Jen Schefft Defends Brad Womack

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As Brad Womack receives endless flak for dissing both Jenni Croft and Deanna Pappas, someone who can relate to The Bachelor's situation is coming to his defense:

Former Bachelorette, Jen Scheft.

"No one seems to be concerned about Brad's future - except, maybe, the women he didn't choose," Schefft, the 2005 Bachelorette who turned down both of her final suitors, wrote on The Huffington Post. "On the ["After the Final Rose"] show, they were still complaining that he didn't give them a chance, that they could have been happy together, and that his actions were unfair.

What would have been more unfair is if Brad wasn't honest with himself - or them - and continued a relationship [let alone proposed] when he felt it wasn't right."

Moreover, Schefft gives "Brad a lot of credit for not playing into the fantasy the show creates," while saying "it's entirely possible to meet 25 beautiful women (or 25 handsome men) and not fall in love with any of them... in a matter of six weeks... in isolation... with cameras all around."

Wait, she's saying The Bachelor is NOT the ideal way to fall in love? There's a shocker!

Schefft also compared herself to Womack, saying that when she decided to remain single at the end of The Bachelorette, she found herself in the center of a lot of negative press.

"I can bet [Brad Womack] won't be walking around with a stigma of being ‘too hard to please.' That's what people think when a woman chooses not to be with a ‘perfect' guy - as if good looks and money are all she needs," Schefft wrote. "For some reason, it's more acceptable for a man to turn down a woman than it is for a woman to reject a man."

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