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'The Bachelor' 2014 Season 18: Juan Pablo Responds To Contestants Blaming Producers For Getting Eliminated [VIDEO]

Juan Pablo Galavis is not fazed by claims two former Bachelor contestants made about show producers setting them up to be humiliated during the season 18 premiere Monday, Jan. 6.

By Char Little, EnStars on Jan 09, 2014 12:24 PM EST
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Juan Pablo Galavis is not fazed by claims two former Bachelor contestants made about show producers setting them up to be humiliated during the season 18 premiere Monday, Jan. 6.

"It's been one episode, so I saw the same that you see--the special, the casting part, whenever they get out of the limo. So if they didn't portray themselves as they have to portray themselves, that's not our problem," Galavis told E! News Wednesday. "It's [the girls'] problem, you know. I was myself."

Galavis' comments come after two contestants who were eliminated in premiere episode, Kylie Lewis and Lauren Higginson, made allegations that they were portrayed in an unfair way on the show.

While referring to his own time as a contestant -- he competed for Desiree Hartsock's heart in her season of The Bachelorette -- Galavis said doesn't see why the complaints were made.

"I did whatever I wanted to do when I was on the other show. I didn't do whatever I didn't want to do on the other show, and that was it. So I wouldn't complain at all," he said.

Lewis and Higginson were two of the nine ladies eliminated in Monday's episode, leaving 18 women in the running. 

Lewis told TMZ Bachelor producers instructed her to look like a ditz and change up her image. She claims she was told to dye her hair from a strawberry blonde to red, and to wear a pink dress for elimination night rather than purple. She was also told to tweet Galavis after she met him back in September.

She had an embarrassing moment during the first rose ceremony when she approached Galavis to accept a rose, though her name wasn't called. She heard incorrectly and thought Galavis called her name, when he actually called another contestant named Kat. 

As for Higginson, she was filmed crying during the premiere because she was frustrated that she couldn't get much alone time with Galavis.

"I didn't really know what to expect. I knew they would use that little meltdown," she later said. "There have been a lot of people who have been really nice and felt sorry for me and I hate that because I don't want that, but it's one of those deals that I was very dramatic, so what can you do?"

She blamed producers for editing the time she did get with Galavis to make her look dumb.

"First off, [producers] took out all [Juan Pablo's] dialogue; seriously I did have an actual conversation with [him] so it just had me talking. So of course I looked like an idiot," she said.


The next episode of The Bachelor airs on ABC Monday at 8/7c.

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