It’s been a long, arduous and rather dramatic 36 hours.
There was a great big ring, constant refusals to deny reports of an engagement and bucket loads of speculation thrown into the mix.
Who the hell was Leah Costa engaged to?
Ah, it would now appear, no one.
She wrote on Instagram today it was all about “making a point”. Make of this what you will:
“In an era of fake news and ‘unreal’ TV, we are all constantly left questioning what to believe. Editing and manipulation are often highlighted when we are discussion the media. But what about the power of suggestion? This is the most important because without actually saying anything, you can position individuals to create and accept their own version of the truth. We have seen this done in countless political campaigns, wars, media and now reality TV.
“Now let’s focus in a little more on Bachelor in Paradise,” she went on. “Can I have a show of hands how many people truly believed they would see a same sex relationship form between @eloratahiti and @megan.leto.marx? Without ever having said it was, by carefully suggesting that the dark haired figure of @thomasmichaelperras in the water kissing Megan could be in fact Elora, you all created and accepted your own version of the truth, without the producers ever having actually lied.”