Rachel Lindsay wants answers from Garrett Yrigoyen.
The 29-year-old medical sales representative became a front-runner in Becca Kufrin's The Bachelorette season of the first night, and he remains one of the final three guys competing for her heart on screen. Offscreen, he has come through an Instagram scandal after admitting that he liked posts that mocked feminists, immigrants, and parkland shoot survivors.
Yrigoyen apologized last month for his behavior in a statement and vowed to be better in the future. Kufrin defended him in an interview with ET – but Lindsay is not quite ready to put the subject to bed. Speaking to ET's Lauren Zima on Monday, the former bachelorette said, "I want to hear more than an apology, I want to hear an explanation."
With a visible connection to Kufrin, it's possible that Yrigoyen might be the last man to stand in the upcoming Bachelorette season finale, and if Kufrin and Yrigoyen end up together, Lindsay would like to see the two question continue.
"You have to talk about it Becca is a Liberal and the things he liked were very conservative, very right, more conservative [and] a little offensive," she argued , "So I think they need to go now and have a game plan how to face the media."
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"[I would handle it] probably just as I did with Lee, I mentioned it, I said," If you need a history lesson, I can give you a backstage. "That's how I would deal with it," she recalled her confrontation with Men Tell All. "I would have to tackle it head-on and I would be pretty tough."
Lindsay, who hopes Kufrin will end up with Blake Horstmann instead, said she knows from experience how uncomfortable it could be for Kufrin, who could see her back with another man? The native of Dallas, Texas, said that she told her last – and fiancee – Bryan Abasolo that she was in love with him during her season in front of the camera, but it did not come up. Instead, the squadron focused more on the "drama" of their relationship with their runner-up Peter Kraus.
"I think it's great that they show how Becca really feels about Blake," Lindsay said. "When I watched [the July 9]my first reaction was Whoa . I hope she picks Blake, because whoever sits at home will have a hard time listening to all the things she does said … He said he was in love with her, she said she felt the same way and he does not know, I pray who is on the couch next to her is Blake, because if it is not That's hard. "
As for her favorites for the next tour, Lindsay does not necessarily hope for the favored Wills Reid – even though he would be the first African American bachelor.
"I like Wills, I may not be the biggest fan like everyone else, but I think he's such a gentleman," she said, noting that her season's ratings play a role in choosing producers could. "There's a big difference [in ratings] from JoJo [Fletcher’s] to mine, who owns Becca, and I do not know if that's because the audience does not refer to a multiple lead, but the numbers do not lie a bit there, there's some kind of separation. "
The 33-year-old lawyer also pointed out that she and Abasolo have fewer followers of social media than leads of past seasons and their fiancee, but expressed that the audience's reaction with the Time had gotten better. "I think a lot of people asked what Bryan and I had, and through this past year, through time, they've seen that it's real, we're connecting," she said.
In fact, the two could not be closer. You have recently made a trip to Spain where he has proposed. "It was so nice to go back there and create it again and be without cameras," she said. "We have so much in common, but we are so different, there's a really good balance … we just laugh, we're silly and silly together."
This is one of the reasons why the two will make it to a Bachelor success story, in addition to supporting Abasolo's career ambitions. Lindsay was recently seen on ESPN and said fans could see more of her on television in the future.
"Sport has always been a thing of mine … I love sports and people do not know that .. I studied sports and went to law school and focused on sports law so I always knew I wanted to do it ESPN thought it was behind the camera, "Lindsay revealed. "After the Bachelor and Bachelorette media circle, I thought, you know what – I want to talk about it!"
More from ET's interview with Lindsay in the video below.