Although Zach Shallcross sent Ariel Frenkel packing after the dramatic Fantasy Suite week of “The Bachelor,” fans fell in love with the 28-year-old.
But will Bachelor Nation see Frenkel return to the franchise?
Ariel Frenkel Talks’ Bachelor’ Future
Ariel Frenkel went onto Nick Viall’s podcast to confirm she is still single, to which Viall asked if fans would see her on the beaches in Mexico for “Bachelor In Paradise.”
“We’ll see,” she said. “It’s the same thing with overnights, right? I don’t say things and then go against them. So, I’m always open-minded, but I don’t know how I feel about returning to something like that.”
“I also feel like the beach would be very different than what I experienced,” she added.
Viall opened up about his time on “Bachelor In Paradise,” telling Frenkel it is different than “The Bachelor” or “The Bachelorette” and that she should give it a try, to which Frenkel said, “Really? I feel like it’s not me. We’ll see.”
When asked to clarify, Frenkel got sarcastic by joking, “First of all, I hate the heat. I don’t do well in the heat. I’m sweating right now!”
“Kidding,” she said, laughing before adding, “I don’t know. I feel like I put myself out there so much in this past situation; I feel like it could be hard for me to go through that again.”
Fans will have to wait and see if Frenkel decides to appear on “Bachelor In Paradise” when the show airs. At this time, there is no release date for the upcoming season.
Ariel Frenkel Talks Fantasy Suites
During hometowns on “The Bachelor,” which occurred the week before Fantasy Suite week, Shallcross faced some tough questions from Frenkel’s family, especially from her brother.
Bobby Frenkel grilled Shallcross about his intentions and feelings for his sister, even pointing out how Shallcross does not even know her birthday or middle name.
Although Frenkel was not there for the heated conversation between her family and her boyfriend, the two did discuss the entirety of hometowns during their one-on-one overnight when the cameras were not rolling.
“It sounded like the conversations he had with my parents were not the smoothest, and with my brother in particular,” she told Nick Viall on “The Viall Files” podcast, leading to the fact that if Shallcross did get down on one knee, she might have declined. “It was tough for me to be prepared to accept [an engagement] when I was kind of getting the feeling my family was not onboard when [Zach and I] had spoken in the Fantasy Suites,” she continued to explain.
“I don’t base my life off of my family at all,” she continued, “They’re not, like, the judges of my relationships or who I end up with, but it’s important for someone to fit into my family and to fit into my world and life. And I feel like many things in the Fantasy Suite; I started to notice a few differences in how that hometown went down that I hadn’t seen when we were there.”
Zach Shallcross proposed to Kaity Biggar during “The Bachelor” finale, and Frenkel says she wishes the two nothing but the best.