'Bachelorette' Ali Fedotowsky's Little Brother Is Happy With Her Choice
By Dave Thier Posted Aug 4th 2010 11:59PM
Since then, Ali Fedotowsky has gone from being a Facebook employee to a 'Bachelor' fan favorite, and now she's one of the most popular 'Bachelorettes' in the show's history. On Monday, she ended her search for love by sending Chris Lambton home early and choosing Roberto Martinez.
I caught up with Ali's little brother Mike and talked about the finale.
First, the obvious question -- what do you think about Roberto?
Definitely, I'm very, very happy with Roberto. Both him and Chris were awesome guys, and it was awesome meeting them, but Roberto, for my sister, he seemed like a way better guy and a way better fit. As a brother, it's still pretty cool -- he's big into sports, big into baseball, and he seems like a good guy overall.
Will it be weird for a character on a TV show to be part of the family?
It's going to be really weird. It's weird because my friends know him just as much as I do -- they've seen just as much of him as I have. But tomorrow I might actually go to see him and Ali in New York City. It's weird that you get so excited and so worked up about seeing someone who's just like another boyfriend being brought home. I've met him only one time, on camera.
Was Ali fairly portrayed in the series?
They did a good job portraying her. Obviously they dolled her up a little bit, turned her into America's sweetheart, but Ali's turned into a great woman. She kept true to herself, as far as the guys she was looking for, what she needed and who she was. Like how she let Chris go early because she didn't want to hurt him. She truly cares for people. She didn't want to keep leading him on. She looks after people's feelings now because I know she's been hurt in the past.
Have you been enjoying the limelight?
It's fun. It's unbelievable to me that magazines and newspapers and TV shows want to talk to me just because of who my sister is. It's bizarre to me that people are that interested in what I'm doing when I had nothing at all to do with it. But I'm definitely enjoying it.
Does it help with girls?
It's definitely a great pickup line. They're easily intrigued when I mention that my sister is 'The Bachelorette.'
Are you disappointed now that the spotlight is going to fade a little?
I think about that, but not really. I'm excited for her to live a normal life, but I also don't think it's going to go away. She's done really well for herself, and I think she's going to have more in store to keep this fun ride going. Either way, I just want her to be happy.
Nothing's definite, but we're all excited and hopefully pushing for her to do something like 'Dancing With the Stars.' But nothing's for sure. We think it'd be a lot of fun if she did 'Dancing with the Stars' because she's always been into dance. She danced with her college team. We think she'd do really well in the show -- better than Jake did. He went on 'Dancing With the Stars,' and he was awful. He cried the whole time, I think.
When you first heard that Ali was going to go on 'The Bachelor,' did you ever think things would end up this way?
That's one of the biggest things that shocked me. Way back in September, I didn't know what to expect, I'd never seen the show, I didn't know what it could lead to. I didn't really understand how big and important it was. Even when she came home during Christmastime and the show hadn't aired yet, I still didn't really understand how big or important it was, until I saw it air on TV.
It's unbelievable to me how popular she became in nine, ten months.
Why does Ali make a good celebrity?
People can relate to her, she speaks her mind and she's honest. If someone is doing something she's not comfortable with, she'll be honest and let you know. I think a lot of people could relate to her. Even I got fan mail when people couldn't get ahold of Ali, and they asked me to send it to her, saying that she's inspired them to not focus so much on career or that they need to be true to themselves. Guess it goes both ways because she stopped working so hard in order to find love, but she's also very career-oriented.
I don't know how she has such a good TV personality. I don't know where it came from, because I don't have it. But she did well for herself.
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