'The Bachelor' Season 27 star Lekha Ravi accuses producers of protecting Zach and the show's image
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: ‘The Bachelor’ Season 27 saw a total of 30 women trying to win the heart of Zach Shallcross, a California-based tech executive who is hoping to find his lady love this season. One of them was India-based financial advisor, Lekha Ravi, who was eliminated from the show in the first week and has since responded with accusations of showing things 'out of context'.
Lekha took to her Instagram stories and claimed that the producers of ‘The Bachelor’ Season 27 merely added her on the show in order to protect the show's, and Zach Shallcross' image. Lekha claimed that the ABC show wanted to get “back at her.”
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Lekha Ravi accuses ‘The Bachelor’ Season 27 producers
Lekha Ravi revealed that she was told each of the 30 girls will get to talk to Zach Shallcross on night one. However, as it turns out, she was one of several women who did not get to talk to him. Ravi ended up licking Zach’s ear after hopping out of the limo and was later seen crying as she did not get a chance to spend enough time with Zach.
Lekha claimed she had a different plan for their first meeting, “I am totally over the lick and don’t regret it. But initially what I wanted to do was that in my culture, you put a garland of flowers over each other’s neck, when the couple gets married and the flowers represent beauty, happiness and excitement. I wanted to put it on him and have him put it on me. I felt like I did what I could. You know it’s a first step forward to, our community being represented more and yeah. Fully disposed from there," she mentioned on her Instagram stories.
However, Lekha went on to claim that the show wanted to protect its image, which was the sole reason why she was a part of the cast, “Maybe my lack of screentime was them trying to protect a certain image of the show and that of the lead. Maybe showing only tears (out of context) was them trying to get back at me who knows.”
Lekha went on to thank fans for their support and claimed that she “stayed true to herself,” and was authentic throughout the process. Originally from India, Lekha Ravi is a Miami resident and was one of 10 women who were sent back after Week 1 of ‘The Bachelor’ season 27.
Get ready to witness the drama ahead. 'The Bachelor' Season 27 Episode 2 will drop on January 30 at 8 pm ET on ABC.