She even nodded to a very common Bachelor theory – that the winner is always dressed in the lighter coloured dress between the two finalists.
“Like everyone watching I was like ‘if I’m wearing a light colour it’s a good sign’, and then this threw me,” she admitted.
“Like leopard print? What does that mean? 😂” she joked.
The 32-year-old also divulged some further details on what it’s like in the hours and days straight after filming.
Irena had to remain disguised on the way in and out of filming, and wasn’t able to relax until she was at a hidden location with Locky.
“This was my disguise in case the paps found us, plus an umbrella over my head and a code name,” she wrote alongside an image of herself wearing a dark hood, massive sunglasses, and a ridiculous face mask that resembled lips.
Irena also shared their first picture post-finale, where Irena is still in a hood and a mask.
“Our first pic together post-finale. I had to be hidden just in case and we went to a “secret” location for a few days. I’ll show you where we landed,” she told her followers.
The location was Wallalong House in the Hunter Valley, which had its windows blacked out for their visit to avoid any sneaky pics being taken.
Irena also revealed that her ring, created by Larsen Jewellery and featuring a 6.14 carat pear shape Tanzanite gemstone, was taken off her after filming, and kept safe until after the airing of the finale.
She is now rarely photographed without the giant sparkler on her right hand.
The pair yesterday celebrated one year since their relationship status was announced publicly.
"On this day a year ago we were in a hotel room waiting for our love story to be finally revealed," Irena wrote on Instagram alongside some snaps of herself and Locky.
“A year on, our life is far greater than I could have ever imagined it to be. @locklangilbert you have made me the happiest that I have ever been and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for us,” she penned.
“I love life with you ❤️ @locklangilbert."
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