Bachelor’s Ali “Shocked” by Rejection, Bachelorette Talk Is “Nice”

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America probably hasn't seen the last of Ali Fedotowsky.

Just a week after she left The Bachelor for professional reasons, the 25-year-old fan favorite appears on Tuesday's Ellen DeGeneres Show — and further stokes rumors that she might be the next Bachelorette.

"That would be so nice," she says of starring in her own Bachelorette installment. "I would be so flattered." And although her employer reportedly forced her to choose between Bachelor and her job, the new reality star says "If [ABC] were to ask me, that would be so great."

"I would say yes for you!" chimes DeGeneres. "I think you should do that."

Yet Fedotowsky is still mending a broken heart over Jake Pavelka. On Monday's episode, the San Francisco resident begged Pavelka to return to the show, explaining that she couldn't sleep or focus on work, and that she made a huge mistake.

She tells DeGeneres that she was "pretty shocked" that Pavelka had stronger feelings for the remaining women (Vienna, Tenley and Gia, who was eliminated). "One of the reasons it was OK for me to leave in the first place was because I thought if this is love and he really cares about me, then he is going to come and find me," she says. "He's a pilot, like fly to get me that would be amazing…I thought we had something really great."

Following Gia's elimination on Monday's episode, Fedotowsky is reluctant to predict the recipient of the final rose. Although she's "really good friends" with Tenley, she says that she was startled by "the connection that Vienna and Jake have… I didn't realize that was happening behind the scenes or when I wasn't around. They look like a good couple. I actually think it could be Vienna."

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