This season on Bachelorette, Justin “Rated R” Rego was the guy you loved to hate. He hurt poor Ali Fedotowsky with his lies and manipulation and she kicked him to the curb when she found out he had a girlfriend named Jessica. Is that what really happened behind the scenes? According to Justin Rego, absolutely not.
In a new interview with the Toronto Star, the major newspaper in Canada, Justin Rego reveals a completely different story. One that includes he told ABC Producers he wanted to leave the show in Iceland. Really? You mean poor Casey got left on that mountain for TV ratings? Michael Fleiss you’re a naughty naughty boy.
Justin Rego says, “After the rose ceremony in Iceland when I told them I didn’t want to do this any more, I want to go back home, (they said) Ali wasn’t there (for Justin to talk to). I knew she was still in Iceland. Their excuse was their camera equipment was all the way in Turkey already. Not my problem, I wanted to leave.
“And literally, me and the producers, they were trying to convince me to go to Turkey for about four or five hours. I don’t want to go. I don’t want this to be a big deal. I just want to leave and quickly talk to Ali.” Obviously afterward he agreed to carry on with the show. It’s all about ratings baby.
Justin Rego goes on to reveal he KNEW in advance that the confrontation between Bachelorette Ali and him would take place in Turkey. Why? He said because producers miked him up early in the morning, hounded him with cameras and at that moment he knew the shiz was going to hit the fans.
Justin Rego says during the verbal assault by Bachelorette Ali, she actually pushed him and it got really ugly after that. Justin Rego said he had already packed his bag and was ready to bounce out of Turkey. At one moment, he even ditched the camera crew for 30 minutes and he said they were freaking out. Pretty funny.
He says, “I really didn’t want to cross Ali again. She already pushed me. I was like, ‘Woah, I know my rights. Don’t put your hands on me’ kind of thing. I told her, ‘You want to talk, we’ll talk off camera.’ Me and her were supposed to sit down and talk. Of course that didn’t happen. Justin goes on to say he did really like Bachelorette Ali and thinks she’s a cool chick. He has no hard feelings against her.
What was most surprising is Justin Rego said he was set up by his ex girlfriend Jessica. He said they had a on and off relationship and the photo posted of the two together by a magazine was not staged and was shocked to see the photo plastered across the internet. Interesting.
Justin Rego goes on to say he will NOT appear on the “Men Tell All” episode. Also, he turned down an offer to appear in Bachelor Pad 2. After his experience with ABC, he says he no longer wants to work with them. Hey, I don’t blame you.
After reading the interview, Astrochicks thinks Justin Rego is a cool guy, who’s a victim of editing like many other former Bachelorette cast mates. Remember Wes Hayden and soon to be Frank Neuschaefer?
I feel most sorry for Bachelorette Ali, they may have found her hot in the beginning but in the end, they just weren’t that into her.