It's been almost four years since the Australian incarnation of The Bachelor launched on our TV screens, taking the country by storm. Since then, we've followed innumerable lovelorn heroes and heroines in their quest to find that ever-elusive connection.
On the way, we've met players, hopeless romantics, and everything in between, but where are they now? Let's look back at some our of favourite stars from The Bachelor to see what became of them after the final curtain closed on their love journey.
Then: Sweet, innocent Ali was devastated when Tim Robards chose Anna Heinrich in the finale of the first season of The Bachelor. So devastated, in fact, it left many of us wondering, 'Will she ever recover?'
Now: Fear not! Our girl Ali has gone on to give new meaning to the phrase 'revenge body'. Now barely recognisable with her brunette hair, Ali has forged a new career as a dedicated health and fitness professional and radio presenter. Furthermore, we can all breathe a sigh of relief knowing that Ali isn't pining after her long-lost love; she is now happily engaged to her long-term partner, Dave Waldeck.
Then: Who could forget Canadian drama-queen, Amber? Set up as the 'crazy' one in the house, Amber was the most outspoken contestant of Season 2, and she frequently butted-heads with the other women due to her temper-tantrums and histrionics. Poor Amber was eliminated halfway through the season without ever having been invited on a single date with Blake.
Now: Amber seems to have truly embraced the Melbourne glitterati scene since finishing up on The Bachelor. On Instagram, she describes herself as a model and actress, and can frequently be found attending social events such as the Australian Open and Melbourne Fashion Week. It's good to see that despite her seemingly polarising personality on the show, Amber remains close friends with many of the other women who appeared alongside her.
Then: Intruder Lana almost caused the upset-of-the-century when she swept in halfway through Season 3, and nearly pipped Snezana Markoski for the the final rose. Lana admitted that she was blind-sided by her unexpected loss: "A lot of people anticipated I would be the girl in the end, and it's been hard."
Now: Lana hasn't allowed herself to wallow in heartbreak for too long. She quickly turned her sadness into success, becoming a permanent fixture on Sydney's social scene. She's also found love again with her hunky personal trainer beau, Jake.
Then: Laurina was the reality TV star we didn't deserve. She single-handedly made Season 2 the most entertaining addition to the show's history, and her episodes will go down in Bachelor history. The #dirtystreetpie debacle was an instant classic, as was the sky-diving date she went on (and hated). And remember when Blake TOUCHED HIS EYE?
To be honest, TV hasn't been required viewing since Laurina got mercilessly booted from the show.
Now: Was there ever any doubt that Laurina would go on to bigger and better things after being dumped by love-rat, Blake Garvey? In short: no. Laurina recently graced our TV screens again in I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, and her Instagram suggests that her life is as fabulous and enviable as we all assumed.
Then: Louise was a bright-eyed romantic when she signed up for the second season of The Bachelor. She came second-runner-up, ultimately losing out to Sam Frost for Blake Garvey's heart. Or did she?
Now: I think we all know the tragic story of Louise Pillidge by now, but let's recap anyway. After proposing to Sam Frost on national TV, Blake then pulled the rug out from under Australia by announcing that in fact, not long after filming on the show had ceased, he'd ruthlessly dumped Sam to shack up with Louise. In the surrounding national maelstrom, Louise and Blake's relationship limped along, but they eventually announced their split 12 months later with a commemorative and appropriately solemn photo-shoot. That fluttering noise you probably heard when the news broke was the sound of women nationwide rolling their eyes. Luckily, it seems as though Louise's life is looking up. She's moved back to Queensland and appears to be focusing on herself.
Then: Georgia was probably most famous on The Bachelor Season 3 for dropping a 'gossip bomb' by telling Keira McGuire (the villain) that one of the other girls (Kiki) had been bitching about her. She caused a massive fight, and ended up being kicked off the episode by Richie.
Now: Georgia has just been arrested by police for drug trafficking, allegedly running a drug syndicate with her friend.