Michelle Reddy was one of the contestants of the first season of The Bachelor. Since the first episode, she stole the hearts of most of the fans of the show. Her first impression made most people believe that she would be the lucky lady who would end up with Lee Thompson. To their surprise, Lee picked someone else to be his match. Was miss Reddy surprised? Did the incident impact her emotionally, or was she doing it for the cameras? These facts about her unveil her experience in The Bachelor.
Ever since the first season of The Bachelor ended, most people have been curious to know more about the contestants of the show and whether or not it was scripted. Listening to Michelle Reddy, highlighting her experience shades more light on the matter.
Interesting facts about Michelle Reddy
Apart from the gorgeous face that glammed your screens during the first season of The Bachelor, how do you know Michelle Reddy? These facts will make you understand her personality better.
1. Her looks do not rhyme with her age
Would you believe that by the time the show was airing, Michelle was twenty-nine years old? She does not look like it, and would quickly pass for an eighteen-year-old.
2. Why was Michelle the recipient of the first impression rose?
Who got the first impression rose on The Bachelor SA? Michelle Reddy, the twenty-nine-year-old queen, stepping out in a gorgeous Belle from Beauty and the Beast yellow gown, was the first-ever contestant to receive the coveted first impression rose. She was also the first lady to share the first dance with Lee Thompson.
3. She made it to the top three contestants
Other than being a threat to most of the other contestants, Michelle had fewer group dates with Lee. She, however, had the opportunity to have two one-on-one dates with the first season's bachelor. She was also the first lady to receive a piece of jewellery from him. These rare opportunities must have raised her hopes in standing a higher chance of being the lucky girl.
4. She was accused of being 'fake'
Apart from the beautiful memories, she also had to go through a couple of hurdles. The one memorable moment that brought her on the limelight was when Thenji, one of the contestants, called her 'fake'. This was during the second episode of the show. In her defence, she stated that she had been caught by surprise by those remarks and that would not have been the most appropriate way of describing someone whom you had just interacted with for two days.
5. Lee Thompson broke up with her
During the first episodes of the first season of the show, Lee and Reddy seemed to have what would best be described as 'the perfect relationship'. However, the most emotional moment came when Lee revealed that he seemed to have a stronger connection with Jozaan Digue and Gina Meyers.
6. She learnt an exceptional quality from Lee Thompson
The revelation that Lee made about having a stronger connection with Gina and Jozaan caught Michelle by surprise, and as a result, she ended up in tears. She, however, cherished the experience that she had while in the show. She also acknowledged Lee's sense of kindness as she intends to make it one of the qualities that her next suitor should have.
7. She was open to becoming friends with Lee Thompson
During the trip to Mauritius, Michelle revealed that she was ready to become friends with Lee, regardless of his decision.
8. She is passionate about adventure
Reddy had her fair share of challenges as a contestant in the show. She, however, cherished the adventures that she went through. This is the one thing that made fans gravitate towards The Bachelor frontrunner SA.
If you wish to see her do what she loves best, you could check out Michelle Reddy Instagram, where she commands a following of more than 29,000 people.
9. She firmly believes in happily ever after
Reddy had an open mind about being the lucky lady that would end up with Lee Thompson. Lee Thompson is the first bachelor of the first season of The Bachelor South Africa, a show that is aired by MNET. Out of the last three contestants that he had to choose from, he picked Gina Meyers although their relationship did not last so long.
When Michelle Reddy joined The Bachelor South Africa, she was hopeful that she would find love. This is because she had been single for the two years that preceded the show. In as much as her expectations were not met, she had an excellent experience and learnt some great things that she could use when she gets into a relationship. She is hopeful that she will find love.