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.
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.
"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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