Angie Kent Reveals: 'I've Never Had My Heart Broken'
Before the season even begins, it's clear that Angie Kent isn't going to be like other Bachelorettes.
Chatting to 10 daily ahead of the premiere of 'The Bachelorette', Angie laughed as she recounted walking out of the 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here' camp and straight into a meeting about if she wanted to be the next Bachelorette.
"I just didn't even think and I just said I'mma do it. The universe obviously wants me to do it, so I'm going to smash it," she said.
Had she not gone through her experiences in the jungle -- her "will-they-wont-they-oh-god-no-they-definitely-wont" jungle romance with Justin Lacko, vomiting while suspended move than 200 feet over a dam and having to eat an array of god knows what -- Angie said she would have never had the courage to take on the even harder task of cocktail parties and rose ceremonies.
The months between the two shows were also torture for the 29-year-old, who said it was an easy decision to agree, but then thoughts of doubt began to creep in as filming loomed.
"I was way more nervous about 'Bachelorette'," she admitted, "With the jungle, you don't know what to expect -- but you kind of do," she said. "You know you're going to be dirty, you know you're going to be starving and you know you're going to be frightened but you don't know what you're going to be frightened of. You just know you will be."
With 'Bachelorette', the fear of the unknown wasn't from what torturous challenge she may be voted into next, but something completely different: having to be the most vulnerable version of yourself in front of the entire nation.
"It's kind of like you're yourself, but you're dating on steroids," she said before quickly adding, "The dudes aren't on steroids, it's just dating on steroids... I mean, they could be. I don't know."
For Angie, the biggest risk in the entire experience was having to be open to the idea of finding love.
During her time on 'Celebrity', Angie confided in bestie Richard Reid that she had never had her heart broken, something she still admits.
"Yeah, no, I've never had my heart broken -- in terms of a partner," she said. "I've lost people very close to me, and that feeling of heartbreak is so devastatingly sickly. Like, you can't eat, you can't sleep... and the anxiety. But I know I can't see them again until heaven, or whatever it is we believe in.
Losing someone when they pass away was so finite, but the idea that a relationship could end and that person would still be somewhere out in the world -- moving on with someone else -- to Angie, was 'horrendous'.
"I was so frightened of that and, I guess, I'm putting myself in that position really for the first time, to have my heart broken. I think it's worth it because the love you feel... I think it does outweigh the risk, I really do."
'The Bachelorette Australia' Premieres On Wednesday, 9th October at 7.30pm on 10, 10 play and Win Network.
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