The Bachelor NZ: What ever happened to the ex-bachelorettes?


No one wants to be the first one off the Bachelor but Monique has accepted she could have made a better first impression.

So, season 3 of The Bachelor NZ is underway and we've finally met the new girls.

Some of them are very sweet - Jess, in particular, stands out. And some of them could be trouble. Hello, Taylar, I'm looking at you. 

But what about the bachelorettes of old? What happened to the women who blazed the trail for this year's contestants?

One of many appearances Bachelor's Art Green and Matilda Rice have taken part in since finding love on the first New ...
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One of many appearances Bachelor's Art Green and Matilda Rice have taken part in since finding love on the first New Zealand Bachelor.

Some have new jobs, some have new boyfriends, but what really happened to our favourite bachelorettes post-Bachelor?

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1. Matilda Rice

The original Bachelor winner Matilda Rice is still on top of the world. 

Rice has just celebrated two year with her Bachelor beau Art Green, and is starting up her own social media consultancy.

The former bachelorette has become a staple in the Auckland social scene and became the face of underwear company, Jockey, in July 2016.

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2. Chrystal Chenery

Chenery, who was best known for being the first 'b****elorette', has moved on to bigger and better things.

After failing to win the heart of season one's Art Green, Chrystal has fallen for Auckland real estate agent Ricky Cave.

The pair live together in an upmarket Mission Bay abode along with their French Bulldog, Bruce-Lee.

Chenery still teaches yoga and lives a holistic lifestyle. 


My boys❤️

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3. Naz Khanjani

Season two's 'b****elorette' Naz made Chrystal look like a teddy bear, attracting a lot of media attention. 

After losing out to Fleur Verhoeven, Naz went on to date digital marketing consultant and stripper, Craig Sutherland.

The two broke up shortly after and Naz began body building, recently placing second in NZ International Pro/AM Championships.

She is currently in Australia after earning a place in the prestigious Arnold Classic. 



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4. Fleur Verhoeven​

After battling it out with Naz to win the heart of season two bachelor Jordan Mauger, Verhoeven won only to be dumped 48 hours later. 

Verhoeven took it all on the chin and has since taken up with photographer Richard Wood.

She has also taken up photography full time, specialising in child and family photography.


Photographed the most beautiful wedding on @haurakiblue with the incredible @richardwoodphoto. Love my job ❤

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​5. Dani Robinson

Robinson became the runner-up of season one after Green picked Riceover her.

These days she's big into fitness, posting many pictures to Instagram of her workouts.

She has also celebrated one year with plumber/photographer Logan Dodds.


My superstar ✨❤

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6. Kate Cameron

The former bachelorette became known for friend-zoning Bachelor Jordan Mauger, early on in the series.

All worked out for Cameron, however, who met Canterbury cricketer Brandon Hiini four days after wrapping on the series.

Cameron revealed on Instagram in January that she was expecting a baby with Hiini.

7. Claudia Conaglen

Fashion designer/model/healthy living advocate Conaglen appeared on season two, trying to win Mauger's heart.

However Conaglen was sent packing early on in the series.

She has since moved to the Hawkes Bay for love after her boyfriend Paul Ejamme recently proposed. 


The best V-day yesterday with my fiancé. He spoilt me; dinner, movies and a trip to Bali 💙Love you so much @bluey0007

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Bonus: Jordan Mauger

Since breaking the hearts of Fleur, Naz and the nation, Mauger has remained reasonably off the radar.

The actor has been travelling through the United States of America, occasionally posting photos to Instagram. 

He has also recently worked as second and third assistant director on Gary of the Pacific.

Mauger has found love with kiwi-born DJ Gina Middleton.


Journeys end. Or has it begun? 🇺🇸🇲🇽🇹🇭🇳🇿... #travel #jordabroad

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The Bachelor NZ airs on Sundays at 7pm and Mondays at 7:30 on Three. 

 - Stuff


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