Shocking claim:  BACHELORETTE hunks pumped up with joy juice – anabolic steroids — for Hulk-sized physiques, says ex- lover doll.

On this round of The Bachelorette starring Desiree Hartsock, eagle- eyed fans noticed that some of the men are sporting some Kryptonian-like builds.

Enquring Minds Need to know: Are these bodies natural– or are the guys enjoying some performance enhancing drugs – just like some major sports figures?

While the competitors have to undergo a rigorous screening process, which includes drug testing and STD testing, the casting directors may not be testing the guys to see if they are using steroids.

“I know that a lot of guys do steroids before they’ll go on the show,” Jesse Csincsak, who won DeAnna Pappas’ season of The Bachelorette, told “They don’t tell you to. They just don’t test for it.”

But the contestants ARE tested for other types of drugs.

“They’ll drug test you, but they’re drug testing you for illegal drugs like cocaine and stuff like that,” Jesse says. “They take a urine sample. They take a blood sample. They even told me to stop smoking weed, and I don’t smoke weed.”

And according to medical reasoning, it’s possible that the contestants aren’t being tested for steroids.

“Most commonly, for anabolic steroids, there are [only] a handful that people check,” Dr. Sean Nordt, MD, Pharm.D and Director of Toxicology in the Emergency Medicine Department at the University of Southern California, said.

“And you can’t find it if you don’t look for it.”