Vintaea Carlos is a contestant on the upcoming fourth season of The Bachelor.
Vintaea Carlos is a contestant on the upcoming fourth season of The Bachelor. Channel 10

Former Noosa girl amongst Richie's Bachelor beauties

A FORMER Noosa resident is amongst 22 women hoping to catch the eye of this year's Bachelor Richie Strahan.

Vintaea Carlos is described as a massage therapist in Channel 10's statement released with a group photo of the 'bachelorettes' at the reality dating show's new mansion outside Sydney.

Ms Carlos, 25, is pictured in the middle of the back row in a sparkling gold dress.

The 22 bachelorettes featuring in the upcoming fourth season of The Bachelor.
The 22 bachelorettes featuring in the upcoming fourth season of The Bachelor. Channel 10

Ms Carlos was born in Yeppoon and grew up in Pomona, where her mother still lives.

She was a member of the Noosa Yacht and Rowing Club along with her younger sister Majella.

APN's Noosa News reported in 2012 the sisters were training five days a week at the club in the hopes of qualifying for the Olympics.

Noosa Yacht and Rowing Club members Vintaea (left) and Jelly Carlos training for the Rio Olympics. Photo Geoff Potter / Noosa News.
Noosa Yacht and Rowing Club members Vintaea (left) and Jelly Carlos training for the Rio Olympics. Photo Geoff Potter / Noosa News. Geoff Potter

She told APN she applied for the reality dating show to challenge herself.

"I didn't have a high school formal so I thought I could finally get the chance to wear a gorgeous dress. Kidding!" she said.

"I wanted to put myself out there, challenge myself to see if I could do it."

Channel 10 also released a video with the first look at Strahan's introductions to the women.

Gold Coast swimwear designer Noni stands out with her unusual gift for The Bachelor: half a dozen bacon roses.



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