A WHITE ROSE, WHO’S IN THE DOG-BOX AND I CHAT TO TEGAN ON HER VERY HASTY EXIT!

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KEEP READING TO SEE MY CHAT WITH TEGAN EDWARDS …

Last week (Thursday, 20 Feb) on The Bachelor SA,  consummate host Jason GreerPasha with the white rose revealed the meaning behind the first twist of the season – The Wild Rose. The white rose that was handed to Pasha at the first Rose Ceremony gave her the power to steal any group or individual date off of a fellow lady, valid until the fourth Rose Ceremony.

And she wasted no time in putting her Wild Rose to good use – stealing the very first one-on-one date from 24-year-old sweetheart speech therapist Marisia claiming, “I need to do, what I need to do. And, as soon as I heard it was a one-on-one, I knew I had to take it,”

Marc hands Pasha a roseMarc, was surprised that Pasha used her Wild Rose so soon but pleased that he got to spend the date with her. They spent the day in the great outdoors enjoying a wild ride off-roading in a Toyota Hilux, followed by a tranquil hike through Hennops Hiking Trail, and ending with a picturesque sunset to set the tone for the rest of the date. The couple enjoyed the evening under the moonlight in each other’s arms at a dreamy romantic picnic set up in the bush, with lush blankets, cushions, candles and flowers as they watched throwbacks of their youth days on a projector screen and shared funny memories, and at the end, Marc presented Pasha with a beautiful red rose, making her the first one-on-one rose recipient.

The drama at the mansion

Clearly, sparks are set to fly in the second season of The Bachelor SA. Upon arrival at the beautiful Bachelor mansion, the ladies were split up into three different bedrooms – the pink room, the purple room and the red room. The purple room quickly developed a reputation for being the ‘loud and proud’ room, which became a tad intimidating for some of the roommates. Bridget and Greta immediately rubbed each other up the wrong way – prompting Bridget to move into the pink room. Will this move cause more tension and a divide amongst the ladies?

The Group Date

Marc invited Greta, Parushka, Mulesa and Bridget to the first group date which combined two of his passions – his (now famous) dog Luna and DYI projects. The ladies each had to build a kennel, showcasing their own personality, to impress Marc’s furry friend. At the end of the activity, Marc chose Mulesa to spend some one-on-one time with, where he admitted to her that she is one of the most beautiful women he has ever met.

The Cocktail Party

The girls who didn’t go on dates were burning to get to know Marc a little better. In fact, some of them were like vultures, making their moves with no consideration for the next, leaving the more timid ladies feeling stressed, as another Rose Ceremony loomed. The tension was palpable and mounting. Adding to the tension, was the rumour that the purple room ladies were spitefully aiming to hog all the time with Marc.

The 18 ladies who received Roses with Marc

The Rose Ceremony

With only eighteen roses and twenty ladies, two ladies left the Bachelor mansion. Greta, Tegan and Xia were left to the very end, with Greta feeling extremely insecure about receiving the very last rose. At the end of the ceremony, 31-year-old Tegan and 23-year-old Xia found themselves without roses in their hands – bringing their journey to an end.

*** DID MARC MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE? WHAT DO YOU THINK? ***

I Chat to Tegan …Tegan (1)

HOW DID YOU FEEL STEPPING OUT OF THAT LIMO?

I was just trying not to fall over, and not drop the sneakers! That red carpet seemed so long, but when I finally met Marc, he was really warm and made me feel at ease and I realised he must have been nervous too!

WHAT WAS LIFE IN THE MANSION LIKE?

The mansion itself is absolutely amazing! The dynamics are a bit tricky, but that’s inevitable when you throw a bunch of diverse people together all vying for the same man. I tried to stay away from the drama, but I’m excited to watch and see how things develop.

I mention that leaving early does have some advantages: you don’t get drawn into all the back-biting and drama that tends to escalate as the show progresses.

Tegan goes on to say that she feels that the ladies need to empower each other instead of breaking each other down, considering they spend so much time together, and very little time with Marc himself.

WHY WOULD YOU ENTER A SHOW LIKE THIS?

I’m a bucket-list girl! This is an epic adventure to find love and it lived up to all the hype. You can’t buy an experience like this, and if I was given the opportunity, I’d do it all over again!

WOULD YOU ADVISE OTHERS TO DO THE SAME?

Absolutely! I’d say that if someone wants to do this, they need to be extremely tough, and they need to have the support of family and friends, which I had 100%.

WHERE TO NOW FOR TEGAN EDWARDS?

I lead a crazy, fast-paced life. I don’t do ‘boring’! I’m a tennis coach, and I’m always busy, either running, baking or at the gym. I’m always doing something. I don’t ‘nap’! I feel terrible if I take a break – I call it ‘the guilt of napping’! I’d like to help in others in some way: I lost my mom, who was a social worker, and my gran to breast cancer – both in the same year – so I’d love to help children who are going through the same thing. So motivational speaking could definitely be on the cards! 

The Bachelor SA Season 2 will be screened every Thursday at 19:00 on M-Net Channel 101. DStv Premium viewers can also catch all the romance on Catch Up, or stream the episodes live via their mobile devices on DStv Now.

Fans can follow all the breaking news around the show on the M-Net Website , and join the conversation with #TheBachelorSA on Twitter (@MNet), Instagram (@mnettv) and Facebook (@MNet).

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