So far this season, Cassandra Wood has been edited as ‘desperate’ and ‘clingy’ on The Bachelor – a portrayal she claims is ‘nasty and untrue’.
And now the cruel techniques used by producers have been revealed, after fans noticed a glaring continuity error during Wednesday night’s episode.
If viewers watched the cocktail party scene carefully, they would have noticed a telling costume change that exposed the editors’ trickery.
Did you spot this cruel editing trick? The proof Bachelor producers are manipulating footage to make Cassandra Wood (pictured) look ‘desperate’ and ‘clingy’ around Nick Cummins
During the soirée, Cassandra returned to the patio on the verge of tears after Nick Cummins told her they weren’t on the same level ’emotionally’.
The other women watched her closely while Brittany Hockley provided commentary on the events in a voice-over, saying: ‘Cassie definitely came back a little rattled.’
But when the footage cut to Brittany speaking to the camera, she was noticeably wearing a different dress to the one at Wednesday’s cocktail party.
In fact, she was wearing the dress she wore in the very first episode – which suggests her comments were actually several days old and had been recycled to make Cassandra seem more upset than she actually was.
Sneaky: If viewers watched the cocktail party scene carefully, they would have noticed a telling costume change that exposed the editors’ trickery. When Brittany (pictured right in her dress from Wednesday’s episode) was describing Cassandra’s behaviour around Nick, she was wearing her outfit from the first cocktail party (left) – which suggests her comments were old
During that first cocktail party, Cassandra had made several attempts to get Nick’s attention, and the other contestants remarked at the time how eager she was to speak with him.
It is believed Brittany’s comment about Cassie being ‘rattled’, which aired for the first time on Wednesday, was actually describing one of these earlier moments.
Meanwhile, soundbites in which Cassandra discusses her feelings for Nick have been strategically used to portray her as ‘clingy’ on several different occasions.
While it’s unclear if the producers are recycling audio over and over again, as Mamamia suggested earlier this week, her quote about ‘falling in love with Nick’ on Wednesday’s episode sounded remarkably similar to something she said in the season premiere about ‘seeing a future’ with the rugby star.
Unfair portrayal? So far this season, Cassandra Wood has been edited as ‘desperate’ and ‘clingy’ on The Bachelor – a portrayal she claims is ‘nasty and untrue’. Pictured: Cassandra ‘reading’ to Nick from her diary last week, which fans noticed was actually blank
After observing her behaviour around Nick in the very first episode, fans cruelly labelled Cassandra the ‘new Jarrod Woodgate’ and this season’s ‘stage-five clinger’.
Her rivals in the mansion have also accused her of being ‘infatuated’ with Nick because of their brief filing which took place months before filming.
In an interview with News Corp last week, Cassandra admitted she was struggling to watch the show because of her unflattering and ‘needy’ portrayal.
‘It is nasty and untrue’: In an interview with News Corp last week, Cassandra admitted she was struggling to watch the show because of her unflattering and ‘needy’ portrayal
‘I didn’t know I would be featured this much. The first episode was pretty hard to watch because they only showed certain things,’ she said.
‘It is not a true portrayal of me and what people are saying that I am a stage-five clinger and a stalker, it is nasty and untrue.’
On Wednesday night’s episode, Cassandra was let down gently by Nick when she asked him about his feelings at the cocktail party.
Unrequited? On Wednesday night’s episode, Cassandra was let down gently by Nick when she asked him about his feelings at the cocktail party. However, he did give her a rose later on
Nick, 30, awkwardly told Cassandra that his feelings weren’t at ‘the same level’ as hers, prompting her to storm off on the brink of tears.
However, Nick tried to soften the blow by telling the blonde student he ‘would like to see where things go’ between them, and gave her a rose later in the evening.
The Bachelor airs on Wednesday and Thursday nights from 7.30pm on Network Ten
Tune in! The Bachelor airs on Wednesday and Thursday nights from 7.30pm on Network Ten. Pictured: Nick ‘The Honey Badger’ Cummins