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Vanessa Lachey Says There Isn't More Body Diversity On 'Love Is Blind' Because People Are "So Insecure"

By Gina Florio
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Dating shows have always been popular in entertainment, and "Love Is Blind" may be one of the most popular ones released recently. Co-host Vanessa Lachey gave her two cents on why the Netflix show didn't feature more body diversity.

More than 30 million people tuned in to watch Netflix's Love Is Blind, which was co-hosted by Nick and Vanessa Lachey. There has been some criticism lately about the amount of body diversity on the show, meaning there are only people who are visibly thin and no contestants are plus-size. Vanessa gave her thoughts on why this is the case.

Vanessa Lachey Says There Isn't More Body Diversity on Love Is Blind Because People Are "So Insecure"

In an interview with Insider, Vanessa talked about Love Is Blind and its future. She says she hopes that the show can be more inclusive in the future in terms of LGBTQ contestants and people who represent body diversity. When asked why there haven't been more people to promote body diversity in the past, Vanessa suggested it's because of insecurity of not fitting in with standard beauty standards.

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

Vanessa isn't involved with the casting of the popular dating show, but she says Netflix gives people a "fair shot" who don't fit the normal body type mold.

In the first part of the show, the contestants are separated into male and female living quarters as they get to know each other in the pods, where they can only hear but can't see one another. Vanessa suggests that people with larger bodies have a lot of insecurity about the way look so it can be more difficult for them to open up in the pod without thinking about whether that person may be attracted to them when they meet in person.

She has received some backlash on social media for her thoughts, and many are critical of Netflix for not casting more people who represent body diversity.

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