- Caroline Cronin stated in a viral TikTok, that she was “ghosted”By “The Bachelor” producers.
- She explained that during a Zoom audition, she was asked to stand in the “Show” segment. “the guy looked at my body.”
- Insider reached out to ABC representatives but they didn’t respond immediately.
A TikTok user posted a video earlier in the month. Caroline Cronin stated that she was “ghosted” after “The Bachelor”Producers saw her body during a
Cronin’s TikTok bio describes herself as an actor. She originally posted a November video about being contacted and starring in the reality-dating show.
“When you get a DM from Bachelor casting producers but you’re a size 6-8,”You can read the text overlay of that post.
Cronin, in her January 6, video, stated that she met casting producers over Zoom for an audition. She talked about her relationship history and where she is at this point in her life.
Cronin claimed in the video that producers had her during one point of the call “stand up over Zoom, like take a step back from my computer and the guy looked at my body.”
She was then assured that someone would get back with her. “they ghosted me like all the other men in my life.”
Cronin claimed in the video that she was excited at the chance and initially thought it was great. “a good thing”She was reached “because I’m not the typical beauty standard, I think, for what the show normally presents,”She also said that she believes producers are responsible for the production of this product. “done a really great job”With “diversifying the cast of contestants”They are white, and they have a different race. “never really diversify the body type of the people that are on the show.”
Self-described actor, she said that she was scouted via Instagram and does not use filters. “lie”On her profile, she said that her size didn’t matter to her. Cronin stated that she was able to audition after all. “the feeling”Her body type was a factor in her rejection from the show.
Cronin made the following statement to Insider: “I never meant for my video to come across as bitter or upset for not being cast. That’s life.”
Cronin reiterated her TikTok point in her statement. “to raise awareness about the lack of body diversity within the franchise, and it required the context of my interview experience to make my points.”
Insider was told by her that she stood for a cause as soon as she was asked. “full-body shot,”Her first thought was “Oh, okay so I don’t stand a chance.”
“This isn’t how things should be,”Cronin was also added.
This isn’t a new issue. “Bachelor” nation. Glamour’s 2018 Yearbook Christopher Rosa wrote an Op-EdThe issue was discussed by the editor, who pointed out that although a mid-size model was cast for the 2015 issue, she was eliminated the very first week.
Rosa’s essay also mentions Chris Harrison, former host. Response to the New York TimesWhen asked in 2014 if there would ever been a, they replied that there was not. “chubby”Lead the show.
“No. You know why? Because that’s not attractive,”Harrison stated. “I know that sounds horrible to say, but I know that at 42, in the eyes of television, I’m old and unattractive.”
Robert Mills was a senior vice-president at ABC in 2018. In an interview with WUSA 9 he addressed the topic. He stated that the show would “absolutely” cast curvy people.
“A lot of it does revolve around who the lead is and who the lead wants to date,”Mills said that he would not cast a different body type to see them, “gone the first night.”
Insider reached out to ABC representatives but they didn’t respond immediately.
Insider interviewed Cronin in a separate interview. “Bachelorette”Star Ali Manno, who hadn’t seen TikTok, also spoke out about the franchise’s lack in body diversity. She said that producers should prioritize showing different body types.
“That’s something I haven’t sat with and thought about a lot, but that’s actually very, very true,”Manno spoke out about the dearth of different body types. “I know that the show has made a commitment to diversity in ethnicity. Maybe this is a call for the show to really make a commitment to diversity and size. Because I think that’s just as important.”