Nat re­mains true to her heart

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News - By BELINDA CIPRIANO

DE­SPITE not hav­ing re­ceived a rose from The Bach­e­lor’s Richie Stra­han, former Com­mu­nity News­pa­per Group jour­nal­ist Natalie Naz­zari still be­lieves in love.

The 28-year-old was the first one to leave the tele­vi­sion re­al­ity series last week fol­low­ing just a few days in the man­sion and one lav­ish cock­tail party.

Naz­zari, who was one of five West Aussies vy­ing for Stra­han’s af­fec­tion, said she had taken a leap of faith au­di­tion­ing for the show and did not know what to ex­pect.

“It was a unique and eye-open­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, and some­thing I wish I’d prob­a­bly soaked in a lot more,” she said.

“You’re in this in­cred­i­ble man­sion and the whole thing just doesn’t seem real be­cause it’s pretty un­be­liev­able.

“It’s prob­a­bly not some­thing I would put my hand up for again but I learnt a lot from the ex­pe­ri­ence.”

Hav­ing made friend­ships with sev­eral of the women in­side the man­sion, Naz­zari said view­ers should look out for Janey and Tif­fany, both of whom she found im­pres­sive.

She picked Northam girl Nikki to be in the fi­nal two.

Naz­zari said while be­ing re­jected on na­tional tele­vi­sion was not the best thing in the world, the bub­bly Kal­go­or­lie Miner reporter said it was not all doom and gloom.

“You know I didn’t get a chance to know Richie so I cer­tainly wasn’t heart­bro­ken,” she said. “From the ex­pe­ri­ence, you be­come a lot more re­silient and I think you re­alise a lot more about what you want.

“Ob­vi­ously Richie wasn’t the guy for me and if me leav­ing first meant that some­body else is one step closer to find­ing the man of their dreams, then I’m okay with that.

“I hope it works out for the fi­nal two stand­ing.”

Sin­gle and ready to see what hap­pens next, the self-con­fessed worka­holic said she was now look­ing for­ward to her next chap­ter.

“I had to quit a job in Perth and was pre­pared to take that risk; I sup­pose it’s not one that paid off,” she said.

“I’m back in Kal­go­or­lie but I’m keen to get back to Perth and be with my fam­ily, friends and net­ball team.

“I’m not sure what the fu­ture holds.

“Let’s just say it will in­volve a lot more of liv­ing life and hope­fully a lot less of work­ing so hard, and who knows, maybe even a guy.”

Former Com­mu­nity News­pa­per Group reporter Natalie Naz­zari has no re­grets about her time on The Bach­e­lor.

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