But the rest of the contestants? They’ve left with an equally brilliant prize: amazing friendships.
Since the finale has aired of the reality show, many of the women are revelling in their new-found friendships (and fame).
Noni + Kiki
Obviously, these two have left the mansion as best friends (according to their Instagrams).
Yesterday, the four spent their days lunching in Bondi, somehow all managing to colour-coordinate their outfits.
I have to say, they all look more glamorous for a casual lunch than I have probably looked in my entire life.
And see? Keira does join in when she approves:
It should be said, Kiki isn’t just exclusive to Noni as her “Bachie Babe”, but is also hanging out with some of the lesser-known contestants.
She caught up for lunch with Marja, who was on this season’s Bachelor, and Zilda from last season.
We all collectively fell in love with Keira — none harder than our own Bachie recapper Rosie, who virtually thought the show was no longer worthy without Keira.
Listen to our revealing interview with Keira on The Bachelor, her new life, and traumatic childhood. (Post continues after audio.)
Yet she remains in our lives, thanks to her social media updates.
Keira is being treated like the Queen she deserves to be, obviously:
It seems of all the peasants in the mansion, Keira has decided Rachael is worthy of hanging out with.
The business-savvy star also hosted a small Bachelor luncheon yesterday, working with Roxy Jacenko‘s PR firm Sweaty Betty.
For most of the season, Olena was known for her ‘quiet confidence’.
It was only in the last few episodes that she revealed her inner queen, assuming her position on the throne Keira had vacated.
Olena has seemingly gone back to living her fabulous life, along with her new “bestie” Steph who also appeared on the show.
I have so much appreciation for this girl, she conquered her fears , put herself out of her comfort zone to try something new , something extremely challenging… she did all of this to better herself in the hope of an amazing opportunity but not only did she do it, I did it with her too. Im proud of us @olenakhamula we now share a bond of an experience that know one else will ever understand ❤ love you bubbles .
It also appears that, like Keira, Olena has scored some decent coroporate partnerships with many references to fashion accessories store Collette Hayman, Novo Shoes, and Colgate.
Megan and Tiffany
Look, we have already documented this duo’s adventures post-Bachelor.
Rumours have circulated they’re in love (and not just ‘best friend’ love), but either way, they’re just enjoying life together.
Whether it be camping on the beach or wandering in fields of flowers, they are going places together.
Co-host of our Bach Chat podcast, Amy Cooper, thought Faith was a dark horse for Richie’s heart. She popped out of nowhere during the show, appearing on the infamous date with Hamish Blake. But it wasn’t to be.
Faith has joined the Noni/Rachael/Kiki squad, since calling Richie a “great mate”.
Aw, bless her heart.
Janey is just being Janey — that is, wondrous and magical.
These contestants may not have captured Richie’s heart, but they certainly have each other. And that’s awesome.