Ryan Park, the bachelor who came back for more after being eliminated by Ashley Hebert on The Bachelorette, talked to reporters in a conference call arranged by ABC. The bachelor surprised Ashley in Fiji, and asked for a second chance at a relationship. There are rumors that Ryan is a likely candidate for the next season of “The Bachelor,” but an announcement has not been made and there are a few other likely bachelors for the show.
The Bachelorette season finale airs on Monday, August 1, 2011, on ABC. Ashley’s family traveled to Fiji to meet J.P. and Ben F. Family dates more drama for Ashley Hebert on The Bachelorette
The two hour season finale will be followed with After the Final Rose. The Bachelorette: Afer the Fnal Rose
Ryan said that he really believed that he and Ashley had a chance at a relationship, but that he had not been allowed enough time with The Bachelorette. While he was filming the show, he was not privy to the progress that Ashley was making with the other bachelors. He later realized that J.P. and Ben F. were getting close with Ashley, who he believes is truly in love with one of the final two men.
You know, I – when I was let go, I just, I just didn’t really totally understand. I mean now everything really comes clear after, you know, watching it and seeing her interact with the other guys. But, you know, what wasn’t shown on TV is some of the really good interaction that we did have together and some of the really good conversations we did. I just, now, it’s very obvious that a connection from her, you know, passionate that connection, you know, wasn’t there for her.
It was Ryan who approached the producers, asking for another chance with Ashley. He called host Chris Harrison, who agreed that a visit to Fiji would be acceptable.
And I just felt like, you know, I said yes, I feel like I got a bad deal and, you know, just the short end of the stick. And then I kind of started saying gosh, I wish I was there. And I wish she would meet my family and then it progressed kind of to, you know, I don’t want to be like, you know, portrayed or come across like Bentley did where the guys go so upset.
Park said that he felt he had a chance with Ashley, not a great chance, but a chance.
I guess I’ll call myself an internal optimist. It’s just that I see the brighter side of things. And so I thought, you know what, I have nothing to lose here and I’m going for it. So, yes, I was hopeful. Let’s put it that way. I was hopeful. It’s almost like the movie – gosh, what is it? You know, “Anchorman,” you know, so you’re saying there’s a chance.
The question a lot of people are asking is whether Ryan Park will be the next bachelor. He left that door open.
Ryan Park: As far as Bachelor Pad, no. And no offense to the program, I’m looking forward to watching it. But I do not envision myself ever participating in it. Regarding The Bachelor, we’ll see and (inaudible) is that, yes, Chris asked me that basically point blank if I’d do it. And as of right now, I’d just have to say it’s a maybe. You know, on the – for starters I actually have a real job. Not that, it’s not that – not that past bachelors haven’t, right? I mean, but it’s not something I, you know, need, you know. It’s not like I’m aspiring to try to go that way.
So but on the negative side, it’s no secret that your life becomes – I guess I’ll call it a circus. I mean, just your personal life is so, becomes everybody’s business. And that’s not particularly exciting for me. On a positive note, you know, I actually do believe in this. You know, people say there haven’t been that many couples that have stayed together. But I’d point out just how about normal dating life, you know. I’ve dated a couple of women over my life and, you know, it hasn’t worked out. So I do believe it can work. I mean, I do believe that Ashley is really in love. And so I guess it’s two sides to that and I just don’t know if I would right now.
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