Tiffany Scanlon axed from Bachelor In Paradise

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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."

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The better, more mature thing to do might be to say nothing, to take the graceful and humble route BUT I’m a stickler for justice and I don’t think that people or organisations should get away with appalling behaviour. Some will say I’m just disgruntled and bitter, and you’d be correct, given the way things happened I am disgruntled and very bitter. I don’t write this for your sympathy or judgement but to help myself heal and to share with you not only the good times but also the really shit times in life. If you’ve read this far then you are interested enough to know what’s going on. 3 months ago I was contacted by casting for Bachelor in Paradise. My initial instinct was to steer clear and so I told them I needed time to think about it. My friends all told me it was a bad idea having seen how mentally draining and emotionally distressing my past experiences on the show had been. 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. At this stage I knew that I was only in the consideration stages of casting and it wasn’t yet a sure thing. 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. I was then emailing with a lady who would be ‘handling our medical paperwork and travel arrangements’ and they wanted to know where I would need to be flown from (Bali or Perth). 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. Over the next two months I began working with @brainwellnessspa and @mindspo to get into the best headspace I could ... Continue reading in the comments ...

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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!"

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As promised I’m gonna answer the questions you guys sent me about the cosmetic injectables I had done @absolutecosmeticmedicine Q. What did I have done? A. 4ml of filler spread over my cheek bones, lips and chin. Then Botox to my forehead, brow, mandible and crows feet. Q. How much does it cost? A. It depends on what you have done, what product you use and how much of the product is required. Botox is $299 per area. Fillers cost $600+ per 1ml depending on the product used (I had Juvederm in my lips and Voluma in my cheeks/chin). As I said though, there are a lot of variables so best to make an enquiry. Q. What are the long term effects/risks involved? A. With a good nurse or doctor you will minimise the risks and you will have natural looking results. But yes, there are risks involved. the complications can be filler blindness or Necrosis (death of skin), both of which can be treated if you go to a practice where they are qualified enough to recognise it and have an on-site Doctor to treat it right away. Q. Needling, creams, others treatments vs. injectables. A. I don’t care what any celebrity or skin therapist tells you, nothing achieves the same result as botox and filler and in the end it will cost you less than all those anti-wrinkle creams/treatments. Q. Does exercise reduce the effectiveness of Botox and fillers? A. You should definitely refrain from any strenuous exercise for a minimum of 24hrs after having cosmetic injectables. People with a high metabolism will usually metabolise the product more quickly. I can only talk from my own experience but my Botox lasts around 6 months and filler around 9 months which is fairly standard. Q. Have I ever had filler under my eyes? and is there any risks? A. Yes, I have had filler in my tear troughs. This helps with those black under eye bags. Having filler in the upper cheek can also help with this. The risks are same as above. Q. Do you get the dental block? Does it hurt? A. The dental block hurts like a mofo but I can’t imagine how painful the actual filler would be without it! You do not need numbing for Botox, they usually just apply a cold compress beforehand. Any more questions, leave in the comments!

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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

Written By Hayley