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‘Bachelor in Paradise’: Secrets and Rules From the Beach

Bachelor In Paradise‘ is known across Bachelor Nation as a sudsy summertime escape, but the cast members have a lot of rules and regulations to abide by.

Past cast members have been spilling some of the show’s secrets, claiming that nothing is quite as glamorous as the slick ABC production makes it seem with both AshLee Frazier and Kalon McMahon reminding audiences it is a “well produced show.” Kalon added, “They know your weaknesses, they know your strengths, and they know how to put those things together.”

Though Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon found lasting love on the show and are expecting their first child together, neither of them look back on their time in Paradise with rose-colored glasses

“Sunsets are incredible,” Jared conceded but shared that the toilets barely flushed, there was no air-conditioning and he had to share a bathroom with at least 8 other guys.

‘Bachelor in Paradise’: Secrets and Rules From the Beach

Wells Adams dished about the multiple day beds where the cast lounge. “Those get wet and then inevitably get moldy smelling,” he revealed.

However, the biggest complaint made by multiple contestants, and a certain guest host (no, not Dave Chappelle): “There are crabs everywhere!”

Though it may seem like a free-for-all when watching an episode of the show, ABC has been enforcing a two-drink per hour limit after the sexual misconduct investigation involving Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson during season 4.

Prior to that season, Chris Bukowski of BIP season 2 (and about 100 other Bachelor appearances) fame told how drinking rules were non-existent and admitted drinking a vodka and soda or two as breakfast. “In Paradise, it’s always 5 o’clock,” he shrugged.

Another change made after the Corrine/DeMario incident was getting explicit consent on-camera before any fantasy suite type action could happen. But then, as Evan Bass tells it, “Couples really only get a few hours of alone time.”  He explained that overnight dates “don’t start until the wee morning hours.”

However, if privacy isn’t an issue, you can have at it in the Boom-Boom Room–just don’t forget to get the filmed consent first!

If privacy is an issue, contestants will flock to the ocean, Raven Gates revealed. Swimming in the ocean is the only time the cast are allowed to be without their mic packs (other than showering, toileting and sleeping).

However, love it or hate it in Paradise, the cast do get paid a daily rate to be there. Dean Unglert revealed he was paid $600 per day for the fourth season of BIP. The series typically films for 21 to 30 days, though the cast don’t necessarily stay for the entire shoot.

$600 a day to lie on a moldy daybed and drink two bevvies an hour…yeah, I think I could manage that!

Oh, but then there’s the crabs…

Bachelor in Paradise airs on ABC Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET.

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