Heartbreak Island contestant Kelsey Odell – everything you need to know

Her beauty pageant experience has helped to bring her out of her shell.
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Meet Kelsey, a 24-year-old flight attendant from Wellington.

Kelsey is a former Miss Universe NZ contestant and loves anything to do with fitness and travel.

Kelsey, 24.

Kelsey in her own words

I may be a former Miss Universe NZ contestant, but when I drink, I draaank! My motto is, ‘Go hard or go home’; and when I get drunk, I don’t stop dropping low! I’m open to the idea of finding love on the show, but I also wouldn’t mind walking away with the $100,000. If I win, I’ll buy a one-way ticket to America and travel. I’m hoping for a guy who shares my passion for fitness and not someone who takes longer to get ready than I do!

Are you looking for love coming into the show?

I am definitely open to the idea. I wouldn’t mind walking away with the $100,000 as well as the possibility of finding love.

Describe yourself in three words…

Positive, bubbly and always hungry.

What is the most surprising thing about you?

Someone people are surprised to hear I was a Miss Universe contestant. I was extremely shy back in my school days but my pageant experience really helped bring me out of my shell.

Describe your ideal date…

Something casual and relaxed. An opportunity to get to know one another… on the condition there MUST be good food!

Describe your ideal partner and what qualities they’d have…

My ideal partner is someone is genuine and LOYAL! A guy who is well mannered, with a good sense of humour gets me going. Guys who are thoughtful and romantic also tick the boxes. Someone who is athletic and enjoys fitness is a MUST! A cute smile would be a bonus. Geez am I asking too much?!


Someone who looks after themselves, has a a nice smile, smells good (yummy cologne) and shows their interest in me and only me.


A man who smokes is a big turn-off for me. Someone who takes longer to get ready than I do. Bad breath is not a good time, neither is someone who is too cocky.

Who is your celebrity crush?

Channing Tatum, hands down. I like a man who can moooveeee!

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