‘The Bachelorette’: Brandon Andreen defends attempts to win over Desiree Hartsock

BrandonIsn’t it weird how Monday night’s episode of “The Bachelorette” really was a tale of polar opposites? On one side of the coin, you had Brian Jarosinki, a guy who certainly wins the sleazy award for going on a show and then having his girlfriend show up. (If you were really on a break, shouldn’t you have said something to her about going on the show first?) Desiree Hartsock sent him home, but then she also blindsided a guy in Brandon Andreen who really put himself out there … perhaps too much so this early in the season.

In looking back, does he feel bad about being so vulnerable, or trying to remain confident about his chances of staying in the competition? Brandon was the recipient of ABC’s weekly conference call today, and he re-asserted that he made the decisions that he genuinely felt were right for him at the time:

“I’m a guy that doesn’t like to live with any regrets. And so the things that I did say were just the things that I said and I didn’t want to leave the show because of the fact that I didn’t get to pour my heart out and tell her who I am.

“If I were to just sit there and talk about the Vikings or something like that, and then she just didn’t have the feelings for me, then that would’ve been unfortunate. And so, I don’t regret diving in. And yes, maybe it was a little bit too soon, a little bit too much. But for the situation that I was in, it just seemed right.”

The good news for Brandon is that while he may be single now, we think that he’ll find somebody soon enough. There are probably some women out there that really liked how far he was willing to go, and while it came across with Desiree as awkward, it could work for somebody else. That’s us putting on our “optimist” cap, anyway, because we are team Brandon.

Do you think Brandon deserved another chance? If you want to also see a little bit of the latest news on Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici’s engagement, be sure to visit the link here.

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