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Because they have to pay for all those dresses.
That’s right, amigos. You want to dance with the devil in the pale moonlight? You better buy those damn dresses that make the boys’ jaws drop to the floor like Genie.
Old friend Bekah Martinez recently dished on how going on The Bachelor made her broke because of all the dresses she had to buy.
Per Page Six:
“The Bachelor” fan favorite Bekah Martinez, who appeared on Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s season, is opening up about the true cost of participating in the hit franchise.
“My biggest fear was, ‘Where am I going to get all these dresses?’” Martinez, 23, told Glamour. “I was like, ‘This is going to cost me thousands of dollars if I buy all of these.’ Knowing that there’s a potential to go on the show for two months and not make any money during that time — I’m not working, but I still have to pay rent and all my living expenses — there was no way I could spend a few grand on clothes.”
Martinez said she only learned she’d been selected to appear on “The Bachelor” less than two weeks before shooting began, which added more pressure. Producers informed her she needed to bring along eight weeks’ worth of clothing and prepare for all possible weather conditions.
Martinez, who quit her job as a nanny to go on the show, was luckily able to borrow much of her “Bachelor” wardrobe — “about 12 different dresses and a bunch of casual wear from some brands,” she said — and purchased shoes, accessories and other items from Nordstrom Rack.
“I probably spent about $700 or $800 on that stuff, but when I got back to Los Angeles, I was so broke I returned everything that still had tags on,” she said. “Some of the girls who didn’t have the resources to borrow things from showrooms or friends probably spent a significant amount of money — at least a couple thousand, easily. You need a pretty extensive wardrobe.”
But although Martinez didn’t wind up with Luyendyk Jr. and returned home “pretty broke,” she added that her “Bachelor” experience was “one-hundred percent worth it.”
No shitttttt going on The Bachelor was hundo P worth it. Look, you have to spend money to make money. You gotta pay to play. “Oh you spent a few thousand bingo dingos on more dresses than a Katherine Heigl movie? Well your new-found fame to the tune of 425,000 Instagram followers *should* more than pay for itself back.”
I say *should* because after extensively catching up on Bekah’s Instagram happenings over the last few months, I don’t see too many product placements. Not one Fit Tea. Not a single Soul Cycle post. Hell, even I got close (ish) to an Outdoor Voices sponsorship and I haven’t even exploited myself on trashy television (yet).
I’ve only found one a. It’s for thredup, which apparently is like an online thrift store, which is actually pretty on brand for Bekah, if I do say so myself..
Ever since I was an obnoxious little hipster teen I’ve loved thrift store shopping. You find unique, cool pieces for dirt cheap, and searching through all the racks for that diamond in the rough is half the fun. These days I don’t have the time to spend hours combing through salvation army, but shopping secondhand is still important to me since fashion is the second most polluting industry in the world. That’s where @thredup comes in. . thredUP is an online resale site that makes thrifting EASY. You can browse through thousands of great finds without going anywhere! These dresses, pants and green choker are all from the site. Go check out thredup.com and find some hidden gems for yourself! Use code bekah30 for 30% off your first order (exp 5/6/18) #secondhandfirst #partner