By Sonya Magett, EnStars | Jun 19, 2013 10:33 AM EDT
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Desiree Hartsock shared her thoughts on the last episode of The Bachelorette on her blog on Tuesday. She discussed the Brad McKinzie elimination and why the suitors needed the Mr. America pageant.
Hartsock wrote that she was excited to be in Atlantic City because she "could feel a different energy" in the area, which she had never been to before.
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The 26-year-old bridal stylist revealed the reasonsing behind her decision to eliminate Brad McKinzie on Episode 4, which aired on Monday.
She wrote in her blog that when she discovered the issues McKinzie had, surrounding his son and his ex-girlfriend, she decided to go on a one-on-one date with him to get to know him better.
"After Brad told me about his son and failed relationship with the mother, I needed to learn more and see if we had a connection," Hartsock wrote on People.com. She liked the fact that his persoanlity was "more reserved and quiet than most of the men" and she "wanted to bring out his inner child on [the] date."
She explained that during the first part of their date, they had a "connection," but when they had dinner together it turned out to be "awkward" and the pair "lacked chemistry."
"It is important for me to be able to communicate and have natural banter with a partner," Hartsock wrote. "During the day I thought I had found that connection ... but dinner with Brad was painfully awkward. I hoped the great day we had would continue, but we lacked chemistry. He is such a kind-hearted man and has so much to offer, but I couldn't give him the rose. It was difficult to send a great man home."
Hartsock learned that prior to their date, McKinzie received a disturbing phone call about his son Maddex and ex-girlfriend, Brittnee, who is Maddex's mother. Brittnee decided to move from their home state of Colorado to Texas after their breakup. McKinzie learned that his mother is now caring for Maddex after Brittnee dropped their son off with McKinzie's her to permanently look after him, without advanced notice.
Hartsock also shared her thoughts on the Mr.America male pageant held in Atlantic City. She said it was a great idea because the suitors "have a lot of personality bottled up inside."
"What better way for them to let it out than a special Bachelorette Mr. America pageant! I couldn't wait to see the men strut their stuff down the runway and show off their special talents ... or lack of.," she added.
ABC's The Bachelorette airs on Mondays at 8 p.m.EST/7 Central
Watch a clip of Episode 4 below.
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