Nate Hartstock made waves aggressively calling born again virgin Sean Lowe a "playboy" when he was wooing his sister Desiree on last season of "The Bachelor". Now Desiree is back as "The Bachelorette," which premiers May 27, and her brother is, too.
Desiree said in a conference call with reporters today that her brother's issue with Sean was personal, not about the show itself (one guy, 25 ladies). She said her brother was supportive of her being "The Bachelorette."
"He will meet the men," she said, later adding "That was a very Sean-specific conversation and it was because he saw that Sean wasn't right for me. But he is very supportive of me being able to choose and decide."
Desiree was low-key in the conference call and couldn't say much about the show, including whether she found love or a prospective mate. At one point, a reporter pointed out that "you do not sound happy at all - is that fair to say?"
Desiree replied that she is "a naturally happy person" but "can't say at this time" if she was happy with the show's conclusion.
"You know, the journey was incredibly emotional and it was really surprising throughout," she said at one point, echoing the words of many a "Bachelorette" before her.
Other trivia tidbits - she worked out with a trainer for the weeks leading up to the show; she designed her own rose ceremony dress in the third episode; none of the previous "Bachelorettes" contacted her with any advice except for a tweet from Season 6 "Bachelorette" Ali Fedotowsky.