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The Bachelorette

How Do You Become a Contestant on The Bachelor or The Bachelorette?

There’s an old joke that goes “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” If you have an elderly friend / parent / cat, you probably know the answer is “practice.” And, if you’ve watched The Bachelor or The Bachelorette, the answer you’ve probably discerned to “how do I get on the show” is likely “be hot and possibly interested in marriage.” But upon scanning the application form, it looks like there’s a little more to it.

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First of all, you can apply either online or via a mail-in application, which is much more comprehensive. If you personally are attached / unattractive / hate other people and wouldn’t want to be stuck in a house with a bunch of whiny people dating the same person you are, but know someone who would be good on the show, you can also nominate someone else. In fact, both Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici ended up where they are because a friend signed them up.

As you might expect, when you’re applying to find your future spouse, there are probably a lot of questions you need to answer. Among the ABC shows’ queries: “What have you not found but would like to have in a relationship?,” “Please describe your ideal mate in terms of physical attraction and in terms of personality attraction,” and the pretty damn important “Why would you want to find your spouse on our TV show?” All good questions.

Unfortch for those of you who want the option to be picky, rose-dolers are traditionally picked out of the rejects from the previous season. But if you do happen to get on the show as a contestant, remember to make a big impression: if you’re a sweetheart and fan favorite, you may end up getting your shot at being the man or woman passing out the roses. Or if you’re a total douchebag, you could always try your hand at Bachelor Pad...

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03.14.2013 / 05:38 AM EDT by Julia Wayne
Related: The Bachelorette, The Bachelor

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