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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.

33 comments

1 Culinary Boner { 10.31.13 at 3:00 pm }

Seems to me Ms Schmidhofer dodged a dum dum bullet (and tallywacker) the size of Thor’s hammer in ‘missing out’ on the gormless Tim Bedhopper.
I’m certainly not convinced this – http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/television/women-claiming-to-have-slept-with-bachelor-tim-robards-spill-their-secrets/story-e6frfmyi-1226718656026 * –
is worth the risks outlined here – http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/home/exposed-the-dirty-secrets-hiding-in-your-sheets/story-fneuz5ql-1226750497635

* Extract – ‘Four Sydney women all claiming to have dated the 30-year-old hunk have revealed details of their relationship to Cleo magazine. “He’s got the biggest penis I’ve ever seen and sex was like being in a porno. I’m not even joking,” one ex-girlfriend – who is also a model – spilled to the magazine. “I find it very hard to believe he is honestly looking for love and possible marriage … I think he is 100 per cent a playboy, definitely.” ‘

2 brain dead dave { 10.31.13 at 6:12 pm }

Plenty more fish in the sea without getting lumbered with that stunned mullet.Good luck, Katherine.

3 Georgie { 10.31.13 at 10:54 pm }

Katherine sounds like a lovely genuine person and she certainly didn’t come across like someone wanting to promote themselves. It’s hard to understand why she’s still single at 33 – she’s got so much going for her.

4 Georgie { 11.02.13 at 2:01 pm }

This is going to be down to Anna and Ali. As a lawyer, Anna might not be prepared to settle for a man who’s been up close and personal with half the female population.

5 peacetrain { 11.02.13 at 2:31 pm }

I am surprised Rochelle is still there. Her lips will leave the room before she does.
I think Ed might choose Anna.

Ali’s crazy-eyed look is funny.

6 Georgie { 11.02.13 at 2:40 pm }

Yeah, Rochelle looks like a goldfish.

Next week promises some serious cringe when Tim meets the families of the last four gels. The shorts show him being grilled about his stripping activites by Anna’s father and he (Tim) didn’t look impressed.

7 brain dead dave { 11.02.13 at 2:44 pm }

I felt for Rochelle because deep as a teaspoon Tim seemed to discount her as soon as she said she’d experienced anxiety.

Anna or Allie to “win ” , if you can call it that. Tim’s not a keeper.

Yes, the promos for Tim meeting the parents look great, Georgie. Tim and his prowling pecker should be police check material.

8 Georgie { 11.02.13 at 3:01 pm }

Agree about the anxiety faux pas bdd – that was the last nail in her coffin.

The real winners will be those who benefit career-wise from being on TB and I’ve seen Rochelle in a TV ad recently, although I couldn’t tell you what it was selling. Obviously nothing I want! :-/

9 peacetrain { 11.02.13 at 3:17 pm }

Yes, never rush in to discuss your mental disorders, poo problems, or any boyfriends’ homes you have trashed when they dumped you.

I heard Tim’s brakes screeching when she said anxiety disorder.
Too soon, Rochelle. She thought it would help cover the pageanting history. But no.

10 Georgie { 11.02.13 at 3:30 pm }

Your dog’s sexual activites are a no-go zone too. Belle made that mistake.

11 brain dead dave { 11.02.13 at 3:33 pm }

Having the compassion to care for an epileptic cat doesn’t wash with Tim either. You’re gone.

12 Georgie { 11.02.13 at 3:46 pm }

I wonder what his response would be, to a disclosure that you worked as a stripper at buck’s nights and had slept with most of the eligible men in Sydney?

13 peacetrain { 11.02.13 at 3:49 pm }

Maybe that’s in next week’s ep Georgie.

Never say you are really bald. But you may say the rug doesn’t match the drapes.

14 peacetrain { 11.02.13 at 3:51 pm }

Don’t menttion herpes, crabs, scabies or anal warts if you want the family visit. And that goes for Tim too.

15 Georgie { 11.02.13 at 3:55 pm }

Oh I forgot, that was Joele and she was the first one to leave hahaha!

16 peacetrain { 11.02.13 at 3:55 pm }

Feel free to mention any perculiar or interesting extra facets in the genetalia dept.

17 peacetrain { 11.02.13 at 3:58 pm }

You may say your sister is up for a threesome but probably don’t mention nanna wants to make it four.

18 brain dead dave { 11.02.13 at 3:59 pm }

Georgie@12~I suppose it would be best to sugar coat it as “exotic dancer” or “adult relaxation artist”. Just as Tim calls being a gigolo a “topless waiter”.

Tim wants the gels to “open up” and when they do~ he hits the eject button. Of course, when it comes to opening up himself ,Tim would put a crab’s arse to shame.

Ah, watching the races at Flemington. Lots of celebs.

19 mittens { 11.02.13 at 4:02 pm }

And Grandpaw likes to watch.

20 Georgie { 11.02.13 at 4:03 pm }

Well I said as much a couple of weeks ago – it will turn out to be an expensive bit if rumpy pumpy, all things considered.

21 Georgie { 11.02.13 at 4:12 pm }

Damned if you do and damned if you don’t bdd. Katherine failed to ‘open up’ and paid the price too. Anyway she’s opened up here to RR so Tim can find out what made her tick by reading the blog.

Btw, well done RR.

22 mittens { 11.02.13 at 4:40 pm }

Tim says he wants the girls to open up, but wouldn’t he prefer it if they held on to a little something.

23 Georgie { 11.02.13 at 5:37 pm }

Spot on mittens and I think Rochelle will be real dirty on whoever decided to include her pageantry paraphernalia in the gallery exhibition.

24 mittens { 11.02.13 at 5:54 pm }

You missed your chance Georgie. Held onto a little something???

A few nuggets maybe? Boom boom???

Too Benny Hill?

25 Georgie { 11.02.13 at 5:58 pm }

My ‘little something’ would be my gender mittens. Wouldn’t Tim love an unexpected surprise like that?

26 mittens { 11.02.13 at 6:01 pm }

He might have already been there Georgie. And yeah, he might love it. Then they’d have 4 between them.
Literally.

27 Georgie { 11.02.13 at 6:03 pm }

No matter which way I turn I can’t lose then hey.

28 mittens { 11.02.13 at 6:05 pm }

Ha ha ha, Georgie.

29 brain dead dave { 11.02.13 at 9:50 pm }

Danielle~”Tim wants us to ” interpretate” some art”

$ay what?

30 mittens { 11.02.13 at 9:53 pm }

Yeah, interpretate was pricele$$

31 brain dead dave { 11.02.13 at 10:02 pm }

Rochelle dug deep and contributed “seeked’. No flies on her.

Ha ha . Shit happens ,Tim. One of the Dads is a copper. Hell yeah, he should get a police check on Tim.

I think I know where Ali takes Tim in Adelaide, have to see next week to be sure.

32 mittens { 11.02.13 at 10:10 pm }

That’s because Rochelle has venus fly trap lips, BDD.

33 Izobel2 { 11.08.13 at 10:35 am }

Just saw the BEST news, Tuesday night 7.30pm on Go! – Bachelor US – Sean’s season. FINALLY!!