‘The Bachelor’ Australia’s Areeba Reveals The Contestant She Thinks Will Win The Show

And the one whose connection she thinks is "too obvious" to go all the way

The Bachelor’s Areeba Emmanuel may technically still be in the running for Locky Gilbert’s heart, but she’s already picked the contestant she thinks will walk away the winner.

Per Perth Now, the proud Pakistani-Australian contestant all but stated that Locky isn’t quite her type, confirming that she thinks there is a front-runner in the show, and it’s not who we think it is.

Despite being the series favourite and Twitter’s chosen winner, Areeba ruled out freelance creative Bella Varelis because she is “too obvious”.

“I think Irena [will win]. I think Bella is too obvious, there is way too much connection already. Irena is a sweet girl,” she said.

Those who watched the premiere episode will recall that Irena is a nurse, and forged a quiet connection with Locky when she pulled out a stethoscope to check his heart rate. Smooth.

Areeba’s prediction backs up the current betting polls, with both SportsBet and TAB favouring Irena as the winner of The Bachelor Australia.

Areeba, who essentially confirmed her pending elimination, has fast become a controversial ‘character’ on this season, dividing Twitter following multiple blow-ups with several contestants, most notably Zoe-Clare McDonald, who accused her of discrimination on the basis of her having red hair (yes, we know).


The Bachelor Australia airs Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7:30 pm AEST on Network 10.

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