It was a shocking finale indeed. The Bachelor 2016 Australia star Richie Strahan finally chose his lady, but not everyone is happy with his decision.
Both Alex Nation and Nikki Gogan were frontrunners in the Channel Ten reality TV show. However, most fans were stunned and disappointed when Strahan dumped Nikki and picked Alex in the end.
During the final rose ceremony, Nikki thought Strahan had feelings for her. She was shocked when Strahan finally said she was not The One. At her post-eviction car monologue, the 28-year-old real estate broker admitted that she still loves Strahan and wishes him all the best, which broke the viewers’ hearts even more.
Check out the Bachelor 2016 Australia star Richie Strahan and winner Alex Nation message below.
Social media went into a frenzy soon after Strahan told Nikki, “My heart is with Alex.” The rope technician from Perth was slammed for crushing Nikki’s heart. Even The Bachelorette 2015 Australia star Sam Frost vented her frustration on Twitter. Frost posted several tweets with crying faces and broken heart emojis. She even sent a proposal of her own for Nikki.
It all went awkward when the new couple appeared in the 2DayFM’s Rove and Sam morning show, Mail Online noted.
Frost confronted Strahan about her choice in front of Alex. “Guys I’ve got high blood pressure. I couldn’t eat, I couldn’t sleep. I was so invested in Nikki. Oh man, it kills me. It kills me, Richie!” Frost said. The Bachelorette star backtracked a little when she realized how uncomfortable the situation was for Alex. Frost explained that it was not about the Bachelor 2016 Australia winner.
Alex admitted that they are aware of everyone’s reaction on the Bachelor 2016 Australia result. However, Strahan was quick to add that not everyone is disappointed since he is really happy with his choice.
Aside from Frost, Australian Idol winner Guy Sebastian also expressed his disappointment of the Bachelor 2016 Australia final rose ceremony result. He tweeted:
— Guy Sebastian (@GuySebastian) September 15, 2016
Sebastian was referring to the first-ever finale of Australian Idol in 2003. At the time, Sebastian was up against Shannon Noll. Many viewers assumed Nollsy will win the title. Sebastian was declared the first Idol winner in Australia in the end.