We were hoping for a lynch mob, we got some polite chatter.
The Bachelor: After the Final Rose aired last night, and although we got to see a few of our favourites, not a whole lot happened.
Judi ‘first rose in Australia’ got to mention once again that she scored the first rose in Australia. She will now quit medicine to go on tour with her floral trophy. Magic sex dog girl and Penny’s epileptic cat also got a mention. Jolene was still drunk.
Ali was Disney Princess-polite and Anna and Tim were sickly sweet in love.
The best part of the night? Reject Rochelle – who basically told Tim he was a dick. Worst part? Making Rochelle sit front and centre while Anna and Tim snuggled on the couch talking to Osher and his glorious hair.
I spoke to Rochelle and Anna about their time in the house (you can read the first half here). But let’s be honest: all anyone really wants to read is how it feels to be the loser. So allow me to sum up winner Anna’s interview here: “Love love something something so much love Tim muscles.”
The juicy stuff came from runner-up Rochelle. She was pissed off (as much as the loser of a 13-week polygymous fight to the death can be), and she did not hold back. I’m kind of #TeamRochelle now. Have a read:
Rosie: Do you feel like Tim really strung you along?
Rochelle: Yeah I do. I really do. I had not educated myself on this program whatsoever. And I now wish that I had done that because I kind of felt like for some reason, if the person knows that it’s not somebody, then they can tell them so that person can get on with their lives. But the structure is a little bit different.
Tim explained that the reason he was feeling so intimate towards me the night before is because he knew he was going to say goodbye to me the next day.
Rosie: So he was making out with you ‘to say goodbye’? Do you think that was a good enough excuse?
Rochelle: That really upset me because I felt like he was being loving to me because it was me. So that obviously makes me feel like we weren’t on the level that I thought. There wasn’t enough respect towards me as what I hoped for. And he was obviously so fixated on this other person, that I was forgotten about. And that really hurt for me because he was my everything during the show.
Rosie: Do you think he was fixated on Anna for a lot longer than he says?
Rochelle: Oh yeah, absolutely.
Rosie: How long for?
Rochelle: Weeks. A long time.
Rosie: Watching the show, it seemed like he knew pretty early on.
Rochelle: Watching it is what proved it to me as well. To be honest, I didn’t know it was her. I was hoping it was me. I knew that there was one person, I just didn’t know which one it was.