Here’s the latest post in our Best of The Bachelor series highlighting some of the most memorable moments in the show's history in advance of the Jan. 2 premiere of Season 16.
Do you remember when women were fighting over Jake Pavelka? Women like Ali Fedotowsky, Tenley Molzahn, Gia Allemand, Jessie Sulidis, Ella Nolan and Vienna Girardi were dying for the Season 14 Bachelor to guide his plane to their landing strips. (Oh no wait! That was just Channy.)
Then there was Rozlyn Papa. Rozlyn was a gorgeous competitor who just wanted roses ... and, allegedly, one of the producers. She was ejected from the show on Episode 2 after an extreeeeemely awkward talk with Chris Harrison.
If you can handle reliving the discomfort, watch the talk again — it's a good reminder of how The Bachelor can occasionally have dramatic moments without sound effects or music. Usually they use music to milk the emotion out of a moment (the soft guitars when anyone talks about their deceased loved one), try to turn someone into a villain (the dun-dun-dun-dun when someone is just standing there) or just turn someone into a joke (The Mask's Phantom of the Opera theme, the loud snores when Drunk Tim fell asleep). But with Chris and Rozlyn, it was just two people having a painfully awkward conversation filled with silent pauses.
Why did Chris give Roz the "you entered into an inappropriate relationship with one of our staffers" talk instead of Jake? Was it because of the producer element? After all, when Ali became the Season 6 Bachelorette she had to do her own dirty work with Justin "Rated-R" Rego.
At any rate, Rozlyn got kicked off the show — after already getting a rose from Jake — and the producer she supposedly had a thang with was fired. Rozlyn denied there was any inappropriate relationship; she also lashed out at the show for not letting her talk to her son like they promised, claiming the whole scandal was cooked up for publicity. It worked!
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