Fresh cast of love-hungry hopefuls
number of women who we believe will feature heavily throughout the season.
Human resources adviser Izzy SharmanFirth (pictured) said she’s planning to win The Bachelor by “being myself” and “maybe my cooking”. The 29-year-old from Queensland wouldn’t do well if partnered with a “Trump supporter” and admits she is single because “I’m obviously crazy”.
Her biggest fear is having her heart broken on national television.
Marlaina McPhillips, a fundraising coordinator from Victoria, describes herself as a “dad joke enthusiast” who is footy crazy and searching for her “goofy soulmate”.
Her biggest fear is “being so vulnerable”.
“I’ve tried the online dating scene and dating in real life wasn’t working either, so with a glass of wine one night I thought ‘wine not?’ Cringe-worthy? Yes. Worth it? Also yes.”
Deal-breakers for the 31-year-old are cheating and smoking.
Tasmanian Maddy Carver has been single for the past four years and has big dreams for a wedding, three kids and a dream house.
“I am ready to get married and have kids, so all I need now is a man,” the 25-year-old teacher says. “I don’t want to be an old lady who lives in a little flat with 10 cats. I don’t even like cats.”
Gilbert lives up to Carver’s ideal man. “Physically he would be tall, tanned, fit and have a nice smile,” she says. “Personality-wise, my he’d be motivated, family-orientated, driven, adventurous, have a good sense of humour, be honest and loyal.”
A major deal-breaker for Sydney stylist Juliette Herrera is someone who can’t communicate authentically. The 34-year-old, who also wants three children, says: “If he cannot communicate, it shows to me a lack of maturity. Most conflict comes from misunderstanding or wanting to control another person.”
Kristina Abramoff from Perth cites her two greatest achievements in life as getting her PhD and making it on to The Bachelor.