The Bachelor 2016 Australia Richie Strahan made a mistake once again when he confused winner Alex Nation for runner-up Nikki Gogan for the second time.
Strahan was slammed after he chose Alex over Nikki in the recent The Bachelor 2016 Australia finale. Many of the reality show fans haven’t moved on from the shocking finale. Now, Strahan made an Instagram gaffe that made fans speculate further. Is he thinking more of Nikki than Alex?
Strahan shared a photo of him, Alex, his mother Kate, along with another male companion. The 31-year-old rope technician captioned it with the infamous one-liner his mother said to Nikki.
In the finale of The Bachelor 2016 Australia, both Alex and Nikki met Strahan’s mother. During a chat with Nikki, Kate delivered her best one-liner of the series, news.com.au wrote. “Miss Chill turning into Miss Grill,” she told Nikki at the time. Thus, when Strahan made reference to the same line in a photo with Alex, his fans did not let it pass. Some of Strahan’s more than 150,000 followers can’t help but point out the mistake. One Instagram user commented: “Awkward because his mum said Miss Grill/Miss Chill thing about Nikki…Not about Alex.” Another fan wrote: “Nikki’s not in this pic tho…[sic]”.
This is not the first time Strahan confused Alex for Nikki. In an interview a few days after the finale, Strahan almost called his new girlfriend “Nikki.” He was asked what would be their living arrangement since he is from Perth while Alex lives in Melbourne. Strahan was able to stop himself before he could say Nikki’s name. “Obviously I’m from Perth and Ni- uh, Alex is from Melbourne, so you know. There’s a lot we still have to work out. But we’re going to have two home bases in Perth and Melbourne,” he said.
The couple also recently revealed that they are not engaged yet. Strahan put a diamond ring on Alex’s finger but they made it clear that it is not on her engagement finger.
Meanwhile, Alex has been spending time with Strahan’s family. Last week, she was spotted with his sister Alannah at Perth Fashion Week. Strahan and Alex were also seen at the front row of the Telstra Perth Fashion Festival 2016.