Erin Higgins might have come third in last year’s The Bachelor, but the former bachelorette is counting her blessings for turning down Jordan Mauger for a sleepover.
The 27-year-old fan-favourite moved to Sydney seven months ago and took a role in recruitment in the central city.
That’s where she met handsome ex-Londoner, finance recruiter Tommy Cook, 25. Although working in different teams, their paths quickly crossed.
The pair enjoyed New Year in Sydney before Higgins brought her man home to New Zealand to show off the Kiwi summer.
Erin Higgins and Tommy Cook.
“I have taken him to Bridal Veil Falls in Raglan, Huka Falls in Taupo, and the Coromandel. We had a night on the West Coast glamping at Castaways Resort. This weekend I am showing him Waiheke,” a delighted Higgins told Spy.
The bachelorette, who became famous for her Gollum impersonation, had some advice for the Season 3 bachelorettes who are currently filming.
“Just be yourself, don’t force anything and have fun along the way.” Which is certainly something Higgins did brilliantly last season.