'Bachelorette: Men Tell All': 13 Burning Questions Answered
7. Was James really falling in love with Desiree?
"We say that so easily, right? But really what I mean and what we mean as men in this house is we were starting to develop relationships," he said. "But it's, you know, you're on TV, love's going through your mind so it's 'I'm falling in love.' No, I'm building a relationship, I'm starting to have feelings, and so when I go and say I was developing feelings, but I was still unsure. I only knew her for four weeks and I'd only had one date and I only got to meet her for 10 hours at the most, so talking about possibilities later of going out and hanging out with Mikey and possibly going out on a boat or him introducing me to people that he feels would be a good fit for me if we're not on the show is OK. And I think the majority of America understands that." James said he's gotten lots of positive feedback from viewers who also share his views in being real about his future past The Bachelorette should he not get chosen while still on the show. "All the feedback I've gotten so far is like, what's wrong with that? Every single one of these guys comes through this house thinking possibly they could get married, possibly they could become the Bachelor, and what's going to happen after the show?"
8. James told Chris Harrison he would have to really think about becoming the next Bachelor if asked, despite all the drama surrounding his "secret" conversation with Mikey that suggested otherwise. But really, how hard of a decision would that be for him?
"Would I do this again? It would be tough … even as the Bachelor," he said. "Because it's a big responsibility to take on and people can twist [things]. … Before I came on, I thought possibly, but with all the little twists and thing that happened that aren't true [during the season], it kind of gives you an empty feeling in your stomach." What about Bachelor Pad? "No, not Bachelor Pad. You know, I have a very successful job, I'm done making a fool of myself."
9. Zak performed a song he wrote for Desiree on the Men Tell All special. Is he planning to pursue a music career?
"No," he said, laughing. "I mean, the music thing was just a great way to channel emotions and work them into something that people can understand and relate to. To be completely honest, I've only written two songs in my entire life and both on this show. So although I feel some confidence from it, my musical knowledge and my guitar playing skills will be pretty limiting on what I could do (Laughs). I only know a couple chords, so I think they came across well, and they really did express what I wanted to get across, especially today." Zak adds that he only started writing his song a couple days before he came to L.A. for the Men Tell All taping. "I was really trying to get back to [when I was] leaving in the limo, and everything I've been chewing over for the last couple weeks. All those emotions and thoughts and kinda what to do next. The end is, I guess the best way to say it, is I'm moving on, and this week was all about closure for me. Singing that song was about closure, seeing Des was about closure, and hearing why she let me go. It all helped."
10. What did Desiree really think about Zak's performance?
"I was not expecting him to burst out in song, but I appreciate it, and I guess it's not too far-fetched for him to write a song," she said. "I really thought it was beautiful."
11. Why did Juan Pablo apply for The Bachelorette if he had never seen the show?
Short answer: He didn't. A friend of his thought he would be a good fit and filled out the paperwork for him. He kept putting her off, telling her: "Yeah, yeah, I'll fill that out later. I'm too busy." Juan Pablo, who revealed during the MTA taping that he hadn't previously see the show, says he thought he was too busy to take part and also didn't want to leave his 4-year-old daughter, Camila, for so long. But he ultimately did meet with the producers and decided it was worth taking a shot. Even thought he wasn't chosen by Desiree, "I'm very glad I did it."
12. Does Zak regret showing up shirtless on the first night?
"It takes the right person to understand the joke, and she did," he said of Desiree. "She was smiling when I came out, and I knew that if she was smiling, and if I was smiling, that got across the point. I just wanted to make something light, and I'm sure I had people questioning what I was all about in the very beginning. But that's not me, and that quickly came out. So I wouldn't have done anything different."
13. What did soccer pro Juan Pablo think about getting so little screen time -- especially during the soccer-game group date?
"That soccer game was the worst edited soccer game ever," he said. "Me and Chris [Harrison] were disappointed. It was fun. But there's so much taping; you cannot [show it all]." Still, despite the fact that he never had a one-on-one date with Desiree, he was glad he got to go on the soccer date. "I told her during that date I won't regret not having a one-on-one date [because] I had this one," he said. "If we would have had a one-on-one date before or after she had that group date. I would be disappointed not to be in that one, so it was just great."
The Bachelorette airs at 8 p.m. Mondays on ABC.
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