This Is How You Can Be on the Next Season of ‘The Bachelor’
Do you think you have what it takes to get to get to the final rose ceremony on The Bachelor? Producers are currently looking for women who are single and looking for love to be on the next season of the mega-popular dating show. Here’s what you need to know about being cast.
There are strict eligibility requirements
Before you even think about applying to be on The Bachelor, you’ll want to make sure you’re eligible. There’s a ton of fine print on the casting website, which you’ll want to read through. Among the requirements:
- You need to be at least 21 years old
- You must be single — you can’t be married, in the process of divorcing, living with someone, or in a monogamous relationship that’s lasted longer than 2 months.
- You must be adventurous — all applicants have to be willing to go “skydiving, snow skiing, ice skating, parasailing, water skiing, rollerblading, and the like”
- You must agree to let producers dig into your “private, personal and public life,” including your medical history, sexual history, political views, and more.
- You can’t be a candidate for political office or have been convicted of felony
- You “must enjoy participating and living in close proximity with others of varied background and experience.”
Of course, you also need to be willing to put your life on hold — possibly for months — if you are chosen to be on the show.
Upcoming Bachelor casting calls
Producers encourage anyone interested in being on The Bachelor to attend an in-person casting all. Currently, there are 11 casting calls scheduled.
- Chandler, Arizona: Saturday, June 8
- Dallas: Saturday, June 8
- Atlanta: Saturday, June 15
- Chicago: Saturday, June 22
- Bellevue, Washington: Thursday, June 27
- Houston: Thursday, July 11
- Nashville: Saturday, July 13
- New York: Thursday, July 18
- Fort Lauderdale: Sunday, July 21
- Cleveland: Saturday, July 27
- Costa Mesa, California: Saturday, July 27
You can complete an application before the audition, or fill one out on site. Be prepared to provide information about your personal background, your ideal partner, your past relationships, and even your tattoos.
If you can’t make it to an in-person audition, you can apply by mail or online. In addition to completing the application, you’ll also need to submit recent photographs as well as a video where you introduce yourself, talk about your fantasy date, your family, and your special talents.
What’s it like to audition?
A reporter who attended an in-person casting call in Phoenix last year shared her experience in a story for the Arizona Republic. Becca Smouse wrote that about 200 people were expected to try out, and described the release applicants had to sign as “intense.” “It felt like we were signing our life away,” she wrote.
Another woman who auditioned for the show (but didn’t make the final cut) revealed some other tidbits about the process to Refinery29. She said that her friends submitted her name to producers, and that she didn’t know who the Bachelor was when she tried out for the show. The woman described the audition process as more nerve-wracking than she expected. She added that she felt that she ultimately didn’t get chosen because she wasn’t interesting enough.
“I honestly think I was too boring,” she recalled. “I got dressed up for sure, but I think I just was too plain or not what they were looking for.”
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