Probably packing up my life so many times! My whole twenties have been an adventure. When I finished uni, I went to Sydney for six months for a PR internship. I also worked as a brand and marketing manager in London for three years, and was a live-in nanny for a really cool family in Bordeaux, France, for six months. And I taught English in Japan, in a small town the size of Taihape, where I was the only foreigner, which was a really authentic, life-changing experience.
Yeah, I'd been a ski instructor at Whistler for two years when everyone lost their jobs because of the global pandemic. It was pretty sad, however, I'd had a good run. I feel pretty fortunate compared to those people who haven't had the chanceto travel yet.
I wouldn't know – I had a boyfriend in Whistler! He was a Kiwi. We moved over together, but it just wasn't right and we broke up before I came home in April. I haven't dated here because I've been focused on catching up with family and friends, and readjusting to life back home.
It's more that a Kiwi guy is a really good fit for me and sometimes being overseas hinders meeting Kiwi guys! I always knew I was coming home. I love New Zealand and can't live far away from my family. My most treasured memory is being at our bach on Oˉhope Beach in the Bay of Plenty. I loved my childhood and my upbringing, and I want the same for my future family.
One hundred percent. I'd like lots of children. I joke about having 10, but I'm 31, so obviously I can't squeeze that many out between now and the end of my ovaries! I'm excited about having a family one day.
I've never used a dating app! I went from zero to hero – straight to a reality show! I've got friends on those apps and I don't know many people who have a good time. I just love meeting people in real life – there's a magic to it!
I binged it after I moved home, but I didn't pick up any tips. I really want my season to be my own and not shaped by anything I'd seen. It's not really in my nature to date a lot or do a reality show, but at the same time, it's classic me because I'm off on a new adventure.
I went on a first date and the guy didn't know what I liked to eat, so he'd booked five restaurants. Then on the date, I picked one and he cancelled the others. Also, a pilot once took me flying in a two-seater plane on our first date. That was amazing, but a little terrifying. I thought I'd be sick at one point.
I've only ever had one bad date – I don't muck around with rubbish! He was bizarre, very rude and self-centred. He talked about his ex-girlfriend a lot. I'm not sure why he even asked me out on a date. I saw him about a year later, crossing the road in the middle of Trafalgar Square. He got hit by a car and landed in front of me.
Breakfast beers, brunch, dogs, different countries, the ocean, blueberries…
Sir David Attenborough. Who doesn't like him? He's done so much for the world, and he's so likeable, interesting and warm. I love animals, especially dogs – they're sweet souls who bring joy.
I've never thought so, but I guess there'll be a certain level of being in the public eye with this show! If I could choose, I'd want to be known for doing good stuff – like Sir David! This could be the stepping stone…
All my relationships – not romantically, but with friends and family. It's what I'm most proud of and what keeps me going. You don't have much in life if you don't have each other.
Oh, yeah, my grandparents had an orchard in Kawerau, my mum now has a few acres and her partner's family has dairy farms. I'm super-comfy living outside of the city – or on a boat!
Somewhere small and claustrophobic. If I can't stand up straight or have to squeeze through a gap, it's not my favourite. So let's not go caving for our next shoot!