Tiffany Scanlon axed from Bachelor In Paradise
The second season of Bachelor In Paradise is yet to air - but the drama is real!
Former Bachelor star Tiffany Scanlon has posted a scathing takedown of the show, who cut her from their line-up after two months of communication.
In a lengthy post on Instagram, the 32-year-old says the show led her to believe her casting was final:
"Against my better judgement and tempted by the money and opportunity, and even a little by the unlikely chance of love, I agreed to an expression of interest with a couple of stipulations for me to come on the show.
"...About 2 weeks later I received a call that, in hindsight, I wish I had recorded as evidence of the deceitful nature of the show. I was told they were excited to proceed with me and that I had to complete medicals and other paperwork. The stipulations I had mentioned they told me 'should not be a problem' and I was asked for an address that they could send my contract to.
"After this phone call and the discussion about my contract and flights I had believed that, given I pass all the medicals, I would be going on the show. It was never stated to me that there were further stages in the casting process."
The fitness blogger said she had turned down several jobs and lost a client to remain free for filming, and organised endorsements with fashion brands to promote on the show.
Tiffany also said she spent around $3,000 on cosmetic injectables and eyebrow tattooing, striking deals with Perth-based beauty companies, all because she thought she was headed for Paradise.
"Whenever I asked the show for an update I was told things like 'everything is progressing,' 'things are moving along nicely,' 'we are waiting on confirmation from the network.' And while it is true they did say they were waiting on the network to 'finalise the cast,' I had naively thought this meant they were still trying to lock everyone in.
"Never did it cross my mind that this had meant there was the possibility I wouldn't be going. How silly and trusting I was!"
Tiffany only found out she hadn't been cast five days before filming was due to start.
"I could not actually process what was being said. My ears started ringing, I felt like I had been punched in the gut, wtf was happening?! They seemed surprised by my reaction, that it should have been clear to me that I was never confirmed to go."
"I later spoke to one of the executive producers who apologised I had 'misinterpreted' the situation and felt confident that the casting team had followed protocol, that I had never been 'guaranteed' or 'confirmed' for the show. And I realised that she had me on a technicality.
"It was true, I had all BUT been confirmed. They had continually implied and misled me to believe without question that I was going but had been very conniving in their communication not to give me actual confirmation."
Tiffany said she would never have agreed to the casting process if she knew she'd be "in limbo for two months", only to find out days from shooting if she'd made the cut.
"If I had the money I'd sue them for emotional damages, but I don't, so this statement is my small way of seeking justice on a company that is morally corrupt.
"The whole point of my post is to shed light on how this company, that so many people watch, dehumanise and disempower the contestants. I’m speaking out now for all the times I haven’t and for all those who are too afraid to out of fear of judgement from ppl like yourself and repercussion from the industry which I have no doubt there will be."
Two contestants confirmed to appear in the new season are Cass Wood and Brooke Blurton, who were finalists in this year's Bachelor, starring Nick 'Honey Badger' Cummins.
Images: Tiffany Scanlon / Instagram