Written by Zoë Holloway, September 15, 2016

The new Bachelorette talks about finding her dream man…

Australia, meet your new Bachelorette Georgia Love! She’s warm, bubbly and her infectious laugh fills the room… But surely it’s her surname that helped her score the role of leading lady, right? ‘It probably did work in my favour,’ laughs the 28-year-old when asked in jest. ‘And that’s not to say that I don’t live up to it!’

The former newsreader is 100 per cent committed to finding her soul mate on the show- she even resigned from her dream job to find The One among 16 hopefuls, and has no regrets. ‘If I could do the whole thing over again, I wouldn’t change a thing,’ she reveals to OK!.

Read into that what you will, but one thing is for certain- this gorgeous Melbourne-based trapeze artist with a passion for musical theatre is one lucky lady!

[1643] Bachelorette Georgia Love

Are you pleased with the outcome?

I’m very happy with how everything went.

Are you good at keeping secrets?

Yes, but I have a terrible poker face, so I might have to watch all those episodes in a dark room by myself. [Laughs]

Are you a romantic?

I’m a massive romantic. I’m very old school like that. A text message saying, ‘Wanna hang?’ isn’t going to cut it.

What was your biggest concern going into the bachelorette?

That no-one would like me. How realistic is it that you pick more than a dozen guys and they are all going to like the same girl? But then again, these weren’t 16 guys chosen out of the blue, they were chosen for me, so that wasn’t the case…A couple of them at least liked me!

Were you impressed by the guys on the first night?

Incredibly! There were definitely some stand-outs in terms of chemistry, but some guys I ended up having extremely strong feelings for didn’t make an impression on the first night.

[1643] Bachelorette Georgia Love

Did your journo side come out with the guys?

Yeah, I think it did. I certainly tried not to interview them, but if I wasn’t getting the true version of someone, I wasn’t afraid to ask them a few hard-hitting questions.

Have you googled the guys since the show wrapped?

No, and I don’t want to. At this stage, I have no need to find out any more about lots of them! If [ I wanted to know more] about a particular guy, I would know about him through him.

How did you go with breaking hearts?

Terrible! I’m not good at upsetting people, which is something I’ve known [about myself] for my whole life. Maybe that is something I didn’t consider enough before going into this. I had to make tough decisions.

Where there lots of tears?

There were and that was because I had genuine feelings for a lot of the guys, so it was really sad to say goodbye.

Where you surprised you developed such strong feelings for more than one guy?

Coming in to this, I hoped I’d meet the one person who made me feel all those exciting things I wanted to feel, that made me see an exciting future and made me happy to be going into a relationship. I certainly had that with more than one person and I never expected that, and it made me incredibly emotional. But at the end of the day I believe there is one person for somebody no matter how many commitments you make with other people.

[1643] Bachelorette Georgia Love

Your ex-boyfriend has accused you of cheating in the past. Was it difficult to hear those accusations?

It was disappointing but if anything it was upsetting. I really have no idea why anyone would say any mistruths about me, what made anyone think there was a need to come out and say anything, let alone mistruths.  It was upsetting because I cared about the people who have said these things- they were a big part of my life, so it was hurtful.

Is cheating a deal-breaker for you?

No, it’s not. I mean to be cheated on would be a deal- breaker, but if someone has cheated in the past, I wouldn’t say that would be a deal-breaker for me as far as I could trust that it wouldn’t happen to me.

Are you willing to move to the other side of the country for love?

I’m open to moving for the right relationship. Distance has been a reason that relationships have failed for me before. I can do long distance; I just don’t want it to get to where it has in the past, where there is no end in sight to the separation.

Are you prepared to be engaged at the end of this?

No, to be honest. I was very true to myself going into this and knew before I met any of the guys that is wasn’t what I wanted. I wanted to meet the person I will be engaged to and marry one day, but I want that to be a part of our private life and I want that to come about when we can live and be together in a more realistic version of our everyday lives.

And how about little ones?

I do want kids one day, but that isn’t in my short-term plan.

 

For more Bachelorette goss be sure to pick up a copy of this week’s OK!

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