Claudia reveals juicy details about The Bachelor NZ in new blog post
The show may be well over but the goss keeps coming!
Claudia Hoskins, who came third on this year's The Bachelor NZ behind winner Viarni and runner-up Lily, has revealed some hella juicy new details about her time on the reality show - including what food was banned, her struggles with over-eating and gaining weight, and the mental toll it took on her to stay on the show.
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She's included photos of the diary she kept during her time as a contestant - in what she's called "Memoirs of a Hungry Bachelorette" - check out some below.
In the snapshot into her thoughts during filming, it becomes clear that some sneaking weight gain was of a concern to Hoskins, as food was a large part of the life for the girls stuck inside the mansion all day.
I'm just a massive foodie, and we had so much food. These big buffet breakfasts…sometimes there wasn't much to do so I was just always looking forward to the next meal.
"I started to be very aware I was putting on weight. It wasn't from any added pressure from the other girls or the producers; it was just something I was trying combat."
Journal entries show her clear efforts to lose weight, with Hoskins congratulating herself on days she chose healthier options. "Breakfast was lots of pineapple and watermelon, a long black, bacon and an omelette," one entry reads.
She also jokes that she "must exercise today, need to keep up fitness for sex".
Hoskins also showed how close she was to walking out on the show, making a pros and cons list of staying on in the mansion. On the pros list were "potentially find love", "learn about me" and "def make a new friend", while cons were "lack of support system, missing friends and family", and facing a "potential broken heart".
She also plans and reflects on dates with Franich, in one journal entry writing "if he does talk to me then maybe I'll say I've been feeling homesick and not very confident anymore".
Hoskins also accurately picks the top five remaining Bachelorettes, which she says is proof she's "psychic".
Hoskins told Newshub that starting the blog was prompted by "a love of writing" and wanting to give insight into her experiences in the public eye.
This is just barely scratching the surface - head over to Claudia's "Memoirs of a Hungry Bachelorette" blog post to read all the details!
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