On Monday, August 6, Becca Kufrin’s season of The Bachelorette ended with her picking Garrett over Blake. Former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay has been blogging for Us Weekly about Becca’s rather boring season. Her last blog entry though was far from a fairytale. The former Bachelorette criticized the show and how she was portrayed versus Becca.
“They say life is not fair and happy endings are never promised; and that definitely is the case in Bachelor Nation. After watching this finale, I find myself asking: Does the Bachelor franchise believe in happy endings?” is how Rachel kicked off her entry.
Then Rachel wrote about how she is happy for Becca and her happy ending with Garrett. But she has a bone to pick with the people behind The Bachelorette for how she was portrayed as opposed to Becca.
“So, I have a question: Do you ever recall seeing Bryan profess how excited he was to propose to me? Do you recall seeing me cry about how I was so excited to say yet to Bryan and get my fairytale ending? The answer would be ‘no’ to both of those questions,” Rachel wrote.
“See, you know more about the journey of my breakup than the journey to my proposal acceptance. I think it is fair to say that I was denied my on-camera happy ending.”
If you remember Rachel’s finale was centered around her and Peter breaking up and not so much about Bryan proposing to her. Peter was obviously the front-runner for her season, but Rachel wanted a ring and Peter didn’t want to get down on one knee. He told her she would regret her decision and have a mediocre life because she wouldn’t be with him.
The show made it seem like she was settling for Bryan and not choosing Bryan over Peter. Now after seeing how Becca’s season unfolded Rachel has a bitter taste in her mouth.
“Becca did not sit on stage for three hours and watch the finale for the first time in front of a live audience. Becca did no have to deal with someone telling her she would live a mediocre life. Becca did not have to deal with being baited with real time questions about her emotions watching certain scenes. No, that was me. Let’s just be honest, Becca did not have the finale that I had. There was no controversy and she was not put in a position to face any. She was protected and I was placed on display for three hours and labeled an angry black female. And there will always be that stigma attached to my finale because it has been said that when truth is blurred by misinformation, perception becomes reality and all is lost.”
Rachel reiterates a few times that she wasn’t prepared to feel all of these negative feels watching the finale. But seeing how Becca was shielded from being vulnerable on TV (live and taped) she felt this resentment.
She feels like viewers didn’t get to see her love story with Bryan, which has lead fans to believe there was none. When asked what the biggest regret from her season she said, “‘I wish people could have seen the essence of my love story with Bryan.'”