The Bachelorette SA FAQs

15 July 2020
If you're thinking of entering The Bachelorette SA, these frequently asked questions are for you.
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  1. How old should I be to enter The Bachelorette?
  • You need to be over the age of 21 at the time of entry to apply to participate in the series.
  1. Do I have to be a South African citizen?
  • You should be a South African citizen or have a valid permit or permanent residence status in the country of South Africa.
  1. Do I need a valid passport?
  • Yes, as you may be travelling on the show.
  1. Can fathers enter the show?
  • Yes
  1. Can divorcees enter the show?
  • Yes, provided you're legally divorced.
  1. Can employees or associates of the show enter the show?
  • Employees of Rapid Blue, Electronic Media Network Propriety Limited or the MultiChoice Group of Companies or any of the M.I.H. Group of companies may not enter the show.
  1. May I enter the show if I have been on other reality shows?
  • Yes, given that you disclose all the reality shows you have participated in.
  1. What type of pictures should I send?
  • A head and shoulders shot, and a full body photo.
  1. Will a background check be done on all entrants?
  • If you are short-listed, you also agree to authorise the Producers to conduct background checks in order to verify any of the information supplied. Please note that consenting to these checks is no guarantee of being chosen to participate.
  1. What type of man is The Bachelorette looking for, and do I need to meet specific criteria?
  • All single men over the age of 21 are eligible to enter The Bachelorette
  1. When do entries close?
  • Entries open at 18:00 SAST on 15 July 2020 and will close at 23:59 on 4 September 2020.
  • We reserve the right to extend the closing date if we feel necessary.
  1. When will I be notified if I am successful or not?
  • You will only be contacted by the production company for further details should your entry be shortlisted.
  • Should your entry be successful and shortlisted, the production company will contact you within 60 days of receipt of your application.
  1. May I enter the show more than once to improve my chances?
  • Multiple entries per person are not permitted.
  • Entries are only valid if correctly submitted on the entry platform.
  1. Do I have to agree to all the terms and conditions to enter?
  • Your valid submission of your entry constitutes your binding acceptance of the terms and conditions contained herein.


  1. How long do I need to be available for the production?
  • You need to be available for filming between October and November 2020.  
  1. Is wardrobe provided or do we bring our own clothes?
  • We will work with the wardrobe you have to help you look dashing.
  • There will be a stylist to assist you to look your best.
  1. Will there be any medical, physical or psychological screenings?
  • If you are short listed by the Producers, you must be prepared to undergo psychological and medical screenings. Please note that the full details of this will be explained to you in advance.
  1. Will we be filmed for 24 hours?
  • No
  1. Will there be hidden cameras?
  • No
  1. Will I have control over what is put on air about me on the show?
  • You do not have editorial control of the content. The Producers decision on what to air is final but we will only ever use material provided to us by the participants.
  1. Will I have access to the outside world once I am successful?
  • You will have limited access to the outside world and technology.
  1. Where will The Bachelorette house be situated?
  • Gauteng
  1. How many men will I be competing against?
  • This will be revealed at a later stage. Usually there are 20 or more men in the show.
  1. Will I be medically covered during my time on The Bachelorette?
  • You will be issued a specified Personal Accident policy whilst on the show, however any pre-existing or chronic medical conditions will not be covered by the production. 
  1. Do I have to participate in every activity that is planned on the show?
  • That would be preferable but not everything is voluntary.
  1. Will I get paid to compete on The Bachelorette?
  • No, but there will be a stipend issued for time away from home.
  1. Can I quit at any stage?
  • Yes


  1. How old is The Bachelorette be?
  • The Bachelorette is 27 years old.
  1. Are we allowed to contact The Bachelorette beforehand?
  • No, you may not contact The Bachelorette beforehand. Your first meeting should be on the red carpet.
  1. May I enter if I already know The Bachelorette personally?
  • You may not enter the show if you know The Bachelorette prior to the show.