The Bachelor Intruder Mary on What It Was Really Like Crashing the Show
The producers of The Bachelor sure know what the ingredients for good drama are! Like adding six new women to the nine remaining original ladies, who finally thought they were getting to the pointy end with Blake Garvey. In a world first, The Bachelor introduced a group of beautiful intruders on Thursday night's episode to shake things up, and the original girls did not take it well, particularly Kara, Sam, Laurina and Amber, who actually rejected a rose from Blake in the rose ceremony because she couldn't handle the pressure of the situation. (Eventually she accepted it — of course.) It was a close call for Kara, who was the last girl to be given a rose, which meant Blake said a quick goodbye to fashion blogger Aley and social media co-ordinator Tahnee.
As for breaking the news to the girls, it was executive assistant and acting student Mary who had the task of being the first intruder to meet the existing group. Their expressions when she revealed she was also there to date Blake — gold. We chatted to Mary to discuss how she handled the sticky situation, what she likes about Blake, and why she thinks dating on the show does lay good foundations for a potential relationship.
POPSUGAR Australia: Did you know you were going in as an intruder?
Mary: Yeah I did.
PS: Did you have any apprehensions about going in halfway through? Intruders aren't traditionally received warmly in situations like this.
Mary: No, I know. Look, I was obviously sceptical of what the reception would be from the girls. I kind of thought, if there are new girls who are being brought into it, there's a reason for it. You know, I could potentially be the girl for Blake, so why shouldn't I have that opportunity?
PS: Did you apply for the show in the first round when everyone else would have applied?
Mary: Yeah, I think so. I don't really know how that all worked.
PS: So you knew you were an intruder. Were you given any other kind of information before going on the show?
Mary: All I knew was that the girls didn't know I was coming in, and that Blake didn't either. So it was pretty much jumping into the deep end.
Source: Network Ten