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‘The Bachelor’s’ AshLee talks about Tierra’s engagement, her feelings for Sean and that short-lived high school marriage
On “The Bachelor” Monday, drama queen Tierra was finally sent packing, much to the delight on the remaining women in the house and the nation as a whole.
Before Tierra said her tearful goodbye (and apparently got engaged to her ex, according to People magazine), she of the arched eyebrow and AshLee, a 32-year-old personal organizer from Houston, had it out.
AshLee Frazier spoke with television reporters Thursday about the Tierra smack down, Sean, hometown dates and other assorted topics. Here’s an edited transcript of what the willowy adopted-child-and-former-high-school-bride had to say:
On the prospects of getting a rose in Monday’s rose ceremony:
“One hundred percent I was scared. I thought this might be the time I go home.” She was worried because she didn’t have a chance to explain her fight with Tierra to Sean before the rose ceremony because there was no cocktail party that night.
Thoughts about Tierra’s reported engagement:
“I did hear about that. I don’t know anything. If she is (engaged), then I wish her all the best.”
If the rumors are true about Tierra’s engagement, she’s not surprised.
“It wouldn’t surprise me” if it was a publicity ploy. “It may just be a hoax, who knows. With Tierra, we can’t really put too much past her.”
What’s up with her brief high school marriage:
“I was young, just making a bad decision in my life. I guess we all go through things and I didn’t handle it the best way I should have. It wasn’t a bad break up. We both came to the conclusion that we had just made a bad decision.”
On the other girls not stepping in to back her up about Tierra:
“I’m a pretty strong person and felt like I could hold my own.” She felt like she was in the right having it out with Tierra because they had a “fairly decent relationship” in the house.
Is Tierra really that bad or is she being made out to look like such a drama queen?
“It’s not editing. It is definitely how she is. She’s very dramatic.” You’d reach out to her and she didn’t want any part of it, AshLee said.
Why she’s a good match for Sean:
“We come from the same background. We have very similar, strong family upbringings. Sometimes I feel as though you have to balance each other out. It was just a ying to a yang, and that’s how we fit together.”
What would make Sean a good husband:
“He’s very family oriented. I know he wants children. He wants to adopt.”
“He just has good character.” He’s also funny.
What she loved about spending time with Sean and what she didn’t love:
“He seemed like a very solid gentleman.” She didn’t love the part where he’d hand out roses to other women each week, though.
Biggest surprise watching the episodes now:
“I don’t feel as though I’ve been surprised by anything.”
Reasons Sean would pick some of the other women:
Lindsay is “very fun, she’s always cracking jokes.”
Catherine “just seems to have a big heart.”
On Tierra calling her a cougar and making fun of her for not being married yet at the age of 32:
“I laughed. What are you going to do? I’m 32. I can’t think twice about it. It doesn’t bother me.”
On waiting to tell Sean about her previous marriage:
“Obviously I wasn’t going to tell him on very first date. I want to know somebody before I divulge my story to them. I wanted to make sure the vibe was there. Every other time it was either a group date or a rose ceremony. That’s why I waited.” She said Sean asked her a few more questions about it than we saw on the episode but in general, he was very supportive of her.
Why she applied to be on the show:
“I had a friend who nominated me and the following week I heard from casting.” She later found out it was Sean.
Next Monday it’s time for hometown dates, followed by an extra “Sean tells all” episode that Tuesday.