Megan Parris' on-screen drama and potty-mouth tendencies were apparently the result of bad editing on The Bachelor. The 25-year-old lacrosse coach and single mom from Sewickley, PA sure brought the fireworks upon arriving at The Bachelor house, but got the boot in the fourth episode of the ABC reality dating series, which found two dozen women competing for love-searcher Jason Mesnick. While she has no hard feelings about being eliminated on the show, she remains upset about her lasting image as a foul-mouthed crybaby.
"It wasn't me. It was not at all indicative of who I am as a person. It was complete misrepresentation of who Megan Parris is," Parris told pittsburghlive.com. "It's really hurtful. After I watched the first episode, I literally wanted the earth to swallow me. They made me feel like they were going to make me out to be America's sweetheart. I went into the experience completely naive and trusting and vulnerable. I let myself get completely manipulated."
According to Parris, the show chopped up different parts of conversations and glued them together to make them sound like a sentence. And though she admitted to swearing early on, she strongly disagrees with network promotions for the show where she was seen crying and using foul language.
So why rant now? Parris has always been forthright about her disappointment with The Bachelor but it seems that previous interviews weren't enough to convince people that she's a completely different in real life. Parris said her sister hasn't spoken to her since the show first aired in January. And she's worried what new players on the lacrosse team and their parents will think of her.
"It's important for people to understand that what they saw on TV was a character," she said. "They used my real name and my real hometown, but created a character out of me that did not accurately represent me at all."