Ali Oetjen announced as Australia's next Bachelorette

Alicia Vrajlal
Entertainment Editor

Ali Oetjen has been announced as Australia’s fourth Bachelorette, after failing to find love once again on Bachelor In Paradise.

The blonde reality star professed her love for Grant Kemp during Monday night’s finale, however it was soon revealed the romance didn’t last the test of time, and Ali’s ready to return to the dating franchise for a third time.

Ali appeared on Australia’s first season of The Bachelor back in 2013, placing third in the contest to win Tim Robards’ heart.

Source: Channel Ten

“We’re delighted to announce that Ali Oetjen will be Australia’s next Bachelorette!” a statement on the official The Bachelorette Australia Facebook page read on Monday evening.

“After appearing on Bachelor In Paradise, unfortunately distance proved too big a hurdle for Ali & Grant.

“Eager to make it third time lucky in love, Ali is ready to call the shots.”

Unfortunately things didn’t work out between Grant and Ali. Source: Channel Ten

Ali also shared the same promotional image of herself with a rose in hand, and told her followers she’s really serious about finding ‘the one’ sooner rather than later.

“I’m 32, im ready to be married & have kids but I’m willing to wait until I find the right one,” she wrote.

“I’m so excited to have the chance to make meaning of my heart breaks & pick wisely to find an ever lasting love. 

Ali failed to find love with Tim Robards during the first season of The Bachelor in 2013. Source: Channel Ten

“I have so much love to give,” she concluded, adding a rose emoji. 

It appears filming for Ali’s season of The Bachelorette is set to kick off very soon.

In the meantime, we’ll have Nick Cummins aka the Honey Badger’s season of The Bachelor to tune in to.

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