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EXCLUSIVE: The Secret Audition Process For The Bachelorette

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Jun. 15 2010, Published 9:30 a.m. ET

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Contestants for the popular ABC show The Bachelorette have to go through a grueling background check that includes a six-hour test with 1200 questions, a session with a psychologist, blood and alcohol testing and a last-minute cut, has learned exclusively.

The closely guarded casting process for the reality TV show was revealed to by Jesse Csincsak, the winner of the Bachelorette in 2008.

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Jesse gave us a blow-by-blow description of what the contestants in this season’s Bachelorette are going through.

After sending in a tape, finalists are flown to Los Angeles.

Show execs shove a test under your hotel room door, with questions like "Do you love your mother," Csincsak says.

Next, “You do shots in the green room to loosen you up,” Jesse told Potential contestants are then interviewed on camera by one person.

If you make the cut, you’re then interviewed by eight producers! Afterward, your blood and urine are tested and you are checked for all sexually transmitted diseases. And after that a psychologist interviews you.

After this rigorous audition, you are flown back home—all within 24 hours.

When you are finally chosen you must arrive with three new suits that are paid for out of your own pocket.

Just when you think they have chosen the finalists, the producers re-interview everyone and send two more hopefuls packing just hours before you get in the limo to meet the Bachelorette.

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The first evening of shooting begins at 8:00 o’clock and lasts until 5am and you are all bused back to the hotel and that night 12 more are sent home.

The survivors are brought to the mansion to begin dating.

“At this point, the dudes start getting really nervous and start judging each other” says Jesse. Within hours of meeting the bachelors, The Bachelorette is asked to pick her potential final 4—a secret never revealed until now.

The contestants are then asked to sign a 21-page contract that locks them up for future TV specials. “If we get married,” Jesse says, “they practically own us!”



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