Is this the real reason the girls have signed up for The Bachelor?

THEIR aim was to win Richie Strahan’s heart but some Bachelorettes appear to have their eyes on a bigger prize — fame.

Several contestants on Network Ten reality show The Bachelor have posed suggestively for photographers eager to snap them without their clothes on.

Modelling careers and social media fame seem to be the new objective of numerous singletons including Noni Janur, Kiki Morris, Megan Marx, Georgia Tripos and Tiffany Scanlon.

A local paparazzi who has worked on the past three seasons of the dating show said the provocative images are the result of the ladies wanting a little extra cash and an attempt to control their image.

“These girls only get paid $90 a day to appear on the show,” he said.

“By the time they exit, they need some cash to make up for not having worked for a few weeks. So when the cameras stop rolling, the girls realise they can set up some pap shots and make some money on the side. It also means they can also take control of their image.”

While many of the women had dabbled in modelling prior to the show going to air — Morris was a men’s mag pin-up and single mum Alex Nation had posed up for racy shots prior to appearing on the show — others have learnt from fellow Bachelorette’s how to use the show as a platform to leverage fame.

“Because we are up to season four now, previous contestants pass on intel as to how they can make the most of their fifteen minutes and often that involves a racy photoshoot.”

The ladies aren’t the only ones in it for more than finding love.

Just like the franchise’s first Bachelor Tim Robards launched his company The Robards Method post filming and last year’s main man Sam Wood kicked off his fitness business 28 by Sam Wood once filming stopped, Strahan is reportedly set to release designer clothing for Aussie tradesmen branded Ditch Workwear.

Originally published as Bach girls: Looking for love ... or fame?

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