Victoria Paul was taken aback by the look of her new “Bachelor in Paradise” promo photo Thursday and felt compelled to share an unfiltered pic to counter the glossy image.
“what filter is this @bachelorinparadise ????,” the 28-year-old wrote on Instagram by a touched-up photo of the reality star. She then posted a raw photo straight from her phone, with un-styled hair and free of digital airbrushing.
“we love some honest transparency,” wrote one fan in her comment section, with another adding, “we all had this thought you’re so gorgeous.”
“Bachelor in Paradise” Season 7 premieres Monday on ABC. Following Chris Harrison’s exit, it was announced that David Spade will step in as his replacement host, sharing the duties with other stars, including Tituss Burgess, Lil Jon and Lance Bass, throughout the season.
The cast will include 19 single “Bachelor” franchise alums, with surprise guests expected to make appearances throughout filming.
Paul was featured on Season 24 of “The Bachelor” with Peter Weber.
During her season, she and fellow contestant Alayah Benavidez initially pretended not to know each other prior to the show. After arousing the rest of the women’s suspicions, Paul confessed to Weber.
“It’s hard for me to be in this position, but I know that she asked me not to tell the producers that we knew each other … Looking back, she asked me to lie and I’m not like that,” he told Weber. “Going into this, she was really looking forward to all the opportunities that would come out of this, even if you weren’t her husband.”