The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All featured a handful of suitors speaking their minds about Kaitlyn Bristowe although their words were unflattering, but the show's star isn't taking the blows lying down.

Bristowe knew she wasn't walking into an easy situation by confronting about 20 of her ex-boyfriends head-on. In her People blog, she confessed to being "NERVOUS" before The Men Tell All.

After a season full of drama, tears and secrets, Bristowe's suitors had enough material to work with in order to throw her under the bus. But at the same time, she was likeable enough that men like Ben Higgins, Clint Arlis and Chris "Cupcake" Strandburg stood by her and defended her with passion.

"People like [Corey Stansell] kind of made me laugh. We didn't get to know each other well, so for him to have such a strong opinion and speak that way about me, I thought was tasteless and a bit pathetic. [Nick Viall] coming on the show never ruined Corey's chance -- his chance was ruined because he was someone I couldn't see myself with," Bristowe wrote in the blog.

"It was the same situation with [Kupah James]. Out of all people, I was surprised KUPAH was really going to question MY behavior! Did he not watch himself on the show? Kupah and [Jonathan Holloway] didn't even want me as the Bachelorette."

Bristowe made a good point, as both Holloway and James initially voted for Britt Nilsson to star as the Bachelorette. Bristowe clarified, however, that's perfectly okay.

"I didn't expect everyone to want it to be me, but don't question my feelings and connections when you wanted to explore something with someone else from the beginning. Seems a bit contradictory to me," she argued.

Tanner Tolbert sat in the middle of the fence. He took shots at Bristowe when he felt it was necessary to call her out for something, but he also put other guys in their place when they took insults too far.

"Tanner, I apologize that you feel I went about bringing Nick on this journey with a poor delivery. I didn't know how to deliver that sort of news. From my point of view, I couldn't go through this whole season having so many relationships without upsetting someone," Bristowe explained.

"And I hope you can understand I was in a difficult head space when I made that choice. I do agree that my behavior of acting giddy was maybe a bit off-putting. But, to be honest, when I'm nervous, I get giddy and giggly. And for that I apologize."

The Bachelorette's eleventh-season finale airs Monday, July 27 at 8PM ET/PT on ABC. Viall and Shawn Booth are the two men left standing.

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