Bachelor alum becomes fifth reality star to test positive for Covid after event 1

Bachelor alum becomes fifth reality star to test positive for Covid after event

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The Bachelor’s Jacinta ‘Jay’ Lal has become the fifth reality star to test positive for Covid-19 after she attended a potential super-spreader event in Sydney earlier this month.

The 31-year-old nutritionist revealed on Wednesday she decided to get tested after attending Believe Advertising’s 20th birthday party at The Flamingo Lounge in Potts Point on December 17.

Four other guests have since tested positive for Covid, including stars from The Bachelorette and Married At First Sight.

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Ms Lal explained that while she was still yet to receive her PCR test results, she had returned two positive rapid-antigen test readings.

The Bachelor's Jacinta 'Jay' Lal, 31, has become the fifth reality star to test positive for Covid-19 after she attended a potential super-spreader event in Sydney earlier this month

The Bachelor’s Jacinta ‘Jay’ Lal, 31, has become the fifth reality star to test positive for Covid-19 after she attended a potential super-spreader event in Sydney earlier this month 

‘I did two rapid tests because it got a bit of a cough now. Um, and they came back positive for Covid,’ she said in a video on Instagram.

‘I’m isolating at the moment and I think it’s safe to say I will not be going to the Gold Coast,’ she added in reference to her botched holiday plans.

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‘So instead of dancing on a super yacht with my best friends, I’ll be hanging out on my couch.’

Ms Lal explained that while she was still yet to receive her PCR test results, she had returned two positive rapid-antigen test readings (shown here)

Ms Lal explained that while she was still yet to receive her PCR test results, she had returned two positive rapid-antigen test readings (shown here)

Social media photos from the event show Ms Lal cosying up to Bachelorette star Beau Tauwhara, who also tested positive after attending.

The 34-year-old photographer revealed on Wednesday he’d just finished self-isolating and was ready to celebrate New Year’s Eve.

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The party was also attended by Married At First Sight stars Gabrielle Bartlett and Melissa Lucarelli, and Big Brother’s Tilly Whitfeld, all of whom have tested positive.

Ms Lal (far left) tested positive after attending the event with fellow franchise stars (L-R) Elena Wee, Steve Pliatsikas and Ryan Carmichael and Beau Tauwhara (right). Tauwhara later tested positive but has since received his medical clearance

Ms Lal (far left) tested positive after attending the event with fellow franchise stars (L-R) Elena Wee, Steve Pliatsikas and Ryan Carmichael and Beau Tauwhara (right). Tauwhara later tested positive but has since received his medical clearance

Fears: Dozens of reality stars are now rushing to get tested amid fears the gathering will soon be identified by health authorities as an Omicron hotspot. Mellissa Lucarelli is pictured here with Big Brother stars Mary Kalifatidis and Tilly Whitfeld

Fears: Dozens of reality stars are now rushing to get tested amid fears the gathering will soon be identified by health authorities as an Omicron hotspot. Mellissa Lucarelli is pictured here with Big Brother stars Mary Kalifatidis and Tilly Whitfeld

Lucarelli, 41, announced she was Covid positive on Instagram on Tuesday after days of feeling like she ‘wasn’t human’ and was ‘unable to function’. 

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Dozens of reality stars are now rushing to get tested amid fears the gathering will soon be identified by health authorities as an Omicron hotspot. 

It comes after fellow MAFS alum Bartlett told fans she had been ‘really unwell’ for five days after testing positive, having also attended the Believe Advertising party.

It comes after MAFS alum Gabrielle Bartlett told fans she had been 'really unwell' for five days after testing positive, having also attended the party. Pictured with her ex Nasser Sultan

It comes after MAFS alum Gabrielle Bartlett told fans she had been ‘really unwell’ for five days after testing positive, having also attended the party. Pictured with her ex Nasser Sultan

Bartlett spent time at the event with Big Brother star Tilly Whitfeld – who has also since tested positive – and Mary Kalifatidis, the mother of former MAFS bride Martha Kalifatidis.

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The marriage celebrant, 47, said on Instagram she’d lost her sense of taste and smell.

‘Each night I went to bed with a fresh spray of perfume on my wrist and would periodically smell it throughout the night to see. It went from dull to cone to dull then back,’ she wrote.

‘I woke up with a horrendous headache, sore throat, fever and vomiting. It then morphed into heart pains.

The marriage celebrant, 47, said on Instagram she'd lost her sense of taste and smell

The marriage celebrant, 47, said on Instagram she’d lost her sense of taste and smell 

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Bartlett spent time at the event with Big Brother's Tilly Whitfeld (left), who has also since tested positive, and Mary Kalifatidis (centre), the mother of former MAFS bride Martha Kalifatidis

Bartlett spent time at the event with Big Brother’s Tilly Whitfeld (left), who has also since tested positive, and Mary Kalifatidis (centre), the mother of former MAFS bride Martha Kalifatidis 

‘Actual pains in my heart but also nausea, fatigue and around we went again with one symptom switching off and another switching on. One word: Eww.’

The Flamingo Lounge required all patrons to be fully vaccinated and register their visit using the Service NSW app. 

The Department of Health is yet to determine if the venue is considered ‘high-risk’ and issue an alert for attendees.

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Daily Mail Australia has reached out to all parties for comment. 

Whitfeld, 21, told fans she had tested positive for Covid last Thursday and would be forced to spend Christmas alone. Pictured at the Believe Advertising event

Whitfeld, 21, told fans she had tested positive for Covid last Thursday and would be forced to spend Christmas alone. Pictured at the Believe Advertising event

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