Since Ali Fedotowsky was the Bachelorette in 2010, things have changed dramatically! She discussed her thoughts on the present status of Bachelor Nation with HL.
In 2010, when Ali Fedotowsky was on Jake Pavelka’s season of The Bachelor, Instagram was about to launch, and she was a Facebook employee.
There was never any doubt that the competitors on Bachelor Nation at the time were there for “the right reasons,” which was to find true love. Now, franchise leaders are always battling to determine whether their prospects are in it for love or for Instagram followers.
Ali shared her open thoughts on the subject with HollywoodLife in collaboration with Birds Eye Vegetables. “I’ll tell you what I’d be thinking about if I went on right now!” Nobody goes to a show expecting to find love, as I’ve stated for a decade,” Ali said on the HL Podcast.
“Perhaps you’re looking for love and hoping to find it, but you don’t think it’ll work out. You’re thinking to yourself, “This is simply a fun trip,” and I’d guess 95% of people think the same thing.”
“So yes, I believe people are doing it for fame, I believe they are doing it for followers,” the mother of two said, “but I would believe the same thing if I were going on right now.”
I’m a businesswoman, and Instagram has become a career for many people. You can make a lot of money on Instagram.” However, Ali cautioned that “trying to remain longer only for the Instagram followers” is not acceptable.
“I believe what’s changed in the last decade is that now it’s more about, ‘I’m going to go on, have a nice time, and oh my gosh, I’m going to become internet famous!’
Then, after they’re there, they realize that this might still work and that they might discover love. I think the event will go well — as long as people don’t try to remain longer for the sake of gaining Instagram followers,” she remarked.
Ali acknowledged that she is frequently asked if she would let her daughter to appear on the show, and that her response has recently altered.
“I’ve always said, ‘Yes, oh my gosh, no question.'” It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life, but my response has begun to shift because I never want my daughter to suffer that sort of internet hatred,” she stated.
“I’m always open-minded and never say never, but I’d think twice about allowing my daughter to appear on the show at this time, simply because of the backlash.”
Ali said that she discovered the best approach to encourage her 5-year-old and 3-year-old to eat their vegetables, which may be a difficult task for parents! “This is my mom’s secret that I tell everyone about!”
I’ve discovered that when I put on a show for my kids, they eat without thinking. So, instead of giving them a bowl of popcorn, I microwave the Birds Eye Frozen Vegetables and serve them fresh, delicious broccoli that they eat like chips!” she said. “One of the reasons I like it so much, especially the Birds Eye Vegetables, is that you can steam them right in the bag in the microwave.” Yum!