The Bachelor NZ: Taylar tells all

The Bachelorette dishes on her feelings for Zac, tension in the house, and her pick to win the show

She impressed Zac with her sporty skills during the group date last night and even won herself some one-on-one time with the hunky Bachelor, but it wasn't enough to keep brunette beauty Taylar Saunders in the running.
The 23-year-old was sent home during a tense rose ceremony in last night's episode, alongside Auckland local Stephanie Lai, as Zac made the shocking decision to say goodbye to two Bachelorettes instead of one.
However, when we caught up with Taylar to talk through her experience on the show, it was clear the Cantabrian isn't nursing a broken heart from her time with Zac.
On last night's group date, the Bachelorettes took on each other in a game of rugby. Photo: Supplied
"I wouldn't say I had feelings for Zac, I would say there was probably a little bit of a crush - but it was still early days, so I can't really be like, 'Oh my god, I love him,'" she revealed.
As for who she thinks will make it all the way to the end, Taylar has her hopes pinned on 22-year-old Viarni, who enjoyed a romantic day out with Zac after using her white rose to take what would have been Bel's single date.
"From day dot, there was a spark between [Viarni and Zac]," Taylar says. "Everyone saw it in the house - we all knew."
Last night's episode also seemed to highlight the growing tensions in the house, particularly between the younger and older women.
"They are quite immature," Taylar says of some of the younger girls. "A lot of stuff happened when the cameras weren't around, which started to annoy me - I can't speak for the other girls, but it got on my nerves, because we're not here to be children. Go back to high school."
Taylar and Stephanie both went home after a tense rose ceremony. Photo: Supplied
Since leaving the The Bachelor NZ, Taylar says she's "attempted" to get back into the dating scene, but a short-lived relationship with a mystery beau didn't end up working out.
"I'm still definitely looking for somebody, just that right person hasn't popped up yet."

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