New Zealand’s reality TV show scene just got more exciting with the confirmation of The Bachelorette New Zealand.
The Bachelor New Zealand is currently very popular in the country. Thus, it came as no surprise when producers confirmed The Bachelorette New Zealand. Although not a lot of information about the project was released, the New Zealand Herald reports that the production crew is looking at expanding the auditions to Australia due to the lack of interested suitors in New Zealand.
MediaWorks content director Andrew Szusterman said that anything pertaining to the production at this moment is mere speculation.
As per The Bachelorette tradition, the lady in waiting is selected from the roster of women featured in previous The Bachelor seasons. The show has no trouble in that department, considering that it has potential bachelorettes from the first and second seasons of The Bachelor New Zealand.
In The Bachelor New Zealand finale, Jordan Mauger chose Fleur Verhoeven over controversial contestant Nazanin Khanjani. It was revealed, however, that Verhoeven was dumped two days after the finale.
“Fleur is a remarkable woman. There is no doubt about that. What I have struggled with is interpreting my feelings from the show to the real world,” Mauger said about his decision, the Sydney Morning Herald quotes. Mauger reportedly wanted to redo the final episode out of fear that he had chosen the wrong woman. Khanjani later disclosed that she slept with Mauger more than once throughout the show’s run.
Mauger’s move to break things off with Verhoeven made him one of the most hated people in New Zealand in present time, with viewers of the show slamming him on social media.
The Bachelorette first premiered in 2003 as a spin-off from the American reality show The Bachelor. It has since produced 11 seasons in the United States, with international editions in Australia, Sweden, Germany, and Switzerland to name a few.