Did The Bachelor’s Clayton Echard Find Love? He Says…

Overall, the former football player explained that he’s glad he decided to embark on this journey.

“I am so happy that I stepped out of my comfort zone because these women brought the energy, they’re beautiful,” he gushed. “I had phenomenal conversations on night one.”

Of course, the upcoming season of The Bachelor did have some thorny moments, as Clayton admitted there were times he had self-doubt about being on the show.

“You just don’t know what to expect when you step into a role like this and you think, ‘Well, OK, I’m mentally mature enough to handle this.’ Then, you get into it and you’re like, ‘How did I think I was going to be able to handle this? Dating this many women at one time.’

He added, “There’s plenty of those moments. I think just being human, you realize, ‘Hey, I’ve never been through something like this before, so how do I go about it the right way?’ But ultimately I knew that I could make it through all of this.”