Bachelor in Paradise 2019: Who is Cat Henesey-Smith?

Everything you need to know about The Bachelor's resident villain

Cat Henesey-Smith earned the dubious title of resident villain on Nic ‘The Honey Badger’ Cummins’ season of The Bachelor in 2018.

That reputation even followed her off-screen when the fiery brunette was accused of ‘trashing a villa’ she rented in Bali causing damages of more than $13,000.

But bad behaviour or not, Cat is set to return to Australian reality TV screens on the upcoming season of Bachelor in Paradise in Fiji.


The 25-year-old brunette revealed she received numerous death threats in the wake of her stint on The Bachelor last year, which she famously left in a blaze of tearful glory when Nick Cummins told her to leave because of her ‘bullying’ behaviour.

Since then, Cat has candidly admitted that fame isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

In a December interview with New Idea, she described the experience as really intense” and said it had been “very challenging” for her personally because of vicious online trolling.

WATCH: Cat Henesey-Smith’s Worst Moments on The Bachelor 2018

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Beloved radio host Fifi Box famously cancelled an interview with the controversial reality star on the grounds that she “refused to endorse bullying”.

“Now, I watched [The Bachelor] last night and I really struggled with this, and Fev and I had already struggled with it anyway [having Cat on the show],” Fifi announced to her listeners in September 2018.  

“[Cat, Romy and Alisha] have allowed themselves to be portrayed as this by The Bachelor and what is this teaching young children sitting down watching this show,” she added.

“I thought to myself, I can’t in all good conscience welcome her on to my show, and if you can’t then why are you inviting them on to your show.”

WATCH: Meet the rest of the cast of Bachelor in Paradise 2019!

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