Written by Zoë Holloway, August 18, 2016

She was unashamedly herself during her time in The Bachelor mansion, but now 30-year-old Keira Maguire has left the show, and hopefully left behind the negativity that it brought for her.

Just last week, Keira’s past was unexpectedly revealed to the public after an emotionally candid interview with The Project, where she admitted that she feels ‘a responsibility now to let people know they cannot be defined by things out of their control’.

But she’s adamant she won’t let trolls get to her. ‘I live my own life. I’m on social media but I just don’t have time to be sitting there reading that stuff,’ she tells OK!. ‘I’m not going to let anyone dictate how I feel.’

When asked about her experience on the show, the Sydneysider revealed she’s happy she left when she did.

‘I feel like energies are quite contagious, and to be around all these people picking up energies, I just wanted to get out of there. When I left was when I needed to leave, if I had stayed there any longer I don’t know where I’d be right now.’

As for whether she has regrets, she says she’s glad she stayed true to herself. ‘I may have had a few drinks and said something that I’ve regretted, but what can you do? I never did anything intentionally, I was honest and I just was myself.’

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