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The Bachelor Premiere: Here Is Zoe-Clare’s Speech About Being A Redhead In Full

“I think after Areeba stole Locky from me, to me it’s disrespectful. I don’t understand why out of everyone here, she’d pick me. Honestly, I get it. I’m the only redhead in the whole entire house. And the rest of them… I think the only colours are blonde, brunette, then there’s me.

I think that’s exactly why Areeba is targeting me. Of course, the redhead. It’s just not appropriate. What’s wrong with a ranga? I’m sorry, do you want me to dye my hair every 10 seconds, I’m SO sorry but this is natural guys. This is not going anywhere!

I don’t care if you’re black, white, caramel, whatever. Ranga. I want to be here like, you know what – we can win. We can win because I’m not blonde. I’m not brunette. I’m not anything other than what I am. I’m not going to pretend to be. I’m me. And if he likes me, then f*cking awesome.

I don’t need someone being rude, and being like ‘I’m just gonna sit down’. There’s no level of respect.

I don’t want to go through this experience being different because… this sounds so stupid, but because of the colour of my goddamn hair. And that sucks. The colour of my complexion.

The one time that I can walk in something and I’m like no one has my hair. No one has my bone structure, no one has my body. And they don’t! That’s not a lie. They don’t! But you’re still different. You’re still a fucking ranga at the end of the day and that sucks because they think, no matter what, oh it’s fine, she’s different. Like did Areeba do it to any of the blonde girls? Any of the brunette girls? No.

You know what? I’m proud of being a ranga. I will be a ranga until the day I die. We are more striking than any other human this worth… that walks this Earth. Don’t have our blue eyes or brown or our green eyes that can literally stop traffic.

You sure as shit don’t have our hair.

I’m not going to bite my tongue anymore. The way people treat girls and men with red hair… needs to end. Right now.”