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Inside the Bachelor mansion: How the girls are living off 2/3 of an avocado

Apparently, life in the Bachelor mansion isn’t as glamorous as it seems.

By Katie Stow

The great return of The Bachelor Australia 2017 has meant that the old familiar house that we know (and envy) is back on our screens: the one and only Bachelor mansion.

The mansion is home to secret gardens, cute corners to scurry away to with Matty J, and of course, there are 22 girls living there in their quest to find love on national television.

To say we were jealous, is an understatement — they get to live a life of luxury in a Sydney mansion and go on ridiculously fancy dates. But, apparently life inside the seemingly super-glam mansion is not all fairy lights and champagne…

Image: Channel Ten
Image: Channel Ten

An insider source told the Daily Mail that the living conditions for the girls in the Bachelor mansion are "terrible", for a number of reasons.

Firstly, the girls are forced to sleep on uncomfortable single bunk-beds.

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Secondly, there food supply was "restricted" during filming, because production staff supposedly went over their food budget early in the series — meaning girls "were given 2/3 of an avocado each week."

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They were also short of coffee pods in the house, so they were caffeine free for their long nights filming the cocktail parties.

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Obviously exhausted, the producers also told the women that they weren't allowed to go to bed unless they lifted their energy.

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Clearly, they are not in the worst situation in the world, but it does seem a little harsh that the contestants don't get to eat and sleep when they need to. Surviving off Matty J's love can surely only keep you going for so long…