Olivia Caridi was bumped from ABC reality show The Bachelor where contestants vie for the chance to be the one who shows everyone else she “isn’t there to make friends” and is “there for the right reasons.”
Getting dumped is tough. But according to ABC, “getting dumped on national television and then left alone on an island in the rain while your ex walks off with another woman is even tougher.”
She posted about the Bachelor experience on Instagram jokingly saying a friend rented a kayak to save her. “I caught fish with my hands for meals. It was very difficult,” wrote Caridi. “But my friend just anchored near the shore days later and we floated back to the mainland during sunset. It was idyllic.”
So I’d like to thank my best friend @rachelantigua for renting a kayak and picking me up on the island in the Bahamas. It was very cold out there for a while, I just made a tent with some of the rocks near the blowhole and slept near some sea crabs and turtles for comfort and friendship. I caught fish with my hands for meals. It was very difficult. But my friend just anchored near the shore days later and we floated back to the mainland during sunset. It was idyllic. But for real — thank you to the lovers and supporters, both friends and strangers, who have reached out. I am eternally grateful. For the haters, you’ve made me stronger than ever before. The girls on this show see your comments and they have feelings. Think twice before sending an insensitive message. Words hurt, and they kill, too. Don’t be mean behind the screen. #AntiBullyingMonth This has been one of the most interesting experiences of my life. I’ve learned a lot about myself. Good things and tough lessons. We’re all human. We make mistakes. Learn from them. Let them make you wiser. Be imperfect, flawed, and quirky. And own it. Never trade your authenticity for approval. Don’t be afraid to stand alone. Anyway, rant over. Can’t wait for adventures ahead!