Madison Garton, 25, says she barely wears her fangs at home in New York.
And yet, it's sort of become her "signature thing" as a model and as fang girl on The Bachelor Season 15. The surprisingly mature and soft-hearted bachelorette walked out on two-time Bachelor Brad Womack on Episode 3 and she explains a bit more about why during her media conference call.
In addition to being moved by fellow bachelorette Emily Maynard's tragic story, Madison and Brad were just a little too different to be each other's perfect match. "I was probably not going to be his Texas housewife," Madison confesses.
Madison is about to get back to "real life," which means more acting and starting production on a new movie. But before that, she answers a lot of questions on Emily, Michelle Money, Chantal O'Brien, Brad's best matches in the house, and the kind of guy who would be perfect for her.
You definitely seemed touched by Emily's story, but it also seems like the only reason you would be able to leave is that you didn't feel strongly for Brad. Could you elaborate on that?
Brad and I have sat down and talked, they didn't show a lot of that on camera. Yeah, there was a bit of chemistry. We both expressed an interest in getting to know each other more, for sure. At the end of the day, could I see myself being a Texas housewife? I'm not sure. That certainly played into it a little bit. I think going into the whole experience I didn't really give enough credit to the fact that you really are fighting other girls for a guy. That's just never really been my style, so much. ... Had I known right away that he was going to be my husband I probably would've put up a much stronger fight for him. I think he's a great guy... Could there have been something? Maybe yes. I'm not sure. But yeah I was probably not going to be his Texas housewife.
You said you couldn't see yourself in the Texas housewife role and we already mentioned Emily. Is there anyone else you think could be a good match with Brad?
I think that everybody's noticed just the pure chemistry with him and Chantal. I'm not sure if she's cut out for that role, but there is chemistry there. The fireworks that Michelle talks about, you actually see that with Chantal. I definitely think that she's a frontrunner. And I think Ashley H., they have a connection too. She's pretty spunky. They don't really show it much, but she's a crazy, spunky, fun girl. I don't know that they'd be a great match, but ... Yeah, I'm going to have to go with Emily and Chantal.
If Brad and Emily don't end up together in the end, will you feel like you left for nothing?
Hmmm. Good question. As I kind of said before, that was the fairy tale ending, but it doesn't necessarily have to be that way. I think that Emily's a very strong girl and she will certainly make good for herself ...
Emily left her daughter at home to do this. If ABC asked her to be the next Bachelorette, do you think she should do it or do you think she should pass?
The daughter thing is really hard. I don't have a baby, so I don't know, but I don't know how any of those girls — Michelle or Emily — leave their babies home to go on the show. I couldn't imagine doing the entire thing, be the Bachelorette, with a child at home. But I think she would be fun to watch and if she were up for it, definitely. Stranger things have happened. And I think that everyone's kind of rooting for her ... and she's such a sweet girl.
How about giving us the book on Michelle.
Oh, Michelle, Michelle, Michelle. The funny thing about Michelle is, on the show we all called her "Mama Michelle." It seems that watching the way that she's portrayed on the show probably shocked darn near everyone that was there. It certainly shocked me. There were some sides of that that we all knew were going on, but no she was very sweet, just a sweet girl sometimes. But she made it very clear from the beginning, we had a very friendly conversation, and she ended the conversation with "I don't know what these girls are doing here. They're all acting so friendly toward one another. I don't want to be friends with you, I don't want to be friends with anyone here. I want Brad. I want to win." I commend the girl for being [up front] about it and not hiding her intentions and not really being manipulative that way. She was very cut and dry about what she wanted. And very competitive. Very, very, very competitive.
Are you calling her a gamer or do you think she's in it for real?
We all play the game a little bit differently. I'm not sure.
We've seen a lot of different sides of you. You started as this dark, mysterious girl and ended as this mature woman. Why was there this split personality? Was it a stunt?
I went in it, you know, wanting to fall in love and having fun and having a lightness to it. I think a lot of girls go in with such a serious tone to it and to me, falling in love, it should be fun and exciting. You should be allowed to joke around and do all those things. That's how I went in. And that is absolutely a side of me, that was certainly the sort of dark, mysterious ... side if you will and the fun, joking side. There is all of that. I'm certainly probably a lot more soft-hearted and when I found out it wasn't probably going to be my fairy tale love story, then the other side to me came out. But of course, I went into the whole thing wanting to fall in love and having it be fabulous and having it be for me and having Brad be my husband. Absolutely. I went in that way and when I found out it wasn't that, it really pulled on my heartstrings and changed my mind a little bit. But definitely both sides are me.