Alex Nation reveals she couldn't make enough money and was forced to return to ...

She won The Bachelor in September 2016, when leading man Richie Strahan chose her over Nikki Gogan. 

And now almost two years on, Alex Nation has revealed the hardships she's faced after her stint on the reality TV show.

The mother-of-one, 26, took to Instagram on Friday to reveal that she was forced to return to full-time work and sacrifice time with her son Elijah, seven, after she couldn't make enough money from sponsored Instagram posts. 

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The sad reality of winning The Bachelor: Alex Nation reveals she couldn't make enough money from sponsored Instagram posts and was forced to return to work full-time, sacrificing time with son Elijah, seven

Alex shared a sweet black and white shot of herself with Elijah, before saying how she's trying to 'balance' everything. 

'I usually love a challenge but lately this one has proven quite difficult,' Alex wrote. 

'I've gone from spending almost all of my time with Elijah to working full time, getting home at seven just in time for bunk bed snuggles and doing readers.'

Claim to fame: She won The Bachelor in September 2016, when leading man Richie Strahan chose her over Nikki Gogan

Claim to fame: She won The Bachelor in September 2016, when leading man Richie Strahan chose her over Nikki Gogan

'I'm exhausted': The blonde said how she's been trying to 'balance' everything

'I'm exhausted': The blonde said how she's been trying to 'balance' everything

The blonde model - who split from Richie last year - admitted that she's 'exhausted.'

'I miss him and crave the time I had with him when I was working sporadically and doing sponsored posts for ponstan(LEL). The reality is for me, sponsored Instagram posts weren't sustainable enough and I really

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