What did you think of the other girls?
I got along with all the girls amazingly. The only one in there who wasn’t super genuine was Tasha, but apart from that, I loved all the girls.
Who did you side with: Cassidy or Tayla?
They were calling me Switzerland because I was friends with all of them.
Did it feel a bit like high school in there?
It felt a lot like high school. If someone said something to me, I’m obviously not going to just let that happen, but if someone’s having a petty little fight, I don’t want to be involved with it. And especially because I was tired and not feeling myself, I just thought, “I don’t have time for this. I’m just not interested.”
We only saw you tell a couple of people about your son. How did the other singles react? Were any of the guys taken aback by that?
That’s actually my reason why I didn’t pick Charlie. He was going around the villa saying that me having a son is a dealbreaker and that there’s no way he’d be with me. And I was sitting there going, “I haven’t even said that I like you.” You just can’t say that about someone who has a child, and when he has kids of his own he’ll realise, but that was actually the real reason behind my not picking Charlie, because of those comments about my son.
Was he the only one?
He was the only one. Everybody else was fine with it. I think it just came down to a maturity thing.
Is there a lot we don’t get to see?
The cameras aren’t on 24 hours so there is so much in there that you don’t get to see – from conversations about how we are feeling about each other down to us talking about nothing just to kill time.
Did you feel like there was pressure to perform for the cameras or to get airtime?
I feel like a lot of people in there are feeling that pressure to get airtime. I know a few of them joke about it, like, “This is my airtime, guys, you’re stealing it.” But like I said, I wasn’t myself in there. I wasn’t connecting with anyone. I wasn’t in any of the drama or fights. I kind of discovered that I wasn’t a big part of the show.
Do you think that’s why Australia might not have voted for you as much as the other girls?
Definitely. As soon as they said, “Australia has voted and they’re sending one girl home,” I knew straight away that it would be me. I knew from how I was feeling that I probably hadn’t even been shown on the show.
Is anyone being fake to get airtime?
I think a few people are being fake in the way of trying to stay in there, but not day to day to try to get airtime. You can’t try to be someone you’re not for 24 hours.
Did you get the sense that people are getting stressed out by the experience?
Yeah, people were getting very stressed out when it came to recoupling and if they didn’t have someone they liked in there. The whole thing that happened with Cass and Tayla, fair enough because they both did genuinely like Grant, so sure, get stressed out about that, but there are people in there that didn’t like anyone and were still stressing and going around trying to plan tactics just to stay on the show.
Who was doing that?
Tasha was a big one for that. She actually made a pact with four guys in there and you didn’t actually see it.
Guess it comes down to what you’re in there for...
I think she is in there to find love, but she’s waiting for Mr Right to walk through the door and she’s not willing to settle at all.
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