Australia, meet your new Bachelorette: Ali Oetjen

IN a shock plot twist on last night’s Bachelor in Paradise Australia finale, it was revealed contestant Ali Oetjen was Australia’s new Bachelorette.

The 32-year-old from South Australia won the heart of American Bachelor Grant Kemp on the reality TV show, however unfortunately, distance proved too big a hurdle for the couple and their love story was not meant to be.

The bright and bubbly blonde initially appeared on the inaugural 2013 season of The Bachelor Australia with Tim Robards, however was left in tears when he turned her away in the penultimate rose ceremony.


Eager to make it third time lucky in love, Ali is now ready to call the shots in The Bachelorette Australia 2018.

“I have had my heart broken, but I’ve picked myself up and I’m ready to put my heart on the line again. I’m absolutely thrilled to start this new adventure,” Ali said.

“I’m looking for a man who is light-hearted and kind, a genuine and down-to-earth man who will sweep me off my feet and love me for me. And I’m looking forward to offering that love back to him in return.”

Hosted by Osher Günsberg, The Bachelorette Australia is set to hit our screens later this year.