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The Bachelor Australia Girls Have Been Announced

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The Bachelor Australia has now announced who the girls are who will be vying for Blake Garvey’s heart.

Here is the information [please note the blurb about each girl was cut directly from the press release]

Amanda – 28 years  – Account Manager

Amanda is a Bondi babe whose family split their time between Sydney and Brisbane. With Victoria Beckham as her style icon, Amanda is a fashionista who also has a passion for sport, good food and wine.

Amber – 26 years – Gas and Oil Consultant

She pursued a modelling and acting career in her teens but Amber has since moved into the world of oil and gas consulting. The Queensland mines haven’t delivered on true love for Amber and so this Canadian
native has decided to give The Bachelor Australia a try.

Anita – 30 years – Dog Groomer

For years, Anita focused all her attention on establishing and running her own dog grooming business in the Victorian country town of Castlemaine. This year, she has decided to re-prioritise her life, take
love off the backburner and find a husband.

Bridgette-Rose – 24 years – Law Student

Bridgette-Rose’s formative years were largely spent in the swimming pool, her passion eventually leading her to represent her country on the Australian team. She has been out of the pool for a few years but that hasn’t stopped her competitive spirit, as she has since turned her hand to pageantry and also studying law at university.

Chantal – 26 years – Design Consultant

After travelling for a year, Chantal came home to Australia with a new outlook on life. Using her passion for art and design, she is now working towards her goal of becoming an interior designer.

Diana – 28 years – IT Student

With a passion for all things Disney and an early career working in the magical surrounds of Movie World, Diana is this year’s Princess Bachelorette. Proving there’s more to a modern Princess than meets the eye, Diana is currently studying IT at university and dreams of inventing the next big app that we just can’t live without.

Emma – 31 years – Interior Designer

Originally from Western Australia, Emma has also called Sydney and Edinburgh home but has now settled in Melbourne, where she works as an interior designer. Emma says a solo journey that she took through Europe as a teenager was an adventure that helped set the course of her life.

Emma – 28 years – Make Up Artist

After years of studying medicine to become a junior medical officer, Emma decided that the world of science wasn’t one for her. She counts leaving medicine as one of the best decisions of her life. She has since spent time living in Los Angeles and currently works as a make-up artist in Perth.

Holly – 23 years – Professional Netballer

Aged 23, Holly is the youngest Bachelorette vying for Blake’s attention. A keen sportswoman, Holly has played professional netball in the UK and is planning on pursuing the sport now she is back home
in Australia. Raised in Brisbane, Holly has left her family home to follow her sporting dreams in Sydney.

Jessica – 24 years – Accounting Student

Her passion for acting and dance took Jessica to Perth and then overseas to the US, but she has recently decided on a career change and made a move into finance. Combining her two careers, she plans
to become an accountant in the entertainment industry.

Kara – 24 years – Law Graduate

Recently completing a double commerce and law degree, Kara has a bright future ahead of her. As she moves into this next exciting stage of her life, she is keen to find someone she can share it all with.

Karla – 31 years – Nurse

Karla has a thirst for adventure that has seen her travel around the world, spending significant periods of time in both London and  Greece. Now back in Sydney, Karla is busy working as a cosmetic nurse.

Katrina – 26 years – Musician/Photographer

Growing up in the small town of Gunnedah, Katrina got a taste for country music at a young age. While she is passionate about a range of creative arts, music is Katrina’s number one focus: as well as performing on national television, she has received two Golden Guitar nominations.

Lauren – 27 years – Flight Attendant

Lauren is no ordinary flight attendant. Outside of her life in the air, she has performed and competed as an artistic roller skater for 18 years. Her passion takes up a lot of her spare time and has also taken her around the world.

Laurina – 30 years – Model

Having worked as a model for 10 years, Laurina has lived in some of the world’s most exotic locations including Hong Kong, Istanbul and Athens. Since returning to her hometown of Melbourne, Laurina has
used her experience in fashion to establish an online women’s clothing boutique.

Lisa – 27 years – Fashion Designer

Lisa’s positive attitude may just be born out of her idyllic upbringing on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. With the support of a great family behind her, she has turned her passion for fashion into an online fashion company. Dedicating her time to her education and her business has left her little time for romance but now Lisa has decided it’s time to take a chance on love.

Louise – 26 years – Event’s Planner

Growing up in the alpine town of Jindabyne, Louise is no longer a small town girl. After studying at Oxford University in England and also spending time in America, Louise has returned to Australia and carved a career for herself in event planning. A self-confessed girly girl, Louise prides herself on looking polished and enjoys to bake in her spare time. She is also a big fan of sports, plays for a touch football team and goes paddle boarding whenever she can.

Sam – 25 years – Finance and Insurance Consultant

With four older brothers, it’s easy to understand why Sam would consider herself to be a pretty down-to-earth girl. One of six children in total, Sam says her family is her entire world and she feels blessed to have them.

Sam – 25 years – Admin Consultant

Working seven days a week hasn’t left Sam with much time to find love. With no serious relationships in her past, Sam says she’s never been in love and has come to The Bachelor Australia to change that.

Shana – 26 years – Poker Dealer

Originally hailing from New Zealand, Shana now calls the Gold Coast home. Shana says her mum is her hero, but she is also a bit of a super mum herself, juggling caring for her son while also attending TAFE
and living a sporty life that includes playing gridiron football.

Stacey-Louise – 33 years – Fitness Trainer and Model

Hailing from a farm in Victoria, Stacey Louise is a true country girl. With a passion for health and fitness, Stacey Louise loves hitting the gym and also helping others complete their own body transformations.

Tiarnar – 31 years – Model

Having lived in cities all over Australia, Tiarnar has settled back down in her hometown of Newcastle. She counts raising her sister and watching her grow into an amazing young woman as one of her greatest life achievements. Now ready to focus some time on herself, Tiarnar wants to pursue love and happiness and hopefully find the man of her dreams.

Zoe – 25 years – Pharmacy Training Officer

For the past year Zoe has been working in Vanuatu, heading up a pharmacy at one of the major hospitals. While there, Zoe designed a clinical resource in the local language which is being rolled out across the entire country as a counselling aid.

The Bachelor Australia starts on Wednesday 30 July at 7.30pm.


1 Bolders { 07.22.14 at 9:54 am }

What? No actresses?

2 Liana { 07.24.14 at 4:04 pm }

No actresses…..that’s funny. I tend to believe that there are 25 actors on this set. I happen to know the bachelor. I can’t wait to see what happens when it’s over.

3 Georgie { 07.30.14 at 9:32 pm }

Well Anita is this years bunny boiler – her desperation makes her very unattractive. And why do they nearly all sound like jabbering chipmunks when they speak?

Katrina or Jessica for the win.

4 Gina { 07.30.14 at 9:42 pm }

When I heard the bachelor works in real estate….well enough said.
I am uncomfortable watching 24 attractive women being so desperate to fight for one man…Womens Lib went back to the dark ages.
I guess its that desperate grab for ‘your 15 minutes of fame’.

5 daisy { 07.30.14 at 10:18 pm }

Oooooh. Half way through and there are some good looking ladies, but the dog washer needs to brush up on her dating skills. And she looked like Mary Tyler Moore.

Also, and Eliza will know what I mean, was Ballerina there? Pretty sure she was.

6 daisy { 07.30.14 at 10:22 pm }

How old was ‘Princess Diana”? 12?

7 Plastic dolls { 07.30.14 at 10:34 pm }

Thats being generous Daisy. I know 12 year olds more mature than that.

8 daisy { 07.30.14 at 10:40 pm }

I attrubuted the 12 yr old comment to her manner. The dolly love makes her about 6.

The last girl was smart saying, “I don’t want to interrupt when we go in ther so will you come and find me?”

Lots of these nervous girls are sounding like Miss Prissy chasing after Foghorn Leghorn. “Why yaaaayes.”

9 Sandii { 07.30.14 at 11:04 pm }

Wow what an awesome show. I haven’t watched much Bach before and will probably turn off once they start getting kissy kissy but boy oh boy some really out there women. When ” Audrey Hepburn” walked in I thought what a stunning elegant lady but it is all show, she is a master player.

10 Bolders { 07.30.14 at 11:11 pm }

Liana #2 – pray tell, what do you know about Bachelor Blake?

11 kes { 07.30.14 at 11:17 pm }

Watched a touch tonight and WOW….firstly Anita just lives down the road apparently,that in itself is scary! He does nothing for me but for these man grabbing examples,he is god! I still find the concept of all these dollied up women chasing one bloke just weird and silly. But getting yr mug on the telly must be a “must do” on some gals lists. Yeah good luck with that. I say this with PJ’s on and socks lol…

12 daisy { 07.30.14 at 11:24 pm }

Famous parting words, “I wouldn’t have done anything differently”. Then you’re an idjut.

Do you think the producers tell him to keep certain bunny boilers or nasty ones for the drama?
Did we all have our fingers crossed for Laurina to get the boot. He should have at least picked her last.

The girl in the black and yellow dress has a nice face, esp without makeup, but she was rude leaning on the short girl’s shoulder.

13 Riggedreality { 07.31.14 at 12:40 am }

#4 Gina,#11 kes – totally agree, it harks back to the Neanderthal age.Anything to be seen on the idiot box.
Just when I was thinking it was sexist(it confounds me when the so called gen x women mope on camera that something’s missing from their lives & they need a man to make them feel loved, complete..blah blah,especially since none of the hookups last…most end several weeks after filming has wrapped!),along came The Bachelorette!
First caught a bit of it(I’m referring to the US ones only) when Ben was TB,Courtney won & the bitchiness/stooping to low levels in that show was enough to put me off.
Do they get money to be on the show?(apart ofcourse from the incentive of transient fame).Because I remember in one of the spinoffs of the show(TB Pad) I recall seeing couples fighting for some prize money! Which makes it worse(fake it to make it/for love or for money?!)
In Oz version,just saw Holly,Interior designer,Disney doll,dog lady’s & Sam (finance one who said all guys in Mel are douche bags,lol) profiles & then switched off.Might/might not continue seeing.

#12 daisy – everything is scripted.Here goes…
On February 26, 2009, in an exclusive interview between The Bachelor Season 13 contestant Megan Parris, and Steve Carbone, Megan commented that the producers edit the footage to create a fictional storyline. “I don’t think [the producers] showed any real conversation I had with anyone… The viewers fail to realize that editing is what makes the show… You’ll hear someone make one comment and then they’ll show a clip of somebody’s face to make it look like that is their facial reaction to that statement, but really, somebody made that face the day before to something else. It’s just piecing things together to make a story.”[54]

On March 26, 2009, Megan Parris argued that not only was the show scripted, but that producers bullied contestants into saying things to the camera that contestants did not want to say.[55] “‘There’s nothing real about it,’ she said of the show’s trademark “confessionals,” in which contestants talk to the camera about the latest goings-on. “It is scripted,” she said. “They basically will call you names, berate you, curse at you until they get you to say what they want you to say.” Both ABC and Warner Bros., the studio that produces The Bachelor, had no comment.”[56]

On March 15, 2010, creator Mike Fleiss appeared on 20/20 and said that he develops contestants into characters that will cater to his audience’s tastes and that they “need [their] fair share of villains every season.”[57] Fleiss has come under fire for admitting that The Bachelor has less to do with reality than it does making good television.[58]
NB: Its of the US versions,but Aus can’t be far behind.

14 Calorie Loader { 07.31.14 at 1:35 am }

So, another 25 desperados that are certain they will find their prince charming have once again rolled up. Let The Games Begin!

Already loving the array of crazies this season. Alex Forest… I mean Anita, ‘I need ya’ springs to mind. Blake makes an immediate mental not: Anita-not a sweetheart, tell her to beat ahht. First thing out of her mouth, ‘you must have a small mouth..*CUTTT*..sorry small dick, no [piece to camera:’shuuut uuup Anitaaah!], sorry I meant sores on ya dick *TAKE 15* yeah I meant sore mouth from sucking all those women off, and WHERE DO I FIT INTO ALL OF THIS, HUH?

Moving along-Diana, the dizzy Disney braud…loving those toys-supa sexaay!! And then she tops his head with a Christmas popper prize-a fake crown! ‘oh ma gohhhd, it fits perfectlaaay’ as it slips down to his ankles. Any one else surprised she got a rose?

Then I think there might have been a mistake in the editing room ‘cause I thought Kat had come through already?!? No wait, that was Zoe. Same super sparkly silver dress…awwkwaaard!

In the waiting room we see Chantelle using a short girl’s head as a make-shift banister. Then some bach 101, which showed up some of the girls for never having watched the show, ‘so I really need one of those-what are they?-roses do I? to stay yeah?’. All this rose talk has fired up the competitor in the pro netballer. She gets her spare bag of freshly pumped balls out, ready to smack these bitches in the head for that white rose…and fire!! it works!!

Blake easily and happily chats to the army of fighting, scrambling, cornea scratching women, weaving in and out of the crowd. He settles on a bench with one girl, but wait, what’s that rustling noise? It’s OK gice, just Anita in the bushes, eagle eyeing the prey. Close enough to smell the blood pumping…creeeepy!!

Back to the ladies asking the hard hitting journalistic questions, ‘so wot qualities do you look for in a woman?’ Blake’s hand slips under the lucky girl’s dress and after a few moments of fumbling he says in his deepest voice, ‘one of those for a start’…

Over to Lorina. Mysterious? Or just can’t be arsed making an effort. ‘yeah f*#k him’ she says to camera, ‘if my looks aren’t enough, then he ain’t worth nuthn’.

Before we flash to the next ‘date’ or date-crasher we see yet another shot of the penis fountain, my cup runneth over. Wait, is the camera guy trying flash these images so frequently to subliminally coax us into a phallic frenzy, and turn this classy drama into a porno? Is it a plug for Jacques Lacan’s Ecrits: A Selection?

Cut to the pile of roses dying an agonising death, and the clichéd symbolism of the girl’s dreams slowly being snuffed out. The girl’s realise the night is drawing to a close and they have nothing to lose. Rachel, first runner up to Miss Bunny Boiler has drunk herself stupid waiting for Blake to stop talking to Miss Boiler, and can no longer walk up stairs once Blake gives in. She is proud of her efforts though, and ‘wouldn’t do anything differently’ *hiccup*

After this encounter Blake decides he better get a move on, and decides to give a red rose to Louise (the Rohypnol is beginning to take effect in his tailored cocktail).

A quick flash of the phallic fountain (bit of an ode to MC’s fireball), and then we see Lorina tha cleaner who’s running rings around the other girls desperation, and like a snotty nosed cat, ignoring Blake completely.

Osher announces the evening is coming to a close, and this is all it takes for the ignored girls to uprise and set upon Blake for one last ditch attempt like a herd of flesh eating zombie on the set of The Walking Dead.

It’s OK, the medic steps in and determines there have been no bites or scratches. So now it’s decision time. Blake sits with an ipad and deliberates by tit zooming. ‘is that a DD or a C..oooh, I just don’t know, dang it!’

We farewell the 5 unlucky girls, whilst watching Anita devour her rose for safe keeping, wiping blood and spitting thorns from the side of her mouth, ‘can’t change ya mind now, ha ha ha ha ha!’ and then it’s a flash forward to the goods that await next episode.

15 Eliza { 07.31.14 at 1:41 am }

Daisy.. YES! Ballerina was there… sporting a fringe, right??? Plenty of “damaged goods” too.. just like our friend Julie. LOTS of Lexis as well this time around.. ARGH.. run and hide, Blake! They gots the crazzzzzzzzy eyes! Have you seen her almost commit MURDER?

Crazies a plenty this year – Anita (to camera, normal then suddenly got her crae crae on during the cocktail party.. err… right-eo), that girl that left tonight that looked like Natalie Bassingthwaighte’s odd sister, the princess girl (are you for real?) and Laurina.. you are not God’s one and ONLY gift to this world, hun. And yes, I hate the term “hun” so only use it in extreme circumstances of sarcasm and bitchery.

I don’t think there are that many stunners.. the only ones who caught my eye were Laurina but then we got to know her personality so that cancelled out, Jess.. she is the prettiest IMO and I think it was Sam. The rest are pretty average/they look MUCH better without so much make-up.

Rigged -Courtney and Ben was cringe-worthy. That girl was not nice. I came across the end of that season. Yep, in Bachelor Pad they compete for money! One I watched I think last year, the guy chose to take all the money and he got it! They have to team up in pairs and everyone discounted him as not a player and his team mate often wanted to walk out on him so in the end she decided to split it and he decided to take it all! I laughed so hard.

I have mentioned a few times about an ex-colleague being on an Aus RTV show and they were prompting her for mean things all the time so will comment on these people as “characters” rather than true to life facts. Still, if they asked me to do this crazy stuff, I would definitely bounce right on out of there.

Everyone.. please do yourselves a favour and catch some Burning Love while you watch this.. trust me, you will be wishing that Bill Tundle could take over as host and that Blake would ask the girls to please accept his hose rather than rose.

16 Calorie Loader { 07.31.14 at 1:42 am }

Daisy@12 Do you think the producers tell him to keep certain bunny boilers or nasty ones for the drama?
Further to Rigged’s comments, exactly what I was thinking, esp on the reluctant hand over of the final rose. Whether this comes into play for the finale decision?

17 daisy { 07.31.14 at 1:52 am }

I do think that CL, because Dog Lady is still there.

Eliza, I just keep ‘seeing Burning Love. I just realized, because I amslow, that BL is most likely a reference to getting a urinary tract infection from a sex partner.
I kind of don’t like to say which one is Ballerina in case she reads this. But her technique for hitting on the guy was the same. She even wore a similar shimmery dress.

18 Calorie Loader { 07.31.14 at 2:05 am }

BL sounds like a hoot gice 😛 Wish I could have seen it before TB aired! It’s on my download list.

19 Eliza { 07.31.14 at 2:12 am }

We will just be vague.. I try to keep things some what classy.. not too mean as I am sure 90% of the crap that goes on is pushed. We are on the same page re Ballerina.

DW, you are not the only slow one.. you are most certainly right about “burning love”.. ohhhh hahaha everything is a double entendre on that show! Some I am just too naive to pick up 😉 I did get hose and box though.. tisk, tisk. The box was particularly detailed.

20 Eliza { 07.31.14 at 2:13 am }

CL, your life will be much better for it.. it’s gold. Only very short – 3 seasons and around 7-9 eps per season if you watch them condensed. I still can’t find the last episodes of Burning Down the House though to see who wins the $900 :(

21 Eliza { 07.31.14 at 2:19 am }

The Bach is trending on Twitter.. get this ‘tweet’:

USURPER ‏@homocupcakes 28m

my first thought was that #TheBachelorAU was a fanfic thing and then i remembered australia is a country that exists

What a champ…

22 calorie loader { 07.31.14 at 4:14 am }

Thanks Eliza @ 20-so the entirety of BL is like 1/3 of one season of MC.

23 Eliza { 07.31.14 at 5:32 pm }

CL.. there are 3 short seasons. You can just stream online, too :)