Warning: This story deals with mental health, anxiety and depression, and could be triggering for some readers.
From the outside looking in, Sam Frost has led a charmed life.
The bubbly Melburnian was chosen as the "winner" on reality dating show The Bachelor in 2014 - yes, she was unceremoniously dumped by Bachelor Blake Garvey a few days after, but she was then crowned Australia's first Bachelorette the following year. It was a very positive vehicle for her, and she endeared herself to the nation.
Frost parlayed her reality TV stint into a radio show with Rove McManus in November 2015. While the show ended in January 2017 after intense scrutiny and failed ratings [numerous hosts have tried and failed to revive the breakfast radio slot vacated by Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O], by December that same year Frost had scored the role of Jasmine Delaney on popular soap drama Home and Away.
Despite some initial blowback, critics and fans alike lauded her performance and she was nominated for a Best Newcomer Logie in 2018.