You’re going to be on this season of ‘The Bachelor,'” I was like, “Ooooh. I don’t think this is something I want to do.” My sister made me go. I’m from the South, so the fact that he is a true Southern gentleman—very polite, very manly, always ‘yes ma’am,’ ‘thank you,’ ‘how are you doing.’ He always cares so much more about others. That was always the kind of guy I was looking for—someone who would put a woman first. How did you recover from the shock after the final episode? I didn’t tell anybody about the outcome of the show besides my sister and my brother and my father. Your guess is as good as mine.” I didn’t take it seriously. When they kept calling and calling and said, “Guess what? If you don’t fall in love, come home.” What were the qualities that really struck you about Brad when you were on the show?On April 9th and 10th, De Anna will be one of the guests of honor at the Reality Rocks Expo, a two-day conference celebrating the phenomenon of reality TV. ” I had nooo intentions of going on “The Bachelor.” I had never even seen the show. I don’t want to do a reality show—no thank you.” I had a bad taste in my mouth after watching Flava Flav and whatnot. [The producers] kept calling and checking in on me. I’m still sad and angry and I can’t get over you if you continue to confuse me like this.” After that, there was a long period we didn’t talk. How far is what viewers see from what actually happened? I don’t care what situation you were in—you did it or you said it.To get ready, she sat down with The Frisky to talk about her upcoming wedding, what reality TV auditions are really like, and, of course, whether Brad and Emily will make it. I dated this guy off and on for three years and a few months before the auditions, he dumped me. I had this friend who was an avid fan of the show and she called me one day and said, “Oh my gosh, they’re doing auditions for ‘The Bachelor’ in Atlanta. Of course, I thought they were genuinely asking but they were calling to see if I was still single. How would you feel if we gave you this opportunity? If you offer it to me, I would love to do it.” I didn’t know they’d picked me to be “The Bachelorette” until they told me on the “Ellen De Generes Show.” I was super excited. Before, he called periodically and would say, “I miss you. Whether they clip it or leave out a certain thing—unfortunately you knew what you were getting into. Sometimes I hate it when people blame the editing, though I do understand the frustration of it.To my surprise, I received over 10,000 quality responses within a four-week time period.I proceeded carefully to select and meet 80 of the 10,000 responses received, and flew all over the world meeting these individuals, while at the same time receiving hundreds more responses.
My goal is to bring single people together all over the world, one by one.
 - Dating can be confusing in any season, but are there certain things to be aware of as you date in your 30s? But as a guy who was single until the age of 40, he had the opportunity to build a close relationship with a labrador retriever named Ben.
What are the differences in dating dynamics that 30-somethings should keep in mind?  - Tennis pro and national radio host David Wheaton is married and has a son.
I lived in a normal house, I had a normal job, I have a normal body—I’m not 5’9″ and blonde with big boobs.
They can’t edit who you are—you hand fed the show and the producers what they needed.