Bachelor star Lekha Ravi slams Zach Shallcross as 'vanilla & boring' in real life after fans brand him 'worst lead ever'

BACHELOR contestant Lekha Ravi has ripped Zach Shallcross amid ratings struggles that have the network scrambling.

The reality TV hopeful took to her Instagram feed to weigh in on her experience on the show, taking several jabs at the current star.

Bachelor hopeful Lekha Ravi has slammed Zach Shallcross


Bachelor hopeful Lekha Ravi has slammed Zach ShallcrossCredit: INSTAGRAM/lekha_ravi
Lekha appeared in the premiere of the show and was sent home


Lekha appeared in the premiere of the show and was sent homeCredit: ABC
Fans have repeatedly slammed Zach as 'boring'


Fans have repeatedly slammed Zach as ‘boring’Credit: Getty

Lekha shared a video of herself watching back the awkward moment she arrived at the Bachelor mansion to compete for Zach’s heart.

In the clip, she appeared to lick him before saying: “I licked it so it’s mine.”

They both laughed in the moment, but fans found the whole exchange awkward, and in the end, Lekha was sent packing.

Reflecting on her journey, she wrote: “My time on TV summed up…

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“It truly was a dream come true for me when I was selected for #TheBachelor and I’d like to thank @bachelorabc and the whole production crew and team for this incredible opportunity.

“Obviously, things didn’t turn out anything quite as expected and I had no idea what I signed up for, but I took a chance and leap of faith and I’m glad you guys got to see my personality and character shine through on screen – I left with no regrets because of. that and I’m proud of staying completely authentic and true to myself in this entire process.”

She then added: “Who cares if one guy who barely got to know me didn’t give me a [rose] – not into #boringbachenergy anyways.

“I’m grateful for the #BachelorNation community and the outpour of support I received – connecting with you guys made the entire experience worth it, so thank you all.”

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Speaking directly to Zach, Lekha wrote: “@zachshallcross I wish you a journey full of happiness and excitement and may we get to watch a beautiful love story unfold for you.

“As for me, I believe everything always works out in my favor and it certainly was gods protection and redirection to better.”


Zach has been taking serious heat as of late for his role as The Bachelor.

Recently, it was alleged that producers have been trying to make him seem “goofy and fun.”

Many fans, however, say he’s the “most boring bachelor ever.”

So far this season, Zach has enjoyed a “bad b***h energy” group date featuring Latto, done the Griddy dance with a contestant, changed a baby’s diaper, and shoveled meatballs into his mouth.

Each of those things was done at the urging of producers, according to a source close to the show.

“Producers are making him seem more interesting than he really is. He’s a nice, genuine guy and overall good person, but to be honest, he’s just bland and boring,” an insider told The U.S. Sun.

The insider revealed that producers “made him look more fun and goofy” with the ladies.

“They gave him a great edit and made him look like God,” a source said. 

The U.S. Sun has learned that when it came to casting Rachel Recchia’s ex, they wanted to pick someone who would have a similar season to Sean Lowe.

Sean, who is married to Catherine Giudici, appeared in season eight of The Bachelor and has already made an appearance this season.

“They protected him a lot,” the source added. “They felt like this season they couldn’t give the Bachelor the villain role like they have for past seasons.”


That’s not all that’s going on behind the scenes, however.

Zach’s season of The Bachelor premiered with the lowest premiere ratings of all time.

To make matters worse, just before the premiere, a racism scandal involving frontrunner Greer Blitzer rocked the show.

Speaking exclusively to The U.S. Sun, a production source alleged that bosses at The Bachelor are “scrambling” because execs working at ABC “are not happy on any level with the show.”

The premiere episode received a record low of 2.96 million viewers, which is down from 3.54 million for the previous season starring Clayton Echard.

“Execs were bracing for a low premiere number but this was even worse off than they were expecting,” said the insider.

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“If numbers continue to decline, ABC will have no choice but to eventually pull the plug.”

The source went on to say that the show could either be canceled completely or bumped to a streaming platform, as was the case with Dancing with the Stars.

Lekha claims she has moved on following the disappointing shot at love


Lekha claims she has moved on following the disappointing shot at loveCredit: INSTAGRAM/lekha_ravi
Bachelor fans have alleged that producers are trying to make Zach seem 'goofy'


Bachelor fans have alleged that producers are trying to make Zach seem ‘goofy’Credit: ABC
Still, the show has repeatedly received low ratings


Still, the show has repeatedly received low ratingsCredit: ABC

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