'Not everything is as it seems': Helena's message after Bachelor elimination

Gillian Wolski
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

Matt Agnew has chosen his final two, and it doesn’t include Mauritian-born beauty Helena Sauzier.

The former Miss World competitor was sent packing after an awkward date with our Bachelor who probed her for answers following their even more awkward hometown visit the previous week.

Taking to Instagram the morning after her elimination, Helena described her experience as ‘incredible and emotionally exhausting’, and hinted that there’s more to the story than what viewers see on TV.

“I have stayed true to myself and stand by every decision that I made, and every feeling that I felt,” she said.

“On that note: a reminder to everyone on social media to please be gentle to us all - not everything you watch is as it seems, so remember to take all that you see/hear with a big pinch of salt!”

Bachelor Australia's Helena Sauzier speaks out after elimination. Photo: Ten

Helena also thanked her supporters, Bachelor star friends and the Ten crew “for keeping us sane”.

Fans were quick to reassure the 25-year-old that she didn’t come across poorly, saying, “kept your dignity and you used your intuition and was true to yourself all along. That's what class is all about,” and “you are so classy. Good on you for staying dignified.”

The other hot topic on people’s minds is Abbie Chatfield’s very racy beach scene with Matt, and Helena was asked about it on KIISFM radio on Thursday morning.

“I heard the ‘I’m so horny’ and I actually nearly fell,” she said. “There’s also like 20 cameras around you. I was like, ‘No!’”

There’s only one episode left for this season - here, we take a look at the 26 gorgeous and talented bachelorettes who have been eliminated and what they’ve been up to since leaving the show.

We've know who's been sent home - and who's still in the running for Matt's final rose on The Bachelor Australia. Photo: Channel 10.

Who has made it to the Bachelor Australia finale?

Abbie Chatfield, QLD

Instagram: @abbiechatfield

If there’s one contestant who made sure she’ll be remembered for a long time to come, it’s 23-year-old Queenslander, Abbie Chatfield. Abbie went viral for telling Matt, “I’m a Gemini”, after he explained he was an astrophysicist.

She’s since made herself a rival within the house thanks to her strong chemistry with Matt and willingness to do anything to get more alone time with him.

The moment she snogged Matt during a cocktail party particularly left a mark, with Abbie saying she was so devastated by the ladies’ reactions that she ‘didn’t eat for three days’ afterwards.

Abbie Chatfield. Photo: Channel 10

Chelsie McLeod, VIC

Instagram: @chelsiemcleod

Melbourne chemical engineer, 28-year-old Chelsie McLeod, made quite the impression on Matt when she gave him a temporary tattoo of oxytocin when she first met him. Oxytocin is often known as the ‘love hormone’, because oxytocin levels rise when you make physical contact with another person.

It was clear to see a lot of oxytocin was exchanged during their first single date together, and many bookies and fans have pegged Chelsie as this year’s winner.

Chelsie McLeod. Photo: Channel 10

Who has been sent home?

Helena Sauzier, WA

Instagram: @helenasauzier

Sent home: episode 15

Helena seemed to hit it off with Bachelor Matt the first time they met, with the 25-year-old wooing him with her French accent.

Since them, the health and wellness coach has shared a very steamy, cocktail party kiss with Matt, and a photo he posted to Instagram had some fans suggesting that Helena could be the eventual winner.

But is her romance with Matt about to come undone? It certainly looks that way according to the sneak peek for episode 14, which shows the Mauritius-born beauty walk out of her hometown date.

Helena Sauzier. Photo: Channel 10

Emma Roche, NSW

Instagram: @miss_emma_roche

Sent home: episode 14

Irish-born Emma, 32, is ‘thrilled’ to be on The Bachelor journey this year. The fashion brand manager is mum to two cute pooches who fill up her Instagram feed.

While she may not have spent the most time with Matt, she certainly has fallen hard and fast for him, but their love wasn’t meant to be.

Post-Bachie, the brunette beauty has been seen out and about with her fellow ex-bachelorettes and has debuted a sleek new haircut. New hair, who dis?

Emma Roche. Photo: Channel 10
Emma reveals her new 'do on fellow Bachie star Sogand's Instagram. Photo: Instagram/sogand_m__.

Elly Miles, NSW

Instagram: @ellymiles

Sent home: episode 13

Elly is a 24-year-old nurse from NSW who asked her followers on Instagram to “count how many times I say ‘crikey, bloody and struth’ on this wild journey”.

Her beautiful Instagram is full of happy family shots and snapshots of days at the beach.

She quickly established herself as a favourite for the win after she secured Matt’s hometown date, and the first second single date of the group. An alleged Bachelor insider even claimed that she knew Matt before coming on the show.

After her elimination, Elly said she escaped Australia for a “life changing trip” overseas.

Elly Miles. Photo: Channel 10

“I have since ventured off to Europe with my amazing sister @happylittlebeckymite ! I’m choking up as I write this because it was honestly the most life changing trip,” she wrote on Instagram.

Looking bronzed and happy, Elly went on to add that she’s met “so many more wonderful people” while on her getaway - could one of those be a new love interest?

“It’s been the best year yet and I bloody can’t wait to see what the future has in store!” she added.

Elly escaped post-Bachie heartbreak in Europe. Photo: Instagram/ellymiles.

Kristen Czyszek, QLD

Instagram: @kristen_czyszek

Sent home: episode 12

The 24-year-old China Researcher has just returned from two years living in China and seemed delighted that Matt could speak a few words of Mandarin. Kristen initially told 10 Daily she was looking for love and someone to have ‘two little girls’ with.

Her single date with Matt went smoothly enough, but fans couldn’t help but cringe a little when they shared a kiss while covered in coffee scrub.

Kristen Czyszek. Photo: Channel 10

In episode 12, Matt decided to continue into the series’ final stretch with Elly Miles, Chelsie McLeod, Helena Sauzier, Emma Roche - and most controversially - Abbie Chatfield, sending the China researcher packing.

After her heartbreaking elimination, rumours began swirling that she fled the country and “dropped off the face of the earth”.

“She ran off to China and nobody heard anything from her for months,” an insider told Daily Mail Australia.

Kristen confirmed she’d escaped to her beloved home-away-from-home on Monday when she shared a snap of herself visiting the Great Wall of China.

“If my first post isn’t about China, have I really been to China?? So here I am...,” she captioned the post.

Kristen looked happy on her post-Bachie trip to her beloved China. Photo: Instagram/kristen_czyszek.

Sogand Mohtat, NSW

Instagram: @sogand_m__

Sent home: episode 11

Sogand, who lived in Tehran up until 2005, was a hit at the ‘first impressions’ meeting when she taught Matt some choice words in Persian. Little did the Bachelor know he’d asked Sogand to marry him.

She’s since made an impression with an improv belly dance which was self-taught, but was criticised by Bachelor royals Snezana Wood and Laura Byrne for being too caught up in the drama of the mansion.

After leaving the show, she told Yahoo Lifestyle in an exclusive chat that she “can only blame herself” for how her Bachelor experience ended.

Sogand Mohtat. Photo: Channel 10

Mary Viturino, VIC

Sent home: episode 10

Outspoken single-mum Mary lived up to her words when she told 10 Daily she’s like ‘none of those bitc**s’ who’ve come before her on The Bachelor.

She’s since been reunited with her mini-me daughter now that she’s outside the mansion.

Instagram: @maryviturino18

Who is left on The Bachelor Australia? Photo: Ten
Leaving The Bachelor meant single-mum Mary could be reunited with her young daughter. Photo: Instagram/maryviturino18

Nichole Wood, QLD

Sent home: episode 10

Nichole goes by the name ‘Noodles’ on Instagram, where she shares everything from poolside selfies to dinner dates with friends, and even the moment she bought her own Mitsubishi Swift.

The 25-year-old has since dyed her hair dark and hooked up with former Married at First Sight star Billy Vincent. They were recently spotted kissing on the Gold Coast after a dinner date.

Instagram: @nichole.d.wood

Who is left on The Bachelor Australia? Photo: Ten
New hair, who dis? Photo: Instagram/Nichole Wood
Since leaving The Bachelor, Nichole has hooked up with former MAFS star Billy Vincent. Photo: Instagram/billyvincent

Nikki Ferris, NSW

Sent home: episode nine

Snack-enthusiast, 24-year-old Nikki Ferris, is a girl after our own hearts, with her slogan on Instagram being: ‘Spread love as thick as you would Nutella’.

She’s also a self-confessed globetrotter and is ‘passionate about leggings being seen as pants’.

Instagram: @nikkiferriswheel

Who is left on The Bachelor Australia? Photo: Ten

Rachael Arahill, NSW

Sent home: episode nine

Rachael definitely made herself known on this season of The Bachelor, when she was sent home for planning to pursue her ‘Plan B’ - a producer on the show who also happened to be Matt’s minder.

According to the 23-year-old however, the drama surrounding her exit was mostly staged. But luckily for her, she’s since moved on with fellow star Vakoo.

Instagram: @rachaelarahill

Who is left on The Bachelor Australia? Photo: Ten
Rachael and Vakoo are now in a relationship. Photo: Instagram/itsvakoo

Cassandra Mamone, SA

Sent home: episode eight

Cassandra is a 33-year-old engagement ring designer from South Australia and you need to take a look at her Instagram account to see the incredible jewellery she creates.

People love it so much she already has 22,000 followers on Instagram. Since leaving the show, she’s through herself straight back into the business.

Instagram: @cassandramamone

Cassandra Mamone. Photo: Ten

Brianna Ferrante, WA

Sent home: episode seven

Brianna loves to travel, post selfies with her friends and live life to the fullest. The 24-year-old told 10 Daily she’s after a partner who can be ‘like a best friend’.

Instagram: @briferrante

Brianna Ferrante. Photo: Ten

Monique Morley, NSW

Sent home: episode six

Monique, a 26-year-old lingerie designer from Manly and Bondi, was dramatically sent home by Matt after allegedly calling him a ‘dog see-you-next-Tuesday’.

She told Yahoo Lifestyle that behind the scenes, their chat was really long and “At the end of the day I was there knowing I’d stayed true to myself, so I’d rather look like a bit of a fool on TV than make it all better by lying.”

Since leaving the show, she’s continued to keep her 20,000 Instagram followers updated with fun snaps.

Instagram: @moniquemorley

Monique Morley. Photo: Ten
Monique is living her best life on Instagram with her 20,000 followers. Photo: Instagram/moniquemorley

Vakoo Kauapirura, NSW

Sent home: episode six

If there’s one thing 23-year-old Sydney model Vakoo Kauapirura knows, it’s how to pick an awesome date, as she’s previously told 10 Daily her perfect scenario would be to visit a ‘ball pit that's full of puppies and then go somewhere to eat’. Sounds like a girl after our own hearts.

She’s since moved on with fellow contestant Rachael Arahill.

Instagram: @itsvakoo

Vakoo Kauapirura. Photo: Ten
Vakoo is posting super hot photos on her Instagram page. Photo: Instagram/itsvakoo

Julia Hyde, NSW

Sent home: episode five

Children’s entertainer Julia jokes on Instagram that she “called in her fairy-godmother for a little bit of magic” when she applied for the show. The 28-year-old’s Instagram is jam-packed full of headshots and images from her stage shows.

Instagram: @itsjuliahyde

Julia Hyde. Photo: Ten

Isabelle Davies, QLD

Sent home: episode four

The 29-year-old pilates and barre instructor has an impressive array of tattoos and claims ‘you’ve never met anyone like me’ on her Instagram page. She loves a good swimsuit snap and uploads snaps from her days at the Opera Bar to her travels to Japan.

Isabelle was always dressed in long sleeves during her short stint on The Bachelor, and explained after leaving the mansion that this was because of a Simpsons tattoo she has on her arm that couldn’t be shown for copyright reasons.

Instagram: @isabelledaviesx

Isabelle Davies. Photo: Ten
Isabelle had to wear long sleeves on The Bachelor to cover her Simpsons tattoo. Photo: Instagram/ isabelledaviesx

Jessica Brody, VIC

Sent home: episode three

The 30-year-old from Melbourne already has 271,000 followers on Instagram, who all follow her for her outfit posts, her selfies and inspirational quotes.

After leaving the show, she was accused of being a stripper, which she strongly denied.

Instagram: @jessica_brody

Jessica Brody. Photo: Ten

Jessie Ashley, WA

Sent home: episode three

The 30-year-old is into traveling, adventure, whiskey and books and is also a dog-lover and a social butterfly if her Instagram is anything to go by.

Instagram: @jessie_ashley__

Jessie Ashley. Photo: Ten

Renee J Barrett, NT

Sent home: episode three

The 25-year-old, who loves painting and spearfishing, said her ultimate date would include a cheese platter on a beach. Same!

Instagram: @reneejbarrett

Renee J Barrett. Photo: Ten

Tara Norman, VIC

Sent home: episode two

Tara, 25, told 10 Daily she hasn’t dated for the past two years but she loves to travel and even went to Coachella this year to party with her mates.

Instagram: @taraamaree

Tara Norman. Photo: Ten

Sam Royce, VIC

Sent home: episode two

Proving she’s just like us, Sam uploaded this photo to her Instagram account alongside the caption: “If you look closely at this piece of evidence, you can see the exact moment she realised she probably should have taken the producer’s advice and looked up some YouTube videos on ‘how to pose’ or ‘modelling for dummies’”.

The 29-year-old is passionate about ending poverty and protecting the planet.

Instagram: @samroyceee

Sam Royce. Photo: Ten

Hannah Chapman, VIC

Sent home: episode two

Hannah Chapman is a social media manager from Melbourne who thinks she’ll be able to knock the socks off Matt Agnew with her ‘dorky’ sense of humour.

Looking like she came straight out of the pages of Vogue, Hannah’s Instagram is brimming with beautiful artsy photos we would only expect from a social media manager.

Instagram: @hannahecha

Hannah Chapman. Photo: Ten

Georgie Powell, QLD

Sent home: episode two

Pommie chick 32-year-old Georgie Powell, is a cosmetics injector who thinks her and Matt Agnew are a match made in Bachie heaven. The mum-of-two posts the most adorable photos of her kids on her Instagram page and shares snaps from her days at work and the beach.

Instagram: @georginajpowell

Georgie Powell. Photo: Ten

Danush Deravi, VIC

Sent home: episode two

34-year-old Danush had a game-plan when she wore red to the ‘first impression’ with Matt Agnew. “Science shows men have deeper conversations with women wearing red dresses. Let’s put that theory to the test,” she wrote online.

Instagram: @danush_deravi

Danush Deravi Photo: Ten

Tash Dowell, NSW

Sent home: episode two

34-year-old sports teacher Tash is hanging up her boots and getting glammed up to fight it out for Matt Agnew’s heart on The Bachelor this year. Tash is also a surfer a snowboarder and a country girl living in the city.

Instagram: @tashadowell

Tash Dowell. Photo: Ten

Sophie Oddo, VIC

Sent home: episode one

Sweet, vivacious and always up for a good time, copywriter Sophie, 25, is ready to take on any challenge life throws at her. Of Italian and Ukrainian decent, Sophie’s parents have been together over 35 years and she is looking for a man to have that kind of marriage with.

Instagram: @soddo

Sophie Oddo. Photo: Ten

Keely Spedding, QLD

Sent home: episode one

The 27-year-old textiles designer claims to have a snowboarding addiction and is a very injury-prone surfer. She also runs her own graphics and textiles design business, called The Keely Collective.

Instagram: @keely.spedding

Keely Spedding. Photo: Ten

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