Jillian Harris: Cute, Not in Love with Jason Mesnick

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The celebrity gossip world is buzzing over The Bachelor spoilers claiming Jason Mesnick chooses Melissa Rycroft in New Zealand, only to dump her for Molly Malaney on the "After the Final Rose" special immediately following the finale.

Perhaps Jillian Harris should be glad she's no longer involved.

The 29-year-old Canadian cutie was a Bachelor front-runner from the first night, but ultimately Mesnick decided they weren’t meant to be more than friends.

The restaurant designer talked to reporters from her home in Vancouver about the moment she fell for Jason, her infamous hot dog theory and much more ...

Q: Fans of the show were surprised when Jason did not give you a rose. Were you?

Jillian Harris: I was surprised. It is a unique situation. No matter how hard you’re falling for somebody, you always wonder if it is for real and if he’s the one. You have questions in your mind and heart, but when he let me go, I was sincerely disappointed.

Jason Mesnick, Jillian Harris

Q: You said on the show that you had fallen in love with Jason. In hindsight, is that true?

Jillian Harris: On a scale of one to ten, would he be a ten for what I’m looking for? Maybe not. But of all the men I have dated in my life, he possessed the most qualities that I was looking for. I still love him but I don’t think I am in love with him anymore. It’s like any other breakup. You have to heal yourself. You have to get over it and move on and hope the best for the person.

Q: You had a hot date in New Zealand. Why do you think Jason didn’t think it would progress into more than friends?

Jillian Harris: That’s the million-dollar question. We had so many different levels that our relationship, from being friends to being great partners and understanding each other. Then in New Zealand, I thought we had that spark. I seemed to fit into his life and we had so much in common. I felt like we had the components to make it work.

Q: What was the reaction of your family to your Jacuzzi antics?

Jillian Harris: Apparently, my dad just stared at the screen with his jaw open. When I watched it, I had a good laugh.

Q: Did you spend the whole night in the fantasy suite?

Jillian Harris: I did. We had a great time in the hot tub and we had great conversation. It was great to have a lot of off camera time with him and be able to chat about the things we weren’t able to chat about on camera.

Q: Who do you feel is a better fit for Jason, Molly Malaney or Melissa Rycroft?

Jillian Harris: I can see reasons why both girls would be great for him and why they both might not. I became very, very good friends with Melissa. [We] always talked about, if she did win, how fun it would be for us all to get together and have barbecues and laugh about it. Her and I would be friends and I would be part of their life.

Jason and Jillian Eat Hot Dogs

Q: Does your hot dog condiment theory need to be reworked after this experience?

Jillian Harris: I stand by my theory. It is more complicated than I initially thought but Jason might be having some hot dog topping denial. He has a little bit of a ketchup/mustard and I need a little bit of a sauerkraut/mustard.

Q: Has your dating life changed? Have you been flooded with offers since returning home?

Jillian Harris: I have not been dating at all. It is overwhelming. I needed time to get back to my head screwed back on straight and figure out what happened back there.

Q: Would you do The Bachelorette?

Jillian Harris: I haven’t thought too seriously about it and I haven’t been approached ... I don’t want to be famous. I don’t want to be an actress. Part of me wants to stop while I am ahead because I did a great job of presenting myself last time. But the other part of me really wants to find somebody and maybe my prince is just around the corner. I would have to think hard about it.

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Gemma fang

Dear Jillian,
Best of luck to you; I know you'd find your prince charming. You are such a wonderful, gorgeous girl!

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I love your tall brown boots with the buckle too where did you get them?

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And I LOVE YOU [NO HOMO] AND ON A SCALE 1TO 10 YOU ARE A MILLION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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I AM ONLY 14 YEARS OF AGE I AM A GIRL, AND I REALLY DO THINK THAT YOU WASTED YOUR TIME ON JASON SCOTT MESNICK CAUSE YOU NO WHAT NOW YOU ARE GOIMG TO HAVE A CHANCE TO FIND THE MAN OF YOUR DREAMS.AND TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH JASON IS NOT ALL THAT CUTE SO REALLY GIRL I WOULD NOT EVENING BE TRIPPING SO YOU JUST DO YOUR BEST TO DO WAHT IS BEST FOR YOU.I MEAN LOOK AT YOURSELF YOU ARE INTELLIGENT, GORGEOUS, SMART, INDENPENDENT, TALENTED SINGER[LOL], AND YOU ARE SOOOOOO BRIGHT AND IT REALLY DOESN'T MATTER GOOOD LUCK!!!!!! LOVE KIARA STTEPHENS A.K.A THE NEXT BACHLEOR YOU HAVE ALSO ENCOURAGED ME NOT TO DATE BOYS AND MEN LIKE JASON SCOTT MESNICK TAHNKS ALOT!!!!!!

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Jillian........I wish you all the best as the new Bachelorette. It's got to be better than the plastic Yaletown dating scene in Gang-couver, eh.

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Do the colours of your dress match the Vancouver Canucks colours on purpose??

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Jillian you are absolutely adorable and it is a shame that you wasted your time on Jason Scott Mesnick. The whole thing was a joke....he hasn't the first clue about what he wants and the fact that a woman like YOU is even available is beyond ME. I have two teen daughters who are very particular about who they are remotely interested in and I am very proud of them. You hang in there and your knight in shining arnmour will sweep you off your feet when you least expect it. Hang in there and wait for that KNIGHT.

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I also want to know where you got your tall brown boots?

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Jillian, I also really liked that watch that you wore as well as the brown boots and jacket that you wore on the hometown date. I would love to know where you got them from. Please and Thanks :)

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Jillian, can you please tell me where you brought your beautiful watch that you wore on The Bachelor? Thank You

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