(Photo : Facebook) (Photo : courtesy of ABC) 2NE1 got some very high-profile backup singers recently.
At a recent performance, filmed for Monday"s episode of the reality show "The Bachelor," six members of the reality show"s cast served as 2NE1"s dancers, after learning the choreography for the song "I Am The Best" directly from the four band members.
The episode features this season"s bachelor Juan Pablo Galavis and six of his 13 potential fiancées taking in the sights in Seoul.
"Six [cast members of "The Bachelor"] go on an outrageous escapade better known as a Korean Craze, including singing karaoke, going for a river tour on swan-shaped pedal boats and enduring a fish pedicure," an ABC press release from Tuesday announced.
"However, things get ugly when one woman tries to steal too much time with Juan Pablo. And to make things more interesting, the Bachelor, with his daughter uppermost in his mind, decides that night to take a step back and not kiss anyone. One woman goes in for a kiss and is rejected."
But for the six other cast members asked to perform onstage with 2NE1, the experience was anything but a vacation.
"K-Pop superstars 2NE1 put Juan Pablo and six of the women through their paces, teaching them a choreographed routine to one of their chart-topping hits," the network release added.
"[Cast member] Kat steals the spotlight with her professional dance moves, while Nikki struggles to keep up and fit in. Then the group drops a bombshell--Juan Pablo and the six beautiful women will perform as background dancers during a concert in front of a live audience."
Requests for comment from the producers of "The Bachelor" and 2NE1"s record label, YG Entertainment, regarding the group"s appearance were not immediately responded to. A spokeswoman for ABC declined to comment.
This season"s bachelor found himself in hot water after telling TV Page writer Sean Daly on Friday that he was opposed to the idea of a gay or bisexual central character on a subsequent season of the reality show.
"I don"t think it is a good example for kids to watch that on TV," Galavis said at a party ABC execs held to promote "The Bachelor" in Pasadena, Calif.
The former Venezuelan soccer star added that gay people are "more pervert[ed] in a sense."
According to Time Magazine"s Melissa Locker, Galavis later apologized, blaming his comments on his bad English skills.
The bachelor claimed he meant to say "gay people are more affectionate and intense."