Why Bachelor Runner-Up Daisy Kent Turned Down Opportunity

Why Bachelor Runner-Up Daisy Kent Turned Down Opportunity

Daisy Kent is explaining why she isn't quite ready to become the next Bachelorette.

During her recent interview on Nick Viall's The Viall Files podcast, the reality star, 25, spoke up about the reasons she opted to reject down the franchise's invitation to become the next leading woman.

“There’s a few reasons. So, one, my health is like a part of it. And like, I understood as the lead, it’s a lot on you. Not just emotionally but also physically too," she noted, pointing to her recent cochlear implant and her Lyme disease diagnoses.

After speaking to numerous individuals who've headed their own seasons, Daisy "knew from a health point it would be a lot" and worried losing sleep and "hurting other people" during the process.

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Daisy said she “talked to a lot of past leads when it was in talks with me, and I just knew from a health point it would be a lot. She stated that “not getting enough sleep” was a problem for her and also having “hurting other people” during the process.

On March 25, The Bachelor finale took a turn when Daisy made the choice to break ways with Joey Graziadei after observing that their chemistry had shifted throughout their time in Mexico. With a wounded heart, she went away in a self elimination as she realized that Joey wasn’t her person after all.

Though she left the reality program without having found love, Daisy indicated that she isn't closed off to meeting her person but doesn't feel it's the perfect time to return to the show.

“It’s not that I’m not ready to date, it’s that I wasn’t ready for that exact thing," she stated. "And I think coming off the show and doing the show I didn’t realize how much of kind of a big thing it is, if that makes sense."

After thinking "really long and hard about all of it," the Minnesota native said she felt "content" with her decision.

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“All of it wasn’t an easy decision,” she added. “I was wondering after it got announced like how I would feel. If I would be like, ‘Oh, I wish I would have done it.’ But I’m so thrilled right now that I didn’t, so it seems like I know I made the correct option for me.”

“I think right now, I just want to live and be happy,” Daisy continued. “I’m always going to jump at opportunities, but I think just this specific opportunity wasn’t right for me right now.”

During the season 28 finale of The Bachelor, Jenn Tran made history as the first Asian American Bachelorette. Though she was eliminated on week 7 of the process, the doctors assistant student will get a second opportunity at finding love as she starts her own quest to find love on season 21 of The Bachelorette.