<p><span></span>While showing her support for the gay community at the annual GLSEN Respect Awards in LA on Oct. 21, <a href="http://dynamic.bauerpublishing.com/mt-search.fcgi?blog_id=2&tag=bachelor%20pad&limit=20&IncludeBlogs=2"><em>Bachelor Pad</em></a> star <strong>Krisily Kennedy</strong> had a big secret to get off her chest. "I'm bisexual" Krisily revealed exclusively to <em>Life & Style</em>. </p>
The former Bachelor contestant, who was runner-up on actor Charlie O'Connell's season in 2005, says she can no longer hide the fact that she dates men and women and that she began dating women three years ago. "I'm completely open to still dating men," she tells Life & Style. "For me, this is all very new, and I was very lucky to have had my friends and family behind me."
When asked about her choice to come out now, the former beauty queen confided to Life & Style, "People have said, 'Oh, she was on The Bachelor and she was Miss Rhode Island -- why would she date women?'"
Now the single 31-year-old, who recently broke up with her girlfriend of a year, is finally ready to be open about who she is. "I want to fall in love with anyone and I don't care who they are," she tells Life & Style. "I just want love. I want long-term and I want commitment. I really want those things and if people open their hearts to it, you can find that with anyone."
Looking ahead, Krisily hopes to give back by getting involved with GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network), which helps to ensure safe schools for all students and help teach children to respect and accept all people. "I feel like there are teenagers unnecessarily killing themselves," she tells Life & Style, "I personally have never felt like that, but I'd like to be able to go in to schools and talk to kids to try and change their minds."
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