VIDEO: Clare Crawley says rejection was a "blessing in disguise"
Clare Crawley was rejected by the Bachelor, but she wouldn't change anything and is moving on to better things.
Bachelor Juan Pablo Galavis will likely go down in history as one of the worst, but it's easy to forget about those whose hearts he broke. Clare Crawley appeared on Good Morning America Tuesday morning to talk about the experience, and she was surprisingly upbeat about the whole ordeal, calling it a "blessing in disguise."
"The greatest thing is that I have zero regrets," Crawley said. "I went into this feeling I'm going to be 100 percent open and I’m going to be 100 percent myself and I'm going to think about what I do and, because I thought and then acted, I'm proud of that."
Crawley did say she was "falling in love" with Galavis and was shocked when she didn’t receive the rose. She reports that on their final date, in a helicopter, he whispered something offensive in her ear.
"Because of the conversation we had in the helicopter, there was that doubt in my mind," Crawley admitted. "But going into the final rose ceremony, I felt like I've been here the whole time and said that I would follow through to the end, and I just figured I'm going to be there and no matter what happens, I'm going to say how I feel."
After the finale, the world began talking about Galavis and his behavior on the show. But Crawley is putting the whole thing behind her. She said, "As short of a time period as we get to see on TV, I think your true personality kind of comes through in the end. I think mine did, and I think his did as well."
The 32-year-old has already moved on and said she has a new man in her life.
"I'm very happy," she said. "The good thing is it's not on TV right now."