"She's beautiful," Alex said. "I was actually chatting to her before paradise and when she was announced the day before I flew out as a contestant, I remember feeling so nervous and just really wanting to impress her."
Despite their apparent connection, the mum-of-one— who rose to fame in 2016 after winning Richie Strahan's heart on The Bachelor — said right before the pair were supposed to go on a date, Brooke blew her off!
"She would say its not [true] and thats not the case, but she absolutely stood me up," she said with a laugh.
Despite her feelings for Brooke, Alex said she went into paradise with an open mind and an open heart.
"I went in there very column A and column B," she said before revealing she was open to dating both men and women on the show.