She won the heart of Richie Strahan in the 2016 season of The Bachelor, only for the couple to later split.
And ahead of the finale of Matty ‘J’ Johnson’s series, Alex Nation was not holding back when it came to her thoughts on tonight’s big reveal.
Taking to Instagram on Thursday, the 26-year-old shared a photo of herself with runner-up Nikki Gogan, which was accompanied by a lengthy rant.
‘Cue trolls and their idiotic comments about all three parties’: Last year’s Bachelor winner Alex Nation (left) took to Instagram on Thursday to share a photo of herself with runner-up Nikki Gogan (right) and rant about disgruntled fans
‘So, old mate Matty J is down to his final two. *cue trolls and their idiotic comments about all three parties* #shouldhavechosen… classic. I swear some people are BACHsh*t crazy and have zero chill,’ the reality star vented.
Alex, who has been dating her AFL teammate Maegan Luxa since breaking up with Richie earlier this year, continued her tirade.
‘I’ve not watched this season of The Bachelor so I’ve not been privy to witnessing the “journey” unfold,’ she wrote, sarcastically taking a swipe at the show’s authenticity,
‘However, it’s not like you get to see the full “journey” in its realist and most raw form anyway. I mean, all you saw of me was tears ruining my make up 96% of the time and my intense “American psycho” eyes. I’m expressive… obvi.’
Alex was at the centre of backlash when Richie shocked audiences by picking her over love rival Nikki in the 2016 Bachelor finale.
With the negative experience under her belt, Alex took the opportunity to call for viewers to be kind – even if Matty’s decision didn’t align with what they wanted.
‘Anyway, enough about me because this stage 5 clinger is sooooo 2016,’ she wrote, before adding: ‘What I really wanted to stress to you all is to please be kind. From the bottom of my heart, please show kindness.’
She continued: ‘What you’re seeing and what you’ve invested yourself in are real human beings with real feelings. You don’t know them and you damn well don’t know their story.’
‘It can hurt, it’s exhausting, I’ve been there. And I like to think I’ve got a pretty thick skin!’ she added.
‘Please be kind’: Alex also took the opportunity to call for fans to be nice after The Bachelor finale aired, even if Matty J’s (pictured) choice wasn’t what they wanted
‘What you’re seeing and what you’ve invested yourself in are real human beings’: Alex reminded people that the contestants have ‘real feelings’
And despite once competing for the same man, Alex also gushed about the bond between herself and runner-up Nikki.
‘Here is a photo of Nikki and I just hours before the finale was aired. We laughed together and we cried together,’ Alex wrote.
‘One year on and I still treasure seeing you for the first time after all the craziness.’
Marketing manager Matty J is set to decide between jewellery designer Laura Byrne and former Hockeyroo Elise Stacy tonight on the Channel Ten show.
Who will he pick? Matty J will decide between Laura Byrne (left) and former Hockeyroo Elise Stacy (right) on The Bachelor finale tonight