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Err... Irena may have just given away she wins Locky's heart on The Bachelor.

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We're only a few weeks into The Bachelor and we're already way too obsessed with working out who this season's winner will be. 

At first, 25-year-old Bella Varelis was labelled the clear frontrunner by fans. The marketing manager made a big romantic entrance and later nabbed both the first date and the first kiss with Locky. 

Read more: Let us present our theory that proves Bella 100 per cent, hands down wins The Bachelor.

But now, there's an emerging theory that suggests Irena Srbinovska wins Locky's heart. And there's lots of juicy evidence to support it. 

Watch: Locky Gilbert decorates a cake while answering rapid fire questions. Post continues below. 

Video via Mamamia.

The 31-year-old nurse left an immediate impression on Locky after she stepped out on the red carpet and quickly set his heart racing when she reached out to check his pulse. 

"What a stunner," Locky said when he first met Irena. 

"Just beautiful. There was just something about her I was just like 'wow' and I felt warm."

And they already seem like a good match.

"I love a nurse cause I do some stupid shit, so it might be good to have one of those onboard," Locky joked.

So without further ado, let us present the theory that Irena is this year's Bachelor winner. 


The not-so-subtle Instagram comment. 

Last week, Irena left a very telling comment on one of her Instagram photos. And it quite clearly suggests that she's the winner. 

As pointed out by the So Dramatic! podcast Instagram account, one fan commented on Irena's Bachelor post saying, "I hope we get some more love story and less of the drama - I have stopped watching for now."

To which Irena not-so-subtly replied, "The love story is coming I promise".


Hmmm... not exactly the words of a runner-up.

We don't know about you, but we think that's some pretty clear evidence right there.

The winner's edit. 

If you look back at past Bachie seasons, you'll notice almost every winner of the show gets a clear 'winner's edit' when we first meet them on the red carpet.

The music changes, the scene slows down and we get to see every moment of their grand entrance play out on our screens. 

It happened to Anna in Tim Robards' season, Snezana from Sam Wood's season and Laura from Matty J's season. The list goes on. 

And this season, the winner's edit was quite clearly bestowed upon Irena (and Bella, as we now truly believe she'll come runner-up). 

During Irena's entrance, soft fairytale music began to play in the background as she stepped out of the car and slowly walked down the path to meet Locky.

Image: Channel 10. 

And we're not the only ones who thought so. 


Former Bachelor winner Chelsie McLeod pointed out the change in music during Irena's entrance while watching the show last week. 

"Ooh, winner's music!" she said in an Instagram video. 

"Top four surely... that music. She's cute," she captioned the post. 

Image: [email protected] 

The bookkeeper's pick.  

Sportsbet has a near perfect record at picking the winner in past seasons of The Bachelor. (Well, except the Honey Badger's season, but precisely no one saw that coming). 

This year, both Sportsbet and TAB are both tipping Irena as the winner.

According to Sportsbet, Irena is the favourite to win with odds of $1.50, while Bella is tipped for second place at $3.25.

Over at TAB, Irena has odds of $1.25 and Bella has odds at $3.75

The fact that both bookkeepers have tipped Irena to win also suggests inside information may have already been leaked. (Remember The Bachelor was filmed months ago.) 


Former winner Chelsie McLeod's theory. 

If there's anyone who has a good chance at picking this year's winner, it's going to be a former Bachelor winner herself. 

Not only did Chelsie pick up on the "winner's music" when Irena stepped out of the car to meet Locky, but she also pointed out another telling sign that points to Irena. 


You see, Irena decided to check Locky's heartbeat with a stethoscope which was very similar to what Chelsie did with Matt Agnew. Remember, she asked to put a tattoo on his chest that quickly made an impression.  

"Winning code?" she asked in an Instagram video. 

"This is literally where I undid Matt's shirt [to give him a temporary tattoo] on night one."

Image: [email protected] 

 Very interesting... 

 Who do you think wins Locky's heart on The Bachelor? Let us know in the comments below. 

 The Bachelor continues Thursday at 7:30pm on Channel 10. 

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