The Bachelorette Australia

The Bachelorette Australia: Ali Oetjen hints at happy end to her season

Our new Bachelorette spills on the upcoming season!

By Tina Burke
The Bachelorette Australia premieres tomorrow night, and our leading lady Ali Oetjen is certainly under pressure from fans after last week's disappointing The Bachelor Australia finale.
Despite the intense social media commentary from viewers, Ali says she's feeling 'calm' as the show is set to go to air amid the scandal of Nick Cummins' season.
"I just feel like I had the pressure when I was going in to the whole experience, so I've already felt it during filming and now there's none at all!" she tells TV WEEK.
When asked if fans will be happier with the outcome this time around, Ali, 32, hints they will 'love' the show.
"I hope the fans will love it," she says. "I think many people will relate to the different kinds of relationships I have on there, there are so many different personalities and things that go on.
"There's fun times, and good dates, and some awkward dates. It's all in there!," she continues, adding "I'm very happy."
Ali Oetjen is the new Bachelorette.
Ali, who says she is looking for someone that is genuine, easy-going, and ready to take that next step, was 'impressed' by the group of guys chosen for her.
"I was so excited, but at the same time I was really nervous," Ali says of meeting the boys for the first time. "But it was also good to see that the guys were nervous because it meant that they cared a lot and that it meant a lot to them.
"I wasn't going to be impressed if some cocky guy came along. So, yeah, it was really nice, and they were so thoughtful with everything they brought, and just so many good looking guys, holy moly!"
Ali's search for love on reality TV has come full circle, as she takes her third turn at The Bachelor franchise.
The blonde beauty first appeared on Tim Robards' season of The Bachelor in 2013, before going on to star in Bachelor In Paradise in 2017.
So which experience has been her favourite? The Bachelorette, of course.
"No brainer, I definitely prefer being the Bachelorette!" she says "Being in control, being an empowered woman and knowing exactly what I want is incredible."
Ali says being The Bachelorette has been her favourite Bachie experience... and we can see why!
Having had previous experience on the show also gave Ali a chance to 'be there' for her 18 new suitors.
"It was good in the fact that I was able to understand what the guys were going through and not just solely be focused on myself," she reveals.
"I was very focused on what I was looking for, but at the same time I wanted to nurture and make sure that the guys were okay because it's a very tough situation and a lot of the time they don't know what they're getting in to. Because it is very intense, and very full on."
And while Ali was busy making sure the men were handling everything okay, host Osher Günsberg was by her side as a constant support.
"He's very supportive and he's such a kind guy, and he really does look after me," Ali says of Osher.
Ali says Osher has been a constant support during filming.
The Bachelorette Australia premieres Wednesday 10th of October at 7:30pm on Network Ten.

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