ROMANCE IS A LABOR OF LOVE
AFTER the pressures of political plotting, life in the Bachelor mansion was a breeze for Bill Shorten’s glamorous former lieutenant Alisha Aitken-Radburn.
And she said Canberra was the ideal Bachelor boot camp.
“I think they have a little more in common than people think,” the 25-year-old told The Daily Telegraph. “Working in the halls of Parliament House was good preparation for some of the drama that goes on in the Bachie mansion.”
Aitken-Radburn — who also worked at Sky News before joining the Labor leader’s office — is one of 25 women vying for the affections of retired rugby international Nick “Honey Badger” Cummins when The Bachelor Australia begins on Wednesday.
“I felt like I needed a bit of a circuit breaker as I had had a bit of a tumultuous time with an exboyfriend (Young Liberal Dean Shachar) and I just needed something new,” the Sydney University graduate and former USU president said.
Aitken-Radburn is used to controversy, criticised for her defence of a friend unfairly targeted in a contrived “blackface” scandal while at university.
“I was probably a little too passionate and used some very colourful language,” she said.