LaNease Adams, a contestant on The Bachelor Season 1, chatted with Showbiz Cheat Sheet about her experience on the show. She also gives advice to new contestants and shares exciting news about her new movie. Here’s a peek inside our discussion.
Showbiz Cheat Sheet: What motivated you to start living a healthy lifestyle?
LaNease Adams: When I was young, I think it was easy to take feeling good and even feeling great for granted. As I have gotten older feeling great has taken more of an effort. But it has been effort that I am more than willing to put forth, because feeling my best helps me to be more present, more productive, and more optimistic.
CS: What was the most stressful thing about being on ‘The Bachelor’?
LA: The Bachelor experience was amazing, but definitely stressful in a few ways. I’m pretty non-confrontational, so it was tough living in a house with women who were all dating the same man. Egos are bound to come out, as well as insecurities. And then once the show began to air, we had to deal with the onslaught of opinions that people had of us and of the show. It was a lot to take at one time.
CS: How do you manage stress now, especially during the pandemic?
LA: These days I manage my stress much better than when I was younger. I make sure to talk about issues that are bothering me. I also make time to journal, so that I can gain real clarity, and make time for exercise and fresh air. These things may seem small, but they make all the difference in my stress management. Thankfully, even during the pandemic, I can still do all of these things. I’m definitely grateful.
CS: What’s the best health tip you’ve ever received and why?
LA: The best health tip that I’ve received is to find healthy ways to relieve stress. This is important because some people tend to cope with stress by drinking, or letting it build up and then causing harm to themselves or someone else. But finding productive and healthy ways to relieve your stress makes your life better, overall.
CS: What advice would you give someone who wants to be on The Bachelor or The Bachelorette? How can they make sure they keep their mental health intact during and after the show ends?
LA: If someone wants to be on The Bachelor, or The Bachelorette, I’d say go for it! It’s a fun experience, and if you’re like me, even if you don’t walk away with a new love life, you may just walk away with some best friends for life in your housemates. One suggestion that I’d make is to be clear about who you are. This is important in life in general, but I learned that participating on reality TV can test your fortitude. There’s a lot of judgement that you will be dealing with, so you have to be strong enough to handle that and keep your sanity.
CS: Do you have any upcoming projects you’re working on?
LA: I am so excited right now about my short film Heaven’s Revenge. People are really loving it, and the responses are so great that we have just gone into pre-production to turn it into a feature film! This movie tells the story of a woman who was taken advantage of by a man, and she makes him pay the ultimate price! It’s definitely the most dynamic piece that I’ve ever been a part of.
CS: Anything to add?
LA: As we go through life, we all have ups and downs. I’ve learned that if we push through and use those lessons to do better the next time, and also help other human beings possibly avoid those same pitfalls, then that is living a successful life.
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