Kaitlyn Bristowe says the women on ‘The Bachelor’ face pressure to keep up their looks

Kaitlyn Bristowe faces pressure to maintain a youthful edge as a public figure.  (Photo: Getty Images)

Kaitlyn Bristowe faces pressure to maintain a youthful edge as a public figure. (Photo: Getty Images)

Kaitlyn Bristowe opens up about facing an enormous amount of pressure to maintain a certain look after stepping into the public eye for the first time as a contestant in The bachelor in 2015.

“There’s this ridiculous standard for women to look the same as they did when they first appeared on the show. So people have come to know me as 29-year-old Kaitlyn and they want me to stay that young, innocent, petite, naïve girl.” ‘ Bristowe, who is now 37, said at the Not skinny but not done podcast, “and they all change over seven years.”

Bristowe makes press as The Bachelorette in 2015. (Photo: Getty Images)

Bristowe does the press like The bachelorette party in 2015. (Photo: Getty Images)

Bristowe first hit television screens in 2015 when she starred in the Chris Soules season of The bachelor and went on to become The bachelorette party. She later started a podcast and even participated dancing with the Stars where he took home the Mirror Ball trophy. Though he’s been through iterations of his relationship with the Bachelor franchise, recently returning to co-host seasons 17 and 18 of The bachelorette party along with Tayshia Adams – Bristowe acknowledges the expectation that she continues to present herself looking younger and told the podcast host what she does to maintain that look.

“Yes, I’ve had Botox, yes, I’ve had fillers and have never gone under the knife, but people seem to think I do. But I love Botox and fillers. It makes me feel refreshed, it makes me feel like I have a rested look,” Bristowe explained. “I love it and I also know it’s an insecurity and sometimes I need to ask myself why I’m doing it.”

While Bristowe has faced — and faced — public scrutiny over the evolution of her appearance, including those who say she does too much, she explained that it’s her own criticism of herself she wants to work on.

“All my life I thought that looks were the most important thing and I was in a dance studio comparing my body to other girls and I know this is a problem for me. I would like to understand why. I would like to not to pick my face every six weeks to try and look better,” she said. “I would never want my niece to turn 22 and she thinks she has to.”

As for what people on the internet are saying about her looks, Bristowe admitted her reaction is mixed.

“You’re just trying to hurt my feelings and sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn’t,” she said. “Sometimes it’s really…if I’m on my period, I feel like crying…sometimes I find it comical.”

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