'The Bachelor' Contestant Tara Eddings Speaks Out

Tara Eddings says she was "very sad" to leave the show

"The main thing that I want him to know is that I don't drink like that," Eddings told "GMA" correspondent Abbie Boudreau, speaking of Soules. "The nerves definitely got the best of me."

Eddings, a 26-year-old sports fishing enthusiast from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., had trouble staying on her feet at the first rose ceremony, after earlier stating her best friends are "Jameson, Johnny Walker and Jack Daniels."

That second chance for Eddings ended Monday night, however, when Soules did not give her a rose, eliminating Eddings from the show and ending her chance for love on the show.

"It was very sad to have to leave the show and leave Chris because I really thought we had a great connection," Eddings said.

Eddings first turned heads on the reality TV show's premiere by getting out of the limo wearing Daisy Dukes and cowboy boots to greet Soules. She later sneaked around to the limo again and re-introduced herself to the latest "Bachelor" wearing a black dress and leopard-print wedges.

"I think Chris will find true love in this," Eddings said. "He is really putting himself out on the line."

Eighteen women remain in the competition.

ABC News' Lesley Messer and Michael Rothman contributed to this report.

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