"Courtney, Courtney, Courtney!"
Yes, that seems to be The Bachelor tagline this season, doesn't it? While Courtney Robertson won Ben Flajnik's final rose in last night's finale, she wasn't able to win over the hearts of America...or her fellow finalist Lindzi Cox!
Lindzi sat down with Bachelorette Ashley Hebert to dish on Courtney's negative vibes, if she really wants Ben to call her now that his romance with Courtney is on the rocks and so much more! Plus, will she be the next Bachelorette?!
"The one thing I want to set the record straight is when I was walking out and said, 'If it doesn't work out, call me!' that was a total joke," Lindzi explains. "We were walking and it was that awkward silence where no one was saying anything and I was like, 'Dude, I got to break this somehow!' That was a joke!"
Still, if Ben were to call Lindzi up and ask for a second chance, what would she say? "I don't know what I would say," Lindzi admits to Ashley. "Enough time's gone by and having watched it and I felt that way at that time, but hindsight's kind of a beautiful thing...especially when it's all on-camera and you can really relive it. I don't know what I would say to him, but it wouldn't be much."
However, later on in the interview, Lindzi pretty much sets the record straight that she would never date Ben again. "I could absolutely be friends with Ben," she says. "I don't think we'd work dating." Before the duo can strike up a friendship, Lindzi thinks Ben has more important things to focus on. "It seems like Ben really needs to concentrate on his relationship with Courtney," she says, adding she wishes them "nothing but the best."
Lindzi admits she is annoyed that so much of this season focused on her fellow finalist. "I feel like she kind of stole my shine a little bit, so I'm not super cool with that," she says. "Being in the house with her, I didn't feel strongly about her either way."
Only after watching the show did Lindzi realize all the mean things Courtney was saying about everyone in the house, including calling her boring. "I did not take that well," Lindzi admits. "If that really is how she is as a person, I feel bad for her. I hope she's learned from this and can come out happier."
While Courtney came across as a "villain" on-camera, Lindzi says she didn't think that would happen based on her time spend with Courtney while filming. "She wasn't that bad in the house. All she did was sleep a lot, and when she was up, she isolated herself. It wasn't bad for me," she tells Ashley.
While Emily Maynard's season of The Bachelorette is set to premiere this fall on ABC, Lindzi says she's open to the idea of having 25 men battle it for her love in the future. "I think given the opportunity, I'd strongly consider it. Why not?!"
To hear more from Lindzi, including her thoughts on the skinny-dipping scandal and what's next for her, watch our interview with her above! Then head on over to the comments to tell us if you'd like to see Lindzi as the next Bachelorette!