I’m excited, I’m nervous and I feel a little bit relieved it's finally all over!
It’s actually pretty petrifying! That whole time in Thailand I genuinely had no idea what the outcome was going to be. Walking up there, you don’t know if you’re going to get a bullet or a blank. You prepare yourself for the worst, but you hope for the best which is a bittersweet thing to do.
I talked a lot to my minder, the person who is with me in the hotel to make sure I don’t run away. So I had her to speak to a lot which was great but I kind of resigned to the fact that there was a very big possibility that it wasn’t going to be me, and I had to be OK with that.
We didn’t see each other at all. From the time that we left Australia, we didn’t see each other on the plane, we didn’t’ see each other in Thailand.
It’s actually really, really good. Elise and I were always friends in the house. We slept in the same room the whole time, so we were roommates. Of course towards the end it became not strange, it just became more difficult to support each other.
To be perfectly honest, during the whole process I was really aware Matty did have strong feelings for the other girls as well. That was never hidden from me. It’s not surprising but it is uncomfortably to watch.
[I watch] bits and pieces of it but I don’t torture myself over it.
Look, I’ve never met Georgia but I’m sure she’s an absolute legend. If that is what they’re going to say about me that’s negative, it’s not even negative!
Honestly, it’s just utter BS. We’d never spoken prior to the show. We’d never dated. I mean honestly, no one would put themselves through a reality TV show and watching their boyfriend make out with other chicks voluntarily – it’s not fun!
Yeah, that’s where this has all stemmed from. I live in the Eastern suburbs and I go to Bondi Icebergs all the time. I was literally there one day and he was there and I was like, "Oh look! It’s the dude from Instagram." We didn’t speak, it was a complete sliding doors moment.
Just being together and dating! Seeing how life pans out.
I found Matty to be so funny and our personalities just meshed. From the first time we spent time together it was so obvious there was a good, strong connection there.
We’ll probably hang out with our families! It’s such a strange experience to keep everything quiet. I haven’t spoken to anyone really! It will be nice to have conversations about it.
Before I walked up to see him, I knew how I felt for him. I had wanted that throughout the whole process so it was amazing.
I haven’t spoken to her since that day but in Thailand she was actually really wonderful.
Look, Tara’s an absolute legend. She’s so wonderful and I can completely understand why Australia is absolutely rooting for her.
I don’t even know if you can prepare yourself for that. At the end of the day, you would hope that the people who watch this show watch it because they want him to be happy and they would appreciate that he’s chosen the person that makes him happy and therefore they’d eventually rally behind me.
I’m happy with everything that’s come across. I think there’s been a few people calling me boring or whatever but I would prefer to be boring than nasty so I’m quite happy to take that.
Oh god, there’s been so many I’ve stopped counting. I think the one that Matty and I had made a secret pact was pretty outlandish.
Matty seems like he’s a pretty level-headed guy… it’s the start of a relationship and some of them work out and some of them don’t. I think the added pressure for it to work out is unnecessary because at the end of the day, you just have to be happy.
I don’t know! I haven’t checked in on it for a while but I’m pretty sure he’s still ticking over considering he’ll be alive for the next 10 million years. I don’t think he’s going anywhere too soon!
Yeah, totally! As much as I wanted to do it, I was a little bit skeptical that I would have the capacity to have those feelings for someone in that environment, because I did feel at the start like it was really manufactured.
I had some friends and it really just started it off as a bit of a dare. I’d been single for a while and I had taken some time out for myself and then that dare became a monster and I ended up on a TV show!
I’m actually really, really lucky. I’ve had my business for six years and it’s really self-sufficient. The fact that it is already successful gave me the opportunity to take time away from it without having to sacrifice it in its entirety.
[Laughs] No, I would never! Not even with anyone. It was never a discussion we had in the house. I’m pretty protective of my business.
I’m really good friends with Flo, I absolutely adore Tara and Cobie… Those girls are people I’ll keep in my life for many years to come.
The hardest part has been this period and trying to keep everything secret. There’s been times when it’s been hard and I haven’t been able to talk to people. There’s been times when I’ve felt really good and I haven’t been able to talk to people. It’s very unnatural to be in that situation.
I’m back to work and it’s business as normal. I’m back with my dog Buster, who I missed!
I know right! Move over Matty. He’s lapping up his newfound fame. We got for walks in the park and people want photos, he just thinks he’s a stud.
Yeah, I don’t feel like my life has changed and I don’t want to be anything – I don’t want to be a social celebrity. I just really, really love my job and I really love the friends and family I already have and I appreciate the experience for what it was.
No, I’m done!