Iceland volcano erupted two days after being visited by world-traveling Bachelorette Ali

The eruption of the volcano Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland happened just two days after it was visited by ABC’s The Bachelorette and its sixth star, Ali Fedotowsky.

Ali is traveling the world with her suitors, which Reality Steve first revealed (saying “the theme of this season is ‘Around the World'”) and Ali confirmed in a subsequent interview. Steve reported last week that the production “filmed in LA, Las Vegas, New York, Iceland, Turkey, and Portugal.”

Ali said she and the production “got to Iceland about two days before the volcano exploded. We took a helicopter. I was standing on a mountain about 100 yards from the volcano. It was pretty amazing,” she told Zap2it. “Luckily, the big explosion and the airport holdups happened much later. After we left Iceland, we went to Turkey and Portugal and left Europe right before all the delays happened.”

In other words, it sounds like they weren’t there prior to the April 14 eruption, but instead probably to the March 20th eruption. Was that just coincidence, or could the earth just not get its act together in time to end the franchise? And why didn’t Reality Steve know this would happen?

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