She's the first Canberran to make it onto a date on The Bachelor Australia, but Lorina Gore has already found the man of her dreams.
The Opera Australia soprano did a solo performance for bachelor Sam Wood and contestant Sarah Mackay during their one-on-one date on Thursday night's episode of the reality show.
"It's obviously filmed in advance, so it's been very difficult keeping my mouth shut and not telling anyone," she said. "So when the series started, I knew obviously which girl it was and I couldn't tell anyone," she said.
Gore, who performed Puccini's aria O Mio Babbino Caro for the lovebirds, said she had jumped at the chance to perform on the show.
"Opera Australia were contacted by Channel 10 and they were thinking about who they could ask to do this and they asked me, and little did they know I was a huge fan of the show," she said.
The date was filmed at Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour earlier this year, and before the episode aired on Thursday night Gore was none the wiser how the date panned out.
"I literally came on and I sang, and I went back behind the scenes again because then they have their romantic time together, just the two of them," she said.
"I wasn't invited to the one-on-one chat so I have no idea whether she got a rose – I hope so."
Gore moved to Canberra with her family when she was in grade 9, and went to Daramalan College before studying at the ANU School of Music and going on to work and study in the UK.
She is now based in the Southern Highlands, but returns to Canberra often to visit family. And she always makes time for an annual performance at the Hawker Christmas carols.
Though she's happily married, Gore forgot one accessory for her visit to The Bachelor.
"I only realised afterwards I forgot to wear my wedding rings. I was thinking, 'I hope people don't think I'm on The Bachelor deliberately not wearing my wedding rings.'
"I'd just flown in that day from Melbourne to do the filming and I don't tend to take my wedding rings with me when I travel, so I just didn't have them with me. I was definitely not trying to step in."