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'Bachelorette' bachelor Ty Brown almost glad Ali Fedotowsky axed him


By Reality TV World staff, 07/12/2010 

Ty Brown is almost glad The Bachelorette star Ali Fedotowsky decided to send him home sooner rather than later if he wasn't going to be her final pick anyways.

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"If I was going to be going home before being the last person there it was almost relieving, almost, because, you know, I didn't have to get my family involved," Brown told reporters during a Thursday media conference call. "But at the same time, yes, I was shocked.  I was disappointed that I went home."

"She made the decision that she made.  And, you know, I had a great time doing it, and it was fun.  But, yes, I was a little disappointed, and I was shocked.  And, you know, I wasn't, I guess, as emotional as sometimes people are, but it was -- I guess it was a little overwhelming at the time."

Brown and fellow suitor Frank Neuschaefer were the only two of Fedotowsky's final five bachelors who didn't get to enjoy a one-on-one date with her prior to the Rose Ceremony in which he was eliminated -- something Brown believes may have contributed to his ouster.

"I think maybe if we had had a little bit more time... something might have happened.  I don't know," he said.  "But being let go when I did, I didn't really get to know Ali as much as I think I should have.  And, you know, that's all I can go on, because I didn't have that opportunity."

However Brown said the two-on-one date he and Neuschaefer had with Fedotowsky wasn't quite as awkward as it appeared on last Monday night's The Bachelorette broadcast.

"It was very uncomfortable, and I saw that -- it actually even looked more uncomfortable after watching it," he said.  "But, you know... we actually tried to make the best of it.  It wasn't as awkward as -- at the time, it was not as awkward as, you know, I thought [it looked] on TV."

In addition, Brown said that, in hindsight, he had underestimated Fedotowsky's connection with Neuschaefer.

"I knew that she had had a strong connection with Frank the whole time.  I mean, that was the first date she went on.  But, you know, Frank and I had talked when he'd get back... [and I] knew that he had a great connection with her, but I didn't really think that it was that much more than we had.  Obviously, it was, but I didn't realize that at the time."

While Brown could deal with losing Fedotowsky to another suitor, he was somewhat frustrated that Fedotowsky cut him and not Neuschaefer -- who based on the show's promotional clips, later chose to leave the show after deciding he still had feelings for a former girlfriend.

"I see the clips of what's about to come, and I see that Frank tells Ali something, and she's crying and all this kind of stuff; and, you know, if something happens with Frank, you know, yes, it makes me kind of wonder," he told reporters.

"She sent me home, and now this guy is taking himself out -- or whatever happens, he's taking himself out, if that's what it's going to be, because of somebody else.  I wonder what she's thinking.  Is she thinking, 'Hey, you know, I wish I would have kept Ty around?'  Or was it really my time to go?"

"I did have feelings for Ali.  And I don't know where those feelings would have gone.  I would like to think that they would have been a lot better if I'd have had more time there," he said. 

"I hope that Ali doesn't regret sending me home.  I hope that was her decision, and I hope that she stuck by that, and I hope that that's just the way she was feeling."

During the call, Brown was also critical of fellow suitor Justin Rego's decision to go on the show to promote his wrestling career but denied he had gone on the show to help launch his own music career.

"I've been in music for a long time.  You can ask anybody that's ever been around me, they've definitely heard me play a number of times," he said.

However Brown acknowledged his The Bachelorette participation hasn't hurt his music career, which he decided to work on full-time after returning home from the show.

"It's definitely given me a great platform, and it's opened a lot of doors for me," he said.

"When I came home I had an opportunity to go back to work, and... I was like, 'I want to continue my music.  I'm going to do this -- I'm going to give it 150 percent.  Instead of just dabbling in it, why not try it, you know?'"

"Now I'm able to give, you know, 150 percent in the thing, and so far, is it fame and success?  No, it's not.  But you know what?  I've realized that I'm happy -- I'm a lot happier person, and my job is not just a job anymore.  This is something that I enjoy doing.  And it's amazing how much happier a person can be when they're doing something that they love to do."

Brown also acknowledged that his comments about growing up in a family in which his mother and father held very traditional roles during his one-on-one date with Fedotowsky appeared to damage his chances with her.

"I think it did raise a lot of questions for her.  And I wanted to address that with her, and I did, I think, the very next week, because, you know, I did grow up in a traditional lifestyle.  You know, that's the way I grew up," he told reporters.  "You know, my mom was a schoolteacher, but she waited until after the kids were in school to go back to work... you know, that's the way I grew up.  And my mom, you know, cooked dinner every night, this, that and the other."

However as he attempted to convince Fedotowsky, Brown told reporters that traditional structure isn't necessarily what he's looking for in his own wife.

"I did tell her that I grew up in that traditional lifestyle, but, you know, necessarily am I looking for that?  No.  I mean, I wanted to get across to her that, you know, it thrills me to see somebody that is so ambitious and somebody that knows what she wants and is not scared to speak up and go get it and someone that has goals set for themselves," he said.  "That's very attractive to me.  I like that.  And, you know, I tried to get across to her and maybe I didn't do such a great job."

"I think that was kind of a setback, and I think that's one of the things that she was concerned with that I maybe wanted a traditional lifestyle, which is not really that all true.  I just, you know, was expressing that that's how I grew up.... but not necessarily am I looking for that."

"I think she was still hung up on the fact that she thought I wanted a traditional family."

Brown told reporters that he feels Chris Lambton -- who is widely rumored to have been one of Fedotowsky's final two bachelors when The Bachelorette was filmed this spring -- is probably the best remaining suitor for Fedotowsky.

"They're all great guys [but]  if I had to pick one, I think that Chris L., in my opinion, is probably one of the better fits for Ali.  That's my choice," he said.

"It took them a while to seem like they hit it off and to really get into good conversation and stuff like that, now, watching the show -- of course, I didn't know that during the whole time -- But after watching the show, I'm like, 'You know what?  They had really good chemistry.'"

"They looked like they had a good time together.  And, you know, I think they had a lot in common.  And I think his family life was a little bit different than most everybody else's, and they just hit it off really well.  And she seemed to enjoy being around him a lot after watching the show now, and that's probably who I would pick."

However Brown said he had no idea if Fedotowsky -- as has been rumored -- actually picked either of her final two suitors.

"I have no idea.  I hope she does.  I hope she ends up picking somebody, you know, that she ends up very happy.  But, you know, who knows?" he said.

Brown was less uncertain when asked whether he would be interested in serving as the star of the next edition of The Bachelor.

"If they asked me to be the next Bachelor, I would definitely consider it," he said.  "I mean, I'm definitely ready to move on with my life, and I don't have anybody.  And would I -- I definitely would.  It would be something that I think would be very exciting."

(Photo credit ABC)


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