Final contenders vying for Lexie's heart on 'The Bachelorette NZ' have been revealed

Lexie Brown was revealed as New Zealand’s next bachelorette – and now we get to meet some of the Kiwi blokes who will be vying for the 31-year-old Wellingtonian’s heart.

Here are the final contestants set to join the new season of The Bachelorette New Zealand which premiers on TVNZ 2 on Monday, February 1!

Do you think any of them will be the one for our gal Lexie?

  • See the rest of the contestants here and here.

Alexandre Vaz

Occupation: Software Project Manager
Location: Auckland
Star Sign: Aquarius
Age: 27

If our bachelorette loves to travel, Vaz is her guy with his triple citizenship!

Originally from South Africa, Vaz moved to New Zealand at the age of 13 with his family. Rounding out his third passport is Portugal!

Vaz might look familiar too, he was on TVNZ’s second season of Heartbreak Island! Having watched a fellow Heartbreak Islander on Lesina’s season (Tavita), Vaz is hoping he’ll have better luck!

Will the second chance of love on reality television work for Vaz, or will he need to try more traditional methods of dating?

What made you want to sign up to be on The Bachelorette?

It’s a weird one! I started dating a girl over a year ago and got an opportunity to go on a different reality tv show and I obviously chose my relationship over the show. We had recently broken up when I got the opportunity to be on The Bachelorette, and thought it was a sign so I took it.

What do you think is your best quality in a relationship?

I am very committed and overly loving. When I fall for someone, I fall hard and although I can be busy at times, that person has all my attention and heart. It’s burned me too many times in the past, but I can’t seem to shake falling so hard and just thinking the absolute universe of my partner.

Bradden Hurn

Occupation: Physiotherapist and Fitness & Wellbeing Coach
Location: Auckland
Star Sign: Pisces
Age: 25

Originally from Tauranga, Bradden moved to Auckland to study, then eventually settled in Tāmaki Makaurau for work.

A big fan of the series, Bradden has watched all previous seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette New Zealand, so he knows what to expect at the first rose ceremony!

If he had to sing a karaoke song, it’d be the ‘absolute tune’ Wagon Wheel. So, will our Bachelorette be joining Bradden in a duet, or will he be singing solo this summer?

What made you want to sign up to be on The Bachelorette?

I thought it would push me outside of my comfort zone and give me the chance to meet someone new, who I could potentially spend the rest of my life with. And, also just to have a great time with a bunch of great people.

What’s the most romantic thing you’ve ever done?

I’m a sucker for creative romance. For Valentine’s Day, I did four different locations, each were discovered by figuring out a clue that was given at the start. At each different destination there was an activity and a couple of presents which had some meaning to her. It included a mountaintop picnic, animal farm feeding, summer rock pool swimming, and a romantic dinner at our favourite restaurant to finish.

Jozef Weck

Occupation: Builder/Mechanical Engineer
Location: Whangarei
Star Sign: Capricorn
Age: 31

A fun-loving, confident guy, Jozef isn’t afraid to take on any adventurous activity thrown his way!

When it comes to key qualities in a relationship, Joe’s focuses are patience, creativity and honesty.

He’ll need all three of these qualities in the mansion in order to stand out to our bachelorette. Will he be able to do enough to secure a one-on-one date to show our leading lady his wild side?

What’s the most romantic thing you’ve ever done?

Created 10 days of surprises leading up to Xmas and each day I sent a message telling her a hint then she would have a scavenger hunt to find the gift. The hint was a short poem about something we do or had done together. It’s in the top 10 memories for me.

What would be your spirit animal?

A gibbon. They’re free animals just swinging from opportunity to opportunity. They sing alone and in duets, and they start each day by singing at sunrise.

Matt Bidwell

Occupation: Roofer
Location: Auckland
Star Sign: Leo
Age: 27

Calling himself an ‘all or nothing’ kind of guy, Matt’s all in for our bachelorette and this experience!

Having never seen the previous seasons of The Bachelor, or even last year’s The Bachelorette NZ, Matt is entering the show without any expectations. Instead, he just wants to rock up and put his best foot forward and hopefully, that’ll impress our leading lady!

Will Matt be shingle for much longer, or is his luck about to change?

What’s the most romantic thing you’ve ever done?

Besides small kind gestures / the odd present and a sunset picnic here and there I can’t say I’ve made a huge effort to be romantic. I wouldn’t say romance comes naturally to me but it’s something that I’m currently working on!

What would be your spirit animal and why?

Definitely a Panda bear. They’re pure mischief - rolling around like little fluff balls, falling out of trees and what not. They also have this zen like calmness to them which I really dig, and they just sit there eating bamboo all day looking cuddly. Also- they’re black and white and from Asia. I’m Māori and Pākehā with a tiny bit of Taiwanese. It’s a thing.

Zach Preston

Occupation: Customer Success/Code Avengers
Location: Hamilton
Star Sign: Capricorn
Age: 33

Born in Utah, Zach has spent most of his life going back and forth between America and New Zealand.

After using his 20s for soul searching, trying to figure out who he was, Zach’s ready to take a chance on love with our bachelorette.

When it comes to his favourite Romcom, it’s an early 2000’s classic, How to Lose A Guy in 10 Days. Will he be able to keep a love fern alive with our bachelorette?

What would you say is your best quality in a relationship?

Honesty, and a willingness to improve myself. I know that I am far from perfect, and I have many areas in my life I am improving. Also hope I am becoming a better listener.

If you were going to be known for something, what would you hope it would be?

I would want to be known for being an extremely kind and loving person. Authentic, genuine, someone who cares about other people, and they genuinely feel it.