Like most hopeless romantics, The Bachelor is our guilty pleasure. So after watching the heartbreaking show for some months now, there’s a few things we’ve noticed. Other than Jessica’s doe-eye gaze and Zoe’s electrifying curls, Laurina Fleure‘s wardrobe choice has caught our eye.
You know Laurina, the fabulous bachelorette from Melbourne. The model who also classes herself as an “entrepreneur”? The one who wore a silky cocktail dress only to find out her date involved ten-pin bowling and a #dirtystreetpie?
Well, we’re starting to suspect she’s been using the competition as a business opportunity to promote online fashion store, Pialia Boutique. Shock, we know. Of all the 14 episodes which have aired, there’s only been two times where the woman of mystery hasn’t worn her own threads to a cut-throat rose ceremony.
Scroll through below to see all the times this season’s most talked about bachelorette has promoted her own business through the means of fashion. You’ll also find out which dresses she thought got her further, and which didn’t, throughout the show. Who knew a dress could be just the thing to win you a single date? The great and powerful Laurina, of course.
Episode 1: “I insisted I wear my own dress for the opening night,” Laurina wrote to her Facebook fan page. “It made all the girls think i was a Diva, but it was worth it for my ‘Audrey moment’.”
Episode 2: Two episodes in, Laurina went for a sparkly Elle Zeitoune dress but wasn’t too happy about the selection. “First time I wear a dress to the cocktail party that isn’t my own – get last rose – make a vow to dress myself from here on in,” Laurina wrote to her Facebook fan page. But then she got nasty towards the designer after she thought the non-Pialia piece brought her bad luck. “Sexy dress, sorta looks like you might sneak off with your husbands best mate though. Not the most trustworthy fashion statement!“
Epsiode 3, 4 and 5: Even though Laurina wore Pialia for episodes 3, 4 and 5, we noticed she’s a little picky about her accessories too. She only wore Vince Camuto heels to all three cocktail parties. Hey, if the shoe fits.
Episode 6: Laurina thinks this Pialia structural dress got her noticed by the man himself. “To get Blakes attention, I pull out the big guns,” she wrote. “Fabulous!! It works… I get chosen for my single date straight after!!“
Episode 7, 8 and 9: After plenty of sexy outfits, the next three shows saw a more feminine side of Laurina. She donned a floral maxi, metallic bubble dress and digital print midi dress from Pialia during some controversial times, like awkward Luna Park dates and the intrusion of six beautiful women.
Episode 10, 11, 12: The longer Laurina stays in the competition, the more chance she’ll have of showing the boutique’s entire range. Episodes 10, 11 and 12 saw Laurina sporting another three getups from Pialia, plus the green cocktail dress she rocked with daggy bowling shoes.
Episode 14: Even when the girls were surprised when the rose ceremony took on a masquerade theme, Laurina managed to squeeze in another product of her own in the form of a blush-pink ballgown.
Perhaps she really is falling in love with Blake, just like the the other seven bachelorette hopefuls, and saw a good opportunity to promote her business to the hundred of thousands of viewers who religiously watch the show.
Or maybe she just hates what the show’s stylists have on offer.
Or maybe, just maybe, the model slash business owner slash presenter could be trying to promote herself too.