February 14th, 2011
02:07 PM ET
Jackie Gordon was surprised when Brad Womack gave her the boot on Monday's episode of "The Bachelor." In fact, she thought at least two of the remaining women deserved to go ahead of her.
"Britt (Billmaier) hasn't had much alone time with Brad, so I'm surprised he's kept her this long," Jackie said during a conference call with reporters. "Michelle (Money) is another story altogether."
Michelle has been the contestant fans love to hate this "Bachelor" season, courtesy of her frequent digs at her competition, as well as her ultra-strong motivation to win Brad's heart.
"I found Michelle to be nice enough to the other contestants," Jackie says. "She tried to fit in with us, helped us with our hair and so on. But I thought she was a bit shady. It doesn't surprise me to see all of this coming out on television...Michelle is very intense, upfront and unladylike. It surprises me that Brad would keep her."
Jackie's elimination came shortly after a group date where she was required to descend down a waterfall. While she expresses happiness that she conquered her fear of heights during the date, the 28-year-old New Yorker was quite upset at Brad's decision to help Michelle descend down the falls.
"Brad explained to me that he promised Michelle to help her if she had to do a second descent," Jackie notes. "That was strange to me. The fact that he didn't try to help ease my nerves hurt me a lot."
Jackie, who got a one-on-one date with Brad early in the show, believes the lack of solo time as the weeks went by hurt her in the end. She says Brad is making strong connections with some of the remaining contestants.
"Chantal (O'Brien) is a deep, loving person who's also quite vulnerable. I think Brad appreciates that Chantal has been so open with him. I also think Brad is just smitten by Emily (Maynard). She's beautiful, sweet and charming, and I believe Brad thinks he can take care of her."
Jackie, who says she's ready to start dating again, now believes she knows what she wants in a man.
"Someone who is smart, funny, spontaneous, honest and charming," she revealed. "I also want him to have eyes for nobody else but me."
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