Colton Underwood admits there were some things he hid from the “Bachelor” producers.
Underwood speaks about the series on the “This American Life” podcast, telling Emanuele Berry that he realized the girls at the top of his list weren’t getting dates.
The reality TV star shares, according to E!: “They always asked to rank the girls.
“And very early on, Hannah [Brown] was up there. And she got left off of a date.”
“And I sort of recall remember feeling a little burnt when they did that. I was like, ‘So let me get this straight. Hannah’s number 1 on my list right now, and she’s not getting a date this week?’
“I was like, ‘All right, if you’re going to do that to my top girls, I’m not really going to tell you who my top girls are because I don’t want you messing with them.’ So in a weird way, I tried to defend myself and defend the girls by not being truthful to them who my top was.”
He goes on, “Hannah was always at the top of the list when I always made the list for them to see, and I never changed it. So that’s just me wanting to set myself up for success.”
Underwood also discusses his relationship with Cassie Randolph, whom he’s been dating since “The Bachelor” finished earlier this year.
The former NFL player gushes, “I think with Cass, the best way to describe our relationship is it was such a slow burn. And it was, in a weird way, in the dynamic of ‘The Bachelor’ franchise where it’s supposed to be quick, and fast, and intense.
“It was sort of a relief to find a normal relationship in which it was a slower burn, and I wish it was a more realistic approach to a relationship. When I was with Cass, it was like a breath of fresh air.”