Abbie Chatfield is no stranger to the ‘villain’ edit on reality TV – after being portrayed as one on Matt Agnew’s season of The Bachelor last year.
And in this week’s episode of The Wash’s FaceTime With Justin Hill video series, the 24-year-old revealed she is actually thankful she was portrayed that way.
Here’s what she told Justin:
‘Looking back, I’m glad that I got the edit I did, because it was quite a sexist edit. I got to speak about things that I care about and it’s led to me having my own podcast. There’s a lot more women now that are taking control of their narrative and I think more people are open to standing up for what they believe in.
‘I’m lucky I was on a show where there was a younger audience so I could educate them on how to be a strong independent woman and stick up for yourself.
When I was younger social media wasn’t really a thing. The reason why I post so raw and unfiltered on my Instagram is because when you’re on a show like The Bachelor you go form having not followers to hundreds of thousands, and I just wanted to keep posting the same way I was before the show.’
Watch Abbie’s interview below, and make sure you follow @Jus_Hill on Instagram:
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Meanwhile, in a recent interview with New Idea, Abbie said the worst part about appearing on the show was the amount of misleading editing done by producers.
‘Unless you see [a statement] come from someone’s mouth, word for word on camera, assume it’s edited,’ she said.
‘When you notice that one thing, you notice all the bad things people say are in voice overs! I only know when I was edited because I knew what I had said. So I was like, “That’s not what I said in that context.”‘
She added that producers will go as far as cutting different words together to form new sentences, and turning up the background music so viewers won’t notice.