The Bachelor’s Ashley Iaconetti Talks Nemesis Kelsey Poe’s Panic Attack: ‘It Was A Fishy Time To Faint In That Situation’

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Nov. 26 2018, Updated 5:39 p.m. ET

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Ashley Iaconetti became one of the most talked-about contestants on The Bachelor with her constant crying and Kardashian-like appearance (she’s even been given the nickname Kardashley!). After being sent home last week by Chris Soules on the most awkward two-on-one date in Bachelor history, Ashley is opening up about everything from her feud with enemy Kelsey Poe to who she thinks Chris should pick. 

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On last week’s episode, Kelsey suffered a panic attack right before the rose ceremony. When she calmed down, she told an EMT that she would definitely be receiving a rose and then asked for Chris. The attack prompted the women to believe that she had faked the attack to receive sympathy and a rose from Prince Farming. Ashley told during a conference call, “You know, I can't say for sure. I'm not Kelsey and I'm not one of the medics that was around her. But I just think it was a fishy time to faint in that situation.”

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Chris sent Ashley home right after she told him that the other girls found Kelsey fake. When asked if she regretted telling Chris about Kelsey during their one-on-one time she said, “I absolutely have no regrets telling Chris that. I think it was something he needed to know and that all the girls wanted him to know. And I absolutely don't think it determined whether or not I was going to leave on that two-on-one date.”

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When Chris sent Ashley home during their date, he said his reason was because he didn’t think his farm lifestyle would make the always-dolled up freelance journalist happy. “I don't think that Chris really got to know me well enough to really determine that,” she said. “However, I would move to a farm, I would move to Arlington if he were the one -- if he were the true love of my life. But I think both of us knew at that point that wasn't going to happen.”

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From not receiving one-on-one dates to watching the group date roses go to other women, everything made Ashley cry! She said of wearing her heart on her sleeve, “People see a lot of tears, but there was so much more laughter than tears. You know, you only get to see two hours of what gets filmed during an entire week. I am a very emotional person. I did expect to cry a lot. Ask any of my family or friends, crying is something I do when I express myself. But it doesn't mean that it wasn't a great experience.”

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A main storyline for Ashley was her virginity. She said of discussing the private topic on the show, “I never meant for it to be discussed as much as it was, but I am very proud of it. It was my choice to wait for the right guy. I was particularly nervous about telling him just because some guys have not taken the fact I'm a virgin in necessarily a positive light in my past. ”

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So who does Ashley think Chris should end up with? That would be the show’s two southern girls: Becca and Whitney! “Becca is from Louisiana, Whitney is from Kentucky. They did have that Southern Belle thing going for them,” the nanny explained. “They are genuinely two of the sweetest, nicest people I've ever met. They are great and they're poised and respectable. They're just stand-up girls and I feel like they have the type of personality that Chris would appreciate.”

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On last night’s episode, Britt was accused by Carly of lying after she told Chris that she could see herself living in Arlington, Iowa, while she told the women that she couldn’t. Ashley even called out Britt when Chris told Ashley that she wouldn’t be happy living on a farm. She said of Britt, “Britt was always completely nice, but if he was judging me based on my appearance – I like makeup and I like fashion – and I'm from a big metropolitan area, then he should have been judging Britt for the same things.” She added, “I have no proof of her being on the show to further any career aspirations. She was only nice to me, and I have nothing to think that she was there for the wrong reasons.”

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