From one “boring bachelor” to another? Clayton Echard revealed that he was with zach shire cross as season 27 of bachelor shelf.
“I was a ‘boring bachelor,’ until I didn’t appear in the last three episodes,” Clayton, 29, said on our weekly“Here For The Right Reasons” podcast. “I hate the word boring because I have an insecurity about not feeling good enough when I was younger and always being lovable… It stings when I’m called a ‘boring bachelor’, But I’ve found that I’d rather be called a “boring bachelor” than be called a “you know what” or a “d-bag bachelor” or [a] Terrible humans. I’d rather people just call me boring than start attacking my character. “
this 180 Degrees: On Mental Health, Mindfulness, and Unleashing Assurance The author recalls a conversation he had with 26-year-old Zach.
“I said, ‘Hey, it’s not fun being a ‘boring bachelor,’ but if you’re confident in who you are, it doesn’t sting like I did. Connecting with real love or just kind of You’ll be happier being called a boring experience than being absolutely dumped [and] Feed the wolves, tear apart and go through the mental struggle of people telling you to kill yourself and all this negativity,” he explained. “I was like, ‘Dude, be boring. You’ll appreciate being bored by the end of it. ‘”
Clayton agrees that Bachelor Nation is hard to please.
“If you mix his negative comments with mine, and I throw them out there and say, ‘Do you think this was directed at Zach? [or] facing me? ‘ You won’t know. They’re literally the exact same thing,” he said. “[And] From a television standpoint, our stories are now completely reversed, but all the same. “
While fans know that Clayton’s season took a dramatic turn as he fell in love with his three finalists — and slept with two of them — Zach sent all the “villains” home in no time, And announced that his season was drama-free, the “no bulls-t” version of the show ending with a “real” love story.clayton told us There are many reasons why someone might be considered a “boring” lead.
“There have been carefully calculated clues in the past, [who] Knowing all the ins and outs, they play this game of, ‘How can I best put myself out there and make me look my best? I will do whatever it takes. And this calculation can become boring.It could be boring, or it could just be read by the audience and they’re like, ‘This isn’t real,'” Clayton told us, adding that some of the former chiefs have been accused of “cooperating” with producers. “They’re very budget-conscious, and over time, [fans are] Like, “What we see on TV is a different person than you.” … After my season ended, I talked to a lot of people who had left [the show] They said, ‘I don’t want anything to do with that because after what you’ve been through, I don’t want to subject myself to it. ‘ … I think it’s a very safe season for Zach right now. He did a great job. But you see what happens when they’re not reckless — I mean, I don’t mean to be reckless — but when you play it safe, it doesn’t often translate into entertainment. “
Clayton added that when they think about bachelor, despite some fans insisting on wanting a love story. He wouldn’t be surprised if people started turning down gigs more and more.
“Honestly, I really don’t think anyone really thinks about love stories. I mean, there’s something that comes out of that. … But most of the time people think about bachelor, they think, “Good-looking people are dramatic. That’s what the show is about,” he said. Then feed them to the wolves. This is where it gets so nasty online. I think you’re seeing more and more people saying, ‘I don’t really want to be the next leader or whatever because I don’t want to subject myself to it, why would I? ’ Most importantly, the age of the influencer is dying. …the risk is not worth the reward [anymore]. Why am I being torn to shreds for several brand deals that might pay my yearly bill? “
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