In her TikTok, she explains that during her time on the show, the Bachelor would call a few names during the rose ceremony, leave for a bit, come back and call a few more names, leave again...and this would continue all through the night. By morning, the women were exhausted and expected to do exit interviews.
"I was 23 and didn’t know a ton about the show at the time, but it sounded amazing," Kimberly told BuzzFeed. "I felt like I was at my prime, like there was a 100% chance I would make it to the end (according to producers). It was a five month–long casting process. So leaving night one felt like a bullet."
"Overall, being on the show was fun and memorable, but also painful. It’s something not a lot of people get to say they’ve done, but I do wish it had ended differently," Kimberly shared. "I definitely think producers manipulate the story to get the reaction they want, which is exactly what they did to me. In 2009, a lot of The Bachelor 'secrets' weren’t common knowledge. I didn’t know that telling them my past would then get used against me. So when it was, I felt betrayed."
When looking back at her experience, Kimberly also said, "The main word I can remember using was journey. We couldn’t say process, otherwise they'd make us stop and redo that sound byte. I remember having to stop a lot during interviews because I would sound unsure of myself, or like I wasn’t saying the right thing. Then none of it got used anyway!"
"Like I told the producers, everything happens for a reason," Kimberly concluded. "I feel like my time there was what was meant to happen. I’m happy with how things worked out for me, and I definitely think it helped me grow and realize things are not always as they seem."
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