‘Golden Bachelor’ Star Leslie Fhima Suffers Serious Injury

Leslie Fhima/Credit: Bachelor Nation YouTube

Golden Bachelor contestant Leslie Fhima suffers a serious injury that will keep her from dancing. What happened? Keep reading for all the details.

Who is Leslie Fhima?

If you’re not watching ABC’s senior Bachelor spinoff, you’re missing out. The first-ever season of The Golden Bachelor kicked off on Sept. 28 with 22 women vying for Gerry Turner’s heart.

The 72-year-old retiree sent six women home that night. After three episodes, just nine women are left, all still hoping to find a second chance at love in their golden years.

Leslie Fhima is one of those women. She made a lasting impression on Turner and the audience by entering the competition sporting a curly, grey wig, muumuu, and using a walker. Ever the gentleman, Gerry Turner asked if she needed help, but instead, the elderly lady quickly threw the walker across the driveway and stripped off the muumuu and wig to reveal a stunning 64-year-old Leslie Fhima.

Leslie Fhima/Credit: Bachelor Nation YouTube
Leslie Fhima/Credit: Bachelor Nation YouTube

The former professional figure skater is now a fitness instructor who once dated Prince.

Here’s some more information about the Minnesota native from her ABC bio:

“When she isn’t working at the gym, Leslie is an incredible mom to her three kids and “glama” to her three grandkids. She also loves spending time with her mini Aussiedoodle, Billie. Leslie is looking for a real man who will enhance her life, and she’s ready to put it all on the line to pursue love.”

Leslie Fhima bonded with Gerry Turner over their mutual dependence on hearing aids.

Fans love The Golden Bachelor so much that they’re already begging for a senior Bachelorette and Bachelor In Paradise spinoffs.

Leslie Fhima/Credit: Bachelor Nation YouTube
Leslie Fhima/Credit: Bachelor Nation YouTube

‘Golden Bachelor’ Star Leslie Fhima Suffers Serious Injury

On Oct. 13, Leslie Fhima took to her Instagram to share some heartbreaking news with fans. The athlete suffered a serious injury and wouldn’t be dancing anytime soon.

“Yep.. broke my arm,” she wrote alongside a photo of her arm in a cast. Her use of the hashtag #surgery revealed the seriousness of the injury.

Credit: Leslie Fhima Instagram
Credit: Leslie Fhima Instagram

However, her other hashtags gave insight into her state of mind. “#thatslife, #illbeokay, #comebackstronger,” she put on the post.

The Golden Bachelor contestant has comments turned off on the post and Bachelor Nation alums and fans couldn’t express their get well wishes.

But hopefully, she will bounce back quickly and get back to dancing and other activities she loves.

Fhima is considered a frontrunner for Gerry Turner’s final golden rose, but viewers will have to tune in to see who he finds a second chance at love with. The Golden Bachelor airs Thursdays at 8 PM Eastern on ABC.

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