The Strange Rules 90 Day Fiance Stars Have To Follow During Interviews

Most viewers are probably aware that reality television series don't always reflect what goes on in real life, and TLC's "90 Day Fiancé" franchise is no exception there. Cast members who have appeared on the various iterations of the show have called out its production team before, with Deavan Clegg from "90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way" posting on social media to tell fans that the show is actually scripted (via Screen Rant). Other cast members possibly have had offscreen relationships with members of the filming crew, as "90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After?"'s Ronald Smith claimed about his wife Tiffany Franco Smith — something Tiffany denied to In Touch Weekly.

Whatever is going on behind the scenes of "90 Day Fiance," viewers don't see everything, and another cast member has come forward to dish about what really goes on behind the proverbial curtain with TLC, particularly in the interview segments that are interspersed throughout each episode.

Cast member Stephanie Davison shared her experiences

Stephanie Davison appeared on Season 8 of "90 Day Fiancé" alongside Belizean Ryan Carr (via Screen Rant), and she told In Touch Weekly more about what it was like to film the series. For a start, what Davison had to say wasn't particularly complimentary.

Davison went into great detail about the involvement of the show's producers, explaining to In Touch Weekly that she and Carr were given producers who would work with them specifically to adjust the footage they filmed to what they thought the editors and executives wanted to see. One of the elements they wanted to see, claims Davison, was her cleavage.

Per Davison's video interview with In Touch Weekly, she said, "You have to have something called an 'interview dress.' That's the dress ... that they always go back to where I'm kind of reiterating what's about to happen, what just happened." Davison went on to explain that she was then told that she needed a dress that showed more of her breasts than what she had originally worn. "And I'm like, 'In this day and age? Aren't we filming TLC here?'" Davison questioned.

There was also a similar rule for the tell-alls

The tell-alls at the end of each season of "90 Day Fiancé" had a similar rule related to cleavage, Stephanie Davison revealed to In Touch Weekly, but she reported that it was changed prior to her time on the show. Although she wasn't personally affected by it, she shared, "What they used to have all women do is sit — they had to wear very low-cut things — and then they had to sit with their knees propped on these like lounge chairs, so everything, and then like lean forward and then you couldn't see it. They sat on there, but then everything then plunges forward."

As additionally noted by In Touch Weekly, fellow "90 Day" star Anfisa Arkhipchenko told a fan on Instagram about how female cast members were required to sit with their legs visible to the camera during interview segments but explained that she didn't like doing so.

Taking the cleavage situation to an extreme, meanwhile, was cast member Angela Deem, who notably flashed her costars (and the cameras) during the tell-all for Season 6 of "90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After?" (via ET). Showing some skin might get audiences to watch the show, it seems, but it might not be something everyone wants to do on television.