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During Monday night's rose ceremony on "The Bachelor," Madison Garton retracted her fangs -- yes, she actually wore fangs on the show -- and took herself voluntarily out of the competition to win Brad Womack's heart." Now ET talks to the 25-year-old vamp to find out when she started wearing the pointy teeth and who she thinks has a shot at getting the final rose.
"Had I met Brad and immediately upon stepping out of the limo, fallen over and my world stopped [because] I knew this was the man, I would have been in it for more of the competition," she says.
Instead, Madison quickly realized her heart wasn't really into the contest and she felt that Emily, who had a tragic story [losing her one-true love in a plane crash and discovering she was pregnant with his child], left her feeling "like I was waiting for something that I wasn't sure I needed."
So after deciding that Emily and some of the other women in the bachelorette house needed a love connection much more than she did, Madison made the decision to leave --and hasn't looked back since.
"I wish it had been longer that I was there," she says. "What I regret the most is that I didn't get to experience it as fully as I wanted. Going on the show was such an amazing experience, but I left when I felt I needed to."
As for her fangs, Madison says she has always had a penchant for the darker side, and that she has always been attracted to "the mystery and sexiness of the whole idea [of vampires]. And lo and behold, I happened to run into the leader of the underground vampire world. I am not a member, I just happen to know the leader. We became friends and he had the fangs, so I had a pair made. I wore them for Halloween once. I had such a blast that I wore them on numerous occasions afterwards."
Surprisingly, Brad's reaction to the fangs was more positive than Madison had expected. She says that some men "run for the hills." But she also felt that it was test, saying, "If he couldn't swallow the fangs, he probably couldn't swallow the whole."
Despite the fact that Madison felt that there was a bit of chemistry between Brad and her, at the end of the day, she couldn't see herself "being his Texas housewife."
Who she does see in the running are Emily, Ashley H., Michelle and Chantal, all of whom she says have "chemistry" with this season's "Bachelor."
"The Bachelor" airs Monday nights at 8 p.m. on ABC.