Rozlyn Papa has come forward to address the rumors about the scandal surrounding her dismissal from ABC’s The Bachelor and she denied the widespread reports that she had an inappropriate relationship with a crew member.
“No, I did not have a sexual relationship with a producer on the show,” Rozlyn said in an exclusive interview with RadarOnline.com.
Papa, a strikingly beautiful 28-year-old model, was a contestant on The Bachelor who will be fired on the second episode of the show, which will air Monday, January 11. The show said she was terminated for an “inappropriate relationship” with a producer.
“What they mean by inappropriate relationship is not what inappropriate relationship means in the real world,” she told RadarOnline.com as she defended her reputation.
She clarified her status with the producer. “I had a relationship with someone on the show that didn’t benefit them,” Rozlyn said, referring to the network and the show’s senior producers. “We remained really close but we are not dating now,” Rozyln said of the since-fired producer.
“This is a TV show and it’s made for entertainment, but it is a far cry from reality,” Rozlyn revealed. “I know that things on television weren’t always as they seemed, but I had no idea the extent of the show manipulation.”
Only days ago, ABC dropped the bombshell that an unnamed female contestant had an “inappropriate relationship” with one of the show’s producers. Show host Chris Harrison told RadarOnline.com “It was an incident that we’ve never had to deal with before. It was tough for everyone, the crew, the women and Jake. Hopefully we can quickly move past this and it won’t dominate the season. But definitely everyone will see what happens.”
Harrison would not reveal Rozlyn’s name but said “An unfortunate decision was made by one of the girls and one of the crew members and the rest you’ll have to watch and see.”
Rozyln denies that she made an unfortunate decision and told RadarOnline.com “I am going to hold my head high, I do not regret anything that happened.”
Despite the scandal and being fired from the show, Rozlyn had nice things to say about the Bachelor, hunky pilot Jake Pavelka. “He is SO cute!”
The Bachelor Airs Mondays on ABC at 8 pm EST.