She’s best known for winning over Perth’s Locky Gilbert of The Bachelor but Irena Srbinovska is using her platform to bring attention to the “exhausted” healthcare workers amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
“The current situation is horrible and has been for the last two years,” she wrote.
“Speaking from experience, I can honestly say that things are not getting any better or easier on healthcare workers.
“We are all exhausted. We are not okay.”
Srbinovska, who now calls Perth home, returned to her “regular” job as a nurse after finding love on The Bachelor.
Speaking to STM earlier in the year, she said she and Gilbert had been through “a lot” together.
“We’ve certainly gone through a lot,” she said.
“When you say it all out loud, people are like, ‘What on earth? All that was in the last two years?’ And it really was nuts, and a lot to process, but you know what? We got through it together, and we leaned on each other and supported each other to make it through to the other end.”
It was only a few weeks after moving to WA that the couple were faced with their first big relationship test, when Srbinovska suffered a miscarriage.
“It’s something you don’t expect in your first four or five months of your relationship,” she said.
“It happened very quickly and unexpectedly, and it was a bit of a shock. But I am a big believer that everything happens for a reason, and it wasn’t our time.”