The Bachelor runner-up Ali Oetjan reveals secrets of show

She was the runner-up on the inaugural season of Australia's The Bachelor with Tim Robards in 2013.

And four years later, Ali Oetjen has revealed what it was REALLY like as a contestant on the reality matchmaking series.

In an interview with Mix 102.3 on Tuesday, the former reality star revealed the contestants were dressed by stylists, slept in bunk beds and were forced to wear the SAME dress on multiple nights. 

'I broke down in tears when I saw THAT episode': Former The Bachelor runner-up Ali Oetjan reveals behind-the-scenes secrets and why she turned down offers to be The Bachelorette

'I broke down in tears when I saw THAT episode': Former The Bachelor runner-up Ali Oetjan reveals behind-the-scenes secrets and why she turned down offers to be The Bachelorette

'The first rose ceremony that we ever had… it actually went over two nights. We had to wear the same dress, you had to get your hair down the exact same way… and drinking so much all the time,' she admitted.

Ali also confessed were chosen by the stylist, with many girls often unhappy with what had been chosen for them, "yeah, i'm not wearing that that makes me look fat," she said of one rivals complaint.

The blonde , who scored the first kiss ever on the show, also said alcohol was free-flowing at the cocktail parties: 'They [the producers] did cotton on as the show went on to give us more drinks so that we would relax and do more of what the producers asked of us.' 

'I just broke down in tears when I saw that episode': Ali broke her leg during a date on the series and was left upset after they edited the scene to misrepresent the accident

'I just broke down in tears when I saw that episode': Ali broke her leg during a date on the series and was left upset after they edited the scene to misrepresent the accident

While it's believed most contestants go without any contact with the outside world during filming, Ali revealed she spoke to her parents twice.

Once was after she broke her leg after swinging off the top of a yacht during a date with Tim.   

Ali said she was annoyed at how the show portrayed this scene, as she actually landed on a canoe and snapped the ligaments in her knee, but when it aired it showed her landing in the water awkwardly: 'I just broke down in tears when I saw that episode.'

Hinting to controversy in the chat, she added that

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