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Why Maria Georgas ran away to be the next Bachelorette

However, she noted that Jenn is the best person for the job.

“She is the most perfect bachelorette in my eyes,” the 29-year-old said. “I couldn’t think of anyone better to do this. And she was so ready and that was enough for me to say, ‘Yes, it’s not my time.’ It was a hard time because, again, everyone wanted this for me so much, I just needed to be home with my family and friends and take that time off, to be honest.”

And Maria knew she was renouncing for the right reasons.

“What people saw on their screens was only half of what I was going through at home,” she said. “Did I have free time before it aired? Yes. But again, everything was so – I was so anxious all the time. And I understand, it would have been my own show, it would have been me who had more control over But again, it’s so isolating to be in there. And I would have to give up my phone – not my freedom, but having to be in there alone didn’t just make me feel mentally prepared.”

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