The Bachelor Australia season seven kicked off on Wednesday night.
With one woman rocking up in a wedding dress and another contestant labelled a 'stage five clinger', the season is already off to a dramatic start.
And viewers can expect the excitement to intensify on Thursday night, as eight 'intruders' are introduced into the mansion.
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One new face who's vying for Bachelor Matt Agnew's love is Nikki Ferris, a 24-year-old student from NSW, who has had a whole lot of heartache to deal with in her own life already.
Speaking to The Daily Telegraph, she confessed that despite being a bubbly person, she is emotionally scarred some events from her past.
Nikki revealed to the publication that her father walked out on her and her mother when she was only 15, and then in 2017, her mother tragically died from cancer.
"She was my best friend, the absolute light of my world," Nikki confessed, adding she is honoured to have been her mother's daughter.
Even after her mother's death, her father didn't get back in touch.
“I don’t know where he went,” she said.
“He said he was going to do a business venture and never came back.
“I haven’t heard from him since. It’s OK, my mum made up for him.”
While Nikki is studying to become a teacher, she also spends her time working on a charity in honour of her later mother, called Sharon's Wish.
The charity supplies free therapy pillows to cancer patients.
“Mum and I weren’t financially well off at the time because my dad left and we found out only certain types of cancers are eligible for therapy pillows,” Nikki said.
“So now we supply therapy pillows to all different types of cancer patients throughout NSW.
“It gives me peace knowing she’s still doing things even though she’s no longer with me.”