Bachelor NZ runner-up Lily McManus calls the show a 'twisted experience'
Only moments after the penultimate episode aired, Bachelor runner-up Lily McManus called the show a "twisted experience".
The 20-year-old apologised for "all the trouble I intentionally caused" in an Instagram post published shortly after the nation saw her get dumped.
McManus was turned down by bachelor Zac Franich in favour of Viarni Bright. His decision was made public on Sunday night.
"This whole twisted experience is going stay inside me for a real long time," she said.
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She said her time on the show had been memorable and reiterated that she respected both Franich and Bright.
Aight firstly I want to say I'm bloody proud of you @zacfranich, you're a good man. I care a whole heap about @viarnibright and yourself, honestly I couldn't want anything more than for you both to be happy. Secondly, not a lot hits me hard but this sure did. This whole twisted experience is going stay inside me for a real long time. To all the 12/10 people that I met, to the family that I made, thanks for ruining my brain cells with your interview questions, thanks for putting up with my shit, sorry for all the trouble I intentionally caused, thanks for the laughs and more importantly thanks for the love. I stuck to everything that I believe in and as much as my mother wants to break my knees for it, I was 100% myself. To everyone that's been sending their love and to everyone who has been personally offended by my table manners, thank you! #thebachelornz