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convinced that Hicks was a royal — and recalls trying to talk sense into some of the contestants who were caught up in the lie, to no avail.
"The only time we were recognized was maybe a year after the show aired, five of the girls, we all went to Vegas together and we were recognized there by some British people, because they said the Brits loved the show," Copeland says. At the end of filming, Hicks says he had a "25 minute or half-hour chat" with a few of the contestants (including the woman who fell for HRH hard), but says he he didn't feel bad about lying to them for a month beforehand. "It was quite an emotional rollercoaster really, but I think it was alright." From Hicks' perspective, girls were upset, but the reason was unclear.She'd really never dated and so she was literally falling for the fairytale," Copeland adds."She was straight up talking,was basically that (minus all the on-set deaths).We've taken a moment to reflect on 17 of the niche romantic reality TV series that captured our hearts and captivated our minds (likely, for all the wrong reasons). Five women stood by as a conveyor belt of hot guys passed them (no, I'm not kidding).Each man would get 60 seconds to make his case, and the girls had the chance to, essentially, swipe right or left.
But Birch says that some girls "100 percent" believed the lie; Jones and Copeland both pointed to one of their fellow contestants in particular, and you can probably guess who that was if you watched the show — which, incidentally, you can "[She] was very convinced that it was Prince Harry.