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Bachelor star Sasha Zhuravlyova tries to get free food from a Melbourne restaurant

Bachelor star asks for free food from a Melbourne restaurant in exchange for Instagram posts despite only having 7,500 followers


A former Bachelor star has been exposed after trying to get free meals from a Melbourne restaurant.

According to The Sydney Morning Herald, Sasha Zhuravlyova, 36, sent an email to a new Melbourne bar requesting ‘dinner and drinks in exchange for social media love’.

The reality TV star, who made her mark on Richie Strahan’s season of The Bachelor in 2016 when she chomped down on a flower during a rose ceremony, said she was trying to ‘support a new business’.

Busted: The Bachelor’s Sasha Zhuravlyova (pictured) tried to get free food from a Melbourne restaurant in exchange for Instagram posts

‘I wanted to support new businesses that’s opening up in Melbourne and hopefully drive bigger foot traffic, given there is industry constraints helping spread the word would be only an advantage to the restaurant,’ she told the publication.

Sasha is considered a ‘micro-influencer’ because she has 7,500 Instagram followers.

The Russian-born bombshell became known as the girl who ate a rose following the season four premiere, after she was seen nibbling on a rose during one of the show’s famous rose ceremonies.

Exposed: According to The Sydney Morning Herald, the 36-year-old sent an email to a new Melbourne bar requesting 'dinner and drinks in exchange for social media love'

Exposed: According to The Sydney Morning Herald, the 36-year-old sent an email to a new Melbourne bar requesting ‘dinner and drinks in exchange for social media love’

‘Not many people know how many hours we’d been shooting the first day and how hard it was,’ Sasha shared with TV Week magazine.

‘That first rose ceremony lasted for many, many hours and it was very hot.

‘Then I realised that the roses do have a little bit of sugar sprinkled on them so I thought maybe I’ll have a little bit of a sugar hit and nibble on some of the rose petals,’ she continued.

Rise to fame: The Russian-born bombshell became known as the girl who ate a rose following the season four premiere of The Bachelor, after she was seen nibbling on a rose during one of the show's famous rose ceremonies

Rise to fame: The Russian-born bombshell became known as the girl who ate a rose following the season four premiere of The Bachelor, after she was seen nibbling on a rose during one of the show’s famous rose ceremonies

Sasha blamed time constraints and her traditional values for her early elimination from The Bachelor.

‘Unfortunately, there wasn’t [any chemistry],’ she said during an exit interview on The Project. ‘I need more time to develop the chemistry and the connection.’

Richie Strahan ended up picking Alex Nation as his winner but the pair split after the show ended.

No love: Richie Strahan (centre) ended up picking Alex Nation as his winner but the pair split after the show ended

No love: Richie Strahan (centre) ended up picking Alex Nation as his winner but the pair split after the show ended

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