Bachelor

How to follow the men from 'The Bachelorette Australia' 2017 on Instagram

You know you want to!

By Jessica Chandra

This year, The Bachelorette Australia, starring Sophie Monk, has become more interactive than ever before, because the contestants are allowed to be on social media while the series is airing on TV!

Previously, contestants had to either stop posting on Instagram for the duration of their time on the show, or switch their accounts to private, to help protect the result and their eliminations secret.

But because social media is life, and it’s more fun to get to know contestants as ~real people~, Channel Ten and Warner Bros. have let them loose on social media — and by loose, we mean they’re provided official photos from the show, and probably need to have their captions pre-approved. Still, it’s better than this time last year, when we all requested to follow Matty J on Instagram, and had to wait patiently as he made his way through approving thousands of people.

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And, as the girls on Matty’s season of The Bachelor proved, the end result didn’t get spoiled on social media, even though we had an inkling Laura Byrne would win from the beginning.

Leah Costa told Cosmo that being able to post on social media “makes the experience so much more enjoyable, the fact that you can share more, and it shows more of your personality, with the captions. I feel you can enjoy it heaps more than the other girls from past years. It’s fun — you can share little bits from behind the scenes, bits that might not have been aired. I’m thoroughly enjoying that.”

So, without further ado, here are the accounts you need so you can stay up to date with your favourite The Bachelorette contestants.

Apollo Jackson

Instagram account: @apollojacksonofficial

What it tells us about him: Apollo — whose real name is Jake — is a legit magician. He’s done shows in Vegas!

Luke McLeod

Instagram account: @luke.mcleod

What it tells us about him: Luke, this year’s resident business culture consultant, posts inspirational quotes that are attributed to… himself.

Sam Cochrane

Instagram account: @samual.cochrane

What it tells us about him: Sam likes a head accessory, whether it’s a cap, beanie or bandanna.

Blake Colman

Instagram account: @blakecolman

What it tells us about him: Not that this comes as a surprise, but Blake loves a selfie. Like every second photo is a selfie, and every post has him in it.

Jarrod Woodgate

Instagram account: @jarrodwoodgate

What it tells us about him: Jarrod has a really cute nephew.

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James Trethewie

Instagram account: @jimmys.paradise

What it tells us about him: James is a pretty active bloke, and loves travelling. He’s really into yoga and surfing.

Pete de Gail

Instagram account: @petedegail

What it tells us about him: Fashion designer Pete likes to model his own tees from his brand Tee Ink. Makes sense.

Jefferson De La Rosa

Instagram account: @jeffdlrosa

What it tells us about him: Jefferson’s a bit of a foodie. In particular, a breakfast foodie.

Ryan Jones

Instagram account: @thelifeofryan_

What it tells us about him: Ryan is one of the boys, and likes to play rugby.

Eden Schwencke

Instagram account: @yallintrouble

What it tells us about him: Eden says he’s “so cultured it’s disgusting.” (That’s his Insta bio.)

Hayden Felsenthal

Instagram account: @cerealkillaaa

What it tells us about him: Based on his handle, he really loves cereal. He just seems like the kind of guy who enjoys a good time. And he says he’s #famdabulous.

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Bingham Fitz-Henry

Instagram account: @bingu133

What it tells us about him: Not that we didn’t know this, but Bing is really obsessed with polo — playing polo, attending polo, partying at polo.

Harry Farran

Instagram account: @harryfarran

What it tells us about him: Maybe Harry is new to the whole Instagram thing, because his first post was in August, and he only has seven pictures (at the time of writing).

Jourdan Siyal

Instagram account: @jourdan.siyal

What it tells us about him: Either Jourdan made this account for the show, or he’s new to Insta. All of his posts are from the episodes.

Mackane Reid

Instagram account: @mackane.reid

What it tells us about him: Mack loves a good travel photo.

Brett Moore

Instagram account: @suchislife.co

What it tells us about him: Brett has really nailed his influencer pose, and pretty much every post has something to do with the ocean.