Eliminated ‘The Bachelor SA’ contestant Parushka Moodley tells us what the deal was with that ‘Happy Birthday’ performance

‘I didn’t know Jess R was so salty.’

Parushka Moodley

Last week’s episode of The Bachelor SA had all the juice you might need to keep you sated during this time of social distancing. We caught up with two of the women who left the house – Parushka Moodley and Silke Geugis about how they felt about their exit from the show.

Parushka Moodley is from Pietermaritzburg. She studied film directing but she also draws, sings, plays guitar, paints, and writes romance novels under a pseudonym. I mean, the girl is talented.

We caught up with her about her exit on the show, and here’s what she had to say:

∼ She feels as if they didn’t get enough time to make a connection

Parushka said that even though she was on one group date with Marc and spoke to him at every cocktail party, she didn’t feel as if she got a chance to really get to know him – and him her. She said that she would have loved more time to get to know him better. But she did enjoy their group date where they built kennels for Marc’s dog, Luna.

∼ Why she did the Marilyn Monroe ‘Happy Birthday’

In the season’s talent show, Parushka sang ‘Happy Birthday’ in a similar way that Marilyn Monroe did to John F. Kennedy in 1962. At the end of the sultry performance, she gave Marc a handshake which had Marc and everyone else watching rather confused. When asked if there was anything about her journey she would do differently if she could do it all again, she said, ‘I might rethink the handshake.’

She decided on the Marilyn Monroe performance, she said that even though he was talent was always going to be singing (and playing the guitar) there was a difficulty because of copyright issues so they went with the ‘Happy Birthday’ song.

∼ Some girls were spicier on-camera

She asked if watching the show made her see Marc or any of the other girls differently she said, ‘I have seen a different side to some of the other girls like Jessica R, I didn’t know she was so salty. She came off very sweet and docile so I didn’t see that side of her. Most of the people have all in all been who they were.’

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∼ She was glad her journey ended before she fell for him

She said that by the end of the journey, she felt neutral towards Marc. She said he definitely grew on her a lot and she would have loved to get to know him better but she didn’t have any bad feelings towards him. Parushka believes that she left at a good time – long enough to make good friendships in the house, but not long enough to fall for Marc.

∼ She has a book and a movie coming out

Even though she didn’t get a rose from Marc, Parushka has a busy time ahead. She is busy working on her first romance novel under her whole name (she has published several other romance novels under a pseudonym). She is also directing her first feature film, which will be a romantic comedy about an Indian girl who is married to an Afrikaans boy and what happens when their two families come together for Christmas. We can’t wait to watch!

You can watch The Bachelor SA season 2 on DStv Catch Up

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