BACHELORETTE star Ryan Fox’s ex says his creepy notebook of tips on Michelle Young’s premiere was “100% legit” and NOT planted by producers, The Sun can reveal.
The contestant was furiously eliminated by the latest ABC lead last night once hosts Kaitlyn Bristowe and Tayshia Adams discovered a binder full of tips of “how to get a good edit” on the show.
The San Jose native’s ex, Brittany Creel, exclusively spoke to The Sun about their year-and-a-half relationship – which ended just two weeks before Ryan left to film The Bachelorette.
“Honestly I wish I could tell you those notes were fake but they are 100% legit,” the blonde beauty stated.
She continued: “He’s obsessed with Google docs, he documents everything and researches everything. He had so many Google docs and he had them for everything.
“He would create a new doc after every time he got out of a relationship, he would literally take notes on what went wrong and what he needed to improve on. When we broke up, I even told him ‘you have to stop documenting everything, it’s weird.’”
Brittany then opened up about her ex being previously involved with the Bachelor franchise before filming – despite his claims he had “never seen” the series other than “two hours” of the show before.
“He actually was the Bachelor in a live show [in San Jose, CA] last year, like he was the main guy that took part in it with other people from the show.
“I know the producers contacted him to be on Clare’s season and that was something he brought up all the time, like ‘I chose to date you but I could be on the show.’”
Despite turning down offers to be on the show before, Brittany admitted becoming the next Bachelor was “definitely” something that Ryan previously thought about.
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“That had to have been something on his mind considering he did the Live show and got Bachelorette offers previously.
“So he was wrapped up in it and that had to have been something on his mind for sure,” she concluded.
The image from February of 2020 shows Ryan competing as The Bachelor in his hometown of San Jose, CA during the “Bachelor Live on Stage” Tour.
Ryan, 30, appeared to have won over Michelle’s heart during the premiere with a sweet intro of driving in with an ice cream truck.
However, his airtime quickly got shaky as it was discovered he created a binder full of notes to help him succeed – which many viewers slammed as “creepy.”
Michelle, 28, wanted to see the papers for herself and as she entered his room, Ryan nervously reassured his potential match that the notes only contained innocent information.
However, the schoolteacher discovered he wrote down tips, including: “phrases often used on the show, how to get a good edit, and how not to be a villain.”
“This night really started off on a great note, and I fully get that there is gonna be bumps in a relationship, but I am not okay with starting a relationship on red flags,” Michelle told him after her discovery.
Though Ryan pleaded with the elementary Minnesota native to let him “make it up” to her, she asked him to “respect” her choice to “listen” to her red flags and decided to eliminate him on night one.
Fans on Twitter slammed the environmental consultant for “lying” about his intentions during the season premiere.
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