After spending two months in The Bachelor mansion, bubbly British 25-year-old Simone Ormesher spent just 20 minutes of one-on-one time with Matty J. “If that,” she tells marie claire, the morning after her elimination from the show.
“It got to the point where I felt like I was just there for the entertainment and I can't think any other way because Matty didn’t really show interest in me,” she says.
Simone was overlooked for a single date on The Bachelor, despite other contestants going on second dates—and swapping a lot of saliva with Matty J.
“I think it’s never happened where a girl has made it that far and not had a date. I kept on thinking, ‘It’s obviously going to happen, I’m not that bad of a catch, am I?’” she explains.
“But it didn’t happen and I thought, why are you keeping me here?”
Simone’s type of man
Simone admits that she has no hard feelings for Matty, adding: “He’s not right for me and I did know that. There’s not much there banter-wise. I think I'm a bit too hyper for him—it just wasn’t right.”
Her dream partner doesn’t take life too seriously and has a killer sense of humour.
“Someone who can make you laugh that way beats good looks any day,” she says. “A bit more rugged, a bit more manly. Tall, manly and someone who can roll out of bed, like ‘whatever.'"
Matty J didn’t tick all of those boxes.
“I think he’d be doing his hair longer than mine,” she laughs.
The Leah controversy
Simone, who once worked as a topless waitress, was ruthlessly grilled alongside with Leah for her previous work. She said the episode was “really hard” to watch back and that she “had to have a few glasses of wine”.
“I think I held myself pretty well, there’s was nothing I could do about it, it came out—I just had to deal with it. It was very confronting,” she says about the dramatic moment.
Many viewers argued Matty’s inquiries about Simone’s past were intrusive and unjustified.
“He hadn't even put me on a date, why do I have to tell him something about my past, and it got me really angry. I was just like, “You’ve got no right to know anything about me, you haven't spent any time getting to know me.”
Simone knew about Leah’s work before going on the show and suggests she was the one who instigated the drama.
“She just wasn;t very nice in the house to have a chat with about that. It came out herself because she told people, and that’s how it came out. She did it herself, but then dragged me with her. It wasn’t too nice.”
Her pick to win
Out of the remaining seven girls, Simone has her money on Laura to steal Matty’s heart.
“I definitely think Laura has got a good chance of winning it.” Elise—"who has come out of nowhere"—and Elora are two other strong contenders.
In addition to her bond with Elora, Simone has forged a close friendship with “sweetheart” Cobie.
“I’ve seen her a few times since getting out of the house. But I speak to her almost every day on the phone, if not then texting.”
Finding love life after The Bachelor
Simone reveals that since leaving the house, she’s been on just one date. Would we know him? “No, he’s nobody really,” she laughs
“It didn't go too well so I’ve not been on once since. I don’t like dating, I find them really awkward. Making a girl pay on the first date—and he did—I think even offer to pay half, and I was like, 'Oh God!'"
She’s not a fan of dating apps, either, but prefers to meet someone naturally. But if there was interest, she is open to being the next Bachelorette.
“I don’t know if they’d have me, but I would definitely—what a great way to meet someone. It would be a great opportunity to have my pick now.”
This article originally appeared on marie claire.