BWW INTERVIEWS: THE BACHELOR'S Desiree Tells All!
THE BACHELOR, ABC, Reality TV
On last week's 'Hometown' episode of ABC's THE BACHELOR, Desiree Hartsock, a 26-year-old bridal stylist from Los Angeles, spent a day of hiking and cooking with Sean before her ex-boyfriend showed up and demanded to have a word with her. It was all a prank to get back at Sean for the art gallery hidden camera stunt Sean had pulled on Des earlier in the season.
But the jokes were no longer funny when Sean had to withstand a blistering and insulting attack by Desiree's brother later in the episode. Upset at the confrontation, Desiree made a desperate move at the rose ceremony, apologizing to Sean for her brother, but it was too late. Sean sent her home. How does she feel about Sean's decision? Does she regret Sean meeting her family, especially her brother? Desiree spoke about her experience on the show and revealed whether she still believes Sean made the biggest mistake of his life.
Sean said that your brother really didn't have anything to do with his decision to let you go. Do you agree with that?
I don't think that my brother helped my chances. I think that it did have something to do with Sean's decision. But ultimately, you know, he made the best decision that he could. And maybe there will be a better explanation at the 'Women Tell All' show.
When he did let you go, you kept saying that you felt like he had made a terrible mistake. Do you still think it was a mistake to let you go when he did?
In the moment, I felt that he had. That we had the best connection that embodied all the qualities that he wanted in a wife. So, in that moment, I did feel it was a terrible mistake. And we didn't have enough time. However, looking back, you know, he did have great relationships with the other girls. And all things happen for a reason. So, I don't think it was a mistake.
The other night after you were sent home, [former Bachelorette] Ali Fedotowsky tweeted, 'the next Bachelorette just went home' Do you have any comments on that? Is that something you'd be interested in?
You know, this being on The Bachelor was a very emotionally draining experience to go through. And, I mean, if I were offered the opportunity to be the next Bachelorette, I would definitely have to think about it and give it some thought. And make sure I'm prepared to get back onto that emotional rollercoaster.
But, I do believe in the experience. And I know first hand that the feelings are real. And I do believe that it can work out for the best. So, I'd probably say yes to the opportunity.
CHRIS HARRISON told T.V. Guide in a recent interview that when Sean eliminated you, he was pretty sure the Bachelor, quote "let go of the love of his life." Does that surprise you? Do you agree with CHRIS HARRISON on that?
From the beginning, I feel that Sean and I had a natural chemistry that really did shine. I think a lot of people could see that. But being in those circumstances it does change. And it's not all about just having chemistry.
So, I don't know. I don't really know what to say to that. Because Sean knew what he was doing with each relationship. And like I said, he made the best decision that he could. So, I think he ended up choosing the love of his life. And that's not me.
Many viewers expected you to go home and be angry at your brother. But that doesn't seem to be the case. It's almost like you seem a little mad at Sean for letting (Nathan) influence his decision about your relationship. Is that accurate to say?
I'm not mad. I was never mad at Sean. And in that moment, I was very, very upset with my brother. I know that my brother was very skeptical of the whole experience and of the show. But I had no idea it was going to go that far. Because, of course, I don't justify anything that my brother said.
And I don't justify the way he said it to Sean. But, he was protecting me. And he had a strong opinion about our relationship,. He didn't feel that Sean was going to be the right guy for me. So looking back, I can't be mad at my brother and stay mad at him. Because it all works out, you know, for the better. I can move on and know that Sean and I aren't meant to be together.
Now that Sean let you go home, who do you think is the best fit for him out of the last three?
You know, I really don't have a biased opinion on that. All of the remaining Girls they have very unique and different qualities from each other that I know Sean would be attracted to. So, you know, I really don't have an opinion on who he should choose. I just know that he'll end up making the right decision.
Are you still in contact with Sean and any of the other Girls from the show?