During Season 5 of Bachelor in Paradise, the contestants found ways to work around the two drinks an hour maximum set in place by production, getting drunk and leading to an internal investigation and a pause in production. Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson reportedly had a sexual encounter after drinking all day during Season 4, leading production to investigate what happened to ensure there was no foul play.
But many of the contestants revealed that they had ways to work around the limits.
“We had our own little ways to get around it,” said Robby Hayes to People. “If it was two drinks an hour, we’d grab one at 3:50, one at 3:55, then [it was a] new hour at 4:00. We’d grab one at 4:00, and one at 4:05, then you have four drinks within 15 minutes.”
But not everyone was in agreement that two drinks an hour weren’t enough to enjoy yourself.
“The new rules — it’s funny,” Jasmine Goode told the outlet. “People think like, ‘Two drinks, oh my God, that’s not enough.’ Because that’s what we all thought. We thought, ‘Two drinks, that’s not going to be enough to have fun,’ or whatever. But honestly, you forget. You first start thinking, ‘Oh wait, I had two drinks — let me get my other drink.’ So you start to actually get drunk faster, I would think. But it was fine.”
Watch Bachelor in Paradise on Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.