Abbie Chatfield was one of the most talked about girls from the most recent season of The Bachelor with Matt Agnew.
While she ultimately didn’t win Matt’s heart, she made it to the top two and caused a stir when she infamously told Matt during THAT incredibly sexual beach date that she was “horny”.
As the season aired on TV, Abbie copped a lot of hate online and it became pretty clear that she received the villain edit. But it seems that this wouldn’t stop the reality star from dating on TV all over again!
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Things I got slut shamed for on #thebachelorau: this bikini, my skort at hometowns, multiple cocktail party gowns, kissing matt 'without a date' and at a cocktail party (out of sight of anyone), pashing Matt in various locations with varying degrees of intensity, honestly admitting that I wanted to have sex with a man I was dating for 10 weeks and all around just "using sexuality to manipulate Matt". This is something I did not expect in 2019. Sex is essential to a successful relationship for me, as is sexual chemistry and the ability to express that comfortably with my partner. I saw commentary around my sexuality (rightly) calling out slut shaming and double standards regarding my pash sessions with Matt, with responses of "I'm not slut shaming her she is just manipulative/dumb/aggressive/only wanting sex". To insinuate that any relationship is less valid because of a strong physical connection is counterintuitive – the defining factor between a platonic and romantic relationship is physcial expressions of affection. I saw many comments about me having "nothing between my ears" or that I was "so insecure she can't talk to him so they just kiss". The public see ten minutes of a twelve hour date, it is insulting to both myself and Matt to assume he took me right until the end purely for a snog. I'd like those who think that I was manipulative to TRULY examine why you believe that. On most occasions, it comes down to a core belief that a woman who is "seducing" a man has ulterior motives, while a man doing the same is merely being romantic. If it isn't that, it is based off the opinion voiced of other contestants on the show, not my actions. I was always honest, authentic and expressive which can sometimes rub people the wrong way. It's okay to not like me – it is not okay to assume that I am less of a person or less worthy of love because I like to have sex and can talk freely and openly about it. Also MY LOVE LANGUAGES ARE PHYSICAL TOUCH AND QUALITY TIME LEAVE ME ALONE PLS
Only this time, she wants to be in the drivers seat.
“I would love to do the Bachelorette,” Abbie said yesterday to Sydney Confidential.
“But I think it’s a really hard gig because you’re basically by yourself… I’d definitely consider (it though), I think it would be lots of fun.”
This news certainly comes as a bit of a surprise to all of us who thought that Abbie was no longer single!
Recently she was spotted kissing a former Bachelorette cast member, Todd King. But Abbie also told Sydney Confidential that the pair aren’t dating due to some location issues.
“No we’re not dating. We had like, one weekend in Brisbane and it’s been drawn out,” she said.
“He’s great but lives in Perth and just got into the police academy so he’s not going [and] I’m not moving to Perth.”
Speaking about the type of guy that she’s looking for, Abbie said that she just wants someone with a good sense of humour.
“I don’t have a type at all. Every guy that I’ve dating is completely different in age, appearance, background and job,” she continued to tell the publication.
“I want someone who’s smart and empathetic and can make me laugh.”
So could Abbie take over from Angie Kent as the Bachelorette? It certainly wouldn’t be the first time that one of the runner ups went on to take on the main role – Ali Oetjen, Matty J and Richie Strahan all did, just to name a few!