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'Bachelor' Reject Lindzi Cox: Why I'm 'Happy' Ben Flajnik Chose Courtney Robertson

Tue, March 13, 2012 4:21am EDT by 18 Comments
Bachelor Lindzi Cox

After skipping the official ‘After the Rose’ show, Ben Flajnik’s runner-up went on Jimmy Kimmel to dish about her relationship with Ben, why you shouldn’t feel sad for her and how she dreams of being the next Bachelorette!

After the finale of The Bachelor, we felt pity for Lindzi Cox, who told Ben Flajnik to “call her” if his relationship with Courtney Robertson didn’t work out. However, time heals all, and now the reality TV reject is doing better than ever — which was apparent during her first post-Bachelor interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live March 13.

“I think in the moment, obviously, you’re like getting off this helicopter in Switzerland and you’re maybe going to get engaged to or maybe you’re going to get dumped,” the newly brunette Lindzi said, remembering her time on ABC’s hit reality show. “In hindsight, he made his decision and I’m in a really good place. I’m happy with how it ended up. I respect it.”

The Seattle native also admitted she never hated cunning Courtney (“I didn’t dislike her”) but also said she “never saw that [evil] side of Courtney.”

“We weren’t friends, but we were cool,” she explained. “It was a good ending. I’m happy for them. I’m happy for me. I don’t wish ill for them. I wish the best for them. Ben’s a nice guy.”

Lindzi couldn’t help but add, “…Maybe he [led me on] a little bit.”

When Jimmy pushed Lindzi about being the next Bachelorette after Emily Maynard, she didn’t seem unenthused by the idea. “I think I would like to have all those options though,” she said, smiling, “How fun would it be to have all these roses?”

Do YOU think Lindzi would make a good Bachelorette? Do you feel bad for her, or do you think she’s better off without Ben? Sound off below!

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