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Ex-contestants react to new The Bachelor NZ

The wine and cheese are out, and so are the claws. Season 2 contestants have their say on the opening episode of the current Bachelor NZ.

Inside the world of The Bachelor NZ, they call the hottest contenders for the Bach's heart 'wifeys' and the 'wifey' is usually the first girl to jump out of the car to meet him.

An evening with three ex-Bachelorettes is a mine of insider information on the machinations of the reality TV show.

As season three launched, we invited three former contestants to study this year's opening episode.

Nicole Hunwick, Shari Flavall & Sarah Wallace share a couch and glass of wine whilst watching episode one of the third season of The Bachelor NZ.

Shari Flavall, Nicole Hunwick and Sarah Wallace made themselves at home sipping champagne and eating me out of all my chips and salsa.

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As they were still under contract until the end of this season, they were not able to disclose any juicy gossip from last time around.

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The Bachelor NZ's new 'shaka' queen, Lily McManus-Semchyshyn.

They did, however, offer some expert insight into what they thought of Zac and the girls vying for his attention.

The girls all agreed season three seemed to be more genuine. 

Zac had the room in awe as his nerves left him forgetting how to walk like a proper human being.

Viarni was labelled the 'wifey' from day one after receiving the white 'first impression' rose.

"Zac seems like he is actually a genuine guy looking for love," said Hunwick.

The women were unanimous that 20-year-old Lily would deliver some laughs and become a fan favourite with her Shari-esque 'shakas'.

However, they also thought Viarni was a potential "wifey". 

"The wifey is always the first to get out of the car," said Wallace. 

As the episode progressed the cheese plate got smaller and the laughs got louder. 

Claudia's impression of the Harry Potter character Moaning Myrtle gained some impressed cheers for her efforts.

"I think they are being a bit more authentic and showing the character of each girl," Wallace commented. 

As the night drew to a close, champagne glasses sat empty and the girls were ready to go home - but not before one more sly comment. 

"I can tell he [Zac] really likes the girls but I'm not sure Jordan ever really liked a girl," said Shari.

The Bachelor airs Monday at 7.30pm on Three.

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