Whether you love it or hate-watch it, The Bachelor has probably been a guilty pleasure for you at some point (it has been on the air for 13 years). And just when you think you've witnessed the most dramatic rose ceremony or suprise twist in the show's history (um, remember when Kaitlyn and Britt had to duke it out to for the chance to be The Bachelorette last season?), the people behind the scenes pull something even more outrageous.
Case in point: Blogger Reality Steve reports that the long-running ABC show has cast Las Vegas twins Emily and Haley Ferguson to vie for Bachelor Ben Higgins' affection in Season 20, which starts airing January 2016. The blonde beauties were waitresses at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Vegas and recently tried out to be Lakers Girls. Here's a photo:
We can just see it now: The twins will pull a Shakespearean bed trick, with Haley showing up at the fantasy suite to sleep with Ben, all the while pretending she's Emily. Or even better: They'll both make it to the final rose ceremony, and every family dinner for the rest of their lives will be super awkward after Ben dumps one of them for the other. (We're pretty sure we can hear Chris Harrison laughing maniacally right now.)
It turns out that this isn't the first time twins have been on the show—way back in Season 4, when Bob Guiney was The Bachelor, identical twins Samanta and Leona were contestants. So it's about time this has happens again, right? It's kind of a common trope for guys to fantasize about getting it on with twins.
We chatted with a real-life set of twins (who just so happen to be avid fans of the show) to see what they think of the upcoming season's "twist:" Gabrielle Porcaro (Women's Health magazine's very own senior fashion and market editor) and her fraternal twin sister, Danielle.
"I don't think I'd ever want to be in that situation," says Gabrielle. "Plus, I have a feeling the show is going to loop them into being one person, which will drive us crazy." Adds Danielle, "As twins, you don't want to be in the situation where you think one might be chosen over you."
When it comes to dating, Gabrielle say she and her same-age sis have different types, so they wouldn't be interested in dating the same dude like Emily and Haley are going to be doing on The Bachelor. And, she says for the most part, guys haven't made any crude comments to her or Danielle about wanting to be with twins. (Here's to hoping Ben doesn't once the show starts, either.) "We're totally aware that people like to make jokes," says Gabrielle. "But we usually shut it down right away. We're like, 'Yeah, bye.'"
"As twins, you don't want to be in the situation where you think one might be chosen over you."
And guys haven't really gotten jealous of the twins' tight bond. "It's more like, let's try to figure this out," says Danielle. "They know we're super close. It's a level of 'Oh my God, I know this person's really important to you, how do I handle this?'"
We can't wait to see how it all plays out come January—hopefully, we won't have to watch the first Bachelor threesome this season (we'll leave that kind of stuff to Bachelor in Paradise).