Echard said on Nick Viall's podcast he didn't have time to reach out to former contestants to get a feel for how everything could play out because he went from The Bachelorette to The Bachelor right away. "It seemed like no matter what they showed, even when they showed my personality, showed me being goofy, people would still say, 'He has no personality.' It's like, what more do you want to see?" he said, adding: "To me, I just wasn't ready for the magnitude of criticism I was going to face. It doesn't matter at this point to me, because I'm happy with people I have in my life and that's ultimately what's pushing me forward."
TOPICS: Clayton Echard, ABC, The Bachelor, Reality TV