Thanks to social media, I have been able to take my reality TV fandom from watching shows on television to looking at pictures and videos of my favorite stars hanging out and living out their actual realities. It's always interesting to see my favorites outside of what I'm used to watching on their shows, and it really gave me life to see a couple Bachelor stars hanging out with Vanderpump Rules cast members at the IHeartRadio Awards over the weekend. This was everything to me, and it got me thinking about potential Vanderpump Rules and Bachelor crossover projects that I would like to see.
The intermingling of reality stars will never cease to fascinate me. Yes, I know that I really need a life, but I can't help loving reality TV so much. After seeing photos of JoJo Fletcher and Becca Tilley hanging out with Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Brittany Cartwright, and Katie Maloney, I found myself wishing for a Pump Rules/Bachelor combined episode. I realize that my dream doesn't make a lot of sense since the shows are on different networks, so I have no idea how that would work out logistically, but I have lots of other ideas about some collaborations that I would love to see.
1. Stassi Interviewing Becca & JoJo For Her Podcast
If you're not listening to the Straight Up With Stassi podcast, you are making a mistake. Stassi is very into the Bachelor franchise and shares all of her opinions about the latest episodes. Not only that, but she gives her fans a great behind-the-scenes scoop on what it's really like being a reality TV star. Plus, she has great interviews where she asks the questions all of the fans want to know. A JoBecca interview would make for the perfect episode.
2. JoJo & Becca Helping Stassi Look For Love On Reality TV
There's absolutely nothing wrong with being single, but if Stassi is ever looking for tips on how to navigate the dating scene as a reality TV star or if she has an interest in dating another reality TV personality, JoJo and Becca would have a lot of insight to offer. It would also be great to see Stassi hanging with the Bachelorette contestants on TV.
3. Katie & Becca Blogging Together
Katie has been running her Pucker & Pout beauty blog for a long time and Becca Tilley just launched her self-titled blog a few months ago. Katie should share the advice that has come from her experience, and they could even collaborate on some crossover posts.
4. Kristen Adding Bachelor-Themed Shirts To Her Line
The Bachelor fans and the Pump Rules fans are fiercely loyal and love supporting their favorite cast members. If Kristen added some Bachelor-inspired shirts to her tshirt line, it would be the perfect way to appeal to the fans of both shows.
5. Katie Assisting JoJo With Wedding Planning
Katie put together her wedding to Tom Schwartz in just a few months. I have no idea when JoJo is planning to tie the knot with Jordan Rodgers, but I'm sure that Katie has a lot of insight on wedding preparation and some advice about filming the big day for television, if that's what they choose to do.
6. Brittany Helping JoJo Adjust To California If She Ever Moves
This crew could hang out all the time if JoJo didn't live in Dallas. If JoJo ever decides to move, Brittany could help her adjust to life as a southern lady transplanted in California.
7. Having Monday Night Viewing Parties
Sure, there's a little bit of overlap since The Bachelor is a two-hour show, but since both Vanderpump Rules and The Bachelor air on Monday nights, the ladies could gather for viewing parties, eat snacks, drink wine (to get through those tough scenes), and join forces to respond to social media trolls.
8. Bonding Over Being Friends With Exes & Their Current Girlfriends
JoJo and Becca met while dating the same guy on The Bachelor, and if you watch Vanderpump Rules, you know that the ladies have some exes/hookups in common. Even so, there is no weirdness or animosity in these social interactions. Say what you want about the social dynamics of both these shows, but you have to admit that these women's abilities to get along with people who have had an interest in their significant others is incredibly evolved and mature. Plus, if you think about it, it does make sense to be friends with women who have been interested in the same people as you. It shows that you have the same taste, right? This doesn't apply to everyone, but it could work!
9. Posting More Photos & Videos On Social Media To Entertain The Fans
Even if none of my other admittedly odd ideas come to fruition, this is the one thing the fans want most. It would be great to see more photos and videos of the Pump Rules and Bachelor stars hanging out and giving us all #BestFriendGoals.