Learning from experience! Ali Fedotowsky‘s time on The Bachelorette taught her a few things, including what not to do ever again.

“Only thing I regret is this hairdo! Ha! But seriously my style was horrible when I was on the show!” Fedotowsky, 36, said during an Instagram Q&A on Thursday, July 15, sharing a photo of herself from the ABC reality show. “I do wish I enjoyed it more in the moment but I would never regret it! It’s the reason my life turned out the way it has today!”

Fedotowsky, who originally appeared on season 14 of The Bachelor in 2010, was later named the lead for season 6 of The Bachelorette. She ended up accepting a proposal from Roberto Martinez, but the entertainment journalist and Martinez, 38, called it quits one year later in November 2011. Fedotowsky later married Kevin Manno in 2017. They share two children: Molly, 5, and Riley, 3.

The Massachusetts native previously opened up about why her experience on The Bachelorette wasn’t always a fond memory. “It is so difficult. I hated being the Bachelorette. And that’s the truth,” Fedotowsky exclusively told Us Weekly in March. “I am beyond grateful. Like, my life would not be what it is today.

If I wasn’t on that show, I wouldn’t have the platform I have. I wouldn’t have the amazing community around me. I wouldn’t have met my husband, wouldn’t have my kids, like, I’m so beyond grateful for The Bachelorette. But I hated my experience.”