PHOTOS: Meet the 23 Bachelorettes of 'The Bachelor New Zealand' 2016

Pics 07/03/2016
Claudia
Height: 157cm
Age: 29
Hometown: Taranaki

Claudia earns a living as a blogger, traveller, model, brand ambassador and fashion designer. She spends a lot of time in Bali where her fashion label is based and you can always catch her in either a bohemian dress or a bikini. Her proudest moment to date is having a Paris Hilton buy three of her dresses.

What is something about you that most people don’t know?
People often think I’m Tahitian, Hawaiian or Latin American but my dad is Irish and Kiwi and my mum is Spanish and Filipino.

Describe your dream man
My dream man loves the beach, water, sunshine and travel. He is into health and fitness, likes to cook and has an amazing personality. I want him to be successful as it’s nice to have a mentor and he should have a great smile.
What do you think your motto will be for your time on The Bachelor New Zealand?
“Make the most of it and have fun”.


Storm
Height: 175cm
Age: 24
Hometown: Fairlie

Storm is a travel consultant and loves to read, cook, watch films, play tennis and board games. She considers herself outgoing, adventurous, fun and caring and fearless! She wants a guy who is likeable, thoughtful, confident and thoughtful.
What is something about you that most people don’t know?
That I just can’t eat bananas and don’t even like being around them.

Describe your dream man
Warm, genuine, loving, funny, outgoing and he needs to be himself around me. I never want to doubt that he doesn’t have feelings for a second!

What do you think your motto will be for your time on The Bachelor New Zealand?
Be yourself, be kind, have fun.

Sarah
Height: 175cm
Age: 30
Hometown: Christchurch

Sarah works as a hairdresser but she is also interested in art, design, fashion and music. She believes in true love, but love-at-first-sight not so much. Her dream date would be camping on the beach. She would love a guy who is honest and has really good sense of humor. Lying cheating and bad teeth are all deal breakers for her.

What is something about you that most people don’t know?
I was really good at athletics at school, long jump was my thing.
Describe your dream man
Someone who’s funny, serious at times, confident within themselves & sincere.
What do you think your motto will be for your time on The Bachelor New Zealand?
Live for the moment.

Freya
Height: 175cm
Age: 26
Hometown: Christchurch

Freya works as a business administrator but would love to work in film and has diploma in digital film. She enjoys swimming and native walks. Her dream date involves sunshine, the ocean and a sunset, and lots of laughing.

What is something about you that most people don’t know?
She trained as an underwater model in the Philippines where she lived for over a year. This lead onto training other models and producing the underwater photo shoots!

Describe your dream man…
A man with a good sense of self, humor and fun! Compassion and intelligence is definitely a plus.


What do you think your motto will be for your time on The Bachelor New Zealand?
Enjoy the moments, no regrets.










Emily Rose
Height: 160cm
Age: 33
Hometown: Nelson

Emily is a pilates teacher and loves dance, art, she writes poetry and song lyrics and bush walking, she’s also a mum of one. Her ideal first date includes beautiful Asian food, followed by live music of a walk on the beach.

What is something about you that most people don’t know?
I can sing! My go to song would be Jessica Rabbits ‘Why Don’t You Do Right’
Describe your dream man…

He has to have a lion’s heart, a big heart. Intelligent, witty, kind and generous.

What do you think your motto will be for your time on The Bachelor New Zealand?
Enjoy the moments, no regrets.


Kate
Height: 177cm
Age: 28
Hometown: Auckland

Kate works as an account manager for a popular Kiwi woman’s magazine and loves that she has found a job in a company that she can thrive in. She enoys working out at the gym, water-skiing, skiing and tennis. Fleetwood Mac and Creedence Clearwater Revival are two of her favourite bands, but she also likes a bit of Justin Bieber too. A sense of humour is a must for her man.

What is something about you that most people don’t know?
I lived in Italy for six months.
Describe your dream man
Tall, successful, handsome, witty, strong-minded and loving.
What do you think your motto will be for your time on The Bachelor New Zealand?
To just be my fun-loving self and enjoy the ride!


Rebecca
Height: 163cm
Age: 33
Hometown: Pukekohe

Rebecca works as a retirement village attendant. She loves cats, and has fostered for the SPCA. She owns a generous collection of vinyl and enjoys plenty of country music too. Her proudest moment was graduating with a Masters in Film and TV in the UK. Her man must be an animal lover and have a great personality.

What is something about you that most people don’t know?
I won a mother and baby beauty contest when I was only nine months old, won the category, swept the entire competition.
Describe your dream man
Someone who loves animals and enjoys watching film and television.
What do you think your motto will be for your time on The Bachelor New Zealand?
Stay positive – it’s an experience of a lifetime.


Lara
Height: 161cm
Age: 27
Hometown: Tauranga

Lara loves to cook and the outdoors plus enjoys all things sporty and the outdoors. She also is an aspirational dog owner. She works as a marketing manager and owns two homes, one in Auckland and in Tauranga. Her ultimate date is a fun activity followed by drinks and nibbles in the sun and she especially prefers a guy that doesn’t make her make all the decisions.

Describe your dream man
I’ll know once I find him
What is something about you that most people don’t know?
I meditate twice a day (transcendental meditation) and I hate scary movies.
What do you think your motto will be for your time on The Bachelor New Zealand?
Be kind, be gracious and think smart.

Nicole
Height: 175cm
Age: 24
Hometown: Hamilton

Nicole is a veterinarian and likes adventure, travel, sports and the outdoors. She believes in true love and her dream date is anything that for fills her desire for crazy adventures. She loves to binge on a good TV series and thinks any music that you can have a good dance to is great. Her guy needs to be cheeky and have a real zest for life.

What is something about you that most people don’t know?
I love sailing and have done a lot of it growing up.
Describe your dream man
My best mate basically. Someone who I can share experiences with.
What do you think your motto will be for your time on The Bachelor New Zealand?
Live in the moment and just enjoy life with no regrets.


Amanda
Height: 178cm
Age: 28
Hometown: Waikanae

Amanda is currently studying to be a nurse. She loves sports and working out and especially enjoys snowboarding, netball and touch rugby. She is really close to her family and very proud of her two nieces and nephews. Her guy needs to be funny and can laugh at themselves and they absolutely must love pets.

What is something about you that most people don’t know?
I almost flushed my bird down the toilet by mistake.
Describe your dream man
Tall, muscular but not too muscular. Funny and loyal are also key.
What do you think your motto will be for your time on The Bachelor New Zealand?
I need a coffee.

Danielle
Height: 169cm
Age: 26
Hometown: Pukekohe

Danielle is a cruise consultant but wants to become a firefighter and has volunteered at Pukehoke fire station for just over three years. She is a madly into CrossFit because she loves pushing her body to the limits. Her ultimate date would be going out on a launch with a picnic, fishing, paddle-boating and then watching the sun go down while sipping champagne.

What is something about you that most people don’t know?
I caught a 103kg Marlon in 30 minutes out in the Hokianga Harbour, 30 minutes on the reel.

Describe your dream man
Someone who loves to travel and go on adventures and makes me laugh, feel loved and pretty. Someone who wants to have a family. Someone I can trust and share my life with and who makes me a better person and completes me.
What do you think your motto will be for your time on The Bachelor New Zealand?
1. Relax, have fun and let your true self shine
2. Fairytales do come true 


Lindsey
Height: 160cm
Age: 32
Hometown: Schooled in Sweden
Current Home: Parnell, Auckland

Lindsey is a doctor but really wants to be obstetrician/gynecologist. She really enjoys running, yoga, travel, foreign languages and wine. Her proudest moment was being named most distinguished medical graduate of her year. Her dream date would be a helicopter ride over the Milford Sound and then a picnic with a view of the Sound.

What is something about you that most people don’t know?
I speak Swedish
Describe your dream man
Chivalrous, sincere and loyal. Someone who is my best friend, has a romantic side and loves being active and adventurous.

What do you think your motto will be for your time on The Bachelor New Zealand?


Shari
Height: 163cm
Age: 24
Hometown: Paraparaumu

Shari works as an Early Childhood Teacher and enjoys spending most of her time with friends and family. Her favourite book is 50 Shade of Grey and she likes most music just not metal or rock, or anything annoying. She decided to apply to be a bacherelotte because she wants to find her husband.

What is something about you that most people don’t know?
I have a webbed toe.
Describe your dream man
Someone who has a kind soul, makes me laugh and knows how to look after himself. He has to know what he wants and he has to love me!

What do you think your motto will be for your time on The Bachelor New Zealand?
Whatever will be will be.



Fleur
Height: 169cm
Age: 26
Hometown: Waipawa

Fleur would love to work as youth worker full-time, having volunteered at an orphanage in Kenya for three months when she was 19 years old. She also loves photography and would like to dabble at some point in child and family photography. She loves writing and reading a good book. She hopes to find a man who is caring, trustworthy, easy to chat to, funny and respectful.

What is something about you that most people don’t know?
I still suck my thumb.
Describe your dream man
Respectful and accepting towards others.

What do you think your motto will be for your time on The Bachelor New Zealand?
Most importantly - be me and also to have fun and enjoy the moment, take it as it comes.


Harmony
Height: 160cm
Age: 27
Hometown: Papakura

Harmony is a jockey and has eight horses that she calls her horse children. She also has four chickens and two cats. Her favourite hobby is napping and her biggest fear is running out of food. She is most impressed by people that have a passion for something and thinks a guy who doesn’t take himself too seriously is attractive.

What is something about you that most people don’t know?
I went skinny-dipping in Thailand while on a tour with 30 other people.

Describe your dream man
Good-looking, passionate about what he does, sees the good in people and situations, spoils me and gives great massages.
What do you think your motto will be for your time on The Bachelor New Zealand?


Ceri (pronounced Kerry)
Height: 179cm
Age: 24
Hometown: Auckland

Ceri is studying to be a teacher and also dabbles in beauty pageants. She loves baking sweets, going to the gym and running. Her two proudest moments to date are completing the Outward Bound 21 Day Course and winning the title of Miss Tourism NZ in 2015. She finds honesty and a sense of humour most attractive, but being is caring is also must.
What is something about you that most people don’t know?
I can play the piano and I’ve also had five operations.
Describe your dream man
Tall, dark and handsome. Kind, caring, honest and genuine. Someone who compliments my life. I also really like blue eyes.

What do you think your motto will be for your time on The Bachelor New Zealand?



Alicia
Height: 164cm
Age: 26
Hometown: Te Awamutu

Alicia is a file management officer and a big animal lover (she used to volunteer for the SPCA). She has 20 pets in total, which she call her funny children: two sheep, two pigs, one rabbit, three chooks, six doves, one turkey, four rescue cats and one miniature horse called Rambo. She loves costume parties and enjoys getting out in nature.
What is something about you that most people don’t know?
I’m ¼ Sri Lankan, ¼ Scottish and ½ NZ European.
Describe your dream man
Not too tall, slightly tanned, some muscle but not too much, tattoos are a bonus, great teeth, feet that aren’t freaky.
What do you think your motto will be for your time on The Bachelor New Zealand?
Stay true to myself.

Gab
Height: 178cm
Age: 29
Hometown: Kerikeri

Gab works as a marketing manager and loves to spend her time wining and dining, doing yoga, going to the gym and heading anywhere where there is sunshine. She finds confidence, honesty and determination attractive and loves people who are fun and spontaneous. Her dream date is cocktails at beautiful beach bar or a picnic on a beach.

What is something about you that most people don’t know?
I lived in Melbourne for five and a half years.

Describe your dream man
Tall, dark, honest and someone I can sit down and talk to for hours. Someone I can trust and who wants to travel and explore the world together.

What do you think your motto will be for your time on The Bachelor New Zealand?
Be true to yourself, keep open-minded and open-hearted.



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Height: 173cm
Age: 29
Hometown: Nelson

Anna is a Nanny and loves travelling anything in the outdoors. Her proudest achievement to date was working as a Nanny in the Middle East for royalty. Her dream date is any location as long as it has sunset!

What is something about you that most people don’t know?
I did volunteer work in Vietnam, Cambodia and Nepal for six months.


Describe your dream man
He has an open mind, sense of humor, healthy lifestyle and loves children. He also must be able to laugh at himself and have good banter.

What do you think your motto will be for your time on The Bachelor New Zealand?
Enjoy the moment and be yourself.

Catherine
Height: 157cm
Age: 26
Hometown: Te Atatu

Catherine works in Ambulance Customer Services, loves snowboarding, going on long walks, travelling, photography, fishing and shopping. The last book that Catherine read was ‘Empower Yourself’ by Miranda Kerr and her proudest moment to date has been coming on The Bachelor NZ. Her dream date would be going by helicopter to a private island.
What is something about you that most people don’t know?
That I am an entrepreneur. I have my own business that I started as a hair-stylist, nail, makeup artist and photographer. I also do modelling when I can.
Describe your dream man
Someone who has a good heart, good career and who wants to build a life together. Also someone who enjoys life?
What do you think your motto will be for your time on The Bachelor New Zealand?
Never give up on what I truly believe in.



Erin
Height: 170cm
Age: 26
Hometown: Auckland

Erin has most recently worked as a masseuse on a super yacht. She loves any water sports, rugby and hiking. She values honesty and kindness in others, and would love her guy to have those qualities too. He also must at least like or love dogs, that is an absolute deal breaker. A dream date for her is doing something active, definitely nothing predictable.

What is something about you that most people don’t know?
I used to do Irish dancing or I really like sharks and want to go shark cage diving at some point.
Describe your dream man
Funny, kind, loyal, handsome of course, a family man who is fun, loves to do cool things and go on adventures.

What do you think your motto will be for your time on The Bachelor New Zealand?
Be positive and positive things will happen. What’s meant to be will be.



Metz
Height: 171cm
Age: 28
Hometown: Auckland

Metz works as an administrator and is also an aspiring actress. She loves to do cultural dancing and enjoys writing. Her proudest moment to date was winning Miss Samoa NZ and her most embarrassing moment was fainting at a wedding where she was one of the bridesmaids. Her guy needs to be hard-working and they need love to shower.

What is something about you that most people don’t know?
I was born in Samoa
Describe your dream man
Hardworking, loyal, funny, ambitious, caring and loving.

What do you think your motto will be for your time on The Bachelor New Zealand?
Smash it!







Naz
Height: 164cm
Age: 25
Hometown: Hamilton/ Iran

Naz works as a landscaper in Christchurch and loves keeping fit, hunting, fishing, travelling and spending time with her family. She will try anything once and loves a challenge. She also has a three year old Siberian husky called Indie. Her most embarrassing moment was when a big wave hit her on the Gold Coast and her bikini top came right off!

Describe your dream man
Someone who likes the simple things in life but is still adventurous, loves keeping fit and has a great sense of humour.
What do you think your motto will be for your time on The Bachelor New Zealand?
Be yourself and have fun