Ali Is the New Bachelorette!
The announcement was made Monday after Jake Pavelka made his big decision and Vienna Girardi and Tenley Molzahn learned their fates.
"I'm so excited," Fedotowsky told host Chris Harrison on the After the Final Rose special. "I'm so thrilled and honored and grateful ... I feel so blessed."
Although she admitted she was nervous about starring on her own season of The Bachelorette -- and compared it to the way she felt when she decided to leave the show, only to call Jake and ask to return -- she said, "I'm not going to let my fear dictate my life anymore."
She continued: "I want to find someone and I want to be in love and I want to get married and have kids and all of that and this is my chance so I'm not going to make the same mistake."
When Harrison asked her what she wanted from the show, she joked, "I want 50 guys, not 25."
But when Harrison pressed about her type, Fedotowsky opened up. "I want a funny, smart, kind of quirky guy," she said. "In general, I don't really need anything in particular. I'm not looking for a type of guy, I'm looking for a feeling."