Romy Poulier made headlines this week after implying that she was an actress paid by producers to cause drama in The Bachelor.
But now the villain of reality TV recedes in his comments, attributing it to a "misunderstanding" and claiming that she was just another regular contestant like the rest of the cast.
Appearing in The Project with her controversial co-star Cat Henesy, the 30-year-old singer said: "I was not an actress planted by the producers or the network or anything like that."
& # 39; I was not an actress planted by the producers or the network or anything like that & # 39 ;: Romy Poulier, the single, clarified the rumors that it was a paid plant in The Project
She continued: "That was a misunderstanding, so I was a contestant along with everyone else."
The open star admitted that she "paid" her for being in the program, but said that she was paid as a contestant like everyone else in the program.
Rumors about Romy's authenticity began after it was revealed that she was a professional actress in the real world, shortly after her casting for The Bachelor was announced.
"That was a misunderstanding, so I was a contestant along with everyone else," he said.
She added fuel to the fire this week after her exit from the reality series when she hinted at The Kyle and Jackie O Show that she was simply an actress doing an acting job on the show.
& # 39; I'm an actress and they paid me [to be] on the show, "he told Kyle and Jackie O on Friday, after his dramatic departure from the show.
During his radio interview, a listener called to accuse Romy, who is an actress by trade, but considered as "Director of Photography". in the program, from being a paid plant & # 39;
& # 39; I'm an actress and they paid me for being on the show & # 39 ;: Romy said that The Bachelor was just a & # 39; role & # 39; this week … after the rumors that the producers planted it to cause problems in the mansion.
They said: "I have a friend of a friend who has come out and said, now they know your brother, Romy, and he has said that you are a paid plant."
In a surprise turn, the cheeky blonde replied: "I'm an actor. All these rumors are happening that they paid me.
& # 39; Attractive. I am an actress and they paid me in the program, like everyone else. My job is to act, then you do the calculations.
Controversy: in recent weeks, Romy has drawn attention for her career as an actress, which includes roles in Home and Away (pictured) and The Elephant Princess.
The radio presenter Jackie & # 39; O & # 39; Henderson said: "When I do the math, I think: & # 39; Yes, you were a paid plant & # 39; "
Romy responded by saying that it was not a & # 39; plant & # 39; per se, but that his appearance in The Bachelor & # 39; became a pretty fast role & # 39;
She added: & # 39; We are a cast, after all. & # 39;
Ambitious: the self-proclaimed & # 39; villain & # 39; He even auditioned (left) to play convicted drug trafficker Schapelle Corby (right) in a 2014 telefilm. (The role finally went to Krew Boylan)
Several hours after the KIIS FM interview was broadcast, Romy issued a statement through Network Ten's advertising department clarifying his comments.
"What I was trying to say on the radio is that I'm an actor and, although each cast is paid a minimal fee for their time in the program, I was not a planted actor," he said.
"I did the same audition process as everyone else and followed with the intention of finding love."
It's official! After being asked on Friday about rumors that the producers "planted" her to cause problems in the mansion, the 30-year-old confirmed that the show was simply an acting job
In recent weeks, Romy has drawn attention for her career as an actress, which includes roles in Home and Away and The Elephant Princess.
He has also appeared in the US drama series Terra Nova and, in his youth, was a child star in theatrical productions of The Wizard of Oz and The Sound Of Music.
The self-proclaimed & # 39; villain & # 39; He even auditioned to play convicted drug dealer Schapelle Corby in a 2014 telefilm. (The role eventually went to Krew Boylan).
& # 39; Can not do it anymore & # 39 ;: the episode on Thursday, Romy rejected a rose by Nick Cummins and decided to leave the competition
On Thursday's episode, Romy rejected a Nick Cummins rose after he sent home his friend Cat Henesey for & # 39; & # 39; intimidate & # 39; & # 39; to another contestant.
"I can not do it anymore," she said, adding that being on the program was "making her sick."
"Decision taken," Nick replied, clearly not devastated by the news, before helping Romy into the limousine and firing her.
The Bachelor continues on Wednesday at 7:30 pm on Network Ten
TV that should not be missed: The Bachelor continues on Wednesday at 7:30 pm on Network Ten