Yoga shapes up eligible contestant
■ Having seen the poor male to female ratio in the Pilbara, one former Karratha fly-in, fly-out worker seemingly loved it so much he has gone and joined a reality TV show where the ratio is five times worse.
Kayne Buik is vying for Sam Frost’s heart on Channel 10’s reality TV series The Bachelorette.
One of Mr Buiks’ more memorable moments to date came on the first episode when, after bragging he could hold a headstand for 20 seconds, he barely made one second before tumbling over.
It was a moment his former yoga teacher in Karratha Vitality Health coach Bianca MacLachlan cringed at, as she claims she had seen the eligible Bachelor holding a headstand for more than 30 seconds during her sessions.
“He started seeing me in January and we finished up around May just before they started filming for the Bachelorette,” she said.
“I was cheering him on because I know he can do headstands.
“I guess the pressure got to him and the suit maybe wasn’t very ideal for that situation.”
Mrs MacLachlan said Mr Buik started yoga to help get his life back on track after going through a hard time early in the year. “For Kayne yoga helped to get him in shape but also going onto something like national TV in a high stress environment I hope it is helping to keep him calm and balanced,” she said.
“Yoga seems like such a female-orientated thing but is so good for guys too, whether they’re playing sport, going to the gym or lifting weights it is such a perfect accompaniment.
“Kayne is a really nice guy. I don’t think it could happen to anyone better if he won.”
Mrs MacLachlan said she was not sure if the rose tattoo posted on Mr Buiks Instagram account was a sign of his success in wooing Sam Frost.
Bianca Maclachlan showing Kayne Buik how a headstand is done.