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A ‘Bachelor’ Contestant Faked an Australian Accent to Impress Colton Underwood & I’m in Awe

Colton Underwood’s season of The Bachelor hasn’t even started yet, but it’s already generating buzz because of a particular contestant. 

In a promotional clip that’s since gone viral, a woman named Brianna — who goes by Bri — greets Underwood while seemingly speaking with an Australian accent. 

“You’ve got a nice accent. Where are you from?” Underwood asks her. 

“The accent, it’s Australian. I was hoping you’re kind of a sucker for accents,” Bri replies, notably avoiding his actual question — and for good reason.

The accent is fake!

“I’m not really Australian, but ou have to do what you can to stand out,” Bri says during a confessional in the clip. 

Underwood seemingly fell for the act, as he told Bri he loved the accent before she entered the Bachelor mansion. 

Who knows how long Bri will last — especially if she can’t maintain the act — but honestly, I’m rooting for her. 

The Bachelor premieres Monday, Jan. 7. 

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