi King appeared on Nick Viall’s season, she not only left a lasting impression on fans (before she was booted off, that is), but she was also the first openly LGBTQ contestant in the series’ history. Now she’s sharing her experience to help you snag a spot on an upcoming season, as ABC is holding a casting call this weekend in New Orleans, King’s hometown (June 10 from 1pm to 5pm at the Masquerade Night Club at Harrah’s Casino, if you’re interested).
“Don’t hold back,” the 28-year-old chef told WGNO reporter Kenny Lopez. “I went off the handle.” While that sounds totally intriguing, she added, “They asked me a question and I ran with it. I was just comfortable and honest, and open.”
King also has a few tips when it comes to style, saying, “I definitely advise to come dressed super nice! Don’t go out and buy a whole new wardrobe. Just come in your best style.” And if you do get cast, you’ll be responsible for doing your own hair and makeup, so it’s best to prove to the people behind the scenes that you’ll be able to handle that when the cameras are rolling. Adds King, “Eyebrows are very important; make sure you keep them looking neat.” Always a good tip, frankly.
If you’re feeling a little nervous, King says a little liquid courage might help. “Let loose. Have a few cocktails before the audition if it loosens you up a bit, and most of all just be yourself.” Again, always good advice. Er, the “be yourself” part, at least.
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(h/t WGNO/ABC; photos via Rich Fury/Getty, ABC)