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'5k to 74k': Exactly how many Instagram followers the contestants gained by going on The Bachelor.

Every Wednesday and Thursday die-hard Bachelor fans across Australia are tuning in to watch on and see how this years Bachelor, Dr Matt Agnew’s love story will pan out. Will he fall for the seductress Abbie and be whisked into a world of passion like we’ve all seen on screen; will Helena finally make plans for the future with the man who literally gave her the moon; or will Matt and Chelsie fall madly in love and become Australia’s hottest new brainy couple?

We all know that becoming a contestant on The Bachelor could make you a household name if you’re one of the lucky few to make it into the show’s final weeks, or let’s say, one of the show’s outspoken and controversial ‘villians’. And let’s face it, whilst we’d like to believe that everyone is on the show to hopefully find the love of their life, these days at the height of social media, it’s also a given that your following will increase rapidly. Have you ever wondered just how rapidly we’re talking? Well wonder no more! Take a look at some of our fan favourites below to see just how much their reality star meter has risen since season seven burst onto our television screens.

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Vakoo Kauapirura

17K – 26.7K

Gaining nearly 10,000 followers since appearing on The Bachelor, Vakoo (pronounced Vako), who was already a respected model in the industry, captured our hearts with her confidence, humour and beauty. Vakoo was born in Namibia and has revealed that she didn’t think she’d make it onto the show based on the way she looks, referring to her skin colour. We think it’s because she’s hilarious and her personality shone through. Post show, Vakoo was also spotted kissing fellow contestant Rachael Arahill. Neither have confirmed they’re in a relationship, rather just seeing what happens.

Instagram: @itsvakoo

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Monique Morley

7,794 – 22K

Well, well, wasn’t Monique’s time on the show short but memorable! We wont soon forget the war of words between Abbie and Monique… and Sogand and Rachael. Now infamous for calling Matt a “Dog C U Next Tuesday” and then being more disgusted over the fact that someone would think she’d use the word PIG rather than the aforementioned, Monique seemed to be a favourite of Matt’s with him saying just how much he liked her before asking her to leave the mansion. This mansion drama has translated into another 14,000 followers for Monique.

Instagram: @moniquemorley

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Nikki Ferris

772 – 3,712

Nikki perhaps hasn’t gained quite as many followers as the other contestants, but she certainly kept us entertained. Always one with a quick comeback and commentary to accompany the other ladies behaviour, she sadly left us too soon. Having met Nikki in person I can tell you that she shines bright. She’s garnered a fair few unfair comments since appearing on The Bachelor, but let me tell you that in the short time I met her, I could tell she was a force to be reckoned with. She is unapologetically herself, has a huge heart and an even bigger bank of witty phrases squirrelled away. I have a feeling we haven’t seen the last of this one.just

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Instagram: @nikkiferriswheel

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Rachael Arahill

Unsure - 13.4K

She burst onto our screens wearing a wedding dress with her best friend in tow as her bridesmaid, ready to strut down that red carpet and make a whopping first impression on Matt. She didn’t disappoint then and she continued to make an impression on us right up until her departure when Matt confronted Rachael on her “Plan B”, a member of the production crew who Rachael appeared to slip her number to on a folded up piece of paper. Since the show aired Rachael’s following has increased to over 13,000 followers.

Instagram: @rachaelarahill

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Kristen Czyszek

1,184 – 17.9K

Fondly dubbed ‘China Girl’, Kristen who most recently spent the last couple of years in China was somewhat of a dark horse and crept up on us and into the top six. Like Matt, Kristen created her Instagram account for the purpose of the show, and since leaving the mansion has continued to keep her 17.9K followers entertained and informed with what she’s up to through her posts and stories.

Instagram: @kristen_czyszek

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Elly Miles

11.7K – 86.3K

Just one day after the first episode aired, Elly already had a following of loyal Bachie fans that sat close to 12,000. This could in part be because on the first night Elly was very clever in turning her red carpet walk into a never before attempted “first date” for herself and Matt, where they shared a cosy little campfire roasting marshmallows together. Elly went on to receive the coveted Golden Ticket at the first cocktail party and from that moment on we knew she was going to be a favourite. That is of course right up until the moment that she unfortunately kept trying to tell Matt that Abbie has an ulterior motive for being on the show, which ultimately sealed her fate. Sadly she didn’t get to introduce Matt to her family, but regardless, Elly captivated us all with her heart and soul and since that first night another 74,000 people have started following her putting her well beyond all of the women in the top three.

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Instagram: @ellymiles

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Emma Roche

Unsure – 17.5K

She’s beautiful, kind, loves dogs, and she LOVES love. She fell head over heels for Matt and after a couple of delicious dates fuelled by aphrodisiacs like chocolate, she told him she loved him in her hometown of Sydney. Unfortunately her BFF didn’t seem too impressed that Emma was in love and had a few hard hitting questions for Matt over dinner. Unfortunately Matt decided his feelings weren’t going to be able to match Emma’s and sadly let her go.

Instagram: @miss_emma_roche

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Abbie Chatfield

5,666 – 40.8K

Starting her red carpet meeting off with saying “I’m a Gemini” in response to Matt’s “I’m an astrophysicist” (which I’m certain was both a joke and a rough edit for her) Abbie quickly captured the attention of Australia (and Sarah Hyland from Modern Family who is engaged to US The Bachelorette star Wells Adams) as one to watch. With her stunning good looks and confidence, Abbie, who’s sexual chemistry with Matt is undeniable, went from the sweet girl, to the seductress to the villain in just a few short weeks all because she knows exactly how to get what she wants and isn’t afraid to ruffle a few feathers on her way up. She’s now up 35,000 followers since the first episode.

Instagram: @abbiechatfield

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Chelsie Mcleod

Unsure – 46.2K

Surprised that Matt correctly identified the love chemical Oxytocin, Chelsie has been touted as the favourite to capture the heart of our dashing Bachelor from the beginning. They began their journey with Matt baring his chest Superman style and Chelsie quite willingly giving him his first (temporary) tattoo, the chemical structure of Oxytocin aka the love drug, right over his heart. Their chemistry only grew stronger from there with dates getting downright dirty in the kitchen and a hilarious day featuring the two of them repelling down the side of a high rise building. Needless to say we want to know what happens next and I’d say 46,000 others do too.

Instagram: @chelsiemcleod

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Helena Sauzier

5,552 – 31.2K

She’s gained over 25,000 followers since her first appearance, but is she interested in Matt or isn’t she? In the last few episodes the Mauritian beauty has really kept The Bachelor fans guessing. Whilst the women of Australia were swooning in a collective Mexican wave, Helena has left our Bachelor confused. Unable to say what the next year of their lives could look like, Helena said it’s a lot to commit herself to one person. Correct me if I’m wrong, but this is the whole premise of the show, yes? Things haven’t become any clearer since that date. At hometowns Helena decided to call it quits on Matt and the show before he convinced her not to leave. We had a brief “phew!” moment before Helena came out of her house to call off the romance once more. Not to worry, she turned up to the rose ceremony in Sydney, but what will happen next is something we’re very eager to see.

Instagram: @helenasauzier

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The Bachelor: Matt Agnew

0 – 77.3K

Now how could we forget the Bachelor himself! Matt appears to have created an Instagram account for the purpose of the show which is something all contestants need to have. How will we know what they’re up to otherwise, right? So since he started with let’s say zero followers, Dr Agnew’s star has risen exponentially to the likes of 77.3K followers and just imagine how high that number will go up after the finale. Aside from that sparkle in his eye, his intelligence and an eight pack that has clearly taken up residence on his stomach… that’s the power of being The Bachelor. And if you think his Instagram will offer any hints to who he might choose at the end, think again. This scientist is very diplomatically following only three accounts; @thebachelorau, @osher_gunsberg and @channel10au. He’s out smarted us all!

Instagram: @drmattagnew

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So there you have it Bachelor fans! And I’d be keeping an eye on those numbers for who Matt’s final lady turns out to be too. We’ll all be following their love story well after the show ends.

Currently cabin crew for a major Australian airline, Ali isn’t a stranger to making a new city her home. A keen explorer, Ali enjoys finding the perfect place for a photo, keeping fit, cooking, getting lost in a good book and a daily Netflix binge.


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