“I’ve been on antibiotics but they don’t seem to be doing anything. I had a COVID-19 test last week to make sure it wasn’t that. How weird is it at the moment? All my modelling and make-up work has stopped, although I still practise doing make-up on myself. I was shocked being the first to leave the mansion because Locky and I got along really well, but we all knew what we were signing up for. The experience was worth it though. I don’t regret anything. I applied in February and heard back within a few days. We began filming in March. It was fast, but I had a feeling I would get on. I was calm throughout the whole process until I was walking down to meet Locky. He’s very lucky because there are lots of beautiful and kind women in that mansion.”
This 31-year-old animal-loving girl who grew up on a 4ha farm in Bittern, went to Tyabb Primary, Rosebud Secondary and Dromana College before embarking on a modelling career that has taken her to Colombia, Miami, New York, Osaka and South Korea, among other places, just loves the Peninsula. She has also found love locally.
Paige continues: “I was single when I went on the show but have a partner now. Matthew (Sannen) is from Frankston. I want to bring up my own children on the Peninsula and have lots of animals. My poodle Lola lives with me, while my 100kg pet pig Mr Pickles and my goat Bambi live with Mum and Dad in Bittern. Mr Pickles is so smart. He has different tones to let me know how he is feeling and always says hello. When I have children, I want a baby moon goat instead of a baby moon gift every time I have a baby.”
Paige has kept her sense of humour throughout her modelling career despite being bullied at school and becoming severely anaemic. She’s never walked a runway because she “doesn’t like walking in high heels because I have tiny feet. I can’t balance”.
So what’s next for this Peninsula girl who left Season 8 of The Bachelor Australia before COVID-19 restrictions resulted in all the ladies going home and dating Locky virtually before returning to the mansion under strict guidelines? Get better. More modelling and make-up. Love. Bad luck, Locky!