updated 02/07/2014 AT 2:35 PM ET
•originally published 02/08/2014 AT 7:00 PM ET
Following a group date in Vietnam – during which Crawley was accused by the other girls of hogging all of Galavis’s attention – the Sacramento-based hairstylist knocked on Galavis’s door late at night and invited him to join her for a swim in the ocean, which he happily joined her for.
Although it was unclear what exactly happened during their late-night dip, Galavis shocked viewers by harshly confronting Crawley before the rose ceremony and telling her that he regretted their actions, leaving her in tears.
Crawley, 32, who has remained a front-runner since receiving the first one-on-one date of the season, had the chance to explain to reporters on Thursday what really happened that night, what she thinks about his reaction and why, despite everything that happened, she decided to remain on the show.
Because of your and Juan Pablo’s strong reactions, it prompted a lot of speculation that you and Juan Pablo had sex in the ocean. Can you set the record straight?
I don’t think that it was made clear by anybody that that’s not what happened. That was not my intention going into it. I just wanted to swim in the ocean and check that off my bucket list. I never in my mind was thinking, “This is going to be something raunchy.”