On Monday night's episode of The Bachelor
and her rival DeAnna were chosen to go on a two-on-one date with Brad
. Only one woman would be coming home. Unfortunately for Jade, that woman wasn't her. Other than a few moments here or there, she never really had the one-on-one time with Brad that was necessary to form a strong connection. A 24-year-old boutique sales worker from Nashville, Jade always spoke her mind and stayed true to herself on the show. Today, BuddyTV interviewed Jade where she talked about her feud with DeAnna, Brad's connection with Jenni
, and whether or not she's found the right person for her.
Below, you will find the complete transcript and mp3 of the interview.
Hey everybody, this is Gina from BuddyTV and I’m talking to Jade, one of the women Brad eliminated on this Monday's The Bachelor. Hi Jade, how are you?
Hi. Excellent. How are you?
I’m good thanks. Well I’m wondering what made you want to be part of The Bachelor? Was it a show that you had watched previously?
Actually no I hadn’t. I’d only seen about five or six episodes beforehand. One of my girlfriends wanted to do it and wanted me to do it with her and I said: ‘Oh sure!,’ sounded like fun.
And when you first met Brad, what was your impression of him?
The first thing I thought was: ‘Wow, he has really pretty eyes. They are so blue.’ And then, once we actually go to talk and stuff ... he’s such a gentleman.
You seem like a really down-to-earth person. So when you’re standing among these women that are getting crazy emotional, or showing strange talents like webbed toes and the human pretzel ... what’s going through your mind when you’re sitting there?
Haha. Honestly, I have no idea. Showing webbed toes, I thought that was the funniest thing in the entire world. And I had heard from some of the girls at the gym that somebody had turned themselves in to a pretzel and I just laughed really hard. I thought that was really funny.
Are you the kind of person to really go out of your way to get a guys attention in life? Or do you sort of let him come to you?
I’m not the heavy pursuer. I’m not gonna come at you to get a guy. If it’s meant to happen, it will.
Were you comfortable with the competitive atmosphere in the house? Did it get to you at all?
The only time it really got to me was after my argument with DeAnna and I kind of ... shut down a little bit.
What was it about DeAnna and McCarten that really rubbed you the wrong way?
The way they talk to people and the way they ask questions. It’s more like they’re grilling you as opposed to asking you what went on.
Since you went out, were you glad that McCarten was another one to be eliminated too?
Oh. Oh yeah. Definitely.
Do you think DeAnna is going to make it far here?
Unfortunately, yeah I actually do. She is very good at putting on her charm.
A lot of the girls in the house were really annoyed with the connection Jenni has been having with Brad, what’s your take on that?
Honestly, in the show, it’s really cool. You always want somebody to have a connection on these types of shows, you know? She’s absolutely gorgeous ... has a great figure. She really takes care of herself and I think he really appreciates that and obviously they have a great physical connection. Watching the show, I think they’ll have a really great emotional connection as well.
What is the big deal about Bettina having once been married and being divorced? Why was it such a big issue with the women? And maybe with Brad as well?
Really, I don’t know why it was a big deal. I think everybody is just mad that they didn’t know.
Okay, and that’s something that I found interesting because when Bettina found out that Brad had first kissed Jenni ... she got all mad and was calling her a liar and a slut. And I was like: ‘Weren’t you sort of dishonest a little bit too for the first part of the show?’ Do you feel like you were just yourself when you were there? Or do you feel like you might have been a little guarded just with the cameras and just the whole aspect of the show?
No, I was completely myself ... I’m pretty sure I was myself. Like I said, I let the argument get to me a lot but that’s something I always do, so ... I was pretty much me.
Do you feel like you had a strong connection with Brad? What did you think of the two of you as a potential couple?
You know, I wasn’t lucky enough to get a one-on-one date so I wasn’t able to ... I mean, we had great conversations and we were able to have conversations, but as far as a connection relationship wise I wouldn’t know because I never really got to have that time.
When you were on that two-on-one date, and you said you started working when you were 16 and DeAnna jumped in and said she started working when she was 14 ... I don’t know how you kept your cool because I was thinking: ‘Man, the steam would just come right outta my ears.’ How were you feeling on that date? Because she definitely was being competitive with you.
Yeah, Unfortunately the night before I totally lost my cool because typically im a very composed person. I didn’t feel like brining the drama in front of Brad because that wouldn’t work for me.
I think you were portrayed very favorably on the show. So you would say that’s it’s an accurate representation of who you are?
I think I was portrayed a little big more snarky than I actually am. I didn’t get to let a lot of the good side come out, which is fine, I didn’t mind. But for the most part, that’s me. I’m very straightforward.
Is there anything that you wish you got to ask Brad or talk to him about before you left?
No, not really. I probably would have asked him in person ... like I probably should have asked him that night: ‘Hey, why her over me?’ But you know, it’s whether you have a connection or not and it’s his choice.
Since you’ve been home from the show, have you started dating anybody? Or are you still single?
No. I’m not dating anybody at the moment.
Well I’m sorry things didn’t work out for you and Brad, Jade. But I just want to thank you for your time. I appreciate talking to you.
That’s okay. I appreciate it. Thank you.
- Gina Scarpa, BuddyTV Staff Writer
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