The Bachelorette Boss: 'I Chickened Out' and Changed My Mind About Eating 'A Little Thai Food' This Season

Norman Weiss
TV Tattle

The Bachelorette boss: “I chickened out” and changed my mind about eating “a little Thai food” this season

With a couple tweets about food, The Bachelor franchise creator Mike Fleiss appeared to explain the last-minute choice of JoJo over Caila as The Bachelorette, saying if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. On March 6, he tweeted, "After 5 years of BBQ chicken as our Night One dinner, I'm thinking of mixing things up this year. Maybe a little Thai food... Yum!” But while live-tweeting JoJo’s first night filming last night, Fleiss added: "I chickened out and went with BBQ chicken. If it ain't broke... #Bachelorette"


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