"When Nayte stepped out of the limo, he was just very confident. But he didn't have that overconfidence, where he was still nervous and I was nervous as well," Michelle, 28, toldUs Weekly in a recent interview.
"I just, you know, through the season, always enjoyed peeling back different layers and kind of, at this moment, and truly figuring out just how many layers he has."
Nayte, however, found himself at the center of drama multiple times this season.
Nayte already got into a heated confrontation with Chris Sutton, and a preview for the next The Bachelorette episode shows Clayton Echard calling Nayte out for being an alleged aspiring actor trying to boost his fame and career.
"You're definitely going to have to wait for Tuesday [night] to figure out exactly how everything pans out, but there are a lot of things that do happen," Michelle teased.
"There are a lot of tough conversations that have to be had, and there are going to be a lot of emotions involved with all of it."
Nayte received Michelle's First Impression Rose as well as the first kiss of the season.
While Nayte expressed confidence in his fast-growing relationship with Michelle, Chris S. viewed Nayte's behavior as cocky and arrogant and accused the suitor of thinking he had the competition "in the bag."
Chris S. therefore warned Michelle of Nayte's attitude, which left Michelle a little wary of Nayte's intentions. However, Nayte set out to prove that he's not cocky and was truly on the show for Michelle and the right reasons.
Michelle proceeded to ask Nayte on a special one-on-one date in her home state of Minnesota in which they went boating and Nayte was introduced to two of her best friends, Tia and Allie.
Nayte passed the friends test, and Michelle said she could picture a fun, nurturing and caring relationship with Nayte in the future. She also pointed out how their chemistry was off-the-charts and "undeniable."
In turn, Nayte shared how he could see himself genuinely fighting for Michelle for the rest of his life.
And Michelle gushed in a confessional, "I am very crazy about Nayte. I'm starting to get this feeling of, like, 'This is my person.' And that's very exciting. It's also really terrifying."
Michelle added, "I do feel like I am starting to fall for Nayte."
Only eight men remain on Michelle's The Bachelorette journey heading into the eighteenth season's sixth episode on November 23, and it appears something happened to Michelle towards the end of filming that she never anticipated or saw coming.
"I had no idea I would be in the position that I was at the end of the season," Michelle told Us.
"[The ending is] something that I didn't necessarily expect, something that I didn't think was possible for me."
It's possible Michelle may have fallen in love with more than one guy, or maybe she never expected to meet the man of her dreams and get engaged.
It's also a possibility Michelle left the season with a broken heart.
"I'm excited for everybody kind of to see what that entails because I think a lot of assumptions are made, you know, of either who I end up with or if I end up with anybody," Michelle said.
Michelle suggested that she just trusted her gut and followed her instincts while filming the how.
"When it comes down to it, I came into this knowing that I was just going to stay true to who I was. And that means staying true to what you're feeling and talking about where you're at with your feelings," Michelle shared.
Michelle added how viewers are going to watch her go through "so many different emotions" this season but she never threatened to quit the show like The Bachelorette's Season 17 star Katie Thurston.
"For me, I'm going to show emotion. I'm going to cry. I'm going to break down. There are moments where you want to get away," Michelle said.
"As far as stomping off and saying something that's necessarily," she clarified, "you know, uncalled for, [that's] not really my style. So I can't promise that you're going to see that, but you will see emotion and you will see my genuine feelings."