Ali Fedotowsky has had a change of heart about Vienna Girardi.
"When I was in the house, did I think Jake and Vienna could have a long-term relationship? No, I didn't think that at all," she tells Entertainment Tonight. "That is one of the reasons I was confused about him picking me and her. Now that I have had a chance to see them interact on the show, I do think they could have a lasting relationship."
Despite clashing on the show, she says she has no hard feelings for Girardi -- who, Us Weekly reports, had an affair with her best friend's boyfriend in high school and drained $5,000 from a bank account she shared with her then-husband while he was deployed in Iraq. The new Us Weekly (out now) even reports that she even secretly has a boyfriend at home!
But Fedotowsky, 25, says, "I do think she is a decent person.... I just think she is a little bit young...." She also says she could see what Bachelor Jake Pavelka sees in Girardi, 25, that he doesn't in 25-year-old Tenley Molzahn, the other finalist.
"I think Tenley is innocent, sweet, nice and much more conservative," she says. "I look at Vienna and she is much more liberal, outgoing and likes to have a lot of fun and be silly."
Does Fedotowsky ever regret leaving the show for work?
"When I saw Jake at the Women Tell All, I felt a lot of regret," she says. "It was sad. Sometimes when I am sitting at my desk at work, I think I made the right choice. What I can say is that if I have to choose between love and work again, I might chose love. I have to start focusing on that more."