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'Bachelorette' star Rachel Lindsay, pictured May 21, 2017 at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, there are numerous behind-the scenes secrets within the "Bachelor" franchise that fans don't know about. Getty Images

"Bachelor in Paradise" star Amanda Stanton revealed to TMZ Thursday that all contestants gave consent for sex, following the alleged misconduct scandal that happened between former Season 4 castmates Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson — ultimately halting production.

Upon returning to "Paradise," Stanton added that she abided by the newly enforced two-drink-per-hour-rule, saying: "We had two drinks per hour [and] we couldn't drink until noon — which sounds like normal in the real world, but there we're up so early."

The franchise has always had guidelines in place, therefore, these "strict" new rules don't come as a shock. However, there happen to be additional regulations and secrets from one of the most watched reality shows on television.

Read: Corinne Olympios Ends 'Bachelor In Paradise' Investigation

Contestants Payment v. The Bachelor/Bachelorette Payment

Contestants who decide to take a stab at claiming the final rose on any "Bachelor" show will have to leave their current job. However, they will not be compensated for their time on the show. During an interview with BuzzFeed in October 2016, Ben Higgins — who was a contestant on "The Bachelorette" — revealed that "you make a big commitment to go [on the show]. Once fans really realize that, they understand just exactly what you give up to be a part of the show."

As Higgins acquired a major role on Season 20 of "The Bachelor," he discovered that he would be paid for his appearances. However, the compensation wasn't quite as lucrative as many would expect.

"You don’t do The Bachelor to make money, I will say that," Higgins told BuzzFeed. "There are opportunities post-Bachelor sometimes, but as the bachelor, they really just match whatever you’d be making in the real world during the months that it tapes. And then you have the experience that kind of pays for the rest."

Paradise Isn't Always Paradise

Considering "BIP" is filmed during the summer in Mexico, the heat is unavoidable on set. Likewise, cast members from Season 2 revealed to Canadian online fashion magazine Flare in 2015 that there isn't air-conditioning provided on set.

"We don’t have air-conditioning [on set]," contestant Tenley Molzahn said. "I feel like people assume that because we're on a television show that we’re actually set up to the nines. The resort was essentially glamping."

Molzahn believed that lack of A/C was intentional, saying: "It was a little intense: the bug bites, the heat—we still love Mexico though! I think half of the reason we didn’t have A/C was for the acting; it was on purpose."

Read: How ‘Bachelor In Paradise’ Season 4 Scandal Will Affect The Rules Moving Forward

Eating Never Happens On One-On-One Dates

Contestants never eat the food provided during one-on-one dates, making the food only there for show. Former "Bachelor" star Sean Lowe shared this truth with Glamour in 2015, however, they do take the time to eat off-camera.

"Nobody eats, and that's primarily because nobody wants to watch you eat and the mikes will pick up the chewing," Lowe told Glamour. "So between the two date portions, they would bring us to a hotel, where you can shower and change and get ready—and it's during that time that you can eat."

Relationships In Paradise Don't Stay Amongst Contestants Only

"Bachelor" contenders may join the show to find love with show's star, however, some contestants have expanded their pool of options. Jamie Otis, a former contestant, shared her experience encountering a contestant-producer hookup while heading to the interview room.

"I bumped right into that producer and one of the contestants. Her hair and makeup were a mess, and she was in the same dress as the night before," Otis said, according to Women's Health. "Her face turned bright red—total giveaway that something scandalous had gone down! There are more of these producer/contestant relationships than viewers realize—they’re always kept hush-hush."

The Truth About Rose Ceremonies

While the rose ceremonies take between two to three minutes on television, the journey is much longer than producers have led fans to believe. Ken Fuchs, who has directed over 30 seasons of the franchise, shared the truth behind the rose ceremonies with the Hollywood Reporter in 2016, claiming that cameras have rolled until 5 a.m. in previous seasons.

"Well, you think about it, especially those first few nights...there’s a lot of women that the bachelor needs to meet," Fuchs said. "If you were in some situation where you were going to meet 25 women and at the end of the night select a handful to go home, you want to sort of get a sense of who’s who and what’s what, so that takes time. It just takes time. It’s a long, long night. It's always been quite an accomplishment to get through it, since it’s inevitably sunlight by the time you drive home."

Ali Fedotowsky, a former "Bachelorette" star and E! News reporter, revealed in a blog post for E! in 2013 that cue cards are used by producers during rose ceremonies. The Bachelor or Bachelorette reportedly enters "the rose ceremony room and says a few names at a time and then leaves to get the next few names."

"Throughout the night a producer is never far from your side and constantly reminds you about everyone's name," Fedotowsky wrote. "(The producer) has flashcards with the pictures and names of every contestant. It is hard to remember everyone, even with the flash cards. It's all so overwhelming."

Lowe, a former star of "The Bachelor," revealed to Glamour in 2015 that "that first night lasts until about 7 A.M., and then each one after that lasts until about 3 or 4."

Contestants Supply Their Own Wardrobe

ABC does not provide clothing, hair or beauty assistance to participants. Women that competed on "The Bachelor" have spent exuberant amounts on clothing alone. Jillian Harris, a runner-up from the show's 13th season, revealed on her blog that she "re-mortgaged" her home to purchase designer clothing for the show.

"When I went on the show we got goodie bags filled with some stuff that they wanted us to wear, but half of it didn’t even fit. And that was it," Harris wrote. "The girls do have to bring all of their own clothing and of course, they want to be wearing the best clothes ever to be seen on TV in! I had re-mortgaged my house and I spent something like $8,000 on clothing."

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