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Lana Jeavons-Fellows reveals just how much The Bachelor impacted her

Let this be a cautionary tale to this year's contestants vying for Matty J's heart...

By Bella Brennan
Senzana Markoski, Sam Wood, Lana Jeavons-Fellows

You’ll remember Lana Jeavons-Fellows as the stunning intruder who captured Sam Wood’s heart at the very last minute on season three of The Bachelor in 2015.

Viewers and Lana alike were almost certain the personal trainer was going to pick her but like all good reality TV show finales, there was a massive plot twist and his final rose went to his now fiancée, Snezana Markoski.Now, nearly two years after she had her heart broken on national TV, Lana reveals just how hard life was after the show.

In fact, the Sydney local admits she turned to drinking as a way to cope with the stress.

“After the show I was going out a lot, drinking a lot with girlfriends and that can get you into a negative headspace,” she explained in a new interview with The Daily Telegraph.

“I wasn’t a big drinker, but on the show you drink champagnes.”

Lana, pictured during filming with Sam Wood in 2015, admits to turning to alcohol to cope with stress.
Lana, pictured during filming with Sam Wood in 2015, admits to turning to alcohol to cope with stress.

While Sam and Snez’s love story played out for all to see, Lana says her recovery was a slow process.

“It took me a while to get back to normal, it took me a good year to get back to feeling good,” she told the publication.

These days, Lana lives in a newly purchased home in Queensland with her boyfriend Jake Meah (pictured below).

“Life is lovely at the moment,” she said.

As for her relationship with Sam and Snez, the social media star says there’s no love lost.

In fact, when her path crossed with Snez's at an event last year Lana claims the mother-of-one didn’t even say hi to her.

“I actually saw [Snezana] on the weekend as she ignored me,” she told Mamamia’s Bach Chat podcast last year.

“[Snezana] said hi to [second runner-up] Sarah and just wouldn't even look at me and I was like, it's been a year, I don't care! I didn't know there was such a thing as a sore winner.”