What it's really like living in The Bachelor mansion
LIVING inside The Bachelor mansion isn't quite as glamorous as it seems.
While the waterside Sydney manor boasts great views, a pool and spacious gardens, sharing the space with 19 bachelorettes can get a bit tricky.
Queensland beauty Krystal Steele, who was sent home after failing to receive a rose tonight, told APN about the hectic mornings while on the show.
"Being in the house with such a big group of girls, of course there will be a little bit of conflict at times," she said.
"I guess you could liken it to being in a school camp. We were sleeping in bunk beds to begin with, which is something I haven't done in a very long time.
"There were only three bathrooms and with 19 girls at one point trying to get ready in the mornings, it was a bit of a nightmare at times. You just go 'oh well, I'm here, I'll deal with it'.
"Some girls, you can just imagine, had to do this and that in the mornings. It's ridiculous how long girls can actually take in the bathroom. It didn't help that we had no mirrors in our rooms."
The 30-year-old, who hails from Cannonvale near the Whitsundays, said she didn't regret going on the show despite being eliminated in the second episode.
"It was all very quick," she laughed.
"I have no regrets whatsoever. I'm pretty proud of myself for how I handed the situations and for staying out of all the drama. I might have come across a little reserved in doing so, but normally I'm one of the loud ones. I didn't embarrass myself on national TV, so I'm happy."
Steele bonded with fellow single mum Snezana and tips her as one of the show's frontrunners for Bachelor Sam Wood's heart.
"Snezana and I would sit down and talk about our kids and that really helped," she said.
"She's really supportive… it was good having another mother in the house.
"I think that Sarah and Snezana will go really far. They're genuine girls."
She also found a softer side to Sandra, who was labelled as "crazy" by viewers on social media.
"With her everything's like water off a duck's back, and I actually admire that," Steele said.
"She is actually a nice person. You've just got to spend time with her to get to know the real Sandra. If you can put up with the way she comes across initially then she's quite a nice girl."
She hopes viewers will take the show's long filming hours and the editing process into account when making judgments on the other women.
"It's not a normal situation and there are a lot of other things that go on that you don't necessarily see," she said.
"They're long, long days. You're up at the crack of dawn and sometimes you don't go to bed until after midnight, so people need to be aware that there's heightened emotions like every single day. You're tired and there's alcohol on top of that. Everyday things turn out 10 times worse than they should be. But that's what TV's about, everyone who goes on the show knows that."
The Bachelor airs Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7.30pm on Channel 10.