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It might look like all fun, games, amazing dinners and contrived drama, but filming a reality show like The Bachelorette can be tough. Just ask Ali Fedotowsky.

“I was always hungry!” she tells OK! about how she gained 10 pounds on the show (not that anyone knew). “I didn’t think much of it, but everyone noticed.”

We doubt it. We've seen no Bachelorette spoilers about Ali's alleged weight gain. If anything, an extra few pounds look good on her. But it's all good either way.

How did she change her eating habits when she got back home?

“I am good during the week, and one day I pig out,” Ali says. “But I don’t cook! I am learning a little bit. I can be hard to eat healthy when you don’t cook."

"I love egg white omelets because I can actually cook the egg whites myself! I also go to the grocery store, and I will buy the ready-made grilled chicken."

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"I buy 4-5 at a time, and I’ll have them with a salad - a prepared salad from a bag.” And there's your Ali Fedotowsky diet, folks. But what about exercise?

“I am not the person who will be at the gym all the time,” she says. “Usually, I do the treadmill for about 30 minutes, or I will try to do something else.”

Something that helps take out aggression at Frank Neuschaefer?

“I love kickboxing. I have a personal trainer for it. We do contact kickboxing; she holds the pads up for me. It’s such a great workout for my core."

"You can think of ex-boyfriends while you’re doing it!"

Who should she pick on the August 2 finale?

 

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Frank Neuschaefer's shocking betrayal of Ali Fedotowsky, who he turned the tables on and dumped for his ex Nicole Caruso, rocked The Bachelorette this week.

But if you think Ali was effectively forced into her final two (Chris Lambton and Roberto Martinez) thanks to Frank and his surprise 180, you best think again.

"I can say with 100 percent certainty that Frank leaving did not affect my final decision," Ali Fedotowsky told E! Online after being asked about Frank's exit.

Which is not to say it didn't wreak havoc at the time.

"There were so many things that were going through my mind," she recalls. "The first being upset in general because I had really strong feelings for Frank, but also I just wondered if the whole journey was going to work out for me."

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Frank can't keep Ali down! [Photo: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]

"I felt defeated. I've been hurt in the way Frank hurt me before. I had an ex that actually reminded me of Frank, who in the past left me for an ex-girlfriend."

Says the adorable 25-year-old Bachelorette star: "I know now in retrospect there's nothing wrong with me, but at the time I couldn't help but feel that way."

She says she's excited to face fans and former suitors - Frank included - on The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose special, because she'll do so in the open.

"It's the first time that - whether I'm single or I'm engaged or I'm with someone - I get to be that," says the Massachusetts native. "I've been living this secret life for the past three months, and I'm just excited to be whatever I am."

"And of course I'm going to see Frank for the first time, which is going to be interesting. I'm intrigued to see what he has to say, and how he's feeling."

So are we. But in the meantime, who should she pick?!

 

NOTE: Check out The Bachelorette spoilers here for the latest speculation on what happens on the August 2 finale. Next week is the Men Tell All special.

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The shocking betrayal of Ali Fedotowsky by Frank Neuschaefer wasn't the last you'll see of him on The Bachelorette: He's coming to the After The Final Rose special.

That airs after the season finale August 2 and features interviews with Ali and the last man standing - if there is one - and usually the runner-up or runners-up.

Frank, who was one of the final three, left the show on this week's episode after confessing to Ali that he still had feelings for his ex-girlfriend, Nicole Caruso.

Don't get the wrong idea. Frank does not appear on the finale itself, and The Bachelorette spoilers we've read don't suggest any kind of dramatic return.

His After The Final Rose visit will just be to talk about what happened.

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An aspiring screenwriter, Frank has been criticized for joining the show "for the wrong reasons." But sources close to Frank say it really was to fall in love.

“If he does [go on the special], it won’t be for fame but to stick up for his name,” a fellow Bachelorette contestant said. “He is a nice, level-headed guy."

While Frank’s last-minute departure may paint him as a villain to some fans, he went into the situation trying to do the right thing for all parties involved.

“I think he truly was falling in love with her, but he had unfinished thoughts about his ex," said the source. "I believe he made a mature decision to see her.”

In Frank's defense, it's also easy to see the scenario floated in some circles that he wanted to leave earlier, but was coerced into the dramatic exit by ABC.

He and Nicole are also still together, so maybe his decision was the right one? Or maybe they planned this whole stunt all along ... who are we to say?

We want to know what YOU say about who Ali should pick now:

 

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Whether it was the producers' idea, him writing himself into his own screenplay or prompted by genuine emotions, Frank Neuschaefer's move last night was ballsy.

Dumping Ali Fedotowsky for his ex-girlfriend this late in the game? That stings. Far worse than the antics of Justin "Rated R" Rego, who was far more transparent.

Frank was awkward. He was sad. He confused the hell out of us. And he broke Ali's heart. Love it or hate it, this was the watershed moment of the season so far.

Oh yeah, and two guys were also there vying for her heart (and no one else's). THG breaks down Monday's penultimate episode of The Bachelorette below ...

Frank hasn't been frank with Ali all along.

It's really odd how much ABC gives away in previews, not just before the episode airs, but for what's "COMING UP" during the episode. Not everyone reads The Bachelorette spoilers, ABC. We certainly do, but not everyone. Minus 5.

Let's delve right into Frank. He's been obsessed with Ali all season, yet loved this Nicole Caruso girl so much that he chose her after one cheesy heart-to-heart, then flew all the way to Tahiti to break the news? This makes no sense, Minus 14.

Nicole says had no idea one person could complete another. Has she never seen Jerry Maguire? Eh, she looks like she's about 19, so maybe not. Anyway, Minus 3.

Ali is way cuter and seems a lot cooler than Nicole. Just saying. Plus 5.

Not sure if they just need to kill time and stretch this filler into a two-hour show, but the gratuitous Ali bikini shots are off the hook this week. We'll take it. Plus 7.

The majesty of Tahitian scenery soon gives way to despair, seeing as we do not make enough money from these Bachelorette reviews to ever go there. Minus 8.

Ooh, a helicopter ride! That's a new one, Bachelorette! Minus 4.

Ali wears sexy lingerie to dinner with Roberto Martinez. Someone is a little boy crazy ... not that we blame her. Despite sweating profusely, he's a hunk! Plus 9.

Why do they always say the fantasy suite card is from Chris Harrison? Just so we'll laugh and point it out here, while praising the venerable host-pimp? Plus 8.

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Will Ali Fedotowsky choose Chris Lambton or Roberto Martinez?

Roberto has to be the frontrunner heading into the August 2 finale, given his obvious chemistry with Ali. Much of their date could be Cinemax material. Plus 5.

Wait, Chris' mom died? Did we miss that? Minus 6.

Chris' date with Ali involves cruising around on a giant boat, playing in the water and finding pearls in oysters. Cute, but too many obvious jokes missed. Wash.

At dinner on a private island, he sweetly confesses that he can see himself with Ali. Roberto is her infatuation, but Chris might be an even better pick. Plus 12.

Chris says that his mom is looking down smiling right now. Minus 5 for the overkill, and Minus 14 more for the image of his late mom looking down smiling at her first born about to put it to a hot girl also dating someone else on a reality show.

After arriving in Tahiti for reasons known, Frank reflects: "I'm confident in the decision I made, but to hurt Ali and potentially break her heart is going to be one of the hardest things I've ever had to do ... so I wanna talk to Chris Harrison." Plus 56.

Eventually, he "confesses" to Ali and she seems genuinely miserable. Minus 19, 'cause it's very possible Frank and Nicole "broke up" so he could go on the show, knowing full well he could play this card for dramatic effect. He's a writer, after all.

Minus 2 for the annoying way he says "Nicole," and Minus 6 for Ali saying she "gave up everything" to be here for approximately the 458th time this season.

They have the rose ceremony anyway, an unnecessary but nice reminder for Ali that the two remaining guys are light years better than Frank anyway. Plus 7.

TOTAL: +23. SEASON: +166.

Who should Ali Fedotowsky choose?

 

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Regarding the August 2 conclusion of this season of The Bachelorette, Ali Fedotowsky said in a recent interview that she is happy and confident in her decision.

What that decision is has become the topic of much debate (and The Bachelorette spoilers), but events in this week's penultimate episode sure made it easier.

Despite whining all season about not getting enough time with Ali, who he's falling for so bad, one of the guys reveals a secret in the shocking preview below:

He's been pining for his ex-girlfriend as well.

Still in his hometown of Chicago before embarking on the epic journey to Tahiti, Frank Neuschaefer meets with ex, reveals his feelings and lays it on the line.

Looks like Nicole Caruso 1, Ali Fedotowsky 0 ...

Who should Ali choose on The Bachelorette? Vote in THG's poll below ... which Frank is getting slaughtered in for reasons we can't imagine:

 

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According to Us Weekly, The Bachelorette star Ali Fedotowsky ends up engaged on the show's August 2 finale, and is now planning an early 2011 wedding.

According to The Bachelorette spoilers we've read? Not the case.

There are conflicting reports, clearly, regarding what the blonde cutie will do when the field stands at just two and that final rose is ready to be doled out.

Some, including the aforementioned tabloid, cite anonymous sources and vague quotes to "prove" she's engaged. Other sources claim she's quite single.

What does Ali herself have to say about it right now? "I'm just confident in the decisions I made," Fedotowsky told ET Thursday at an event in Hollywood.

Hmm ...

On this past Monday's episode, she booted Kirk DeWindt and narrowed her choices to this trio: Roberto Martinez, Chris Lambton, and Frank Neuschaefer.

As for which two make it to the season finale?

"Both guys have so much integrity," Ali Fedotowsky said. "They are stand-up, honorable and have a lot of respect for others. I just think they are men."

In other words, Frank is toast. Two-timing jerk.

She added, "They're the type of guys that any mother or father dream that their daughter would find. I think that's what makes them really great guys!"

Wow, spoiler alert! A little warning next time?

The reality star is looking forward to the finale being over. "I'm sort of in limbo right now.... I'm really looking forward to everything sort of wrapping up!"

Who should Ali choose on The Bachelorette?

 

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Ali Fedotowsky has already been betrayed on The Bachelorette this season. Fortunately, Rated R (Justin Rego) and his cheating ways were exposed relatively early.

Unfortunately, she won't be so lucky with Frank Neuschaefer, one of her final three ... or the producers of the ABC reality series, who set her up for heartbreak.

That's according to In Touch Weekly, yes. But there's something to it.

By now, whether you read The Bachelorette spoilers or not, you've likely seen previews for next week and know that Frank is about to drop a bomb on our girl.

That bomb is his ex-girlfriend, Nicole Caruso, with whom he's reunited after blatantly ditching Ali despite wooing her all these weeks ... it's simply heartbreaking.

Even more so? That the producers were in on it.

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According to reports, Frank didn't exactly pull a Justin and use Ali Fedotowsky for publicity. He really liked her, but genuinely loved Nicole and wanted to reconcile.

“Frank didn’t think they would fall in love,” a source tells In Touch. “He followed his heart and did what was best for him - and ultimately what’s best for Ali, too.”

He considered Ali his girlfriend, says a source, and when producers refused to let him break up with Ali properly, they set the star up for even more heartbreak.

“They betrayed her,” says the source.

How? That remains to be seen. But months after that fateful night in Tahiti, Frank and Nicole were seen on a romantic date in Chicago. Follow the jump to see:

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Three great guys remain after last night's hometown dates, and The Bachelorette star Ali Fedotowsky faces tougher and tougher decisions every week.

But former star DeAnna Pappas is totally on Team Roberto.

"They have so much chemistry," she says of Ali and Roberto Martinez, whose time in his native Tampa, Fla., featured a (literal) trip around the bases.

"You can tell she really likes him," DeAnna says. "When she gave him a hug and straddled him... He's good looking and seems like the total package."

"His family was wonderful and [Ali] seemed comfortable."

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"Ali is still a little standoffish with everyone," DeAnna Pappas adds, noting that the star seems nervous. "But for Roberto, I think, she's coming around. They're holding hands more, she's cuddling more, and the kisses seem more natural."

She also had high marks for Ali's Cape Cod visit with Chris Lambton: "They had a nice little makeout session at the end. He climbs higher and higher in my book. I think the chemistry is growing, but at first it was hard to tell."

"At least on Chris' part ... I think he's a great candidate for The Bachelor."

No arguments here.

"As much as I like Chris L., I don't think she chooses him in the end," Pappas adds. "I think Chris is the safer choice, but she's infatuated with Roberto."

As for the third man left standing, Frank Neuschaefer, DeAnna says run for it! "Frank is leading her on," Pappas says. Where would she get that idea?

Who should Ali choose on The Bachelorette?

 

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After last week, The Bachelorette had its work cut out for it.

Not only were the stakes high for Ali with hometown dates looming, but the Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi clash made for riveting, must-see train wreck TV.

The hometown dates themselves last night? They all went well. Like, really well. She picked some good guys (mostly). Awesome for Ali, a little boring for us.

Still, there was plenty to like about the episode, and plenty of hometown drama for us to go over here in THG's patented plus-minus rundown of events ...

Roberto Martinez. Baseball uniform. Shameless, ABC. Plus 7.

Minus 3 for the wasted potential of baseball/dating puns (second base? eh?), but Plus 5 for Ali toeing the line between girly and sporty perfectly. So cute.

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The Bachelorette star? So what. Roberto Sr. wants to make sure Ali is good enough for his son. Plus 4 for him taking it to her, and for her handling it well.

If Roberto is the favorite, Chris Lambton is a close second. Ali Fedotowsky does seem to be a perfect fit in Chris' Cape Cod home. Bay State 4 life!! Plus 6.

Minus 5 for the slight overkill regarding Chris' mom. Yes, it's a big part of who he is, and he's very sincere. It's the producers who overdo this narrative.

How much do you want to swap your own family for Chris'? Plus 8.

The Lambtons are so, so genuine ... which ABC exploits with the bit about the mom "up there helping orchestrate all this"? It's The Bachelorette!! Minus 7.

Kirk DeWindt's date is the most awkward, as it involves two eccentric families and one taxidermist. But Plus 3, because everyone's really nice. It is Wisconsin.

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At elimination time, you knew it was coming down to Kirk or Frank.

The women in Kirk's life are salt-of-the-earth folks who clearly love Ali. The only problem is Kirk himself. Nice as he is, there's just something missing. Minus 2.

"Sometimes love is a complicated thing." - Frank Neuschaefer. Deep. How can this man not be a writer when contemplative musings like this flow so easily? Plus 5.

Frank really needs a new look. Not only are his glasses too small for his face, is that a cardigan over a wife-beater? He's like Mr. Rogers meets The Situation. Minus 7.

On a similar note, the fancy dresses don't work on Ali Fedotowsky. She can totally pull off anything, but more baseball jerseys, fewer pink flowery gowns! Minus 4.

Plus 6 for the grainy, dream-like flashback footage during host-pimp Chris Harrison's fireside chat with Ali ... makes Roberto and Chris look even more dreamy, no?

Again, Frank. Is that a tux and a sweatshirt at the rose ceremony? Minus 3.

If The Bachelorette spoilers are to be believed, we know who's in the final two. If the promos for next week are to be believed, Ali may be paying a second visit to Kirk's father's basement ... to stuff Frank's corpse in that freezer. Plus 8.

TOTAL: +13. SEASON: +143.

Roses: Roberto, Chris, Frank. Out: Kirk.

Who should Ali Fedotowsky choose?

 

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DeAnna Pappas, the former star of The Bachelorette, is not only dating Stephen Stagliano, the brother of a former contestant on the show, they are engaged.

Supposedly. And planning to wed. Like soon.

DeAnna and Stephen, whose brother Michael pined for Jillian Harris on her season of The Bachelorette, were fixed up by his twin and his girlfriend, Holly Durst.

Holly was let go by Matt Grant when she was a contestant on The Bachelor, and also dated Jesse Csincsak, who got engaged to DeAnna on her season finale.

We know, it's really confusing.

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The Bachelorette castoff Michael Stagliano, left, set his brother up with DeAnna Pappas. She was previously engaged to Jesse Csincsak, but that didn't last long.

As for DeAnna Pappas and Stephen Stagliano's wedding, it's supposedly imminent, although specifics aren't exactly available, courtesy of anonymous sources.

Take it with a grain of salt is all we're saying.

Hopefully, hosting her Lifetime series Get Married, where she offers wedding advice and tips to brides-to-be, will help prepare DeAnna for her own big day.

Yes, DeAnna Pappas hosts a show about weddings, despite two failed attempts at marriage proposals on national TV ... is this a great country or what?!

The lovely D is currently back home in Georgia where plans for the quickie wedding "is all they're talking about." Congratulations if this is in any way true!

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