While Carlin is adamant Angie applied for the hit dating series in a genuine attempt to find the man of her dreams, many of his co-stars remain convinced she wasn't looking for love, rather signed on to promote her new book and boost celebrity status, according to New Idea.
“I have mutual friends with her and asked my mates and they said she’s nothing like what you see,” one former Bachelorette star wrote in a group chat among the show's contestants. "I’m sure he [Carlin] is [on there for love]. But she isn’t.”
“She only wants fame,” another added.
Another source echoed a similar sentiment, saying, “She was jobless before the show, she wasn’t allowed back on Gogglebox, she was doing nothing after I’m A Celeb. Now coincidentally, she’s releasing a book. This whole thing is a publicity stunt for her to get more famous. She's just climbing that ladder of fame."
Despite currently being one of the most talked-about Aussie reality stars, Angie's celebrity status doesn't seem to have increased. Over the weekend, she was left red-faced when just 10 fans initially showed up to her book signing in Sydney.
After letting 278, 000 of her Instagram followers know she'd be making an appearance at Dymocks' George Street book store, Angie was humiliated when the event turned out to be a flop.
"Nobody cheered or anything as she arrived, and Angie just awkwardly walked to the table. There were more staff there than fans at the start,” the onlooker told the Daily Mail.
The outlet claimed a nervous Angie stood next to Lisa Wilkinson's husband Peter FitzSimons while he finished his book signing, before taking a seat by a small table near the store's entrance.
After a rough start to the day, 80 fans eventually turned up to meet the star, with Angie offering to take photos with fans and sign a copy of her new book, If You Don't Laugh You'll Cry.