Bachelor Zac Franich picks Viarni Bright video

Viarni said she was looking forward to being a normal couple, walking down the street holding hands.
Matt Klitscher

Viarni said she was looking forward to being a normal couple, walking down the street holding hands.

The winner of the Bachelor New Zealand 2017 and Zac's heart is Viarni Bright. 

Tonight was the night the pair said they had both been waiting for, for quite some time. 

"The hardest part had been just having to wait around and getting used to normal life again," said Bright.

The Bachelor NZ's Viarni has been named the winner of the competition and Zac's heart.
Matt Klitscher

The Bachelor NZ's Viarni has been named the winner of the competition and Zac's heart.

"Although it has been amazing, we just wanted to be a normal couple," she said. 

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Zac Franich agreed saying "life post-bachelor could not come soon enough".

Lily McManus-Semchyshyn was left hurt when Zac told her he could not continue.
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Lily McManus-Semchyshyn was left hurt when Zac told her he could not continue.

Franich chose Bright over 20-year-old Lily McManus-Semchyshyn by presenting her with a beautiful diamond ring.

Franich admitted he knew Viarni would be here until the end, something he cemented by giving Bright the white 'first impression' rose.

The two started out strong and continued to progress upwards proving their relationship was more than just a good first impression.

Viarni was labelled the 'wifey' from day one after receiving the white 'first impression' rose.
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Viarni was labelled the 'wifey' from day one after receiving the white 'first impression' rose.

McManus-Semchyshyn also made a great first impression, but in the end she was not the one for Franich. 

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However she took the rejection in her stride and respected the decision Franich had made.

Both girls met with the family and Franich's mum Debbie cried within minutes of meeting the pair of them.

The connection between the pair was visible from day one.
Matt Klitscher

The connection between the pair was visible from day one.

Although both girls made a good impression on the family, Viarni appeared to be the favourite of the two.

Even Debbie, Zac's mum was not surprised Bright made it to the end, claiming she too had picked her from the beginning.

However Franich's sister Brearna thought Lily would have challenged him more than 'perfect' Viarni.

The final two - Lily McManus-Semchyshyn and Viarni Bright.
Matt Klitscher

The final two - Lily McManus-Semchyshyn and Viarni Bright.

Choosing the ring he was to give to his choice with his sister and sister-in-law Franich contemplated the future with both girls. 

"My feelings with Viarni would be more settled," said Zac.

"My future with Lily would be a lot of surprises and a lot of adventures," he continued.

In the end the stable future was the choice for Franich and Bright ended up with the ring. 

 - Stuff

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