She has a lucrative modelling career, ambassador roles and launched a successful blog after winning the first season of The Bachelor.
But Anna Heinrich has revealed she didn’t go on the popular Network Ten reality TV series to become a celebrity.
If anything, the 29-year-old put her high-profile criminal lawyer job at risk to find love with chiropractor Tim Robards.
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‘I had everything else to lose’: Anna Heinrich says she didn’t go on the successful Channel Ten reality TV series to become a celebrity – and even risked her blossoming legal career. Pictured with her boyfriend Tim Robards
Speaking to the Daily Mail Australia, she said: ‘My experiences have mainly been positive since going on the Bachelor.
‘Before I went on it, I didn’t think I had much to gain career wise. I already had a good career.
‘If anything, going on it would lessen my career in criminal law. The only real reason to go on was to find love. I had everything else to lose.
‘But I love Tim. He’s the guy I’m meant to be with… Things just aligned.’
‘The only real reason to go on was to find love’: Anna understood that going on The Bachelor ‘would lessen (her) career in criminal law’
Double degree: Anna has a degree in law and another in arts
After The Bachelor: She has secured various modelling and ambassador gigs, including being the face of Pandora’s Poetic Blooms range
But her law job was impacted as a result of her success on The Bachelor’s debut series in 2013.
She began working as a model and ambassador, including being the face of Pandora’s Poetic Blooms range.
As a result of her busy media duties , Anna has cut back on her legal career which had paid a daily rate of $2,200, according to a document by Watsons Lawyers.
‘I’m working part-time at the moment as a lawyer rather than full-time,’ she said.
New direction: As a result of her busy media duties , Anna has cut back on her legal career which had paid a daily rate of $2,200, according to a document by Watsons Lawyers
Taking it easy: Anna told Daily Mail Australia: ‘I’m working part-time at the moment as a lawyer’
‘It got quite difficult when I was working full-time and so I became part-time.
‘I love both sides of what I do, the law and media-related things, equally, and like to prioritise both of them in different ways.’
Anna has recently returned home after spending a romantic weekend away with Tim in Queenstown, New Zealand.
‘Dinner date’: Anna has recently returned home after spending a romantic weekend away with partner Tim Robards in Queenstown, New Zealand
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