Kiwi Bachelorette insists she is genuine in search for love

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 20 Feb 2020, 4:30PM

Kiwi Bachelorette insists she is genuine in search for love

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 20 Feb 2020, 4:30PM

A few months ago, Lesina Nakhid-Schuster was a successful doctor that had never found herself in the public spotlight.

Then, almost overnight, she has become one of the famous women on New Zealand television.

Lesina premiered on local screens earlier this year as the first ever New Zealand Bachelorette, seeing a number of men fighting for her love. 

While she never expected to find herself in this position

Talking to Simon Barnett and Phil Gifford, Lesina said that she did not think the show would be a negative. 

"You are genuinely meeting people as you would in real life, but just a different way of doing it."

"It was just one of those 'why not' scenarios. I didn't think I had anything to lose. I was looking for someone at the time anyway." 

Whereas past Bachelors and Bachelorettes, locally and internationally, have come under fire for appearing to have gone on the show with ulterior motives, Lesina told the hosts that is not the case with her.

"I'm trying to be as genuine about who I want or what I'm looking for, so that was my intention going in." 

Watching the show back, Lesina said that it has been hard to watch the episodes live, as she can remember the roller coaster of emotions she felt while filming. 

"The times that I was feeling down and disheartened with the whole thing, that really comes across, and the times where I'm really happy and I'm loving the whole process, that comes across." 

The show finished filming some months ago, and the episodes that are currently airing, Lesina said that at this point during filming, she was still not certain of herself. 

However, she confirmed that she there will be overnight dates during the show - but would not confirm if she will go on one or not during the show. 

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