The Bachelor – Exclusive Interview With Katherine
Katherine Schmidhofer the 33 year old child psychologist was eliminated from The Bachelor last night. She made it to the final five without getting that much airtime but as she tells me she was not in it for the fame but to find love.
Tim is now left with Ali, Danielle, Anna and Rochelle to decide who is going to be his lady love.
Katherine spoke to me about her time on the show, why she applied and her feelings for Tim.
Reality Ravings: Why did you apply to go on The Bachelor?
Katherine: Firstly taking chance off a different way of finding love. Secondly I have actually been a fan of the US version, it is my little guilty pleasure. I knew the show well and I knew people have got married and had kids following that show and I thought it was worth a go.
RR: Now you made top five, which is very impressive, but you did not get that much screen time were you disappointed with that?
Katherine: I am definitely the lady of mystery of the show. I was not disappointed I did not do it for the fame element. For me I was very protective of myself and my career going into something like this and I was there purely for that intention. I have no issue that I was not the star of the show. For me it was about the relationship. Last night’s episode was a bit tough to watch. I knew because I had had such little screen time that I knew it was going to showcase me a lot. It was tough to watch yourself be dumped on national television and cry. I don’t cry in public very often and I was feeling a little bit teary and my phone was going crazy with friends and family. Most of the time when relationships fall over you are left wondering what happened. In some ways I got a lot of closure last night and it was nice to hear the things Tim had to say about me that were positive. I felt I had a really strong connection with Tim, and several times last night there were references to feelings he had to all five of us and that he could potentially fall in love with any of us.
RR: Did you actually like him? Did you think of him as boyfriend material?
Katherine: Absolutely. As soon as I got out of that limo it was attraction from day dot. Any of the time I spent with him the feelings got stronger and we got to know each other better. There was so much common ground between Tim and I probably due to our careers. I am 33 years-old and all my friends are married with kids. My Saturday nights often entail hanging out with the kids. I love that but also I leave there and think that is another weekend that has not got me a step closer to having my own family.
RR: By being on the show has it opened up other dating opportunities?
Katherine: I have not put myself out there yet. I wanted to wait until last night was done and wanted closure from that. I had feelings for him. For some of the girls who did not develop feelings for Tim it was easier for them to move on. I am ready and I am hoping it will open some doors and I am hoping the man I am meant to spend the rest of my life with comes running through one.
RR: I reckon it is not a bad dating strategy going on a dating show as people now know that you are willing to be out there. One of the most entertaining things about The Bachelor was all the scenes in the house with the girls. Was it starting to get competitive and bitchy?
Katherine: I could not speak more positively about the girls we had a lot of fun together. I have made lifelong friends. I have a whole new social circle and I go out with them every weekend. We all tried to be as respectful of each other as we could as you wanted to have your time with Tim as well as giving others a go who have not had that opportunity. You were living in a house 24/7 with nowhere to go but we go on really well. It was sad when they went.
RR: Who are you closest to?
Katherine: Sarah, Laura, Emily, Stacey, Ali, Anna and Rochelle. It has been really good for me as most of my friends are married and now I have this new social life. I have learnt a lot too. Every girl that left learnt something. It took about a week for me to learn my lesson. I had not realised how guarded I was in relationships. I am going to put myself out there and if I get hurt I get hurt.
RR: Would you go on another reality TV show and if so which one?
Katherine: This has only been the show that I have watched and believed in. I would never touch anything else. It was never about being on TV.
You can follow Katherine on Instagram on katherine_schmidhofer
The Bachelor is on TEN Wednesday at 7.30pm.