The Bachelor: These are the girls to watch

As the highly-anticipated series kicks off!

These lucky ladies are already being picked as this year’s ‘top’ contenders in the race for Nick ‘Honey Badger’ Cummins heart. 

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Smart and savvy, stunning Sophie spends her days in the corporate world of commercial property.

Having caught Nick’s eye with her feminine charm, she has a clear sense of what she wants from life and Nick enjoys every date with the beautiful blonde.

Sparks igniting from their first date, Sophie and Nick’s romance quickly blossoms, leaving many onlookers tipping her to take out the final rose.

‘Its hard to put into words with these two,’ says the source.

‘It’s a natural fit and they are so at ease with each other.’



She’s the sexy Russian single mum from Adelaide with more Instagram followers than most celebrities! And there is no denying that Bachelor Nick is totally smitten.

‘They are all over each other,’ spills our spy.

‘Right from the beginning they couldn’t take their eyes off each other – even after the cameras stopped rolling.’

But according to a friend, Dasha’s fierce ambition for success may work against her.

‘She owned a successful sushi restaurant with her ex-husband, and gets paid a fortune to plug products on Instagram. Nick admires her for that, but concerns have been raised.’

Worried she just wants to promote her fitness program, friends say Nick’s torn between his feelings for Dasha and her true intentions.



Hailing from Perth, youth worker Brooke certainly stands out from the bevy of beauties.

She’s tough, confident and smart – with little tolerance for the dramas of the other contestants, and Nick can’t help admiring her.

‘He has never met anyone like Brooke before,’ says the insider. ‘She absolutely blew him away with her inner beauty, caring nature, and he also thinks she is absolutely gorgeous.’

However, while Brooke is clearly mature beyond her years, having tragically lost her mum and nan, Nick wonders if she is really ready to settle down.

‘He has so much respect for her and the way she lives her life, but with a seven-year age gap he really has to consider if it’s going to work long term,’ says a source.

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Having already dated Nick prior to the show, Cass is coming after what she wants…and that’s the final rose from Nick.

Competitive by nature, the skateboard-riding, blonde bombshell may have had no idea her former fling was going to be this year’s Bachelor, but she is happy using their past to give her a head start.

That she’s dead ringer for his ex – Norwegian beauty Martine Thomassen – is a fact that hasn’t gone unnoticed by Nick, and word is that the pair have a real shot at a relationship.

‘She makes everyone feel comfortable and is quick-witted – always making everyone laugh – and Nick loves that about her,’ says our spy.



A self-proclaimed ‘traveller and artist,’ Brittany loves the outdoor life. Having roamed the world with her family and friends, she sees Nick as the perfect companion to have her next adventure with.

And with undeniable chemistry, it was clear from the start that Nick and Brittany have fallen for each other.

Both hailing from Port Macquarie, they already share mutual friends in their old stomping ground.

‘Look, on paper these two were made for each other, and once Nick had been confirmed as the Bachelor, Brittany became the top of everyone’s list for the ‘producers’ pick’.


The Bachelor kicks off Wednesday, August 15, at 7:30pm on Channel 10. 

For all the latest Australian TV exclusives, including the latest Bachie news, see this weeks issue of New Idea – on sale now!

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