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    Did Juan Pablo even have a 1-1 date? I know there was footage we didn't see
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fanny Mare View Post
    Did Juan Pablo even have a 1-1 date? I know there was footage we didn't see
    Nope.
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    Nope.
    Maybe that's why she didn't say much about him. I think if its lust we are looking for- Juan is your man, if its someone that has a lot of heart, that's Zak.
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    Does anyone remember from past seasons, when the lead wrote their blog, did the one they seemed to endorse get the gig?
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    Does anyone remember from past seasons, when the lead wrote their blog, did the one they seemed to endorse get the gig?
    Ali was quite complimentary towards F2 Chris - the same as so many other people - and of course the producers tried very hard to get him to sign up as the Bachelor. However, even after they sent Chris Harrison under the guise of playing golf with F2 Chris to try to convince him, F2 Chris still refused the gig. Publicly he said he wanted to find love, a wife, and the mother of his children in the normal manner, but privately he said that he had enough of the way they had edited his story. He didn't like the way the entire focus was on his family and his mother's death to the exclusion of him as a man, a teacher, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fanny Mare View Post
    Maybe that's why she didn't say much about him. I think if its lust we are looking for- Juan is your man, if its someone that has a lot of heart, that's Zak.
    I think Juan has plenty of heart. You can tell in the way he speaks about his daughter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mesachick View Post
    I think Juan has plenty of heart. You can tell in the way he speaks about his daughter.
    Funny how all these great guys don't have a woman in their life, he only has his daughter on weekends, and yes, I know he loves her. I think Ben loves his son. I guess it will up to this ditsy show to see who the next bachelor is
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bloomers View Post
    Ali was quite complimentary towards F2 Chris - the same as so many other people - and of course the producers tried very hard to get him to sign up as the Bachelor. However, even after they sent Chris Harrison under the guise of playing golf with F2 Chris to try to convince him, F2 Chris still refused the gig. Publicly he said he wanted to find love, a wife, and the mother of his children in the normal manner, but privately he said that he had enough of the way they had edited his story. He didn't like the way the entire focus was on his family and his mother's death to the exclusion of him as a man, a teacher, etc.
    And, of course, it was at that golf tournament that he was introduced to Peyton by a mutual "Bachelorette/Pad" friend. Karma - Harrison!
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    This is an interview done after the MTA filming.

    Desiree Hartsock: The Bachelorette Finale Is Full of 'Raw Emotion and Real Feelings' - The Bachelorette, Desiree Hartsock : People.com

    Desiree Hartsock: The Bachelorette Finale Is Full of 'Raw Emotion and Real Feelings'

    By Carrie Bell


    Theories abound about what happened between Desiree Hartsock and her remaining trio of suitors during The Bachelorette finale, which is so dramatic that it had to be broken into two parts.

    While she wouldn't even give us a hint about the tear-inducing twist when PEOPLE sat down with her exclusively at the Men Tell All taping, the L.A. resident and bridal stylist did dish on plenty of other topics.

    How'd it feel to be reunited with many of the men you sent packing?

    Because I've been on the other side and know how this day felt for me when I got to talk to Sean, I feel closure for them more than for me. Especially for Zak. When I sent him home, he wasn't ready for it, and he probably went home shocked and hurt. I knew that there would be more I'd need to address now that he's had a few months to think about it. I was glad I was able to and glad that he was able to express his feelings as well.

    Speaking of Zak, he said you left him in a "very dark place" regarding love.

    I didn't get to see any of the taping other than when I was out there so I don't know exactly what was said. But Zak being in a dark place is very hard to hear because that's never what I wanted for any of the guys. I didn't want to hurt them.


    I was hoping they'd be able to see that there were other relationships that were progressing faster or that some people were overall a better fit for me. I was hoping that in watching the show air maybe they would learn more about why I made the decisions I did. I always tried to make the best decisions for me and to accomplish what I wanted out of the show because I was here looking for love.

    He left the show in the same runner-up slot as you, so maybe he will get to be the new Bachelor. Would he make a good one?

    The slot worked out for me. He'd be the best. He's fun. He's thoughtful and he's ready [to fall in love and get married], which is key.

    And he's very willing to strip down.

    There you go. We definitely need a Bachelor who is willing to get naked to find love!

    Looking back, is there anything you wish you would have done differently or someone you wished you'd kept longer?

    Not really, because from day one I was trying to take each moment and each day as they happened and I tried to step away from the fantasy of the show to figure out who I could see myself with after the show was over; who would fit best in the life I want. The only goal I had coming in was to make my own decisions and not get influenced by the fancy dates, other guys or even producers. And I am still confident in all the decisions I made.

    Did you meet that goal?

    Yes. I don't feel like I ever let the guys lead my decisions. I listened to what they had to say and weighed their comments because I had been on the other side of that type of situation when Sean kept keeping Tierra and we all knew she was bad news. So I knew there was value in listening to what they had to say. But I made the final call. That's why I took the extra day to handle the James situation. I didn't want these emotional and competitive guys to affect my opinions.

    It must be hard to know what their motivations are.

    It's really hard to know what the guys really feel and what their motivations might be for saying and doing things. That's why you have to picture them in your life day-to-day and ask, "Okay, is this gonna work? Could we go to Costco together? Would I want to vacation with this person? Would they be a good dad and husband?"

    And what is your Costco style?

    When I shop, I'm fast and I know where I'm going. I am in and out. I don't stroll the aisles. I don't like to be in crowds, so I have a list and I stick to it and move on. Honestly, if anyone sees me in the grocery store I will probably have an ugly, mean look on my face.

    Why did Drew, Brooks and Chris make the finale three?

    They are all great guys and they are all good-looking. So it was more a matter of finding the best guy to fit in my life. Drew is so kindhearted and I could see potential there but there were still some questions I needed to figure out like, "Could he ever be spontaneous and just let loose?" Because I want that in my life. Chris has all the qualities I was looking for and is strong and supportive. And Brooks has an amazing personality and sense of humor.

    You shed lots of tears in the finale trailer. Did you regret the day you'd signed on?

    I'm glad that I did it. Definitely. It's my life and I think it is raw emotion and real feelings. Everyone has to handle those in their life at some point. The feelings that happened on the show are real, at least they were for me. I am not that good of an actress.

    I think every Bachelorette fan is running possible finale scenarios in their heads.

    Everyone is speculating and it is fun to hear all the theories. I'm excited for everyone to see because it's life – my life – even though sometimes it doesn't feel like me. I feel so far removed from the journey now. Even though it has only been a few months, it feels like a year. It's going to be good. I don't want anyone to know the end. I hope it doesn't get spoiled.

    Can you at least say if you are happy or if you found love?

    I am content in my life. I feel good about where I'm at.
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    The Bachelorette: Desiree Hartsock Blogs About Being 'Blindsided and Heartbroken' - Breakups, Celebrity Blog, Couples, The Bachelorette, Desiree Hartsock : People.com

    The Bachelorette: Desiree Hartsock Blogs About Being 'Blindsided and Heartbroken'

    By Desiree Hartsock

    Antigua was the perfect destination to continue my relationships with the three remaining guys on The Bachelorette. Each one has such incredible qualities but Brooks stood out.

    So let's start with what I'm sure you are all wondering about ... My relationship with Brooks was always secure and confident when we were together, but I never knew what was going through his mind when we were apart. That should have been a red flag, but sometimes love is blind.

    I never wanted to believe that maybe this experience was more than just hard for Brooks, and that he potentially wasn't on the same page as me regarding our relationship. From our dates, notes passed and words spoken, he led me to believe that he was on board and wanted this to work out. I had such strong feelings for him that I couldn't imagine not reaching the full potential of a proposal.

    I was surprised watching the episode and seeing the conversations Brooks had with his mother and sister and with Chris Harrison, expressing his doubts and feelings. He never expressed those concerns with me until it was too late. I was completely blindsided and heartbroken by his exit.

    It's hard enough to go through a difficult breakup once, so you can imagine how uncomfortable it is to relive it. When he first greeted me on that beach, I knew that something was wrong and I was shocked to learn exactly how he felt. It was so different from how he felt during his hometown date (or what he had expressed to me).

    I am relieved now that he was honest about his feelings and that he was brave enough to address them before taking the relationship further. I wish Brooks could have felt more comfortable coming to me sooner but it was better that it happened in Antigua and not down the road.

    The Other Guys

    Brooks saying goodbye left me questioning everything, but before seeing him, I did have great dates with the other guys.

    Drew is such a loving and caring man and he is truly ready to commit and start a family. The date we shared in Antigua was a great way to start off the week and I was so glad to experience the culture and scenery with him.

    The rain couldn't have ruined our date because it was more about what was being discussed, than the beautiful, romantic setting on the beach. That night, away from cameras, I was able to learn more about his childhood, high school years and future goals. All of that gave me even more insight to what a life would be like with Drew.

    Chris almost seemed too good to be true. The great thing about our relationship is that we connected on all levels and that made hanging out a lot of fun. I felt right at home on the beach, splashing in the water and being in Chris's arms. It was such a relief and a turning point in our relationship to discuss what a future would look like together.

    He was so nervous to discuss relocating, but that is such an important discussion to have and I'm glad that he brought it up. I have always been open to that if I love someone because I don't feel I have roots anywhere. This turned out to be a positive talk that brought us closer together.

    Moving Ahead?

    My dates with Chris and Drew were so wonderful, but Brooks's departure really threw me for a loop. I didn't know what to do and I seriously considered going home and calling it all quits.

    In a breakup, emotions are high and it takes self-reflection to gain clarity and peace. I was heartbroken by Brooks leaving and uncertain of what the future held. But knew that I had two incredible men still there who did love me and I wanted to see this through.

    Could get past this heartbreak to love either one of them as much as they both deserved? And would we ever get the opportunity to explore that? I promised myself from the beginning that I was here for love and not just to go through the motions. I had to remind myself that if I wasn't feeling enough for the guys, I wouldn't stay.

    Stay tuned next week to find out what happens with Brooks, my broken heart and the remaining men.

    Thanks for watching and for reading my Bachelorette blog!

    XOXO
    Desiree
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