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How to apply for 'The Bachelorette'? All you need to know about the casting process

Before being selected for the show, prospective participants must fulfil a number of other standards in addition to age
Rachel Recchia and Gabby Windey of 'The Bachelorette' on ABC (Instagram/bacheloretteabc)
Rachel Recchia and Gabby Windey of 'The Bachelorette' on ABC (Instagram/bacheloretteabc)

Finding love on 'The Bachelorette' or 'The Bachelor' could be anyone's fantasy. With Season 19 of 'The Bachelorette' coming to an end, here's everything you need to know about the casting process and how to get on the show.

So, how can you go on 'The Bachelorette' and potentially find your true love (or blossoming social media career)? You're not the only one who is curious, but there are many rules you should be aware of. Not only must candidates be of legal drinking age, but they must also be prepared to leave everything behind — their job, friends, and family — in the hopes of meeting The One. Are you thinking about applying? Here's the scoop.


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How do you become a 'Bachelorette' contestant?

You may apply for 'The Bachelorette' by going to and filling out an application. There are, nonetheless, several requirements. Applicants must be at least 21 years old, a Canadian or American citizen, and single. Potential candidates must also not be a contender for public office or be the subject of a criminal or restraining order. Applicants must also agree to a background check and share personal information such as sexual history, prior relationships, and personal physical attributes. Producers are free to make any edits they desire, including the ability to transform a certain participant into a villain.

Travel is also necessary for the application procedure, which involves going to Los Angeles for more questioning and undertaking physical, mental, and psychological tests. Applicants must also be available for an extended duration of six months to a year. The show does hold open casting calls if you want to make a solid first impression in person. Visit the website to see if there is a casting call in your area.


How should you apply?

If you want to be a contestant on 'The Bachelor' or 'The Bachelorette,' you're in luck. takes applications on a rolling basis, and all you need to do is answer a few simple questions (such as your weight), supply your social network accounts, and upload images. You may even nominate a buddy who may lack the confidence to fill out an application. Those who like to create an impression in person might attend a casting call. The dates and locations of these events are publicized on the same website. Print out a questionnaire with specific suggestions about your relationship history and what you're searching for in a companion for future in-person casting sessions. To put it another way, before you captivate the next bachelor or bachelorette, you must first captivate the producers. With only 30 competitors cast each season, the stakes are high.

'The Bachelorette' Season 19 finale will be aired in two parts on Tuesday, September 13, and Tuesday, September 20, at 8 pm on ABC