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It's not always easy to tell who's for real on a reality TV show -- and as The Bachelorette's Ashley Hebert learned the hard way, it can be even tougher from the other side of the camera. Now down to two bachelors, J.P. Rosenbaum and Ben Flajnik, Hebert says her one regret is the time she wasted on two-faced contestant Bentley Williams. On the upcoming Men Tell All special, she gets surprisingly emotional about Bentley's betrayal.
Early front-runner Williams exited abruptly three weeks into season 7, giving Hebert an emotional speech about how he needed to return to his daughter... and then told the cameras that he was leaving because he wasn't attracted to Ashley. Now, Hebert says she feels mortified that she didn't realize what was happening.
"I've seen how everyone reacted to what happened with Bentley, and that's been really hard -- figuring it out when everyone else did (and) feeling like a fool," admits Hebert, who hated watching herself "being played on national television (and) being called an ugly duckling."
But, she says, the worst part isn't the humiliation; it's that she wasted so much time and emotion on someone who wasn't worth it.
"If I could go back, I'd change that," says the 26-year-old dentist. "Wasting a lot of time is probably my biggest regret."
Fortunately, it sounds like she doesn't have any regrets about who got the rose... but we won't find out for sure until the Monday finale! In the meantime, we can look forward to more confessions on Sunday night's Men Tell All episode, airing 9 p.m. on ABC.