In a shock twist that we absolutely saw coming, Thomas Philbin-Malucelli has been revealed as the SECOND Bachelor Australia 2022.

As reported in episode 183 of the So Dramatic! podcast, bosses over at Warner Bros. and Ten are reinvigorating the franchise with some YUGE additions — including more than one Bachie bae.

And a day after Felix Von Hofe was spotted on a date, Thomas was papped filming for the series on the Gold Coast!

So, who is Thomas and why is he just so damn good looking?

Who Is Thomas Philbin-Malucelli, the SECOND Bachelor Australia?

Thomas is a 35-year-old former restaurant manager (read: Tamara Djordjevic) and Isabody [Isagenix] Global Champion.

Once a hospo worker, the silver fox Italian native turned to fitness and health after working in the hospitality industry for 18 years.

Now a transformation specialist and lifestyle entrepreneur, according to his “about me” page, the health coach became the “fittest and healthiest” he’s ever been at 32.

Thomas turned to company Isagenix to transform his life and was the “”fittest and healthiest” he’s ever been” at the age of 32. Source: Facebook.

He also co-founded The Conscious Collective for the Isagenix community, empowering others to “shift their mindset so they empower themselves to find their inner greatness and accomplish their health goals.” Wow, a real-life pyramid scheme!!

Thomas won the 16-week Isabody challenge and became the first Australian champion in February 2019. He was crowned the first-ever Global Champion in August 2019, bringing home a whopping $90K.

Exclusive Footage of Thomas Filming The Bachelor Australia 2022

Thanks to a sneaky member of the drama army, we were blessed with exclusive footage of Thomas filming the show.

“I was sitting in my car in Miami at Gourmet Pizza & Pasta Ribs [on the Gold Coast] waiting on my dinner,
the source dished.

“A car showed up with a huge light in the back seat and a camera on the man in the video. I was like ‘ohhh who is this’. He sat in the car for a while and the crew looked around the area.”

According to our spy, Thomas eventually got out and had his make up touched up.

“He then walked along the footpath along the Gold Coast highway being filmed. He just looked around and walked along as though the film crew were not there but they followed him from in front.”

Thomas was then handed a rose and he spoke on camera for a bit.

“Not very eventful but still cool haha,” the source added.

What Did Thomas Do Before Becoming a Health Coach?

Before joining the Isa cult community, Thomas worked as floor manager at O Bar and Dining, on the 47th floor of the Australia Square building in Sydney for six years.

According to his LinkedIn profile, he also worked at Da Silvano in New York, Walt Disney World and was the assistant manager at Podere San Lorenzo in Florence, Italy! Talk about a world traveller!

Thomas worked in the hospitality industry for 18 years. Source: Facebook,

He also served as a personal waiter to ICON Rihanna (WTAF) and more recently, worked at Italian restaurant SETA in Sydney.

While he had an illustrious career in food and beverage, he also studied at the Università degli Studi di Firenze and started his working life as an accountant.

Personally, we are EMOZIONATO for Thomas’ journey on the show, because frankly, if anything, he is HOT!

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Osher Günsberg Claims The Bachelor Australia 2022 Pap Pics are a Decoy

After the original news that Felix was the new Bachelor, host Osher Günsberg shut down filming rumours.

In a text sent to Brisbane radio’s Stav, Abby & Matt, he revealed he was still in Sydney.

“I’m still in New South Wales, still to get a haircut and shave properly. I haven’t even dinged my wedding ring on a champagne flute, so I don’t know what this is,” he wrote.

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Osher Günsberg shut down filming rumours. Source: Ten.

Frankly, this means nothing because as So Dramatic! reported, several dates are being filmed first!

Want even more goss? Listen to episode 184 of the So Dramatic! podcast with Megan Pustetto below!

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