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Roses at the ready: A definitive ranking of all the Australian Bachelorettes

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Reality TV fans fear not, in 2022 we will have our eighth season of The Bachelorette Australia!

Whilst we’re still waiting for this year’s leading lady to be introduced, we are always down for a walk down memory lane.

There have been some pretty great moments from seasons past, all the way back to when Sam Frost kicked things off in 2015 through to last year’s first ever Indigenous and bisexual Bachelorette, Brooke Blurton.

All eight women who have held the title of Australia’s Bachelorette brought their own unique spin to the show but some shone just a touch brighter than others in terms of entertainment.

Seeing as we ranked the boys, it’s only fair that we determine who’s been the best Aussie Bachelorette. Do you agree with our list?

Eighth/seventh place: Elly and Becky Miles

We could’ve skipped this one.

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They may have made history as Australia’s first double Bachelorettes but the Miles sisters’ season was not one we’ll be rewatching in a hurry.

Whilst Elly was a fan favourite on Matt Agnew’s season of The Bachelor, she and her big sis didn’t bring much personality to the proceedings and neither did their suitors.

Whilst Elly chose Frazer Neate and Becky Pete Mann in the finale, respectively, they were both over in a flash – poor Becky was dumped just three days after filming over the phone.

In better news, though, Elly is living her best single life and Becky is a proud mama to baby Billie with partner James Bevitron.

Sixth place: Ali Oetjen

We thought it was third time lucky for the blonde beauty when she became the Bachelorette.

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Our hearts broke for Ali when Tim Robards dumped her in the first season of The Bachelor way back in 2013. Our jaws dropped when that saucy scandal with her Bachelor in Paradise beau Grant Kemp came out. But as for her own season of The Bachelorette, we weren’t that invested.

Granted, she found her happily ever after with Taite Radley (they dated for a couple of years before splitting) but while she made a great supporting player, her season was a bit of a snoozefest.

Plus, coming off the back of Sophie Monk’s season is a tough act to follow.

Fifth place: Sam Frost

Sam Frost was our very first Aussie Bachelorette.

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You’d think Australia’s first Bachelorette would be one of the top contenders, and whilst we loved seeing her find love after getting her heart broken by Blake Garvey, Sam Frost just didn’t quite hit the spot.

Though she gave us Richie ‘Cool Bananas’ Strahan and professed her love to Sasha Mielczarek in the finale, the spark dulled and she and Sash called it quits after 18 months.

Sam went on to have a very successful gig on Home and Away and despite some vaccine dramas, is still one of Australia’s sweethearts. She’s currently dating Survivor: Blood Vs Water contestant Jordie Hansen.

Fourth place: Georgia Love

With a surname like Love, Georgia was bound for reality romance greatness.

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To this date, Georgia Love is the only Bachelorette we’ve had who wasn’t either a celebrity, reality star or former contestant and when she was announced as the 2016 star, we were here for it.

The TV reporter showed off both her intelligent and adorkable sides all while looking fabulous in a cocktail dress and eventually found love with her now-husband Lee Elliott.

She’s also the only Aussie Bachelorette who’s still with her partner so big tick for that!

To this day, the image of Matty J physically sinking when Georgia told him her heart wasn’t in it during the finale will be etched in our minds.

Third place: Brooke Blurton

Step aside Honey Badger!

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In 2021 we finally saw someone who wasn’t a white, blonde straight woman try and find love.

Like Ali, Brooke had tried her luck on The Bachelor and Bachelor in Paradise but when she took on the Bachelorette role for season seven, she had both male and female suitors.

As the franchise’s first bisexual and Indigenous Bachie, there were some important and groundbreaking discussions and dates throughout the season but we always knew Darvid would be her winner.

However, we didn’t expect such a sudden break up mere weeks after they moved in together…

Second place: Angie Kent

Gogglebox star Angie was always guaranteed to bring the laughs.

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Along with her best friend Yvie, Angie was one of half of an iconic Gogglebox duo and her no-frills attitude was a big tick in our books when she was selected as the 2019 Bachelorette.

Angie found love with fitness trainer and aspiring actor Carlin (who she’s since broken up with) and while some were left underwhelmed by the finale, the Gogglebox star was a memorable Bachie.

Not only did she make us laugh throughout the season, but she also had a host of quirky suitors who we hadn’t seen much of on the franchise and wasn’t afraid to shut down sexist behaviour.

Watch the moment Angie told off Jess for his sleazy behaviour in the player below. Post continues after video…

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First place: Sophie Monk

Could it really go to anyone else?

Sophie Monk was everything we wanted: stunning, hilarious and unafraid to show her true feelings to the world.

Her choice in winner was a little questionable but the lovable bogan was a breath of fresh air and since her 2017 season, Sophie’s gone from strength to strength whether she’s hosting Love Island and Beauty and the Geek or mucking about on Instagram.

Plus, she found her Prince Charming with husband Joshua Gross.

All hail Queen Sophie of House Monk.

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