Bachie star reveals Coast’s lack of suitable singles
She entered the show as an intruder and immediately ruffled Bachelorette's feathers - with one contestant suggesting "she was too pretty to be on the show, surely she can find her own boyfriend in the outside world."
But for former Sunshine Coast local Bec Cvilikas, her adventure on reality television show The Bachelor was born out of a perceived lack of suitable single men.
"The Sunshine Coast is very small and that is kind of where I've spent most of my life. I just saw the same faces all the time," she said.
"I just kind of thought, I want to meet someone new."
Despite a great connection with bachelor Locky Gilbert, Cvilikas was one of two single ladies who missed out on a rose last night in the second-last episode before the final.
Now based in Sydney, the makeup artist was upbeat about her time on the show and hadn't given up on finding love.
"I am 25, half my friends are on their second kid and the other half are living it up on the weekend, I sit very much in the middle of that," Cvilikas said.
"I'm young but I'm also ready to settle down, so I just thought go for it."
"How many times in your life can you say you've gone on The Bachelor?
The series final, where either Irena or Bella will receive the final rose and the bachelor's heart, will be aired on Thursday night from 7.30pm on Channel 10 and WIN.