“Bachelor in Paradise” star Corinne Olympios has ducked out of the public eye in recent months, but she’s ready to return in a major way — with two new TV projects she says she’s in talks to do.
“I’m excited to be reemerging,” the reality star told TheWrap on Thursday weeks after the scandal surrounding a sexual encounter with fellow contestant DeMario Jackson that led to a brief production shutdown.
“Anything like that that happens to someone, I could only hope that you would grow as a person and learn a lot about yourself,” Olympios said at the U.S. launch party for fashion brand Showpo at NeueHouse in Los Angeles. “And I did.”
The “Bachelor” Season 21 alum said she’s negotiating to star in a reality TV series as well as a scripted project involving one of her “favorite producers.” She declined to offer any more detail about either one.
Olympios, who said she’s undergone “a lot of therapy” since the scandal broke, will appear on Tuesday’s episode of “Bachelor in Paradise” to chat with host Chris Harrison about her side of the story.
“I just thought the media was trying to paint me in a certain way, and everyone thought they knew what happened,” she said on Thursday. “It’s going to be really great being able to tell my side of things through my eyes.”
Olympios said Harrison has “just always been a really good friend of mine,” although she pointed out that her relationship with the franchise’s fans has been more turbulent.
“It’s been mix-and-match from fans, but I’m really thankful for everyone that did support me,” she said.
“Bachelor in Paradise” airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.