Fleur Verhoeven - the Bachelor NZ Season 2 winner who was publicly dumped days after the show ended - had a cheeky comeback to Jordan Mauger's claims that he chose her with a coin toss.

Mauger yesterday told The Real Pod he had to flip a coin at the end of Season 2 to pick between the final two contestants, Verhoeven and Naz Khanjani.

In response, Verhoeven today posted on Instagram a picture of herself with an apple and an orange, saying she would "flip a coin" to decide which to eat.

Apple of orange? Might flip a coin... 😂 #flipacoin #BachelorNZ #thebachelor

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On the day of the final rose ceremony Mauger still hadn't made the decision between Verhoeven and Khanjani, and he was "strongly encouraged" to choose somebody, he told the Spinoff-produced podcast.

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"The first helicopter was waiting and [the producers] said 'who are they putting in it?'" he recalled, "so I flipped a coin."

Mauger picked Verhoeven and sent Khanjani home, before breaking up with Verhoeven two days after the show ended.

The revelations cap off a bad week for the Mediaworks franchise after contestant Claudia Hoskins shared her mental health struggles with current Bachelor Zac Franich.

The Bachelor hopeful revealed she once drove her car into a tree after a romance ended - raising concerns that the show's producers did not properly vet contestants or ensure they were given emotional support on the show.

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