Ranging in age from 23 to 34, and hailing from all over Australia, this year’s Bachelorettes are a diverse group, but with one thing in common: their passion to find “the one”.
They’re all hoping to catch Richie’s eye when he opens the doors of the Bachelor mansion on Ten later in July.
— The Bachelor Aus (@TheBachelorAU) June 30, 2016
Victoria has delivered six hopefuls in business development manager Aimee, venue manager Alex, artist Georgia, project manager Laura, executive assistant Sasha and personal trainer Tolyna.
Event coordinator Eliza, account manager Keira, personal assistant Kiki, yoga instructor Marja, former professional athlete Mia and make-up artist Olena are the six Bachelorettes from NSW.
Four beauties hail from Queensland: hairdresser Faith, children’s entertainer Janey, swimwear designer Noni and massage therapist Vintaea.
Asked why she wanted to be part of The Bachelor Australia, Janey says: “If you always do what you have always done, you will always get what you have always got. And I want to fall in love.”
Customer support manager Sophie is South Australia’s Bachelorette.
There are five representing Richie’s home state of Western Australia: health promotions officer Megan, communications officer Natalie, support worker Rachael, training administrator Tiffany and real estate agent Nikki.
Talking about her application, Megan confesses: “It was a Friday night and I really wanted to go out, but my friends were having nights in with their boyfriends.
“My first thought was to have a desperate Bridget Jones moment in my PJs with a block of cheese hanging out my mouth. Instead, I ended up online applying for The Bachelor Australia.”
As for Richie, 30, he says he’s hoping he manages to keep it together as he’s introduced to the beauties.
“When that first girl walks towards me, I’m just hoping I can be a cool cat, smile and not fall over,” he says.
“One of these girls could be someone that I spend the rest of my life with and I can’t wait to meet her. All I can do is be myself.”