Sarah Herron was one of the girls eliminated from the most recent episode of “The Bachelor.” It was an emotional goodbye, as she was one of the most well-liked bachelorettes. But she doesn’t regret anything about her experience.
“I have never, ever regretted one moment of participating on ‘The Bachelor.’ It was a really incredible experience for me,” says Herron. “A lot of times I think this show gets poked fun at for using words like ‘journey’ and ‘experience’ — it actually is really and truly this life-changing journey and there’s no better way to put it.”
“For me, it was every bit of a life-changing experience,” she continues. “It was very cathartic and self-actualizing. I learned so much about myself and what I’m looking for. It helped me understand ‘me’ better. In no way do I regret any of the process.”
When Sarah was sent home, Sean actually took her aside before the rose ceremony and told her there just wasn’t a connection there, which caught both Sarah and the viewers by surprise.
“I definitely did not expect to be going home. I was very surprised and very caught off guard,” says Herron. “However, the week before in Montana, Sean made his speech and said he felt like his relationship had taken a step back with a few girls … there was a part of me, deep down, that thought I might be one of those girls.”
Part of the problem is being the very first one-on-one date, which can be more of a curse than a blessing.
“I think getting the first one-on-one date, as incredible and magical
as it was, was kind of a curse … I had to sit back and wait for him
to develop these relationships with all the other women,” Herron says. “Each week, I’m
sure a new girl was stepping into the forefront. So with each week, it
became more and more difficult to sustain a connection while he was
being introduced to all these other women. It gets really hard.”
As for the remaining women, Sarah definitely thinks Sean has good chemistry with Catherine. Not so much with Tierra, whom Sarah describes as “over-dramatic.”
“Knowing Tierra the way I know her now, she was just a very high-intensity person. She was under a lot of stress and a lot of pressure — the circumstances of the group date, along with what she’s going through emotionally and psychologically just combusted,” says Herron. “Whether she had hypothermia, I’m not sure. At this point, I don’t even care anymore. Every week, it was something else … it’s just being over-dramatic … I don’t see Tierra and Sean being much of a match at all. I think he’s probably very surprised watching it back.”
“Watching it back,” she continues. “I’m really starting to see the chemistry build between Sean and Catherine, which I didn’t see a whole lot of while I was in the filming process. Watching it back, I’m seeing this really special connection between the two of them.”
“As far as him lasting with whoever he chooses, I think he will. Sean said he only wants to be engaged once, he’s not in it to mess around, he’s really loking for his wife. Sean is the type of guy who is going to be very selective in who he chooses and then he’s going to nurture it and make sure the relationship can withstand anything. He’ll make it work,” she concludes.
So, is there any chance we’ll see Sarah as the next Bachelorette?
“I would have to seriously consider it. As I mentioned earlier, the experience was one of the most life-changing experiences of my life. I learned more about myself than I could ever imagine … up until this show, I never walked around talking about my arm to anybody. Anybody. And now I can freely talk about it,” says Herron.
“However, I don’t want to just sit around and talk about my arm forever. I don’t know if I could do another whole season of that. At the same time, I want to find love. I’m still single. I want a boyfriend, I want a husband. I want to find that special guy. There’s a lot to consider,” she says.
“The Bachelor” airs Monday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.