He was a fan favourite to win The Bachelorette and the heart of Sam Frost but Richie Strahan was left devastated when he was sent home as the second runner-up.
The 30-year-old was seen posing for photos with a Sam Frost lookalike in the Lavazza marquee at Flemington Racecourse.
Richie and the mystery lookalike posed against the Lavazza media wall for professional photos before she pulled out her phone to take a quick selfie with the rope access technician.
Later, Strahan mentioned to Daily Mail that he looks for someone with a fun sense of humour in a dream partner.
“I like a girl that can make me laugh, but in these kinds of things generally, I’m the guy that’s making her laugh… hopefully,” he said.
All the outfits worth looking at from yesterday’s Melbourne Cup:
Of course, the Derby Day dresses were worthy of our appreciation too. Have a look through the best dressed from Saturday’s races.
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Plenty of other The Bachelorette contestants were also spotted inside the tent, including Alex Cameron, Dave Billsborrow, Michael Turnbull and Kieran Nicholson who Richie was seen catching up with.
Now that The Bachelor and The Bachelorette are well and truly wrapped up, it’s time to get down to the real business of reality stardom: attending events in fancy outfits.
Our Bachie babes have been living their best lives on red carpets around the nation and today, of course, they were all in Melbourne for the race. You know, the one that stops a nation? Why have I been at work all day, then, Melbourne Cup sloganeers?
At Flemington Racecourse today we’ve spotted The Bachelor‘s Ebru hanging with The Bachelorettes Michael Turnbull and Davey Lloyd.
Also spotted were lovers Sam Frost and Sasha Mielczarek.
That other Bach couple, Sam Wood and Snezana Markoski from The Bachelor, are dressed to the nines.
Check out more Bach stars in our gallery…