Jillian Harris places her bet on Bachelor Ben's true love

By Erica Cupido

Calling all rose-lovers! With another dramatic season of The Bachelor underway, we couldn’t wait to meet a former star of The Bachelorette, Jillian Harris, to talk about Ben Higgins’s season. We sat down with the star in the Excel Naturally Sweetened Lounge at the Interior Design Show in downtown Toronto, where Jillian separated the real from the made-for-reality TV.

The Love It or List It Vancouver designer says being on the show has changed her perspective on it. “It’s very heavily edited, but I still love it,” admits Jillian, who also blogs about her experience and writes episode recaps on her website. “I watch things like Olivia talking about her ‘cankles’ after Ben poured his heart out, that was definitely editing.”

Like most of #BachelorNation, Jillian isn’t tuning in alone. She watches with her boyfriend, Justin Pasutto. “He likes all the girls I don't like, and vice versa,” she tells us. “He’s more into it than I am.”

In our candid conversation, Jillian reveals who she thinks is a front-runner, whether or not she’s tempted to root for this season’s villain and what it’s really like to be a member of the “Bachelor family.”

Read Bachelor recaps by former Bachelorette Sharleen Joynt over at FLARE.com.

HELLO! Canada magazine is available for your tablet and smartphone. Get HELLO! Canada, PEOPLE, Vanity Fair and over 100 more of the world’s best magazines for one low monthly price at Texture by Next Issue. CLICK HERE to sign up for a free trial.