The most controversial contestant from Season 22 of the Bachelor, Kyrstal Nielson, talks about Arie Jr and why she felt disrespected.
”It got to a point where I realized that I can’t control how I’m going to look on the show, so there’s no point exhausting my energy,” Krystal tells PEOPLE. “I’ve made my peace with it.”
“On the group dates I felt so incredibly disrespected,” She says. “For instance in Tahoe, I was talking with Arie and he grabbed Tia’s hand while having a conversation with me. I felt so disrespected. All the girls were fighting over each other to hold his hand and to kiss him. I was like, ‘This is desperate — I’m not going to do this.’ I would never tolerate that in the real world.”
She also revealed that the breaking point in their relationship came after the group bowling date, when Arie invited the losers team to join the winners for an after party.
“I was pissed. I had to get it out.”
Krystal also revealed that she’s been shocked by the fan reactions on social media.
“It’s been gnarly. The thing that hurt me the most was talking about how my little brother was right to stay away from me and be on the streets. I can deal with people calling me fat or horse face or I have a big nose or I’m ugly. Whatever — you don’t have a clear television. But to say things about my little brother, that really hit home.”
“Throughout this whole process I felt so misunderstood,” she continues. “My intention was never to hurt anybody or put anybody down. I tried so desperately to show who I was, and I couldn’t do that.”