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How’s the day job going, Alex? Former Bachelor star Nation strips down in Noosa

Former Bachelor winner Alex Nation is back working full-time after confessing on Friday she couldn’t make a living selling sponsored posts on Instagram.

But the 26-year-old single mother already seems to be back on holiday, as she was spotted soaking up the sun in Noosa, Queensland on Monday.

Alex, who split with her fiancée Maegan Luxa earlier this year, looked a little downcast while engaging in a tense phone call on a dock.

 

How’s the day job going, Alex? Former Bachelor star Nation stripped down to a VERY high-cut swimsuit in Noosa on Monday after revealing her career as an Instagram ‘influencer’ was over

Alex flaunted her slender figure in a daringly high-cut black swimsuit that offered a generous glimpse of her pert derrière.

The stylish one-piece also featured a low back, revealing her toned shoulders as paced anxiously up and down the pier.

The former reality TV star styled her hair slicked back and displayed a strained expression while talking on the phone.

Annual leave? The 26-year-old already seems to be back on holiday despite claiming to now be working full time, as she was spotted soaking up the sun in Noosa, Queensland on Monday

Annual leave? The 26-year-old already seems to be back on holiday despite claiming to now be working full time, as she was spotted soaking up the sun in Noosa, Queensland on Monday

Annual leave? The 26-year-old already seems to be back on holiday despite claiming to now be working full time, as she was spotted soaking up the sun in Noosa, Queensland on Monday

It comes after Alex revealed she was forced to return to work full-time because she couldn’t make enough money as a social media ‘influencer’.

She added that returning to a more traditional workplace has meant sacrificing quality time with her seven-year-old son Elijah. 

‘I usually love a challenge but lately this one has proven quite difficult,’ Alex wrote on Instagram on Friday.

Is everything OK? The former reality TV star styled her hair slicked back and displayed a strained expression while talking on the phone

Is everything OK? The former reality TV star styled her hair slicked back and displayed a strained expression while talking on the phone

She's certainly not shy! Alex flaunted her slender figure in a daringly high-cut black swimsuit that offered a generous glimpse of her pert derrière

She's certainly not shy! Alex flaunted her slender figure in a daringly high-cut black swimsuit that offered a generous glimpse of her pert derrière

She’s certainly not shy! Alex flaunted her slender figure in a daringly high-cut black swimsuit that offered a generous glimpse of her pert derrière

Slender figure: The stylish one-piece also featured a low back, revealing Alex's toned shoulders as paced anxiously up and down the pier

Slender figure: The stylish one-piece also featured a low back, revealing Alex’s toned shoulders as paced anxiously up and down the pier

‘I’ve gone from spending almost all of my time with Elijah to working full-time, getting home at seven just in time for bunk bed snuggles and doing readers.’

Alex, who broke up with Richie Strahan in mid-2017 before embarking on a short-lived romance with a woman – admitted that she was feeling ‘exhausted’.

‘I miss (Elijah) and crave the time I had with him when I was working sporadically and doing sponsored posts for Ponstan,’ she added. 

‘The reality is for me, sponsored Instagram posts weren’t sustainable enough and I really wanted a full time job/career. So I went out and got it and I f**king love it!’ 

Crisis: It comes after Alex revealed she was forced to return to work full-time because she couldn't make enough money as a social media 'influencer'

Crisis: It comes after Alex revealed she was forced to return to work full-time because she couldn’t make enough money as a social media ‘influencer’

Hard knock life! Alex - who broke up with Richie Strahan last year before embarking on a short-lived romance with a woman - admitted that she felt 'exhausted' after returning to work

Hard knock life! Alex – who broke up with Richie Strahan last year before embarking on a short-lived romance with a woman – admitted that she felt ‘exhausted’ after returning to work

Alex’s short-lived career as a social media influencer has resulted in some rather embarrassing slip-ups. 

In December, she was widely ridiculed for sharing a sponsored Instagram post for period pain medicine. 

She posted a photo of herself cuddling up to her dog while conspicuously holding up a packet of Ponstan. 

‘Don’t let “that time of the month” keep you indoors in your trackie dacks and granny undies,’ she captioned the post.

‘Ponstan allows me to take our fur baby for a walk in the sunshine. Head to Priceline now and check out the awesome promotion Ponstan is running!’ 

Even Alex’s radio co-hosts at 88.3 Southern FM couldn’t resist mocking her on-air at the time over the bizarre advertisement. 

She has also also been accused of staging paparazzi photos in the past. 

Alex’s notorious Bali beach romp with ex-fiancée Maegan in October even saw her accused of double standards by her friend Jay Bruno.

Speaking on their community radio show last year, Jay claimed that Alex didn’t have the right to complain about the press because of her deals with the paps.

‘You can’t tell them to come down to the beach, when you’re down there to take photos of you looking good, and then have a go at them!’ he said on air.



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