Will Desiree Hartsock find love on ABC this summer?
You'll have to check out The Bachelorette spoilers to find out, and we won't know for sure until August 5, but all signs point to yes right now.
Although she would not say if her journey ended in jewelry, Desiree Hartsock discussed her 25 suitors, her strategies and surviving Sean Lowe.
Here are excerpts from her recent conference call:
On her strategy: "I was able to put myself in the guys' shoes to understand what they were feeling. I tried to take every day separately and really focus on each relationship."
"The biggest surprise was how many amazing, good-looking men there were. They have different qualities than Sean. A lot of them are spontaneous and very creative."
"You have to ask really tough questions. I was straightforward. I would ask, 'Are you ready for marriage, family? Do you want kids? Where do you see your future?'"
"In the beginning, it's gauging who's there for the right reasons. If they continue, that's where location and jobs and if you can see a future with that person [come into play]."
On bouncing back from heartbreak: "I was upset when Sean sent me home but that just showed the emotions are real and you really can fall for someone."
"But before going on this show, I had already [moved] past that and knew Sean and I weren't meant to be together. I figured why not give The Bachelorette a chance?"
"I was honestly able to put my whole heart out there and just let it happen."
On whether she has regrets: "I'm glad that I decided to do the show and am satisfied with my decisions throughout. I followed and trusted my heart the best I could."
"There are going to be tears, but I wanted to show all my emotions so viewers can really see where I'm coming from. Overall, it's a journey of love."
"Love isn't always happy because there are ups and downs."
On whether someone proposes: "I can't comment on that at this time, but the journey was incredibly emotional and really surprising throughout."
On her infamous sibling: "My brother was very supportive [of my] coming on The Bachelorette and of me being able to choose what's right for me. He will meet the men."
On what she's looking for: "My best friend. Someone who's spontaneous and adventurous while still being very supportive and caring and who understands me."
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