6 Australian 'Bachelor' contestants who won't put a label on their sexuality

They fall in love with people, not genders.

By Jessica Chandra
Megan Marx and Tiffany Scanlon

As much as we get addicted to The Bachelor Australia year after year, we’re kind of torn when we watch it. It’s not exactly feminist viewing, and it’s not great that most of the drama comes from pitting women against each other for the affection of one man. Some of the women may not even be into him, but the program will never show that, because the leading man always has to be the most desirable person in the country.

And yet we can’t stop watching.

If a woman applies for The Bachelor, it’s assumed she’s straight, and looking to be in a heterosexual relationship for the rest of her life. But that’s not always the case.

There have been a handful of women from the show who have gone into relationships with women after the show, including one of the ‘winners’. And after Australia’s historic ‘yes’ result for the same-sex marriage survey, some have become more vocal about how they don’t see gender when they fall in love with someone.

Here are six past contestants who won’t put a label on their sexuality.