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Melbourne's Amritha Shakti sang India's national anthem at the Boxing Day match after being discovered on Instagram.
"Girls from my country don’t really get to do something like this."
The Sri Lankan Australian contestant spoke out after his elimination from the dating show on Wednesday.
"What I was lacking was confidence in my culture and confidence in myself," said Sukhdeep Singh Bhogal.
The day celebrating cultural diversity is particularly important this year as some communities face racism amid the coronavirus crisis.
The Sri Lankan-Australian radio presenter also told HuffPost "people asked me if I gave curry to my managers to get a promotion".
Dancer and cultural educator Shyamla Eswaran spoke to HuffPost about her journey of self-discovery after being bullied at school in Sydney's Sutherland Shire.