The Bachelors 2023: meet the cast

The Bachelors 2023: meet the cast

The Bachelors returns to 10 for a second season with suitors, Wesley Senna Cortes, Ben Waddell and Luke Bateman.

According to 10, ‘This season promises to deliver triple the sparks, triple the butterflies, and triple the jitters, in the most romantic season yet.’

Hosted by Osher Günsberg, this season was also filmed in Melbourne for the first time, produced by Warner Bros. International Television Production Australia.

“I am thrilled to once again be a part of Australia’s favourite love story, and even more stoked that Melbourne will be the backdrop for the most romantic season we’ve ever made. The guys are so great, and the ladies who have chosen to be a part of this are powerful, smart women who aren’t afraid to find the love they came to find,” he said.

Luke Bateman (pictured top left)
A former athlete, ‘Luke the Lumberjack’ is a proud self-proclaimed softie. He wears his heart on his flanny sleeve and often wells up at the slightest sentimental moment: a heartfelt ballad, a cherished family memory, or a touching rom-com. With close-knit roots in country Queensland, Luke has a deep bond with his family and works alongside them in the forestry trade. Once a professional NRL player for the Canberra Raiders, Luke experienced the highs of his dream life, before a knee injury brought it all crashing down. His path continued to veer off track following a heartbreaking split with his fiancée in 2019, leaving him devastated and navigating, what next? Now, Luke is on a mission to find a down-to-earth partner with a great sense of humour, someone who has their life together and is ready to make sacrifices for long-term happiness. His dream is to have at least three children and pass on his love of sport to his little ones. Luke’s journey to love is marked by resilience, personal growth and a sincere desire to find a forever relationship. Luke said: “This is the opportunity of a lifetime, and I’m feeling all the first date nerves – dialled up to 11. I’m looking for a partner who I can build and share a life with, a genuine person who makes me laugh and wants to start a family.

Ben Waddell (pictured top centre)
For over a decade, Ben has travelled the world as a successful model, but it’s his work as a sustainability entrepreneur that really excites him. As an impact investor, Ben helps eco-friendly startups protect the environment and build better futures using renewable energy. You might think Ben has it all – but there’s one thing missing. After 12 years in New York city, Ben has returned to his hometown of Melbourne in search of true love. Ben craves a partner who shares his zest for adventure and desire to leave the planet a better place than they found it. While discussing his feelings is not Ben’s safe space, he’s determined to open his heart, find his soulmate, and build a life filled with global exploration, kids and marriage. For Ben, the time is now and he’s searching for that special someone to embark on the journey of a lifetime. Ben said: “It’s such a surreal experience to take part in the new Bachelor series, and while I feel incredibly lucky it’s also very daunting. I’ll be going in with an open mind and open heart to find the girl of my dreams.”

Wesley Senna Cortes (pictured top right)
Bringing the Brazilian heat is Wesley. Wes has a deep commitment to finding true love and upholding the values he was raised with. Throughout his dating life, Wes has struggled to move beyond the initial phases, often finding it hard to establish a lasting connection with someone who shares his vision of “The One.” Born and raised in the vibrant culture of Brazil, Wes faced the hardship of his parents’ divorce during his teenage years. When his pastor father moved to the United States, it became challenging for Wes to maintain a close relationship with him. Tragedy struck when Wes lost his beloved mother to breast cancer at 45. This profound loss left an indelible mark on Wes, strengthening his faith and deepening his appreciation for the importance of love and family. Wes is on a quest to find the girl who will transform his life. His journey is guided by a steadfast belief in the power of love and a longing to build a meaningful and lasting connection. Wesley said: “It’s a huge honour given what the show means to Australia, but also to represent my culture. It’s not every day that you have such an incredible team helping you find love. I couldn’t be more excited.”

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Aarthi, 29, NSW
Health Projects Manager
29-year-old Aarthi is a quirky, creative and humorous Sydney native who’s always up for an adventure and isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty. Proud of her Sri Lankan heritage yet embracing the liberties of her Australian upbringing, Aarthi is a unique blend of cultures and experiences. Once a high-powered corporate professional, Aarthi made the courageous decision to leave her job when she realised she was living to please her family rather than pursuing her own happiness. Now, armed with her vivacious spirit, Aarthi is ready to embark on a journey to find love that aligns with her authentic self.
Get To Know Aarthi
What’s the biggest obstacle you’ve had to overcome in your life?
Being a second-generation South Asian Australian girl who is trying to live the life I desire but understanding that my family and culture have different expectations. It’s hard to find a balance that works so that is the biggest obstacle I have had to overcome in my life.
What do you have to offer a potential partner?
I have a lot of love, compassion, fun and adventure – all the cheesy things. Mostly, I want to offer my potential partner the kind of love that I give to my most cherished best friends.
Have you been in love before?
I have been lucky to be in love twice before, both with my best friends.

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Amelia, 25, NSW
Nursing Student
Amelia is a spirited fitness enthusiast with a penchant for adventure. She’s the type of person you might call “unpredictable” as her emotions tend to take the driver’s seat. Growing up with a nurse for a mum, and a dad who’s a radiographer, it was only natural for her to follow in her parents’ footsteps and pursue a career in nursing. Amelia places unwavering trust in her tight-knit family circle and a select group of close girlfriends. While her early twenties were a time of exploration and self-discovery, she’s now committed to finding her life partner and settling down. Having grappled with doubts in past relationships, she’s set on being certain about her next partner.
Get To Know Amelia
Do you believe in soulmates?
I don’t believe there is only one person out there for you. But I do believe there are people that intertwine and connect with your soul on a deeper level than other people ever can. It’s very rare.
What is your proudest achievement to date?
Owning my own small business which enables me to be able to work my own hours.
Have you been in love before?
I had to question myself when asked that question, which leads me to think that, no – I don’t think I have been in love.

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Anastasia, 32, VIC
Property Developer
Meet Anastasia, a woman of unwavering determination with a strong sense of self. She’s worked hard to achieve a comfortable life and holds herself to a high standard when it comes to dating choices. Anastasia refuses to settle for less, always asking “What do you bring to the table?” Growing up with parents who’ve shared a loving relationship since they were 14, Anastasia aspires to find a love story as enduring as theirs. Despite having been engaged twice before, she’s still in search of a partner who allows her to embrace her feminine energy and is open to her nurturing nature. Anastasia is ready to write the next chapter of her love story and hopes to find a man who truly appreciates her for who she is.
Get To Know Anastasia
What is your proudest achievement to date?
Starting my building company at 25, I didn’t realise at the time but when I look back, I’m proud of my younger self.
Why do you think you’re still single?
I had no interest in dating, I wanted to focus on my daughter, work and just didn’t feel the need to have a man around. I don’t like meeting people via social media, only if I’m out for dinner and meet in person but I am also quite a homebody.
What are your relationship deal breakers?
Drama, gaslighting, lying, insecure men who then need validation from another woman, unhygienic, judgemental and controlling.

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Angela, 36, VIC
Business Owner
Angela is a youthful and adventurous 36-year-old who values old-school traditions and dreams of becoming a loving mother. She’s a successful entrepreneur, but her ultimate aspiration is to embrace motherhood with open arms. Angela takes pride in her Italian heritage and draws inspiration from her parents, who have shared a lasting marriage of 45 years. Their commitment through thick and thin has instilled in Angela the belief that love can endure any challenge. Despite weathering numerous trials and tribulations in her past relationships, Angela has taken the time to heal and find comfort in herself and the life she’s built. Now, she’s ready to embark on a new journey in search of her happily ever after, hoping to create a loving family of her own.
Get To Know Angela
What’s the biggest obstacle you’ve had to overcome in your life?
Fighting against the traditional expectations of my family and doing what feels right to me in my life journey.
What do you have to offer a potential partner?
I’m a mature yet fun loving adventurous partner. I’m also financially stable, independent, emotionally mature and I look 10 years younger, haha!
Compare your love life up to now, with a romantic comedy and explain your choice!
He’s Just Not That Into You but it’s the other way round! I have had a lot of pursuers, but I just have not felt anything in years.

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Angie, 33, VIC
Makeup Artist
Angie is a first-generation Australian with Greek roots, adding a vibrant cultural blend to her personality. Angie’s nomadic sprit has led her on a journey of constantly changing locations and jobs, never staying in one place for too long. She’s proud of her Greek heritage and describes her family as the typical loud, passionate, and chaotic Greek clan. Despite her family’s high expectations for her life, Angie has her own dreams and desires. She’s longing for a travel partner, someone who shares her adventurous sprit and ideally, resembles her ultimate celebrity crush, The Rock. Having been formerly engaged, Angie understands the importance of finding the right match. She’s now on a quest for love, hoping to discover her forever person.
Get To Know Angie
Do you believe in love at first sight?
Yes, because I have experienced it. Through friendship and when I met my niece and nephew for the first time. An intense feeling and connection came over me. True love does take time and understanding but love is all around.
What are your relationship deal breakers?
Dishonesty, cheating, lack of communication and emotional intelligence – with these traits it’s hard to resolve issues. Also, someone that doesn’t work on themselves or prioritise self-growth and self-love.
What are your hobbies / interests outside of work?
I love the theatre, films, anything wellness related. I love to learn and often listen to podcasts and watch documentaries.

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Brea, 25, QLD
Mining Administrator
Brea is an adventurous spirit who’s found her home on the road, living life in her beloved caravan. While she cherishes the simplicity of the nomadic lifestyle, there’s one missing piece to her journey – a partner to share it all with. Brea is a down-to-earth country girl with a deep love for the great outdoors. Whether it’s camping under the stars, exploring the ocean’s depths through freediving and spearfishing, or riding the waves on her surfboard, her heart belongs to nature. Though she’s uncertain if she’s ever truly been in love, Brea’s longing for companionship has grown stronger. She’s ready to open her heart and share her adventures with someone special by her side.
Get To Know Brea
What are your hobbies / interests outside of work?
Surfing, diving, fishing, boating, camping and playing guitar. I really want to get better at spear fishing, but I lack the confidence.
Compare your love life up to now, with a romantic comedy—and explain your choice!
The Wedding Date. I’m such a people pleaser, I am always saying sorry, always putting others ahead of myself, worried about how people perceive me, chasing a guy that isn’t worth my time. When I just let my hair down and enjoy myself, I attract quality men and I need to remind myself of this more.
What are your relationship deal breakers?
If they don’t compromise or put as much effort in as I do. I want to feel like they want me and that I’m not a burden on them. I also find it really unattractive if they are lazy and unmotivated or aggressive with a controlling nature.

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Caitlin, 25, VIC
Jewellery Salesperson
Caitlin is an unapologetic romantic who believes that love should be as grand as the movies she’s grown up watching. She’s never been one to hold back her emotions, wearing her heart on her sleeve for all to see. Now, at a point of security in her life, Caitlin is ready to embark on a journey to find her own happily ever after.Caitlin’s heart longs for love, and she’s not a fan of being single. She holds high expectations for the perfect relationship  but is determined not to settle for anything less. However, past hurts have made her cautious, as she’s known to fall harder and faster than her partners.
Get To Know Caitlin
What do you have to offer a potential partner?
I’m hilarious! My dad jokes are to die for, but in all seriousness, I’m loving, nurturing and want to grow with my partner and create a loving family life.
Do you believe in love at first sight?
Yes and if you say you don’t, go watch someone give birth and fall in love with their baby straight away or go look at some puppies and tell me it’s not love at first sight.
What are your relationship deal breakers?
They need to want kids in their future. I also don’t like it when people are rude to others and they must be able to communicate their feelings. Oh, and they need to love animals.

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Carla, 23, NSW
Meet Carla, a strong- minded and fiercely independent young woman who exudes self-assurance and speaks her mind without hesitation. She’s unapologetically driven and unafraid to go after what she wants, even if it means ruffling a few feathers along the way. Carla hails from a hardworking Italian family that instilled in her the importance of maintaining high personal standards in all aspects of life. Her parents, together for 36 years, are a testament to enduring love. Carla is deeply passionate about her career and harbors grand ambitions. Consequently, she seeks a partner who shares her motivation and determination. With a five-year plan that includes marriage, children, and a home, Carla has her sights set on a future with a life partner. Her quest for love has been marked by a stringent judgement of potential partners, as she’s only looking for someone with whom she can build a lasting life together.
Get To Know Carla
When was your last relationship and why did it end?
I have never been in a labelled relationship. I have been with guys who haven’t been the one but would classify them as situation-ships that I haven’t been successful with, so there isn’t a single person that I would classify as a significant person to me.
Describe yourself in five words.
I would best describe myself as determined, considerate, genuine, transparent and a go-getter.
Have you been in love before? (Please explain)
From my knowledge I would say I have felt some degree of love once before. I had a wave of emotions that made me feel that they were the one, but it wasn’t quite right.

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Chrystal, 25, VIC
IT Analyst
Meet Chrystal, the vivacious 25-year-old who brings a burst of energy wherever she goes. By day, she’s a data whiz, but her true passion lies in the world of professional roller-skating. Chrystal is an open book when it comes to matters of the heart, and her quest for love is one of her top priorities. Hailing from a traditional Cantonese family, Chrystal’s journey has been shaped by her father’s strict values, especially when it comes to dating outside her race. Her parents, both migrants from humble backgrounds, have worked tirelessly to provide her with the life she enjoys today. Having worked in a male-dominated industry, most of her friends are men, and her last three-year relationship taught her the importance of shared values. Frustrated with the dating scene, Chrystal is in search of a lasting love, yearning for a partner who will be her forever companion.
Get To Know Chrystal
What’s the biggest obstacle you’ve had to overcome in your life?
Growing up as a Chinese girl in a western society was never easy for me and has come with many challenges. As a child, I would be confused with the different cultural norms and wasn’t sure what was right when in reality, there was no right or wrong answer.
Why did you apply for the show?
It’s a bucket list item of mine – I’m a person who really wants to experience everything in life and try new things! I’ve always loved watching The Bachelor and thought it would be a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore a romantic relationship and potentially end up with the right person.  

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Dana, 25, NSW
Medical Researcher
Dana is a determined and goal-oriented individual. Her unwavering focus and determination led her to drop out of high school, opting for home schooling to pursue her dream of winning the Olympics in snowboarding. Dana’s parents, who immigrated from Ukraine to the USA in their early thirties, are a testament to enduring love.
In matters of the heart, Dana is discerning and values a deep connection when it comes to finding
chemistry with someone.
Get To Know Dana
Why did you apply for the show?
I’ve moved to a few different countries and have never really felt at home in any of them until I found people who feel like home. I’m looking for someone to feel like home to me.
Have you been in love before? (Please explain)
Yes, I never told the person, but it was my best friend at the time.
What’s the most romantic thing you’ve done for a partner?
I searched for a sold-out sweater for four weeks until I found it and surprised them with it.

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Ellie, 29, WA
Beauty Therapist
Ellie is down to earth and spiritual with aspirations of becoming her own boss. Described by her friends and family as passionate, spontaneous, and loving, Ellie hails from Western Australia but now calls Byron Bay home. Ellie shares a close bond with her parents who serve as a shining example of enduring love with 30 years of marriage under their belt. She admires their romantic connection and the way they balance their relationship with individuality and independence. Ellie has a unique charm that seems to make men fall in love with her, though she’s not quite sure what it is. As she approaches 30, Ellie’s eager to start a family and settle down with someone special to share life’s adventures.
Get To Know Ellie
What did your family think when you told them you were going on the show?
They are so excited for me and I have been told by more than one family member that ‘this was always going to happen to you’, because I have always loved watching The Bachelor and I am such a soppy, romantic girl.
What are your relationship deal breakers?
Disloyalty, emotionally immature or closed off, not driven or flaky (I want a man who knows what he wants and isn’t afraid to communicate that). I’m done with wishy-washy ‘let’s just see where it goes’ men.

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Evangeline (Evie), 29, SA
Professional Development Specialist
Evie is a vibrant soul who effortlessly lights up any room. She’s the life of the party, known for her big heart and the genuine way she wears her emotions on her sleeve. Charismatic and engaging, Evie’s mission in life is to savour every moment to the fullest. With a diverse heritage that blends Portuguese, Chinese, German, and English roots, Evie embraces her multicultural background. Despite her charismatic social side, she’s a bit of a tomboy at heart, preferring the thrill of playing sports over idle gossip. Following the emotional turmoil of her last relationship, her biggest fear is ending up alone.
Chemistry is a non-negotiable factor in her quest for love, and she’s ready to explore the potential
connections that the show has to offer.
Get To Know Evie
What is your proudest achievement to date?
My proudest moment to date is submitting my Honours thesis on using mindfulness meditation to alleviate the effects of mental fatigue on physical performance. It was a big project and a taxing year, so very exciting when I finally submitted it!
Do you believe in love at first sight?
I do not necessarily believe in love at first sight but definitely a spark at first sight. Which I refer to as that initial feeling when you meet somebody and connect immediately, and even a cheeky smile is exchanged. My experience of love is that it takes time and nurturing to develop and grow.

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Holly, 27, NSW
Environmental Scientist
Holly is a vibrant and outgoing force of energy with an insatiable zest for life. Her heart beats for environmental conservation, and her current job involves categorising plants and animals based on their status, from endangered to extinct. Holly’s fiercely independent nature has posed challenges in past relationships, but she’s ready for new adventures in the realm of love.
Holly hails from an active family with four siblings and four half-siblings, where she takes on the role of the oldest. Her father’s impressive journey from a two-time Olympic medallist to a successful business entrepreneur has left an indelible mark on her upbringing. Despite her vivacity, Holly’s approach to love has always evolved from friendships rather than conventional dates. She’s drawn to men with a deep sense of passion and values security, detesting constant reassurance-seeking.
Get To Know Holly
Describe yourself in five words.
Can’t reach the top shelf.
What did your family think when you told them you were going on the show?
When I told my family I applied there was all the expected reactions, shock, horror and a lot of concern. However, they all came around and are very supportive of me and my decisions… I think!
What’s the biggest obstacle you’ve had to overcome in your life?
Starting fresh in a new city, I didn’t know anyone and had only been to Sydney once before moving. 10/10 would recommend though!

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Jade, 27, QLD
Interior Designer
Spirited 27-year-old Jade is an interior designer who thrives on passion and curiosity. She’s all about embracing each day to the fullest, seeking chaos and fullness in her life. From globetrotting adventures to pushing her boundaries, Jade is always up for trying something new. Creative expression through art, music, and design is where she finds her inspiration. Though she’s only been in love once, Jade’s heart is open to new possibilities. Her ideal partner is open-minded and passionate, someone who can speak the language of physical touch and ignite the flames of chemistry.
Get To Know Jade
What do you have to offer a potential partner?
I’m a secure and confident girl, I have built such a beautiful life on my own and have a hunger for life and love in abundance. I’m empathetic and enthusiastic for life and naturally become a bit of a cheerleader for the person I love. I’m excited by life so I’d hope my next relationship is filled with lots of passion, giggles and adventures.
What’s the biggest obstacle you’ve had to overcome in your life?
Becoming independent from the age of 16 and learning to rely on myself to meet my needs and to work for the life I knew I could have.

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Kristen, 32, QLD
Tattoo Artist
Kristen is one of Australia’s top female tattoo artists who has fought her way to the pinnacle of her profession in a male-dominated industry. Laughter is paramount to her, and she has a knack of not taking life too seriously, even in the face of challenges. Kristen cherishes her role as a mum to two little boys, spending her weekends indulging in adventurous activities like surfing, skating, and hiking with them. In the realm of love, personal growth takes precedence for Kristen. Her past engagement ended because her ex-partner refused to evolve a as person. Kristen is open minded when it comes to physical preferences and is drawn to anyone who can make her laugh.
Get To Know Kristen
What is your proudest achievement?
My proudest achievement to date? Well I’m not sure if it’s an achievement but more so two beautiful blessings. My children are what I am most proud of. They have taught me true, unconditional love. I was also just crowned the best tattoo artist on the Coast which has been pretty gosh-darn exhilarating.
Compare your love life up to now, with a romantic comedy—and explain your choice!
Knocked Up – except the extended version where they break up seven years later after two kids and a mortgage haha!
What are your hobbies or interests outside of work?
I have turned my hobby into a career so believe it or not it does consume most of my time. Whenever I can, I will create art but other than that between my career and being a mum, I haven’t yet found a hobby but it’s certainly on my to-do list.

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Lana, 36, NSW
Category Manager
Lana is a vivacious 36-year-old with an insatiable love for cooking, health, and all things culinary. Her social, kind and confident nature ensures that laughter is a constant companion in her life. Lana is on a relentless quest to keep life exciting, fearing the prospect of reaching 60 without a partner to share her adventures. Lana’s journey in love has been shaped by the memory of her father, whose passing when she was 18 left an indelible mark. Her mother, a symbol of enduring love, chose to cherish her late husband’s memory rather than seek another relationship, exemplifying the belief in true love and soulmates. Lana is a firm believer that chemistry and passion are the cornerstones of intimacy and the gateway to uncovering the mysteries of a partner’s soul. With her determined spirit, Lana is unapologetically assertive when it comes to pursuing what she desires, leaving no stone unturned in her pursuit of love.
Get To Know Lana
Tell us about your cultural background, family and upbringing?
I was born and raised in Sydney, however I do come from a Chinese/Russian background. In my family, I have one sister who is a year younger than me, and my super mum. My dad passed away when I was 18 and it’s been the three of us ever since. We were very fortunate that my father worked hard to provide for us.
What are your hobbies / interests outside of work?
Being outdoors! Going for walks, hikes and exercising. I love cooking, so you’ll find me hosting dinners or lunches. I love to go dancing and just being by the water.
What is your proudest achievement to date?
Raising such a beautiful, caring and sweet little girl.

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Lisa, 23, NSW
Interior Design Student
Meet Lisa, the worldly and adventurous soul whose life journey has spanned continents. Born in Germany, she’s lived in Russia and England, and now calls Australia home. Her passion for travel knows no bounds and she’s on the hunt for a partner who shares her desire to explore the world. Lisa is a true thrill-seeker, unafraid to dive into heart-pounding experiences, from swimming with sharks to skydiving. She has a keen sense of what she wants and what she doesn’t, including a list of ‘icks’ that men should avoid, from sleeping in too late to poor debating skills. With a penchant for tall, dark and handsome men, Lisa is in search of her fairytale ending and isn’t afraid to call it like it is.
Get To Know Lisa
What did your family think when you told them you were going on the show?
My mum was super exited for me. When I was younger, we always watched The Bachelor in Germany together.
What are your hobbies / interests outside of work?
I love going to the gym or going for walks to keep my body healthy and fit. Other than that I enjoy cooking and learning new cooking techniques to make new dishes. Other hobbies of mine are scuba diving and travelling.
Do you believe in soulmates?
Absolutely! I believe there is a right person for everyone out there, we just have to find them.

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Maddison, 24, VIC
Marketing Specialist
Maddison is a no-nonsense straight talker who’s never afraid to voice her opinions and assert her worth. She exudes confidence and refuses to settle for anything less than she deserves. Maddison is the life of the party, always ready for a good time with her friends, and her vibrant energy is infectious. Maddison’s last relationship was her first experience with true love, and even though it ended amicably, it left her shaken. She’s a fierce competitor who’s willing to fight for what she wants, provided that the man she’s pursuing possesses emotional intelligence, good looks and an alluring scent.
Get To Know Maddison
Why did you apply for the show?
Dating in the real world is tragic.
What is your proudest achievement to date?
Overcoming an eating disorder and developing a healthy relationship with food. During the process I worked on myself a lot and have become very emotionally aware because of it.
Why do you think you’re still single?
Because guys my age usually don’t want anything serious. I think in the past I’ve scared people off as I’m very upfront and tend to ask the bigger questions that some people may be uncomfortable answering at this age.

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Mckenna, 25, QLD
PR Manager
Mckenna is a confident 25-year-old who runs her own PR Agency and values depth in conversation above all else. She’s hyperaware of security and safety when it comes to relationships, and she often worries about finding a partner with whom she can truly connect. Mckenna’s recent experience with her parents’ separation has left her with the belief that love alone is not sufficient to sustain a relationship. As an only child who grew up with numerous cousins, she learned the art of sharing but still maintains her independent side. Her recent relationship helped her recognise the essential traits she seeks in a partner. Disliking online dating, she hopes The Bachelor experience will provide the perfect “meet cute” story to share with her grandkids one day.
Get To Know Mckenna
Where did you grow up, if different to your current hometown?
I was born in Tennessee on a military base, before moving to another military base in Hawaii for five years where we then moved to Australia. I spent the rest of my childhood and schooling on the Gold Coast, Australia.
What is your proudest achievement to date?
The journalistic work I was able to create. Going to India to create a range of journalistic content in HIV/ AIDS orphanages and the Aparajita One Stop Crisis Centre for women.
What’s the most romantic thing a partner has done for you?
I was with my partner in New York over Christmas and New Year’s Eve and he surprised me with a candlelit hotel room covered in red rose petals, my favourite macarons and a dress to wear to dinner.

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Mel, 35, NT
Indigenous Mentor
Mel is a compassionate individual with a heart full of love and a strong commitment to making a positive impact. As a mentor in the indigenous community, she’s dedicated to helping young women thrive. Mel’s creativity knows no bounds, and she enjoys expressing herself through art. With an alpha personality, she fearlessly embraces life and enjoys rolling with the big guns. Mel’s diverse heritage spans Papua New Guinean and Australian roots, and she is very close to her two sisters and mother. After the loss of her father at a young age, Mel values the deep connections within her family. Mel is drawn to creative individuals who engage in meaningful conversations. For Mel, a partner who can celebrate her energy and join her in creating a beautiful life together is the ultimate goal.
Get To Know Mel
Where did you grow up?
I was born in Papua New Guinea and moved to Cairns when I was six where I lived until the age of 17.
What’s the most romantic thing you’ve done for a partner?
I’m an acts of service kind of girl. I made two litres of fresh juice every day for my partner for about a year.
Do you know how much produce that took?!
Why do you think you’re still single?
I have had a lot to heal and deconstruct. My childhood was chaotic and unbearable at times. I am proud of all the work I have done to arrive where I am today. Now, in all the places there used to be pain and confusion in my body, I have filled with love and lessons. I am grateful for every relationship that has prepared me to arrive at this point.

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Natalie, 27, VIC
Technical Specialist
Natalie is a hardworking and fiercely ambitious go-getter who achieved a six-figure income right after graduating from university. Her career as a technical analyst in the mines reflects her dedication and determination. But beyond the boardroom, Natalie’s heart belongs to travel, as evidenced by her TikTok travel account with a staggering 250,000 followers. Despite her impressive achievements, Natalie has never experienced love because she’s set her sights on someone truly exceptional, and she refuses to settle for anything less.
Get To Know Natalie
Have you been in love before?
No, I’ve said, ‘I love you’ and meant it, but never been ‘in’ love. I think to love and be in love is different. To be ‘in love’ with someone is much deeper, it’s unconditional and lasts forever and I only want to say that and feel like that towards one person ever.What is your proudest achievement to date?
My proudest achievement is learning to fly a plane before I could drive a car. It was a massive achievement for me at the age of 16. I spent my school holidays on flying camps with the Air Force
Cadets studying and learning to fly.
Do you believe in love at first sight?
I do believe in love at first sight! My parents got engaged within six months of first meeting, which came as a huge shock for me to learn!

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Nella, 33, NSW
Flight Attendant
Nella is a globetrotting single mum. She’s been a flight attendant since the age of 21, which has taken her to various corners of the world. With her experience as an ex-pageant contestant, Nella exudes class and carries herself with grace. Nella’s cultural heritage is a rich blend of different backgrounds, but she feels a strong connection to her Samoan and Fijian roots. As a loving mother of an eight-year-old child, she values her family deeply. Despite being outspoken and fearless, Nella often sees herself as the black sheep in her large traditional family. Her dating life hasn’t been without its challenges due to her job, but she’s ready to explore different types of relationships. Nella makes it clear that she and her son are a package deal, as she’s not just looking for a partner; she’s searching for stability for her family.
Get To Know Nella
What are your hobbies / interests outside of work?
Anything that makes my son happy, makes me happy. We play video games mostly on Nintendo switch, doing arts and crafts, he loves basketball so we shoot hoops when we can. I enjoy boxing training and playing tennis with my friends.
Is this your first brush with fame?
I guess being on this show would be considered my first brush of fame, although I have competed in beauty pageants in the past. I placed in the top 10 for an international pageant called Miss Intercontinental which was held in the Dominican Republic in 2010, representing Samoa which made me the first south pacific nation to place in an international pageant. I was also Miss World Samoa 2014.

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Tabitha, 27, QLD
Registered Nurse
Tabitha is the ultimate package of brains and beauty. Holding a post-graduate degree in cosmetics and plastic surgery, alongside her pursuit of a business degree while working as a registered nurse, she’s a force to be reckoned with. But beneath the accomplished exterior, Tabitha is a self-proclaimed nerd who’s passionate about gaming. Tabitha’s journey in love has evolved over time. Once an open-hearted romantic, she now approaches love with her head leading the way, having learned from past heartbreaks. In a world where casual hook-ups prevail, Tabitha seeks something deeper – a slow burn where she can truly get to know someone before jumping into something serious. Tabitha is open to exploring connections with both men and women in hopes to find the authentic lasting love she’s looking for.
Get To Know Tabitha
Compare your love life up to now, with a romantic comedy—and explain your choice!
27 Dresses! Everyone else around me seems to be finding the love of their life, getting married and having children. Yet, no matter how hard I’ve tried to find the one, I’m always the bridesmaid, never the bride. I’m ready to rewrite this story!
Do you believe in love at first sight?
I believe in lust at first sight. I think love comes once you really get to know the intricacies of a person.
What is the saddest moment/lowest point in your life?
I think my last relationship brought me to the lowest point in my life. It ended up being quite toxic and emotionally that took a toll on me.

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Yasemin, 32, VIC
Yasemin is a captivating Turkish beauty who adores chivalry in a partner and relishes the experience of being wined and dined. Her heart beats to the rhythm of traditional values, and she firmly stands against casual flings, seeking a deeper connection. She’s on a heartfelt quest to settle down and start a family, but she won’t’ settle for anything less than a profoundly emotional connection with someone who truly understands her.
Get To Know Yasemin
Why did you apply for the show?
I have been a fan of the show ever since it first aired and I’ve seen some wonderful love stories blossom. I couldn’t think of a more perfect couple than Sam and Snezana. I want that kind of love. So pure and beautiful. I applied because I felt this magnetic pull to be on the show, so I thought why not give it a go. I’m ready for love, it’s just a matter of time to meet the one for me.
What is your proudest achievement to date?
Modelling and being able to travel internationally for work is definitely something I am extremely proud of. Being a petite woman at 5’1, it has never stopped me from pursuing my dreams and doing what
makes me happiest.
What are your relationship deal breakers?
Smokers, drug users, bad hygiene and not being kind-hearted.

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