During her eight-episode run on The Bachelor, Keira Maguire was subjected to online bullying, cat fights in the mansion and shocking media revelations about her father, who was a cult leader and convicted paedophile.
But after being kicked off the show on Thursday night, she’s more upset that her date with Perth bachelor Richie Strahan didn’t involve a helicopter.
“I seriously don’t know why he took me on a yoga date. A, where’s my helicopter and B, why would you make me do yoga? I can do that s**t in my backyard,” the 29-year-old tells The New Daily.
“I feel like I got ripped off.”
Viewers around Australia, however, got great value out of Maguire and her no-holds-barred approach to the competition.
After being evicted, she nonchalantly said she didn’t “give a f**k about those bitches” describing them as “nasty”. Watching that scene back on Thursday night, Maguire says she has no regrets.
“It was hilarious, I was like ‘yeah bitch’,” she says, “I wouldn’t date half of [those girls] but that’s me, everyone is different.”
Although Maguire insists the girls all have “respect for each other”, she was more often than not part of some fairly scathing fights in the house, most recently with contestant Kiki, whom Maguire described as a “peasant”.
“They’re thanking me because I got them in the spotlight, babe, trust me. They just wanted some attention. I want some attention!”
So, would she consider becoming the next Bachelorette?
“Obviously we all know that I was a producer’s wet dream. It’s true,” she says in all seriousness.
“I feel like [The Bachelorette] is more suited to my personality. No one would be watching anything else.”
It’s certainly true that Maguire is more of a leading lady than a supporting actress. In an arguably dry season of the show she was the only one who could be relied upon to bring the drama.
“I don’t really have anything to be worried about moving forward, everyone knows everything and there’s not one thing you can say or picture you can post that can affect me,” she says.
“I’m just like, ‘Come at me’.”
However, the fiery blonde, who works as an account manager, says it was hard trying to protect her mother from the stories.
“They pretty much just slapped a photo of me on a story that happened 25 years ago but it really upset me to see my mum upset,” she explains.
“Luckily she doesn’t understand the Daily Mail and all that stuff. Thank God she’s her age and is not up for the social media side of things.”
Maguire herself has a very strong media strategy in place for future scandals.
“I’m very cutthroat,” she says.
“If you write something mean about me I’ll never do an interview with you again.”