MAFS's Lucinda says she was "officially broke" before joining show

Married at First Sight Australia star Lucinda Light has revealed she was "officially broke" before she joined the show.

Lucinda became a fan favourite on the most recent season of the reality series and has opened up about struggles ahead of her appearance on the show. She explained that several factors meant she was in a position where she had to borrow money.

"Last year, I was officially broke for the first time in my adult life & had to borrow money which didn’t feel good," she wrote on Instagram.

"It was incredibly stressful & getting ready for MAFS pushed me to my limit.

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"There were many reasons for this: living in expensive Byron, dealing with COVID restrictions as an events person, managing the aftermath and health demands of a breakdown, the Northern Rivers floods, & preparing for MAFS.

"I had to dig deep, sell my beloved VW van & ask friends/designers for help."

Lucinda went on to thank her friends and designers who helped to enhance her wardrobe, saying she was "so grateful for each of you" before thanking some individually, also showcasing their work in the post.

"I love you all! Your generous hearts helped me get organized for the show," the star continued. "Your flair and fabulousness made all the difference.

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"So much love and gratitude to creators, small business owners, & the kind-hearted souls among us. Wishing each of you a huge amount of success! Thank you."

Lucinda recently praised her "world-class" designer Simone Ellis while opening up about her fashion secrets.

"She became much more than just my designer; she became a mentor and a friend, infusing each piece with something special & sending me off with the courage to wear these extraordinary pieces," she said on Instagram.

"Thank you so much my darling friend and collaborator, you're so talented."

Married at First Sight UK airs on E4 in the UK. Married at First Sight Australia airs on Nine Network in Australia and E4 in the UK.

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