"I didn't necessarily know that because they were accepting a rose, it meant that they actually wanted to be with me. So, yes, I questioned that a lot along the way, and I was scared," the 25-year-old former account executive tells TVGuide.com
Ali was a front-runner to win Bachelor Jake Pavelka's heart, but after her job forced her to choose the show or returning to work, she left. Immediately regretting her decision, Ali called Jake to ask for a second chance. He said no. Now she's back for the new season of The Bachelorette (Monday at 9/8c on ABC) and hopes she can get over her fear of rejection and open up her heart again.
Although she calls herself a confident, independent woman, she admits to having insecurities and says, "If I love someone, are they going to love me back? That was a fear of mine and that weighed heavily on my heart this season."
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