The Bachelor Australia evictee Elora Merger has revealed to WHO the truth about her time on the show. Finally.
On her vowels & the girls reactions
“Yeah, and the girls that were watching me as well. You know Flo texted me and said, 'You know, we all thought it was absolutely beautiful what you wrote and we had nothing bad to say about it'. So she was a bit surprised about how it was portrayed but I wrote it with my heart you know.
"I also remember walking out and the girls had so many compliments about it."
On Laura, the frontrunner
"I’ve loved Laura from day one. I’ve always admired her, how confident she is and how she’s very well spoken, ambitious – she’s just a kickass lady, she really is."
On reports that she didn't like Laura...
"I completely disagree with that. She and I have been talking all morning.
"Because three weeks ago an article came out about me and her fighting and she texted it to me and was like, 'Are we fighting? I don’t know.'
"I’ve always loved Laura and I never felt she had any bad intentions or anything. I think what they misunderstood was when they asked me how Elise and Laura were getting along and I said that sometimes Elise hid a little bit under Laura because Laura would cut her off. It’s just because she’s confident and confident women can be intimidating."
On her regrets
"Not opening myself up – in a way I was very guarded. You know everything that you say can be held against you. I wish I had been friendly with more than just Simone. But it’s all happening now that we’re not all dating the same guy! I’m super close to Laura, Florence and Cobie."
"No, that didn’t happen. I still have all the pictures and the date cards. There were good memories.
"I honestly don’t remember that Snapchat at all. But I would also Snapchat a bus with Matty J on it and say 'Thanks babe! For picking me up.' I never had any animosity with Matty. I was upset because I was heartbroken but I never hated anyone."
On what she wishes was shown more on camera
"We had a lot more than silences. We had long conversations; I wish they showed a little bit more of my personality. And I wish they didn’t make it seem like there was any malice because I’m really not mean. And that rose-ceremony kiss scene, and I don’t want anyone to think I was mean."