You mentioned that your father's jaw dropped after the hot tub scene last season.
Jillian Harris: Yes.
The show really strongly insinuated that you and also the other contestants basically had relations with this guy. Is there anything you wanted to clear the air about?
JH: I think that that's probably the most inappropriate question ever. And like, I'm normally really a really open girl about all these kind of things. But I mean it's one of those things that anybody can assume that I had a steamy make out session with Jason and I went in the hot tub. That him and I quote unquote "did it." And we can also assume that every Bachelor and Bachelorette in history has done it with those people.
But unfortunately what you don't see on camera is what, and I think it's one of those things that it's like what if I turn the question on you and ask you if you had sex last night?
But, you know, it's like let's say I had slept with Jason then I don't think that's anybody's business. And let's say I hadn't slept with Jason and that also is nobody's business.
And I think that this is where I'm being really stubborn and I could say right now I did not sleep with him just to make myself look better. But I don't want to do that because I don't want to for people to feel entitled for them to know that information.
Why the hell do you want to put your romantic life out there in front of millions of people every week?
JH: Right, yes and I start finding myself getting heated when answering the questions. Then I kind of thought to myself, right, I did put myself in this situation.
That's the one question I don't feel like is appropriate. But I'm putting my romantic life out there on public, not my sex life or anything like that. I think that I am, I, like I said believe, I'm successful. I have great values, great morals. I'm a family girl. I volunteer for Big Brothers and Big Sisters.
I'm not here to date and mess around with 30 guys. I'm here to hopefully find the person I'm going to spend the rest of my life with. And that is a very, very serious thing for me.
And if I have to go through the same criticism that Jason went through, and maybe even make the same bad decisions, I hope that I don't. But I'm here to find that person and I'm really serious and very passionate about it.
So to be in the public eye for a couple of months in order to find a lifelong happiness for me is totally worth it.
So there's a contestant with a foot fetish this season...
JH: I can't elaborate on it too much. But Tanner has a foot fetish and he loves feet and I think it was really cute. I mean I don't really love my feet, my one toe is longer than the other toes and they're wrinkly. But he found them really beautiful, so yes, I mean he's a doll. So I think that his foot fetish was really cute.
These are the quirky things that make people unique and make people stand out, and I love it when people embrace their differences. I love it when people can say like I have a foot fetish and that's me. I love that I think that's very attractive.
And in the event that you didn't find love on the show would you be willing to go on Dancing With the Stars like Melissa did?
JH: No, oh my God, no, I am the worst dancer in the world. I could not do anything to do with dancing or singing. No, if I was a good dancer, yes I would go. I would go on Dancing With the Stars.
The producers approached Melissa and Molly before approaching you -- did you ever feel like a third choice?
JH: I was a third choice on last season. I know what that feels like. I'm comfortable with that. But no, but I mean really, in all honesty, it's like obviously there's going to be other people that are considered for this role.
But honestly I'm just a short little hyper quirky Canadian and I actually don't feel like I fit the mold of the Bachelorette very well. And I was very surprised that they asked me. So it's no -- it doesn't come as a surprise to me that they would have asked Melissa and Molly. They're both very beautiful, talented, outgoing, personable girls.
Did you employ your hot dog theory at all with the guys that are still left in the competition?
JH: Oh, these guys give me a run for my money and they're not buying the whole hot dog thing. So I tried, I've tried to play the hot dog thing on them but they're not buying it.
So we've had a little bit of fun with it and they all, they definitely know what my favorite foods are by now. And they know why I love mustard and I love hot dogs. But other than that it hasn't... I don't think I'll be the hot dog girl this season.
What do you eat on your hot dogs?
JH: I like to load it up with mustard and sauerkraut.
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