The first contestants to appear on The Bachelorette NZ have been announced

Publish Date
Sunday, 12 January 2020, 2:25PM

The first eight contestants to appear on the first New Zealand version of The Bachelorette have been announced.

TVNZ also announced today that the show would launch on Monday 27 January, 7.30pm on TVNZ 2.

Alongside the already announced ZM Wild Card Flynn Palmer is:

Aaron McNabb, Food technology teacher, Hamilton

Elliott Gilchrist, Painting company owner, Wanaka

Glenn Richards, Personal trainer, Auckland

Jonathan Wedge, Designer, Auckland

Kurt Johnston, Business development manager, Auckland

Liam Cochrane, Production development manager, Perth

Steve Masters, Account manager, Auckland

Terence O’Brien, Builder, Waipu

The announcement comes after it was earlier revealed that Lesina Nakhid-Schuster – an Auckland-based doctor – would be the single lady looking for love when the upcoming series premieres on TVNZ 2. 

The 32-year-old brunette beat out more than 2000 rival applicants to be the one who hands out the roses, and says she's thrilled to have the chance to meet her Prince Charming.

"I'm so excited to be New Zealand's very first Bachelorette, what an incredible honour!" she said.

Don't miss The Bachelorette NZ when it premieres on TVNZ 2 on Monday 27 January at 7.30pm.