Mt Eliza mum vies for The Bachelor’s heart

Alex Nation is a young mum from Mt Eliza, a model and venue manager at Benitos Restaurant Bar & Reception in Mt Eliza. She’s also a Bachelorette.

The secret is officially out. On July 27 the bubbly 24-year-old was introduced to the nation as a contestant on season four of Network Ten’s top rating reality show ‘The Bachelor Australia’. By now, fans would recognise her as the venue manager from the Mornington Peninsula in the sparkling green gown on Episode One. Many fans are already speculating that she is in with a red hot chance to win Richie Strahan’s heart.

Frankly Frankston interviewed Alex ahead of the July 27 premiere and while she couldn’t talk about the outcome, she shared some insights into why she nominated and how the 22 girls, aged between 23 and 34, got along in the mansion.

For the record, viewers can expect some “crazy dynamics between the girls” that’s worth tuning in for in its own right. “It’s a house full of girls who have so many different personalities and we’re all different,” Alex explains. “For the most part, I got along with nearly everyone. When it came to the drama, I tried to stay out of it as much as possible.”

Richie takes centre stage as the bachelor looking for love, after last year starring on ‘The Bachelorette Australia’ where he failed to win Sam Frost’s heart in the emotional penultimate episode and left the mansion without a rose.

Enter Alex, mother to Elijah, 5, who has always followed her head and has decided it is now time to follow her heart. She is looking for a down-to-earth man who can

make her laugh and doesn’t take life too seriously. And, although it’s hard to believe, she had never watched an episode of The Bachelor until she signed up!

“I’d never seen The Bachelor or The Bachelorette because I don’t watch much telly. My girlfriends love the show. I went in pretty blind,” she said. An advertisement for the show popped up on her screen while she was checking out news on Network Ten online: “It was a spontaneous decision!” she said.

Alex is keeping her cards close, but describes her experience on the show as a positive one. “It’s interesting dating someone along with 21 other girls,” she said. “I absolutely loved the experience.” Season four of The Bachelor airs on Channel 10 at 7.30pm Wednesdays and Thursdays.

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