What doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger. That’s what they say, right? After this past season of “Bachelor in Paradise,” I realized that catchy little phrase is actually very, very true. I mean, who would have guessed that I’d go from America’s sweetheart girl to most hated? Yeah, that happened. It amazes me how people can honestly believe even half of what really goes on. Trust me, you have no idea.
Of course, I’m still sort of “locked down” with what I can and cannot say. So, let’s talk about what I can say. No, the show isn’t scripted, buuuuuut it is very manipulated. Contestants on the show are heavily encouraged and swayed into thinking more about a situation than what’s really going on. And what do you know, drama is born!
I find it really sad that the producers’ jobs are to skew the audience’s thoughts and positions on real people. They make a living by framing other peoples’ lives, oftentimes in a negative light. Who ever said, “Hey, I know! I want to be a master at manipulating people into hurting others”? Um, no one. At least I hope not. Whether you have to be manipulated in front of 5 million viewers or just in front of a single person, you all have people around you who get jealous or feel threatened by you. Maybe they have a rough life and you don’t. Whatever the case is, we become strong because there’s no other option.
So, listen. If I can be ok after the most hateful words were carelessly thrown my way by people who know nothing about my life, then you can get through the tough times and know that there is an end. I think this shirt proves my point very well. I wear this tee with pride. It’s bold, sporty, and shows that I am indeed a strong woman. You can be strong too in your positive attitude and in fashion. Killer combo.
Images: Mary Summers
Hair: Estilo Salon and Spa
Handbag: Elaine Turner
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