Madison Garton, a bachelorette on the fifteenth season of “The Bachelor,” says she has no regrets about choosing to leave the show early and would not change a thing about her time in the house.
“I left when I felt I needed to,” said the 25-year-old model from Vail, Colo. in an interview on Thursday, three days after she was shown leaving the show for good mid-rose ceremony.
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Bachelor Brad Womack was shocked to hear that Madison had decided to leave, although she did discuss it with him earlier that night. She had been toying with the idea for days after hearing Emily Maynard’s tragic story about losing her fiancé in a plane crash and then finding out she was pregnant with his child; she felt she didn’t want to stay in the house if it meant someone who was feeling strongly for Brad would go home. She brought it up to Brad before the rose ceremony, but he convinced her to stick it out a little longer. Brad said he appreciated her being honest but was upset that the pair wouldn’t get to know one another better.
More from Madison’s post-elimination interview:
Q: You said in your exit interview that you would probably regret your decision to leave the show the next morning. Do you have any regrets about going on the show or leaving the show?
A: “Not at all. The only thing, I wish it had been a little longer that I was there, that’s probably what I regret the moment – that I didn’t get to experience it as fully as I would have wanted. Other than that, I wouldn’t change a thing about it; I’m very happy. Going on the show was an amazing experience, and I left when I felt I needed to.”
Q: Viewers were caught off guard by your vampire fangs, but Brad really seemed to dig them during your first chat. Were you surprised that he was so attracted to them, or do you usually get a positive reaction from men regarding the fangs?
A: “I get mixed reviews … some people don’t even realize they’re there, and some people do and are afraid to ask; some people run for the hills. It was definitely a vote of confidence that, you know, he was able to handle that … that is a part of me … it was reassuring.”
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