TAKING part in a reality television series was a leap of faith for former Community Newspaper Group journalist Natalie Nazzari.
The 28-year-old will appear on the third series of The Bachelor, which starts tonight on Network Ten, and is one of five West Aussies vying for bachelor Richie Strahan’s attention this season.
Nazzari said she had never imagined taking part in the show but said she wanted to try something different and see if there was a possibility she could find love on the show.
“It’s getting harder and harder to meet your match and I thought crazier things have happened and let’s just give it a whirl and see what happens,” she said.
“If they were going to scale the whole of Australia looking for some bachelor I was sure he’d be a great guy and one I’d love to meet.
“I wasn’t expecting it to be Richie to be quite honest and it was definitely interesting, he is a great guy so it was a good pick.”
The bubbly former reporter, who admits to being unlucky in love having never had a boyfriend, said the show gave her a good opportunity to slow down her busy lifestyle and work out what she really wanted in life.
“I think being 28 a lot of my friends have settled or (are) getting married or looking at having children,” she said.
“I decided I should probably concentrate on my personal life and hopefully it can catch up to my professional life.
“I’m just ready to share experiences with someone.
“And I think (the show helps) you realise a lot more of what you want.”
See if Nat gets a rose tonight from 7.30pm.