Madison Prewett: "It would take a whole lot of Godly men" for me to appear on 'The Bachelor' franchise again
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 11/02/2021
Madison Prewett, a proud Christian and virgin until marriage, has revealed she'd only appear on The Bachelor franchise again if ABC chose to cast some churchgoing men for her to date.
After competing on The Bachelor's 24th season in 2020 and having a tumultuous, short-lived relationship with Peter Weber, Madison shared with The New York Post's Page Six it would "take a whole lot" for her to enter that reality-TV dating scene again.
"Listen, it would take a whole lot of Godly men for me to turn my head and be like, 'Oh, okay!'" Madison said while discussing her faith-focused memoir, Made for This Moment: Standing Firm with Grace, Strength and Courage.
In fact, Madison already turned down a stint on Bachelor in Paradise's seventh season this past summer.
"I didn't feel like Paradise was really my scene. Some of my friends went on there and had a great time, so good for them! But it just wasn't my thing," the Alabama native shared.
Madison said she's not even sure The Bachelorette leading role would interest her.
"You never know what the future holds [but] it's not something that's really on my radar," she explained.
"There's been talks in the past with the franchise but if that's something that were to continue, there would have to be a lot of conversations."
Madison noted how handing out roses would have to be a faith-filled decision in the future.
"I would have to feel pretty confident of what I would be stepping into and also feel like it was where God was leading me," Madison said.
On The Bachelor's 24th season, Madison seemed to be Peter's frontrunner and top pick, but she quit the competition during her final one-on-one date with the pilot. Madison seemed torn up over the fact Peter had been intimate with one or more of his other finalists.
Not only was Madison a virgin on the show -- and Peter had sex with Hannah Brown four times in the Fantasy Suite on The Bachelorette's fifteenth season -- but Madison said one of her biggest goals in life is to open an orphanage.
Madison also said she expected her future husband to be the religious leader of her future children, and Peter admitted to the bachelorette his faith could definitely be stronger.
"Coming off the show, I had thousands of people reaching out and sharing, 'I was so afraid to stay true to myself, so afraid to share my faith, so afraid to save myself for marriage because of what other people thought. But you gave me that kind of courage and that push that I needed,'" Madison said.
Madison therefore insisted the "pain" she felt from her split with Peter, and the public scrutiny and criticism that followed, was well worth it.
"It's really cool looking back now, how I feel like I just learned so much and now have this opportunity to impact other people," Madison acknowledged.
"I've had a couple different girls share that they decided to start following God, which is really cool."
Madison revealed how some fan stories have made her "emotional" and touched her heart.
"I also had someone share that they were having suicidal thoughts and the book really got them through that depression that they were struggling with and pulled them out of that darkness, so that was just good to hear," Madison noted.
The social media influencer with 1.7 million followers added, "That was my whole heart in writing this book, for other people to know that they were made for this moment and that they have purpose."
"I think he's an incredible guy and everyone goes off of what they see on an edit [or] on a TV screen," she explained, "but people have to remember that every single one of us are humans and things can be depicted a certain way, but we have real feelings. We have real emotions and a real life."
Madison opened up in a YouTube video back in late April how she was single and living in Dallas at the time following a breakup. After dating Peter, Madison entered a relationship with another man that lasted about eight months.