‘Bachy’ Hopeful Isabelle Reckons That Snow White Shoot Was Such A “Stitch-Up”
Last night Isabelle the pilates instructor from the Gold Coast was sent home on The Bachelor.
While her time on the show was short, she’ll be remembered for literally thrusting with Dr. Matt on the first night in a shiny Golden Globe dress, and then, as Snow White in the inaugural photoshoot ep, playing dead like she was hiding from a bear.
Put like that, Isabelle’s action on-screen are some true Bachy goals.
Punkee spoke to Isabelle – now happily in a relationship, hell yeah – about that sleeping Snow White “stitch-up”, how the women were legitimately pissed with Abbie, and the episode two group date we never saw. We all thought Chelsie got a rose for being good at archery, but it turns out she’s just got skills on a motorised scooter.
Here’s what Isabelle had to say about her time on The Bachelor:
On playing the corpse in the Snow White photo shoot
“It was a bit of stitch-up, wasn’t it, really? I had to lie there, thinking that I was going to be the lead character and being like, ‘Oh my God, girls, I’ve got this, don’t worry, I’m gonna get such good time with Matt’ – then having to lie there with my eyes closed was a bit of a joke really. There were more photos at the end where I actually woke up and got to put my arms around Matt, and he was being very polite: ‘I’m going to put my hand on your waist.’ I was like, ‘Just put it there. You don’t have to ask, just do it.’
“I definitely felt something there. Obviously, not everyone feels stuff straight away – like it wasn’t an exploding romance. I definitely wasn’t looking at him and going, ‘Oh my God, just kiss me, just kiss me, just kiss me.'”
On the Abbie-Dr. Matt pashing scandal
“We were actually really pissed off and really shocked as well. We didn’t expect it to go that way. We honestly thought that Matt was gonna be like, ‘Oh you know, Abbie’s great, she’s young, she’s flirty, I like her, but I’m looking for a wife type thing.’
“But you know, when she actually came back and she had a rose and she had all her lipstick missing, we were actually genuinely shocked. And a lot of us had to take time out to be like what has just happened?! Obviously, we’re happy for our friend for doing well, but then also, she said that she wasn’t gonna kiss him, so we were also really taken aback.”
On deciding to go on The Bachelor to look for love beyond the Gold Coast
“I decided to go on The Bachelor for the main reason that, you know, I’m turning 30 this year and you get to a point where you’re like I think I’ve met everybody on the Gold Coast that I could possibly meet, I’ve done the long-term relationship, I’ve had heartbreak, I’ve done it all, and I think I need to extend my reach a little bit, maybe find something else outside of the state.
“I’ve been watching since Tim and Anna’s season. I never really thought that I’d ever be on it or anything like that, but I’ve watched most of the seasons and it’s funny watching it back and being like, ‘Oh, that’s actually me this time and I actually know all those girls.'”
On Dr. Matt Agnew, who doesn’t really have the banter she usually goes for
“Matt’s a great guy. He’s very handsome. He’s so down-to-earth. He’s lovely. He’s like every kind of girl’s dream to have is like this nice guy that will listen to you and [who] is understanding and smart, a little bit funny and everything like that. He’s not the typical guy that I would go for. I’d like them to have a little bit more banter than what Matt did. But he was still a great guy and I was still really keen to get to know him.
“To be honest I didn’t get that much time with Matt, besides cocktail party chats and the group date and everything like that… [We talked] about the future, about goals, hobbies, that sort of thing. It’s hard because you’ve got to try to cram it all in before the next person comes in and jumps in on you.
“I think on the first night I was one of the last people to talk to Matt and Vakoo was after me and I knew that Vakoo hadn’t spoken to Matt yet and I wanted to be polite and be like, ‘Oh, okay, but that’s enough about me, Matt. Get to know Vakoo as well.’ Because you want to be polite to your friends, but also you’re like, ‘You’re stealing my man, I’m trying to get to know him.'”
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On Dr. Matt’s habit of kissing all the girls
“Matt’s such a gorgeous soul and you can just tell that he’s one of those guys that probably grew up not thinking too much of himself, not thinking that he’s handsome, and then all of a sudden he’s got 28 women just going, ‘Ahh…’ like zombies after him, you know.
“If I was him, I’d be doing the same thing, you know – testing the waters with each girl. If that means giving them a kiss, then hell yeah, I’d give them a kiss. You’re potentially finding your life partner there, and I don’t blame him for kissing the girls. That’s completely up to him and I probably would have done the same thing as well. But I think he’s genuinely there looking for the love of his life.”
On having no idea that she was about to be sent home
“I thought I had it in the bag! I thought I was doing so well. Like you watch yourself back and you’re like, ‘Oh, of course I’m going.’ No airtime, a little bit here and there, I’m definitely not gonna stay. But when you’re actually in the moment, I thought I had really good chances, because I survived the first night, I survived the big six cull, I survived the three. And then all of a sudden, Osher’s like ‘there’s only one of you going home tonight’. You’re like, ‘Great, great odds. Thank gosh, definitely got it in the bag!’
“I don’t have any regrets. Like there’s definitely nothing that happened that I wasn’t okay with. The only thing is just I wish I had more time. I think I said some really funny things in my voxies and had some good moments.”
On what we didn’t see during the whole group archery group date
“There were so many more parts of that date that you guys didn’t see… There was like a wheelchair thing and everything. We had motorised scooters and Matt wore a wig and dressed up as an old man and it was great, it was so much fun.
“[Chelsie] sucked at archery. The only good people were me and Bri. Bri won the challenge for her group. But it was Abbie that looks like she shot the winning one, but it was Bri.
“[Chelsie] won the next part of the date after the archery. I killed [the archery] in my team, [against the] team who got all the pie charts first which was also another game previously. Then we went on to this motorised scooter part and the girls got to dress up with old lady cardigans and wigs and glasses and then drive Matt around on a motorised scooter – and that wasn’t shown. Chelsie won that exercise and that’s how she got a rose.”
On who she reckons was the winner from the very start
“Elly, for sure. You could see [Elly and Dr. Matt’s connection] from night one. You were just like drawn in, I’d give Elly the golden ticket too.
“Day one I was like, ‘Marshmallows? She’s sold it, guys. Pack it up and go home.'”