Becca Tilley spent her Monday night watching The Bachelorette with The Bachelor, Bachelor Pad, and Bachelor in Paradise alum Michelle Money. Michelle hosted a premiere viewing party at the W Fort Lauderdale hotel. Besides Becca, Ashley Iaconetti and Samantha Steffen were also at the event.
Both Ashley and Samantha competed with Becca for Chris Soules on The Bachelor. Unlike Ashley and Samantha, Becca made it past current Bachelorettes Kaitlyn Bristowe and Britt Nilsson, all the way to the finale at Chris’ hometown in Arlington, Iowa. In Arlington, Becca lost out to Whitney Bischoff after admitting to Chris that she wasn’t sure she was in love, or even knew what love is.
Earlier in the day, Samantha tweeted a photo of herself with Becca and Michelle.
Ashley posted a photo of everyone at the viewing party.
As the episode aired, Becca tweeted her thoughts on what she was watching on TV. One of her first tweets expressed admiration for Kaitlyn and Britt’s dresses. Becca later tweeted an encouraging word to Kaitlyn when it seemed that Kaitlyn was going to cry upon seeing several of the men go immediately to Britt.
So who is Becca hoping the men will vote for to become the Bachelorette for the rest of the season? In late March, Becca provided a hint when she tweeted that she hopes that Kaitlyn is finding the man of her dreams.
I mean... I hope shes finding the man of her dreams and all but i reallllly miss @kaitlynbristowe !!!!— Becca Tilley (@beccatilley5) March 26, 2015
After she was sent home by Chris Soules on The Bachelor finale, Becca Tilley told People that she knew beforehand that she wasn’t going to end up with Chris.
“I knew going into the day that I wasn’t going to be able to say what Chris needed to hear for him to choose me. I was preparing myself the night before for what was going to happen. I wished I could have told him what he needed to hear. But it would have been unfair of me. With him sitting there, begging me, it would have been so easy for me to just be like, ‘Okay, I am in love with you.’ But if I lied about how I was feeling, it was just going to be a disservice to us when it was all over.”
Becca said that she doesn’t have any hard feelings towards Chris or his fiancée, Whitney.
“I was far behind the rest of the girls. Chris had the choice to continue dating me or propose to Whitney. And he chose her. I didn’t get there. And Whitney was ready. She was ready when she stepped out of the limo! Whitney was one of my best friends on the show. I love her and I think he is a wonderful guy. They’re very well matched. I hope [we’ll keep in touch]. Maybe if I start dating someone we can go on double dates!”
Becca Tilley is actually still friends with Whitney Bischoff. As the Inquisitr previously reported, the two had dinner together in early April. Chris Soules admitted that while he himself doesn’t have much contact with Becca, he was glad about Becca and Whitney’s friendship.
Monday night’s premiere episode of The Bachelorette ended with the men in the midst of voting on whether they want Britt Nilsson or Kaitlyn Bristowe as the woman to hand out the red roses. Becca tweeted her annoyance on the cliffhanger.
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