Nikki Webster, the girl we all envied as prepubescents who believed we were destined for stardom, says she’s totally open to being the next Bachelorette, please and thank you.
Just imagine the montage at the start of the first episode showing her career, from soaring above the Olympics to certified bop Strawberry Kisses.
The dance teacher and studio owner, who briefly appeared on The Masked Singer‘s first season last year as the Alien, has today told Woman’s Day that she’d be up to find love by returning to reality TV.
“Australia’s next Bachelorette, could you imagine?! You know what? I could totally do that! One hundred per cent I’m there – how else do you meet men these days?
“I’m not one of those people who says, ‘Oh I’m not doing [reality TV] again,’ I love supporting the entertainment industry.”
Nikki and her former partner, Matthew McMah, separated at the end of 2018, after six years of marriage. He was charged with assault against her in 2019. Nikki and Matthew share two children together, Skylah, 6, and Malakai, 3.
If 33-year-old Nikki was to become the Bachelorette, she would be the second-oldest woman to take on the role, after Sophie Monk, who was 37 in 2017. Ali Oetjen was 32 when she became the Bachelorette in 2018. She would also be the first Bachelorette with kids, which could be really interesting.
But she would continue the trend on the series towards White (usually blonde) women, when we are aching for the first woman of colour to be Bachelorette in the series’ history. Across six seasons and seven Bachelorettes, only two have been brunettes, Georgia Love and Sam Frost (after which she went back to blonde).
So maybe it’s a no to Nikki… But if she’s up for it after a woman of colour takes the job, then Osher Günsberg please, work your magic.