Having Herpes Is A “Bachelor” Contestant No-No

February 27, 2018 / Posted by:

There’s a new book coming out soon called Bachelor Nation: Inside the World of America’s Favorite Guilty Pleasure in which it is revealed that the number one killer of a Bachelor bunny dreams is a case of the herp. The New York Post reports that the most common reason a lady gets booted off the cast list is coming up positive for an STD during the required medical exam. Sorry ladies, that infectious smile of yours just isn’t gonna cut it.

According to the Post, after going through a battery of psychological tests, personality screenings and background checks, prospective contestants must face the final frontier; the Paris Protocol:

Finally, the potential contestant would be taken for a medical examination. Samples of their blood and urine would be collected. These samples would be tested for drugs and sexually transmitted diseases…

If it turned out the person had an STD, they would be taken out of the running immediately. And apparently, that’s the top reason applicants don’t make it onto the show.

“As soon as the medical tests came back, you’d see that herpes was the biggest thing,” said Ben Hatta, [creator and executive producer] Mike Fleiss’s old assistant. “And sometimes you’d be the first person to tell a contestant that they had herpes. You’d be like, ‘Uh, you should call your doctor.’ Why? ‘We’re not going to be able to have you on our show, but you should call your doctor.’

Considering how many people are walking around to the beat of the herpa derp shuffle, I’m surprised they can afford to be that picky. I just assumed they use a 20/80 Valtrex to vodka solution in lieu of drinking and jacuzzi water to keep things in check. Honestly, I’m more interested in the screening questions the contestants must answer. Here are a couple of real head scratchers:

What was their dream job? If they could have that dream job if they cut off one of their limbs, would they do it? Would they rather have a DDD bra cup or write a cover story for Vogue?

These questions sound like traps! What if my dream job is to be a high powered, one armed, big tittied fashion editor?! Bachelor producers, you’re tearing me apart!

Pic: ABC via Instagram

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