Regarding Jason Mesnick, Jillian Harris Won't Kiss and Tell

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Jillian Harris says her hot tub scene with Jason Mesnick made her dad's jaw drop on The Bachelor, but she's not clearing the air about what happened.

In fact, the newly-minted star of the new season of The Bachelorette calls a query about the liaison "probably the most inappropriate question ever."

"I'm normally a really open girl about these things, but I mean, it's one of those things that anybody can assume that if I had a steamy make-out session with Jason and I went in the hot tub that him and I quote-unquote did it," she said.

"We can also assume that every Bachelor and Bachelorette in the history of the show has done it with people. I think being a 30-year-old grown woman who is successful in her career and has a great background with great morals and values, people can take a look at me and who I am as a person and they're entitled to their opinion."

"I was actually waiting for that question. It's funny how it fires me up because I am doing something that's very public. But let's say I had slept with Jason. Then I don't think that's anybody's business. And let's say I hadn't. That also is nobody's business."

The hot tub hookup with Jillian was one of three close encounters Mesnick shared with the final competitors on The Bachelor in New Zealand.

He eventually said goodbye to Harris, setting up the season finale in which he chose Melissa Rycroft, only to break up with her for Molly Malaney.

Whatever happened in that hot tub - again, she's not saying - Jillian Harris harbors no ill will toward Mesnick or the aforementioned females.

"I honestly think Jason is a really great guy. Even after he let me go last season, I don't feel like he led me on," the Canadian cutie said.

"He's just going through the process to make sure that he makes the right choices and sometimes a good steamy make-out session with somebody can enlighten you and say you know, I didn't feel that spark that I was looking for."

"Don't get me wrong - I'm not really offended," she continued.

Jillian Harris also says she has no problem being the creator's third choice for The Bachelorette (behind Melissa Rycroft and Molly Malaney).

"I was a third choice last season. I know what it feels like; I'm comfortable with that," she joked. "Honestly, I'm just a short little hyper quirky Canadian and I actually don't feel like I fit the mold of the Bachelorette very well."

Creator Mike Fleiss has said he approached Rycroft and Malaney for the show before turning to Harris. Rycroft turned down the opportunity, later appearing on Dancing with the Stars, while Malaney is still dating Mesnick.

"They're both beautiful, talented, outgoing, personable girls, and me being third on the Bachelor sort of makes either of them as the natural choice. So no, it doesn't make me feel like I'm third," Jill said. "Just really happy that they declined."

The Bachelorette premieres Monday, May 18 at 9 pm on ABC. Click to enlarge some photos of its gorgeous new star, past and present:

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