Herpes Top Reason Bachelor Candidates Turned Away


Los Angeles Times staff writer Amy Kaufman’s reveals in her new book, Bachelor Nation: Inside the World of America’s Favorite Guilty Pleasure,  that the biggest reason applicants are turned away from the reality  dating show is for having an STD. “As soon as the medical tests came  back, you’d see that herpes was the biggest thing,” says Ben Hatta,  [creator and executive producer] Mike Fleiss’s old assistant, in an  excerpt. “And sometimes you’d be the first person to tell a contestant  that they had herpes. You’d be like, ‘Uh, you should call your doctor.’”  As Jezebel notes,  16 percent of women and eight percent of men ages 14  to 49 are affected by herpes.

Source:  Jezebel