EXCLUSIVE: 'The Bachelor' Star Caila Quinn Reveals the 'One Regret' From Her Relationship With Ben Higgins
By Leanne Aguilera
Could Caila Quinn be any sweeter?!
Normally at this point in our Bachelor coverage when we chat to the second runner-up, she usually has a thinly-veiled smile masking her bitter and bruised ego. But when we caught up with Caila -- who was eliminated after the crucial fantasy sweet dates -- at the filming of the Women Tell All special, the 24-year-old contestant was as kind as can be about her journey on the show.
"I do have one regret," the brunette beauty revealed exclusively to ET. "And it's that I didn't get things off my chest as soon as I felt them because I kind of held things in which made me sound confusing -- like I sound right now. Ben just doesn't waste any time, and I feel like I should've done that as well."
After Ben sent Caila home, the software sales rep was determined to get some answers, so she hopped back out of the limo to confront her former boyfriend. Throughout her interrogation, there was one topic that was noticeably absent: the fantasy suite.
"I didn't feel like I wanted to question the fantasy suite night," Caila explained. "I felt like that time we had did progress our relationship. And I'm not dumb. There are other women there, so he still has to say goodbye to people, and I'm sure it was really hard for him too. So I'm just appreciative that he was really honest with me and I don't regret spending that time getting to know him better."
"It's definitely a condensed period of time [with] condensed emotions," Caila shared. "It's really exciting. I might do it again, because I did fall in love, and it did work for me. It has worked for so many other people before, and that's what I really want in life, and so who cares how you meet somebody as long as they're the right person?"
If Caila is not plucked to be the next rose-wielding Bachelorette, the Hudson, Ohio native thinks that mother-of-two Amanda would be a great fit.
"I love Amanda," she gushed. "She's a great mom, and she deserves love. So I think she'd be a great person to be the next Bachelorette."
Caila also revealed who she thinks Ben will give his final rose (and a ring!) to in the season finale. "I think he has really strong feelings for both of them, which means he really did fall hard, and he really opened himself to this process," Caila said. "But personally, I think I see a little more of a connection with Lauren B., but you never know. Either way, as long as he's happy, that's all that matters."
The Bachelor: The Women Tell All airs Monday, March 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.