Antonio Sabato Jr. picks Brooke Barlow during 'My Antonio' finale
By Christopher Rocchio, 10/26/2009
Antonio Sabato Jr. selected Brooke Barlow during My Antonio's finale broadcast last night on VH1.
"I actually fell for him and like him and I wanted him. Then I got him," said Barlow after Sabato's decision. "I'm like, 'Wow!'"
The 37-year-old actor -- who won NBC's Summer 2008 Celebrity Circus reality series -- chose the 30-year-old nurse from Jackson, MS after whittling down a group of 14 bachelorettes during the reality dating series' broadcast run.
"I've thought about the fact that she wants a contract, she wants a ring," said Sabato about Barlow.
"But I've also come to realize that these are fears. She has a lot of things that I really respect and I'm attracted to in so many ways. I can't wait to start a new journey and see where it goes."
In choosing Barlow, Sabato rejected Miranda, a 30-year-old makeup artist from New York, NY.
"I look back on this experience and I have no regret," said Miranda after her ouster.
"I was here to get to know Antonio, and if he was in New York or if I was in L.A. and we started dating, I don't have a date that we would get along and potentially be in a relationship. But he decided to go with Brooke, and that's okay."
During last night's finale broadcast, Sabato said he was unsure of which girl he would choose until the night before he made his decision.