Temptation Island SA's Eve gets candid: 'Sifiso was the only man I romantically connected with'

Fellow contestant Nicole 'Coco' Kaas gives Eve Rasimeni a hug.
Fellow contestant Nicole 'Coco' Kaas gives Eve Rasimeni a hug.

He's the heart-throb who's seemingly been leaving a trail of broken hearts in his wake. But the chemistry between him and Eve Rasimeni seemed real and, in her, he seemed to have found his perfect match.

This is why Sifiso Ndlazi's decision not to take the glamorous Hhayi Bo Mnakwethu actress out on his last date left many viewers stunned.

And now that she's left the show, Eve Rasimeni is ready to spill the tea on what went down on the penultimate episode of Temptation Island SA and which couples she predicts won't make it.

Eve, what went wrong? We assumed you were forming a bit of a bond in the villa with Sifiso? 

[Laughs] It seems like everyone is surprised. But here I am. Sifiso decided not to take his last date with me. I’m shocked, but someone had to go.  

Did you feel a bit played by Sifiso? 

No, I don't feel played. I think after the elimination, yes, I felt hurt. But am I going to walk away from this experience solely with the feeling of being hurt? No.

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I had a good time and an overall positive experience. I was able to look at myself and how I behave in relationships or romantic settings, and it feels good. It is good to feel love. 

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Eve says she learnt a lot about herself from being on the show.
 Did you connect with anyone else at the villa?  

No, Sifiso was the only man that I romantically connected with. I didn’t have much of a connection with MJ, but I did create a special place in my heart for Justin and I just wish Grant all the best. I hope Grant finds himself and realises a lot of things about himself when he watches the show. Things he could not pick up before entering the villa.  

Whose relationship do you think is in danger? 

Grant and MJ’s relationships are in danger.  

Why do you say that? 

Let’s just say men are blind when it comes to love. And you don't see something good until it's gone.  

Do you think MJ will leave with Buhle? 

MJ is going to attempt to leave with Buhle for the hype. But I know Buhle is smart; she will make the right decision as well.  

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Would you have done anything differently on Temptation Island? 

No, I would not have done anything differently. I think everything that has happened till this moment happened for a reason.

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Sifiso Ndlazi opted not to go out with Eve on his last date, a decision that shocked many fans and led to her elimination.

I don't regret how I showed my affection towards Sifiso; I don't regret spending time with him. I learned a lot about myself as well, things that I never knew about me.  

What was the best part about being on Temptation Island? 

To see myself love someone. It was a beautiful thing to experience. I enjoyed meeting a wonderful woman like Angelique and I enjoyed talking to Justin a lot. Talking to him made me believe that there are still good men out there and I need to give those good men a chance.

Binge the first 11 episodes of Temptation Island South Africa on Showmax now, with the finale coming next Thursday, 11 November 2021. 

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