Bachelorette Ali Oetjen was the original 'stage-five clinger' on The Bachelor ...

Has Ali Oetjen changed in the five years since her debut on The Bachelor?

When she was announced as Australia's fourth Bachelorette earlier this week, some fans dismissed Ali as 'boring' based on her appearance on Bachelor In Paradise.

But in 2013, Ali was considered one of the more memorable Bachelor contestants thanks to her 'stage-five clinger' reputation and painful shattered kneecap injury.

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Shattering her knee, a rejected first kiss and THAT 'manic look in her eyes': New Bachelorette Ali Oetjen proved she was the original 'stage-5 clinger' during her appearance on The Bachelor

In the first episode of The Bachelor's debut season, Ali made the biggest splash on opening night.

Her awkward attempt to turn a peck on the cheek with Tim Robards into a full-on kiss didn't end particularly well.

'Did she actually just try to kiss him?' the other women asked, as they watched Ali lunge forward expectantly, only to get a 'thanks, but no thanks' response.

In fact, during the After The Final Rose reunion episode, host Osher Günsberg even managed to get Tim and Ali to both admit the moment was 'cringeworthy'.

Keyboard warriors were far less sympathetic in their verdict of Ali at the time - but it's safe to say they didn't find her 'boring'.

Boring? Hardly! When Ali was announced as the new Bachelorette earlier this week, some fans described her as 'boring' - but they clearly didn't watch her on The Bachelor's first season

Boring? Hardly! When Ali was announced as the new Bachelorette earlier this week, some fans described her as 'boring' - but they clearly didn't watch her on The Bachelor's first season

Whoops! Back in 2013, Ali made quite the entrance when her awkward attempt to turn a peck on the cheek with Bachelor Tim Robards into a full-on kiss

Whoops! Back in 2013, Ali made quite the entrance when her awkward attempt to turn a peck on the cheek with Bachelor Tim Robards into a full-on kiss

'She certainly gets a "look" in her eyes... sort of a bit manic. Although I probably have that look when The Walking Dead is on,' one fan wrote online after the premiere.

Another viewer agreed, adding: 'But.. but.. she loves him! She's never felt like this before. He MUST be the one and only in the whole wide universe!'

Ali was back in the headlines a few weeks after the eventful first cocktail party.

Fair enough! In fact, during the After The Final Rose reunion episode, host Osher Günsberg even managed to get Tim and Ali to both admit the moment was 'cringeworthy'

Fair enough! In fact, during the After The Final Rose reunion episode, host Osher Günsberg even managed to get Tim and Ali to both admit the moment was 'cringeworthy'

During a boat cruise group date, contestants began mucking around with a rope swing attached to the boat.

After one woman impressed Tim with her athleticism, Ali said in a piece to camera: 'Of course I'm a bit jealous and that's why I'm not going to give up!'

The future Bachelorette grabbed the rope swing and attempted a

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