Elimination was heartbreaking: Sam Frost
Bachelorette star Sam Frost admits eliminating bachelors from the reality dating show was heartbreaking and she used her own experience of rejection to ensure the lads walked away with their heads held high.
"It does get really tough towards the end," Frost told AAP ahead of the new series' premiere on Wednesday night.
"It is really heartbreaking.
"You do form really great relationships with incredible men and it's tough saying goodbye.
"I found it incredibly difficult. You just try and be as respectful as possible and be mindful that you don't want to devalue their self worth because they're not the right one for you."
Frost says she was "absolutely" influenced by her own experience after Bachelor Blake Garvey, who asked her to marry him, only to dump her for fellow contestant Louise Pillidge.
"I made a conscious effort making sure the guys really believed how amazing they are. They do, all of them, all of them have something incredible to offer life and a woman.
"I just really hope if anything that they walk away feeling confident and they're worth having an amazing person in their life."
Frost says she was surprised at the sensitivity of the 14 guys who will vie for her heart.
"It was nice to crack through the surface and realise all these guys have incredibly huge hearts and beautiful souls.
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"Sometimes they've come from bad relationships as well and everyone just wants the same thing at the end of the day - to fall in love and find that person."
Frost revealed she was wary going into the show of contestants not being genuine and more interested in chasing celebrity than love, although it wasn't an issue with the bachelors.
"My biggest hesitation was the fact people wouldn't be there for the right reason," she said. "You see people caught up in it (celebrity). You see it all the time," Frost said.
"We're not saving lives, we're on a reality dating show.
"That's something I was conscious of."
* Ten's The Bachelorette starts 7.30pm on Wednesday.