12 Mind-Blowing Things That Happen Behind the Scenes of The Bachelorette

Jun 20, 2018 at 5:39 p.m. ET
Bachelorette Becca's season
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Season 14 of The Bachelorette has been airing for a few weeks, and we seriously can't stop watching it. We're completely glued to our screens, and we aren't ashamed of it — because how can you not love the current bachelorette, Becca Kufrin? After the season she had with Arie Luyendyk Jr., the girl deserves the world, and we can all agree on that. 

What's so great about every season of The Bachelorette is the drama that happens on-screen. What you may not know, though, is what goes down behind the scenes. For instance, did you know a private investigator gets involved in the casting? It's true! And the ridiculous costumes we see on the first night? Those are all the producers' ideas. 

Ahead, we have 12 behind-the-scenes secrets we've dug up that you have to know, even if we're already a few eps into this season.

Here we go...

A version of this article was originally published in May 2015.

1 /12: A Private Investigator Gets Involved

1/12 :A Private Investigator Gets Involved

2 /12: The First Night Doesn't Even Start Until Close to Midnight

Season 14 'Bachelorette' contestant Darius Feaster
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2/12 :The First Night Doesn't Even Start Until Close to Midnight

3 /12: There's a 'Tear Wrangler'

3/12 :There's a 'Tear Wrangler'

4 /12: The Contestant You Hate Is Chosen During Casting

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4/12 :The Contestant You Hate Is Chosen During Casting

5 /12: A 'Crazy' Contestant Will Be Cast

5/12 :A 'Crazy' Contestant Will Be Cast

6 /12: You Can't Eat on the Dates

'The Bachelorette' TV still
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6/12 :You Can't Eat on the Dates

7 /12: The Storylines Are Written Weeks Ahead of Time

'The Bachelor' TV still
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7/12 :The Storylines Are Written Weeks Ahead of Time

8 /12: A Team of Writers Comes Up With Those Wacky Costume Ideas

'The Bachelorette' chicken costume
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8/12 :A Team of Writers Comes Up With Those Wacky Costume Ideas

9 /12: Fears Are Great TV

9/12 :Fears Are Great TV

10 /12: How Do They Get So Many Hot Girls/Guys on the Show?

10/12 :How Do They Get So Many Hot Girls/Guys on the Show?

11 /12: You Better Be Rich to Be on the Show

11/12 :You Better Be Rich to Be on the Show

12 /12: There's Way More Kissing Than You Can Imagine

12/12 :There's Way More Kissing Than You Can Imagine