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Love Is Blind Host Explains Why You Never See Plus-Size Contestants On The Show

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Love Is Blind Host Explains Why You Never See Plus-Size Contestants On The Show

Love is Blind co-host Vanessa Lachey has addressed a key concerns among viewers about the lack of plus-sized contestants.

When the most recent season of the hugely popular Netflix reality series dropped in February, fans were excited to see the pods reopen once again with a host of diverse contestants looking for love.

After meeting all 30 men and women in episode one, however, fans noticed that some contestants got phased out rather quickly.

One annoyed viewer took to Twitter and complained: "I really wanted to see the plus size women's storylines... I've seen them both for a combined two minutes. I hate that they bamboozled me again! So annoying! #LoveIsBlind #loveisblind2."

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After being introduced to Chassidy and Hope in episode one, viewers called on Netflix to explain the girls' mysterious disappearances.

But now, Vanessa has spoken with Insider to explain the lack of body diversity on the show, explaining how she believes certain contestants fail to progress beyond the Pods stage because they’re ‘insecure'.

“Their whole life, they’ve been so insecure about being themselves because of this crazy swipe generation that we are in and this catfishing world that we’re in, that they’re so afraid to be themselves,” Vanessa told the outlet.

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She added that she believes all contestants are given a ‘fair shot’ during the casting stage.

Chassidy and Hope disappeared after episode one.
Chassidy and Hope disappeared after episode one.

“I wonder if they truly don’t have enough time in those two weeks to find themselves, A, and then be themselves that spouse."

Tyla has approached Netflix for further comment.

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Love is Blind doesn't guarantee that each participant will find their match. However, if the participants choose to communicate effectively and bond in the pods, a meaningful connection can be made.

The high-concept dating show strives to ensure that the couples connect based on their personalities, rather than their physical appearance as they would be on dating apps or in the real world.

Vanessa Lachey has given her thoughts in the show's representation for plus-sized people. Credit: Netflix
Vanessa Lachey has given her thoughts in the show's representation for plus-sized people. Credit: Netflix

Transitioning to the next stage requires the singles to open up and be vulnerable enough while speaking to a stranger in the pod next to theirs to let others in emotionally.

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However, the concept has failed at times, which was seen in the most recent season in which contestant Abhishek "Shake" Chatterjee asked several women sneaky questions in order to get a better mental image of their body and weight.

The show, which is described by the streaming platform as a 'social experiment' is hosted by the real life married couple made up of Vanessa and Nick Lachey and it has proven to be a big hit.

Featured Image Credit: Neflix

Topics: TV And Film, Netflix, Love Is Blind

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