The Bachelor: Stars panic because they don’t have Instagram blue ticks


EXCLUSIVE: ‘It’s not fair!’ The Bachelor rejects are ‘fuming’ because finalist Holly Kingston has already been given blue tick verification on Instagram


With just four episodes to go until Jimmy Nicholson chooses his winner on The Bachelor, the rejected bachelorettes are desperately trying to cash in on their 15 minutes of fame.

One disgruntled contestant, who spoke to Daily Mail Australia on the condition of anonymity, said several of the women were ‘fuming’ because they still hadn’t received ‘blue tick’ verification on Instagram.

‘It’s not fair! Channel 10 said they would apply to get us verified before they gave us control of our accounts back,’ they said.

‘Not fair!’ A disgruntled Bachelor contestant says several of the women are ‘fuming’ because they still hadn’t received ‘blue tick’ verification on Instagram. Pictured: Jimmy Nicholson

Only six participants have received the blue tick which was promised to them. 

‘They are fuming. Lily [Price] has hers and she was only out yesterday, but most of the girls that have been out for weeks still don’t have theirs,’ the ex-contestant said.

Several of the women don’t think it’s fair that Holly Kingston is the only finalist to be awarded with a blue tick.

Speaking to Daily Mail Australia on Thursday, one disgruntled contestant who wished to stay anonymous said some of her fellow co-stars were 'fuming' because they haven't been awarded their 'blue tick' verification on Instagram. Pictured: Holly Kingston

Speaking to Daily Mail Australia on Thursday, one disgruntled contestant who wished to stay anonymous said some of her fellow co-stars were ‘fuming’ because they haven’t been awarded their ‘blue tick’ verification on Instagram. Pictured: Holly Kingston

‘Holly doesn’t even have access to her account because she’s still on the show, but 10 have gone and got her account verified,’ they complained.

‘Irena [Srbinovska, the winner from Locky Gilbert’s season] and half the girls from last year didn’t get theirs – yet Holly has hers already!’

As of Thursday, the only Bachelor stars will verified accounts are: Holly, Belinda Robinson, Sierah Swepstone, Tahnee Leeson and Lily Price.

No wonder she's smiling! The disgruntled reality star said that she didn't think it wasn't 'fair' Holly Kingston was the only finalist to be awarded with her tick - while the other girls haven't

 No wonder she’s smiling! The disgruntled reality star said that she didn’t think it wasn’t ‘fair’ Holly Kingston was the only finalist to be awarded with her tick – while the other girls haven’t

Being verified on Instagram comes with a host of algorithmic benefits, as also makes an account more attractive to potential advertisers.

While several 2021 cast members do have blue ticks, they won’t be able to cash in with sponsored posts until their contract expires in October.

The Bachelor continues Thursday at 7.30pm on Channel 10

The story continues: The Bachelor continues Thursday at 7.30pm on Channel 10

The story continues: The Bachelor continues Thursday at 7.30pm on Channel 10 

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