Kaitlyn Bristowe says women on The Bachelor are under pressure to keep their looks
Kaitlyn Bristowe opens up about facing immense pressure to maintain a certain look after first stepping out as a contestant The bachelor in 2015.
“There’s this ridiculous standard for women to look the same as they did when they first came on the show. So people met me as Kaitlyn, 29, and they want me to look that young, innocent, small, naive girl,” said Bristowe, now 37, on the Not thin, but not a fact Podcast, “And Everyone Changes Over Seven Years.”
Bristowe first appeared on television screens in 2015 when she competed in Chris Soule’s season of The bachelor and got further The Bachelorette. She later started and even participated in a podcast Dancing with the stars where she took home the mirror ball trophy. Even as she’s gone through iterations of her relationship with the Bachelor franchise — most recently as a co-host on seasons 17 and 18 of The Bachelorette alongside Tayshia Adams — Bristowe acknowledges the expectation that she’ll continue to show off her most youthful looks, and told the podcast’s host what she’s doing to maintain that look.
“Yes I’ve had botox, yes I’ve had fillers and I’ve never gone under the knife, but people seem to think I do. But I love botox and fillers. It makes me feel rested, it makes me feel like I look refreshed,” Bristowe explained. “I love it and I also know it’s an insecurity and I have to wonder sometimes why I do that do.”
While Bristowe faced — and addressed – Public scrutiny of the development of her appearance, including those who say she is doing too much, explained that it is her own criticism of herself that she wants to work on.
“All my life I’ve thought looks are the most important thing and I’ve been to a dance studio to compare my body to other girls and I know that’s a problem for me. I would like to find out why. I would love not to stab my face every six weeks to try and look better,” she said. “I would never want my niece to be 22 and think she has to do that.”
As for what people on the internet are saying about her looks, Bristowe admitted her reaction is mixed.
“You’re just trying to hurt my feelings, and sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn’t,” she said. “Sometimes it’s really… when I have my period, it makes me cry… Sometimes I find it weird.”
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