Episode 2 of The Bachelor SA delivered a delicious twist. We finally found out exactly what that white rose symbolises.
In case you missed it in the first episode, Marc Buckner presented Pasha Dos Santos with an ominous white rose.
Aptly named the "wild rose", it enabled the recipient to steal either an individual date or a place in a group date, but Pasha could only play that rose until the fourth rose ceremony.
(THE WILD ROSE: Someone is about to lose a date. Photo: M-Net)
When the first date card arrived you could feel the tension in the mansion, would Pasha use it?
Marisia Van Wyk nabbed the all-important first one-on-one date.
"I really didn't expect to be asked on the first date, so I was rather shocked! It was a pleasant surprise," says the 24-year-old.
But her joy was short-lived as Pasha decided to play her wild rose.
Speaking about how she felt, Marisia says that she thinks Pasha did what any of the ladies in her position would have done.
The dancer from Milnerton got some flak from some of the other women in the house – and even Marc – about using the rose so soon.
Marisia says if she were in Pasha's position, she would have probably done the same thing.
"I think I would have probably also used the wild rose on the first date if it was handed to me. The goal is to spend as much time as possible to get to know Marc after all."
(ROMANCE IN THE WOODS: Marc and Pasha get closer. Photo supplied: M-Net)
An off-road drive followed by a hike and thereafter snuggling by a fireside getting to know Marc better is a dream date.
Marisia is a good sport and doesn't have any animosity towards Pasha.
"I was happy for Pasha and really glad that she enjoyed the date."
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The Bachelor SA season 2 airs Thursdays at 19:00 on M-Net (DStv 101).