She’s the “Villain” from Matty J’s season of The Bachelor that had us all chucking things at the TV screen over her bitchy comments and ballsy moves that shook the mansion to its core. None of us knew quite what to make of someone with that much confidence putting all the drama in the cabana.
But it sure was fun to watch.
I caught up with Jen Hawke to find out some inside goss about her time in the mansion, if she’s ever touched Osher’s hair and what she really thinks about Keira.
And of course to ask the most important question, “What the Far Kew doing now?”
Did you decide you were going to be the villain or was it decided for you?
I actively chose the villain role, but watching the show back I saw things that they would make all girls do (like slamming each other’s outfits in episode 2) however they would only show me and Leah being a bitch.
Did you wear your own clothes or were you supplied wardrobe or a budget?
I wore my own clothes and there is no budget provided. I spent about $4000 on clothes, shoes and jewellery before I went into the mansion – the joke is on me considering I didn’t even get a single date! The outfits for the cocktail parties are provided.
Was there ever a scrag fight over the outfits you got to wear?
Nuh, a few of the chicks had tanty’s over hair and makeup and towards the end, even I got upset that I couldn’t find anything to wear for a cocktail party. Turns out I had just put on weight and that’s why nothing looked good on me haha.
OK, gun to the head situation. You have to pick one. Would you rather be the meat in a Bachie sandwich with Blake Garvey & Richie, Blake Coleman and Matty J, Matty J and Richie or Megan and Elora? No, you may not phone a friend.
Can I take Megan and Matty? Otherwise Matty and Richie, I’d just paper bag them both
How much of The Bachelor is scripted?
It’s not scripted, it’s produced and severely edited! In my season of the Bach it was edited to look like I was having a fight with Laura – but it was actually one of the other girls and if you paid attention to the background I was sitting behind Laura, while Michelle poured her wine into my empty glass!
How long did it take once the show aired for you to get trolls and negative backlash online?
I was one of the first girls identified by Daily Mail whole we were still recording, so as soon as the ads started and my famous “do I intimidate you?!” dig at Leah was shown I began getting trolled!
Were your social media accounts monitored by production? Was any support given on how to deal with trolls and negative attention?
They were monitored but there was no real support! We were the test season for having active social media during airing and it was a horrid experience. We had no right of reply, we were instructed to not engage with trolls and expected to just cop it!
Can you remember your worst online backlash comment or experience? How did you respond?
Somebody told me I should go fucking die. To me, that was too far and that’s why I’m so defensive of the girls and guys on social media when they get trolled!
Why did you decide to go on The Bachelor?
Do you regret going on the show?
Has it affected your employment prospects? Any huge perks?
When did things start to calm down a bit, or are you still regular recognised from the show?
Have you touched Osher’s hair?
How much kale do you think he smokes?
Who are you still in contact with from the show?
What was the best bitchy moment from the show that we didn’t see? Any huge hair pulling, nail clawing bitch fights?
What do you think of Keira?
Have you got any idea what is down Megan’s dress in this photo?
I think Keira’s face in this pic says it all really.