"'Why do I have to be here?' Like, why can't I come back?" Lace lamented. "Why can't I get a second chance at love, just like you guys? I didn't find it. That's okay if I come back."
Lace insisted, "I deserve love just as much as anyone else, so who cares I was on [the show] six years ago? And I was scared because I saw that [Grant Kemp] got engaged. So, I feel, 'Oh gosh, I'm still single six years later. Is it me? Am I the problem?'"
On Bachelor in Paradise's third season, Lace and Grant got engaged at the Final Rose Ceremony in Summer 2016.
Lace, who was a real estate agent at the time of her first Paradise stint, and Grant "mutually" split in November 2016, only two months after their engagement aired on television.
Shortly after their breakup, Grant was spotted out with another woman and Lace confessed she was "shocked" he had moved on so quickly, adding that there was no chance of a reconciliation.
"But I can't think like that. It's not [my fault]," Lace said. "It's just hard to date in this world now, and I accept that."
Lace pointed out how "everyone's timeline is different" for finding their person and settling down.
"And mine is just a little slower in terms of love, and that's okay," Lace acknowledged.
Several months after Lace and Grant's breakup, Grant told Us Weekly in early 2017 that his relationship with Lace was "very volatile."
And Lace admitted during a June 2017 episode of "The Ben & Ashley I: Almost Famous Podcast" that it was "definitely lust" with Grant and not genuine love.
"I think lust is like sexual and you kind of have this fantasy of what you want. You want it to work, you think this guy is attractive, you think you're in love. It's almost forced," Lace told Ben and his podcast co-host Ashley Iaconetti.
Lace claimed at the time she had found true love with a man named Russell, whom she'd met on Bumble, but that romance clearly fizzled out and ended.