The Bachelor NZ: Meet the intruders

Drama exploded on The Bachelor NZ this week as three intruders joined the pack of ladies already vying for Zac's affections.

Karina, Sarah and Vanessa joined the 11 girls remaining of the original 19 in Thailand on Sunday night's episode - much to the disdain of some of them.

All three intruders survived their first rose ceremony, with Lucia being the first evictee to be sent home from the Southeast Asian paradise.

But who are Karina, Sarah and Vanessa?

We now know plenty about the original girls - who call themselves the OGs. Below is a bio on each of the newbies.

The Bachelor NZ 2017 intruder Karina
Karina from Auckland (Matt Klitscher)

Star Sign: Leo
Hometown: Lugansk, Ukraine
Where are you based now? Auckland
Born in the Ukraine, law student Karina also lived in Vanuatu before her family settled in Auckland. She attributes being raised by her Russian mother and grandmother for her ability to remain extremely calm during arguments. She's been told that she looks like Ivanka Trump and is looking for someone who is funny, outgoing, caring, sporty, driven, successful and kind. She is a fluent Russian speaker and spent a few months learning Chinese - a language she'd like to master in the future.
What are the qualities you most value in others? Manners, the ability to be rational, kindness, empathy, generosity and the ability to stay quiet when needed.
What do you hope to get out of this experience? A partner, new friends and a great story to tell my grandchildren!

The Bachelor NZ 2017 intruder Sarah
Sarah from Christchurch (Matt Klitscher)

Star Sign: Aquarius
Hometown: Kaiapoi, New Zealand and Léchelle, France
Where are you based now? Christchurch
Sarah works as an earthquake claims technician in Christchurch where she lives in her own home with her Scottish Fold cat Circleface. She's an avid traveller and in her spare time loves exploring everything from new countries and cities to beaches, bars and places to eat. For her dream date she'd keep it nice and simple: a sunset picnic at the beach with good music, good food and good wine. She decided to apply to be on The Bachelor NZ because she was keen to get back into the dating scene and thought 'what have I got to lose?'
What words would your friends use to describe you? Kind, positive, indecisive, private and curious.
Do you believe in love at first sight? I believe in lust at first sight... which could be love later.

The Bachelor NZ 2017 intruder Vanessa
Vanessa from Christchurch (Matt Klitscher)

Star Sign: Cancer
Hometown: Christchurch
Where are you based now? Christchurch
Sales specialist and self-confessed car enthusiast Vanessa hails from the garden city. She always speaks her mind and admits that she is not easily embarrassed. Her friends would describe her as outgoing, silly, fun, motivated, opinionated - the life and soul of the party and perhaps a 'little weird sometimes'. The best advice her dad ever gave her was to 'do what makes you happy, and don't make life too complicated'.
What's the most romantic thing you've done for someone? Washed and waxed the car? I'm not an overly romantic-gesture type person.
What are things that would put you off a potential boyfriend? Someone who is rude, judgemental, smelly, has un-cared for facial hair, creepy eyes or not being present.


The 2017 season of The Bachelor NZ screens on Three every Sunday and Monday night and is available on demand at