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This New ‘Bachelor’ Contestant Faking An Australian Accent Is Either Crazy Or Crazy Like A Fox

After the dramatic conclusion to Becca’s love story and a whole whirlwind of nonsense on last summer’s Bachelor In Paradise, the die-hard fans of Bachelor Nation have been eagerly awaiting the reality series’ 23rd season starring former Bachelorette contestant Colton Underwood.

The show will officially premiere on Monday, January 7th, but like always ABC is giving viewers a little taste of what’s to come. Among the handful of new contestants showcased in the preview, is a woman who introduces herself with a fake Australian accent in hopes of standing out. Needless to say, fans are beside themselves.

ICYMI, the latest season of The Bachelor (number 23 to be exact) is starring former contestant Colton Underwood.

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Let’s just say, Colton is not unfamiliar with The Bachelor universe. The self-proclaimed virgin and former athlete appeared as a contestant on Becca’s season of The Bachelorette and had an on-again-off-again relationship with Tia Booth on last summer’s Bachelor In Paradise.

ABC recently released a teaser clip featuring a handful of contestants on the upcoming season. One of whom is a 24-year-old model from Los Angeles named Bri.

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Her bio reads, “A model from Southern California, Bri is much more than just a pretty face. She played soccer for eight years, enjoys hiking and camping, and loves to hit the snowboard slopes. Her biggest dating fear? Farting too loudly.”

When she meets Colton, Bri introduces herself with an Australian accent.

Contestants will pull all kinds of stunts to get a Bachelor’s attention, but faking an accent is definitely one we haven’t seen before.

And Colton is clearly pleased.

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In the next shot, however, Bri admits to the crew that she’s not actually Australian and only said so in hopes of standing out from the other women.

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Wowza.

Needless to say, fans of the show are losing it.

And there are lots of questions.

But many people are actually rooting for Bri.

I wonder what Chris Harrison has to say about this…