WHOSE HEART WILL RICHIE BREAK?
IT’S crunch time for Richie Strahan. Who will he hand his final rose to as The Bachelor enters finale week?
While it’s pretty safe to be that it won’t be Olena Khamula based on the photos that emerged this week of the Sydney-based model cavorting in the ocean with tennis player Nick Lindahl, for at least one of the other two blondes left standing it will bring an end to months of speculation.
But it will also lead to a broken heart for those girls yearning for her happy ending.
“Richie keeping me for the top three spoke volumes to me,” said single mum Alex Nation, 24. “Obviously, he’s taking the relationship he and I have quite seriously. (At this point) I’m not ready to go home and even thinking about it is eartbreaking.
“I told him on my hometown date that I thought I was falling for him. But on the inside, it was like, ‘I love him.’
“If I am that girl at the end, Rich and I would be fun, we’d be loving and understanding, we’d work well together as a team. We’d not only be each other’s partner and lover, but we’d be each other’s best friend.”
Nikki Gogan, 28, took a different approach to telling Strahan her feelings during last week’s home town visit, confessing that she is in love with the rope access technician.
“I think we’re made for each other,” she admits. “I had no reservations that this was it for me and he’s the one. Our lives would intertwine so easily and it would happen so naturally. It’s as if it was always meant to have been this way for us.”
So how did she cope with not being able to know if Strahan reciprocated those feelings?
“All I could do was be honest with him so he could make fully informed decisions,” she says.
In this weird way there was no risk for me, because he couldn’t say if he loves me or he doesn’t — he can’t say either way. So I was just like, ‘Here you go, have all my feelings!’” THE BACHELOR, CHANNEL 10, WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY, 7.30PM