The Bachelor franchise is no stranger to odd jobs, but this alleged “occupation” has sure got fans talking.
In an ABC promo that aired in December, it was whispered around the house that a possible “escort” might be among those attending the Matt James season.
Brittany Galvin, 23, was the candidate who was accused of being an escort in Season 25, Week 4. However, she denied allegations that she was subsequently a sex worker.
“No, I’m not an escort,” said Brittany. “It’s just so ridiculous to say that.”
Here’s everything we know so far about this explosive first in the franchise.
Where did the escort rumor come from?
Galvin arrived at the Nemacolin Resort in Farmington, Pennsylvania – along with four other women after Rose Ceremony # 2 – with her name on everyone’s lips.
“There are no secrets in this house,” said a voice on the December promo video. “I heard two different terms, I heard ‘sugar baby’ and ‘escort’. ”
Another candidate claimed that someone “could have a transactional relationship with wealthy men”.
Reality Steve reported prior to the episode that Brittany, who lives in Chicago, was recognized by contestants Kaili and Anna, both of whom are from the Windy City.
“Kaili is the one who accuses Brittany of being an escort, I suppose because of the things she heard on the Chicago club scene,” Reality Steve wrote. “And then Anna, who is also from Chicago, apparently heard things and steps in, and that’s where the drama begins.”
Brittany denies claims
Subsequently, Anna told a competitor that she had heard rumors about Brittany from Chicago.
“People went out of their way to tell me, ‘Oh my god, take care of this girl’ … that she entertains men for money,” Anna told another candidate before facing Brittany.
“Brittany, I really want to talk to you. We’re all fighting for the same man so I just want to make sure your intentions are pure, ”Anna said. “When I got around to that, I actually got messages from people in Chicago and they just said, ‘Take care of that girl,’ that you’re an escort and all that stuff.”
“Wait, you told the people in the house that?” Brittany asked.
Anna, who started the rumor, then replied, “I think this is a terrible thing to say about someone and I want to apologize, but I also want to give you the space if you want to talk about it Why people sent warnings about you and when I literally never met you. “
“No, I’m not an escort,” Brittany replied. “It’s just so ridiculous to say that. Letting this come out of my mouth … I have a friend that I like … since I was 16. Before you even get to know me, make a conclusion about me, this sucks. I dont know. It just makes me – I just feel like everyone is against me right now. I know you don’t care at all, but it’s really hard. “
Other attendees said it was unfair for speculation about Brittany and “shouldn’t be put in this situation” – a sentiment that was confirmed by fans on Twitter.
“BOO AT SEX WORK SHAMING,” said one fan. “We’re not shaming sex workers here,” added another.
Others were angry sex work shame became an act. “I’ll tell you what. I am absolutely NOT here for the sex labor stigma that’s about to go down,” wrote one commenter.
She kisses Matt in the first episode
“Brittany is a sexy and sassy woman ready to change her dating life,” reads her ABC bio. “For the first time in a long time, this serial monogamist is ready to break out of her Chicago bubble and experience love with a new type of man.”
On her first night, Brittany came in and kissed Matt passionately on arrival. A video posted on her Instagram shows how she locks her lips with “The Bachelor” while the other girls watch angrily.
She is a model
The brunette beauty wrote on Instagram in September that she “was signed with Wilhelmina Models about a year ago”, but had difficulties on the way.
“Being a new face in the industry put a lot of pressure on me,” she wrote. “In the first few months I really put pressure on and went to every casting and did test shots after test shots to fill my book. Once I did 3 photo shoots and 2 castings in one day. Thinking about it is incredibly rewarding for me because I’ve grown so much. For every person I have worked with in the path that you have influenced me and my career. “
She was a cheerleader
Long before her days on The Bachelor, Galvin was a cheerleader and honorary student at Hinsdale South High School, according to The Chicago Tribute.
She is a yogi
Brittany seems to have tons of hobbies, including horse riding and off-roading in ATVs, but she loves showing off her yoga skills – and rocking body – on Instagram.
She dated a soccer star
Brittany Galvin comes to The Bachelor with four other women.Instagram
As Cosmopolitan noted, Brittany buried photos with soccer player Drew Conner deep in her Instagram account, which likely means they were together once. There is even a post in which he wishes her a happy birthday on a cuddle picture.
She has a famous sister
Brittany Galvin wrote on Instagram that she is a model signed Wilhelmina Models.Instagram
Brittany’s sister, Missy Galvin, is an actress who appeared on “Chicago Fire”, “Chicago PD” and “Empire” according to IMDB.