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Reality Dating Star Stands for 'No Sex' Before Marriage

Houston native Angela Zatopek, who starred on NBC's "Ready for Love," won the guy and got a proposal. But her stand for "no sex before marriage" attracted the most attention. Read Transcript


Wendy: ANGELA, A

25-YEAR-OLD BLONDE BEAUTY

FROM HOUSTON, TEXAS, BEAT

OUT 35 OTHER CONTESTANTS ON

"READY FOR LOVE" TO WIN HER

MAN, 31-YEAR-OLD BACHELOR

BEN PATTON, A HOSPITAL

C.I.AC.E.O. FROM DALLAS,

TEXAS.

BUT ANGELA SAYS IT

WAS HER

DECISION TO STAY A VIRGIN

UNTIL SHE MARRIED THAT

BECAME A FEATURE FOCUS ON

THE SHOW.

I RECENTLY SAT DOWN WITH

ANGELA, WHO TOLD ME WHEN HE

FIRST ARRIVED ON THE SET,

TOLD HER THAT HER VIRGINITY

WAS A PROBLEM AND WOULD HURT

HER CHANCES OF WINNING A

PROPOSAL.

SHE SAID, I'M NOT SURE

HOW BEN IS GOING TO FEEL

BECAUSE HE IS LOOKING FOR A

MODERN DAY WOMAN.

AND THE PHYSICAL PART IS SO

IMPORTANT FOR A

RELATIONSHIP.

Wendy: SO ESSENTIALLY

SHE WAS SAYING YOU COULDN'T

BE A MODERN DAY WOMAN UNLESS

YOU WERE WILLING TO SLEEP

WITH THESE GUYS?

EXACTLY.

IT IS SAD THAT WOMEN ARE

UNDER THE IMPRESSION, TO

HEAR THOSE THINGS, THAT YOU

NEED TO DO THAT.

THAT YOU NEED TO DO THAT TO

GET THE GUY.

AND I WAS THE ONLY VIRGIN ON

THE CAST OF 36 WOMEN.

Wendy: THAT'S KIND OF

SAD, WOW.

WELL, I'M NOT BETTER THAN

ANYBODY ELSE JUST BECAUSE I

MADE THAT CHOICE.

WE'RE ALL SINNERS.

Wendy: SHE BECAME A

CHRISTIAN AT 16, AND MADE

THE DECISION TO SAVE THE

ULTIMATE INTIMACY FOR ONE

MAN, HER HUSBAND.

SHE HOPES HER DECISION

INSPIRES A NEW GENERATION OF

YOUNG WOMEN TO STAY SEXUALLY

PURE BEFORE MARRIAGE.

THEY WERE TAKING ME BACK

TO WARDROBE, AND THIS LITTLE

GIRL WHO WAS 12 YEARS OLD

BROKE THROUGH SECURITY, AND

SHE CAME TO ME WITH TEARS

DOWN HER FACE AND SAID, I

JUST WANT TO LET YOU KNOW

I'M WAITING, TOO, UNTIL I'M

MARRIED.

AND SHE WAS, LIKE, I'M

SCARED.

I'M SCARED TO TELL MY

FRIENDS OR TELL BOYS MY

CHOICE.

Wendy: AND SHE WAS ONLY

12?

YEAH.

AND THAT BROKE MY HEART.

Wendy: WHAT ABOUT BEN,

THE BACHELOR?

WHAT DID HE THINK ABOUT YOUR

STAND FOR NO SEX BEFORE

MARRIAGE?

HE WAS HONEST WITH ME IN

THE SINCE OF HE HAD NEVER

DATED SOMEBODY WHO HAD THOSE

BELIEFS.

IT WAS SOMETHING NEW FOR

HIM, BUT HE GREW TO RESPECT

IT.

Wendy: WHY DO YOU THINK

GOD OPENED THE DOOR FOR YOU

TO BE ON THIS DATING SHOW?

I FEEL LIKE GOD KNEW I

COULD TAKE THIS ON.

BECAUSE I KNOW I'VE BEEN

CRITICIZED AND PEOPLE CAN

MAKE FUN OF IT, OR A LOT OF

PEOPLE SPECULATED, SHE IS

NOT GOING TO WIN.

SHE IS A VIRGIN.

Wendy: BUT YOU DID

WIN.

THE VIRGIN WON.

YAY FOR VIRGINS.

YEAH.

I THINK -- I DON'T KNOW,

MAYBE GOD KNEW THAT -- AT

THE END OF THE DAY, I HAVE

AN AUDIENCE OF ONE TO

PLEASE.

PEOPLE CAN SAY ALL THEY

WANT, BUT I REALLY FEEL LIKE

IT WAS HIS WILL FOR ME TO GO

ON THE SHOW AND SHOW WOMEN

THAT YOU CAN STILL BE COOL

AND SEXY AND BE IN THE WORLD

BUT NOT OF THE WORLD.

Wendy: NOW, BACK TO

BEN.

YOU WERE BEN'S CHOICE.

I WAS, YES.

BEN IS A GREAT GUY.

SINCE FILMING WRAPPED, WE

HAD BEEN APART FOR THE LAST

YEAR.

BASICALLY EITHER THEY KEPT

US APART -- BECAUSE WE'RE

UNDER CONTRACT AND WE CAN'T

SEE EACH OTHER.

BEING APART FOR THAT YEAR,

AND NOT BEING ABLE TO SEE

EACH OTHER, WE GOT TO TALK

ON THE PHONE AND HAVE A LOT

OF HEART TO HEART

CONVERSATIONS.

AND I JUST KNEW THAT IT

WASN'T WHO GOD HAD FOR ME AT

THE END OF THE DAY.

YOU KNOW?

I KNOW GOD HAS SOMEBODY

GREAT OUT THERE FOR ME.

AND I STILL HELD ON TO MY

VALUES.

AND THAT'S WHY YOU WAIT.

Wendy: THAT'S WHY YOU

WAIT.

TODAY ANGELA IS HAPPILY

SINGLE AND WORKING ON A NEW

LINE OF JEWELRY CALLED "THE

ONE LOVE" COLLECTION.

AND SHE IS FINISHING A BOOK

ABOUT HER UPBRINGING, AS

WELL AS DATING, AND WHY IT

IS IMPORTANT TO GUARD YOUR

HEART AND WAIT UNTIL

MARRIAGE FOR SEX.

I JUST TRULY BELIEVE THAT

THROUGH WAITING AND

PRESERVING THAT FOR YOUR

MARRIAGE AND FOR YOUR

HUSBAND, GOD WILL JUST BLESS

YOU.

I JUST THINK IT IS AN

AWESOME TESTIMONY TO BE ABLE

TO STAND THERE ON THE DAY

THAT YOU SAY I DO, AND SAY,

BABY, I WAITED FOR YOU.

JUST, I WAITED.

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