"Jared's definitely hot enough to be my first."
Is Ashley Iaconetti going to lose her much-discussed virginity on Bachelor in Paradise?! The insane promo for the ABC reality hit's second season, which premieres on Aug. 2, aired during The Bachelorette: Men Tell All special on Monday night and hinted that the fan-favorite from Chris Soules season may be ready to go all the way with Jared Haibon, the fourth runner up from Kaitlyn Bristowe's season.
But when E! News chatted with Ashley I. on the Bachelor in Paradise set in Mexico, she said she wanted to avoid having the focus be on her virginity this time around. "I was like, I'm still going to have fun, I'm still going to talk about princesses, but I'm not going to talk about the virgin thing," she told us.
However, Ashley, who said viewers will see a "naturally more serious side" of her during BIP, did spill that her virginity would eventually come up in "one episode because it's timely and it makes sense. But it's definitely not going to be an ongoing theme, thank goodness."
Fortunately, her fellow romance-seekers were respectful, with Ashley telling us, "Nobody else brought it up. Everybody knew I wanted to keep that topic off the table."
Still, Ashley said she "had a good time" with how she was portrayed during her season of The Bachelor, telling us, "I was a caricature of myself...I talked about my lashes and the 'Kardashleyian' thing and the virginity thing and the princess stuff, and that was everything that was really concentrated on but I'm like, hello people, I'm a little deeper than that! Those are my surface interests, but it goes further than that!"
To hear more from Ashley, including why she was much more "emotionally invested" on Bachelor in Paradise than she ever was on The Bachelor, watch our interview with her above now!
Bachelor in Paradise premieres Sunday, Aug. 2 on ABC, and will air two nights a week.