Vanessa Lachey On Why Love Is Blind Isn’t Body Diverse

If you’ve watched the show, you’ve probably — definitely — noticed that the group of contestants who make it to air don’t reflect body diversity, like, at all.

In a recent interview with Insider, Vanessa tried to explain why the show doesn’t embrace body diversity in any real way. Her answer was…not great.


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In response to being asked about the show’s lack of body diversity, Vanessa said she sometimes thinks certain contestants don’t make it past the “pods” portion of the show because they’re “insecure.”


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“Their whole life they’ve been so insecure about being themselves because of this crazy swipe generation that we are in and this catfishing world that we’re in, that they’re so afraid to be themselves,” she claimed.


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Vanessa went on to say that she believes everyone is given a “fair shot” in the casting process, and she also wonders “if they truly don’t have enough time in those two weeks to find themselves, A, and then be themselves to then find that spouse.”

Hmm. So, if I’m reading this right, Vanessa’s reason why the show doesn’t include diverse bodies in its cast is because…some contestants are simply too insecure about their bodies to appear on the show.

Something tells me we might be getting a clarification from Vanessa in the future regarding her comments. Or maybe not! Either way, we’ll see if Love Is Blind goes in more diverse directions casting-wise when it returns for its third season. Time will tell.

Read the entire interview with Vanessa here.

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