‘The Bachelors Australia’: Will Felix Be Mikki’s “Penguin”?

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Well, folks, The Bachelors‘ summer of love is finally here and, this season, things are going to be different.

Past seasons of The Bachelor Australia have featured helicopter dates over Sydney’s picturesque harbours, where our Bachelor would woo his date for the day. Then, they’d head back to the candle-lit mansion dripping in fairy lights for an elaborate Rose Ceremony, where each week, he’d whittle down the women vying for his affection one by one.

This season, all of that is changing.

First, and perhaps most importantly, there are three Bachelors — Jed McIntoshFelix Von Hofe, and Thomas Malucelli — looking for love this year and, if the promos are anything to go by, at least one of them will pop the question by the end of the series.

Secondly, the show has relocated to Queensland’s sunny Gold Coast. The girls are residing in a waterfront mansion, but there’s not a twinkling light or candle in sight, promising a sleeker, more modern version of The Bachelors than we’ve seen in past seasons.

Finally, the promos show a more dynamic, less linear path to love for both our Bachelors and the girls in the mansion. As we’ve seen, there are girls who reject our Bachies, and some who may be keen to switch Bachelors along the way.

All in all, it’s set to be an exciting season and, with the first promos introducing the women vying for our Bachelors’ hearts dropping, it’s time to get to know them.

One of the women vying for Felix’s heart on The Bachelors Australia this year is 26-year-old Mikki from NSW.

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Before filming The Bachelors Australia, Mikki visited a psychic who told her that 2022 would be the year she found her “penguin” — that is, her forever partner.

Whether the psychic was right or not remains to be seen, but Mikki believes in true love and soul mates and she felt that The Bachelors Australia would be the perfect place to look for her penguin.

It makes sense, really — Mikki prides herself on being loyal and always keen to try new things, so finding her loyal, forever match while doing something completely new is very on brand for her.

If Mikki and Felix are going to be each other’s penguins, he’ll be “someone who has a positive outlook on life, is kind and caring yet has a sense of humour”.

She added: “It is important to me that they can laugh at the little things in life.”

As for her dealbreakers, the characteristics that are distinctly non-penguinesque for Mikki, that would be anyone who’s “not generous”.

If Felix really wants to impress, though, he could win Mikki over with her dream date, which she said would be: “A beautiful location by the ocean, with lots of great food and good company.”

Will Felix and Mikki be marching toward true love? Only time will tell. Until then…

The Bachelors Australia premieres on January 9, only on 10 and 10 Play on Demand.

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