The Bachelorette Australia

Australia's new Bachelorette Elly Miles FINALLY breaks her silence after strangely ignoring Channel Ten's big announcement

She hasn't addressed the news at all - until now.

By Rebecca Sullivan
When gorgeous blonde nurse Elly Miles was announced as Australia's first joint Bachelorette last week, along with her lookalike sister Becky, Australian reality TV fans let out a collective cheer.
The 25-year-old made a lasting impression when she sauntered onto our screens during Matt Agnew's season of The Bachelor last year, with her kind heart and not-here-for-the-drama vibes.
But while we were thrilled at the announcement, there was a strange silence from Elly.
It's common practice for the new Bachelor or Bachelorette to announce the news on their personal Instagram accounts, along with the first promo photo released by Channel Ten and a short caption hinting at their excitement at the upcoming season.
Yet Elly was oddly quiet on Instagram when the network revealed her new role.
She didn't repost Ten's promo pic of herself and Becky, nor she did address the announcement at all, instead remaining silent.
Elly and Becky Miles are Australia's new Bachelorettes for 2020. Image: Channel 10
In fact, Elly has only now broken her silence on Instagram, posting a bikini selfie, relaxing on the beach.
"Maxo relaxo. This is where you'll find me all Summer long 😝☀️💦," she captioned her post.
And just a few days ago, Elly posted another beach snap, where she can be seen going for a walk alongside the ocean.
In perhaps a telling caption, Elly wrote alongside that photo, "Manifest ✨".
A hint at her future on The Bachelorette, perhaps?
Elly posted this snap of herself relaxing on the beach. Image: Instagram
Either way - it's unusual that she has not directly addressed her upcoming starring role on the show in any direct way.
But Elly's fans weren't silent, with hundreds taking to the comments section to express their excitement over her casting as the Bachelorette.
"Can't wait to see you on the Bachelorette!!," one fan wrote, while another said, "Soo happy to see that you are the bachelorette!!"
This was the first photo Elly posted after Ten announced the news, with the caption, "manifest". Image: Instagram
Elly has previously said that she signed up for the show in an attempt to find her soul mate.
"I crave a life filled with happiness, adventure and good times. I'm looking for my best mate to share those memories with," Elly said.
"I feel extremely blessed to be on this unique ride with Becky. Having her love, support and guidance throughout this journey is so important to me and I can't wait to be there for her, on her journey to find love as well."
Her sister, Becky, added: "I'm on this journey to find someone who will go that extra mile, to have fun with, and be my best friend.
"I'm so blessed to share this journey with my sister, and I am hopeful that we find our people together."
WATCH BELOW: See Matt Agnew and Elly's romantic date on The Bachelor.
When she first starred on The Bachelor last year, Elly said she was looking for a man who is family-oriented, humble and wants to travel the world.
"My ideal partner is someone kind, funny, selfless, loyal and intelligent," she said.
"Someone I can learn from and who learns from me. Supporting each other through both the difficult and happy times. Someone who shares the same love for life as me and who is willing to take chances.
"Someone who my family loves and I love his. Someone who, if they have a dog, that their dog and my dog get along really well. Someone generous, family orientated and humble."
Fingers crossed she finds The One!