A yoga teacher who shared the catwalk with supermodel Elle Macpherson is one of 21 Kiwi beauties who will fight for the heart of Art Green on The Bachelor NZ.
Chrystal Chenery is from Christchurch and describes herself as a yoga teacher and massage therapist.
She is one of three contestants in the reality dating show whose identities the Herald on Sunday can exclusively reveal. The 30-year-old joins at least two other over-30s chasing their happy-ever-after with hunky male star Green, a 26-year-old businessman from Orakei in East Auckland.
Thames real estate agent Rosie Kininmonth, 30, describes herself as a "smart cookie" who is "looking for a gorgeous partner to mix his gene pool with another good one". Thirty-four-year-old lawyer and business owner Danielle Beston's claim to fame is winning the New Zealand solo accordion championship.
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She triumphed after her Singaporean mother misunderstood her childhood request to learn the piano and enrolled her in piano accordion lessons.
Social media connected to the Kiwi version of the American import, due to hit Kiwi screens this month, has been buzzing since clips featuring the bachelorettes went online.
Some posters tagged friends they recognised in the clips.
In January, the Herald on Sunday revealed Auckland clinician Lisa O'Loughlin, 29, had won her place in the show through a public vote in a radio contest. The self-described "fiery ginger" said her biggest regret in life was not being open to relationships and putting up a barrier.
"I need a guy who's not intimidated by my strong personality and who challenges me and will call me out when I put up my wall."
Filming has finished and fans can look forward to episodes showing group dates, one-on-one dates and the rose ceremony, where Green will present a single red rose to each of the bachelorettes he wants to get to know better. Those not given a rose are out.
Final episodes will see Green and bachelorettes meeting each other's friends and families. Romantic getaways are also planned, and it is understood at least one contestant enjoyed a date in Fiji with Green.