The 2nd runner up of VH1′sDaisy of Love is now speaking out about his time on the show in a new interview with VH1. Reality show alum, David Amerman aka 12 Pack, talks about his heartbreak, feelings for Daisy and his alleged bromance with Flex.
A lot of people have also been wondering about the reunion show. Well as of today, it appears VH1 will not be taping a reunion show for either Daisy of Love or Charm School 3. Not sure what their reason is but I think most fans, including me, would have loved to see a reunion for both shows.
Below are excerpts from his new interview -
How was your time on the show?
I always have fun when I do these shows, but his one by far beat the other two out. With I Love New York, I was competing for a girl I wasn’t really into. It was my first time, so I was a little nervous. With I Love Money, everyday you thought you might get eliminated. I really had to chill and not piss people off. On this show it was more or less just a free for all and I was actually into the chick, so it was really a good time.
Obviously, because this was your second time on a dating show, people questioned your motivation. Even Daisy did.
Oh yeah. I really wanted to be there for sure. Why would I have gone on another dating show if I wasn’t into the girl? It would have just been obvious I wasn’t into her. There’s plenty of television shows out there. I mean, I could have done I Love Money 3, or 2 or 4 or any of that stuff. But I really liked Daisy a lot. I felt like it was a good shot to go out and compete for a girl that I actually was into. I figured worse case scenario, I don’t get the girl in the end.
At what point did Daisy’s suspicions ease?
Maybe by the third episode, it kind of got to the point where I had answered her question already. I said, “If you don’t believe me and you want to send me home for that, go ahead. But if you want to see why I’m really here and give it a shot, let me stay.” And she went for option B. It’s cool because me and her are cool now, and whenever she’s in town she’ll give me a call, or if I hear something in the news about her I’ll make sure she’s still doing OK. So we’re cool.
Daisy of Love’sTJ Markiewicz aka Flex was the final contestant to be eliminated from the show’s finale last night. Daisy De LaHoya chose rocker/heart breaker, London, whom she had earlier eliminated to be her “Daisy of Love.”
In a new interview with VH1, Flex talks about his time on the show, not being that into Daisy, plus his bromance with 12 Pack. Off topic, why is he wearing so much eyeliner in the above photo?
Below are some excerpts from his new interview -
You didn’t seem too broken up about not being chosen by Daisy.
I had feelings for her but I didn’t like her-like her like that. We didn’t have the connection that she had with London, so I knew we weren’t meant for each other.
Were you insincere when you said how much you liked her?
When you’re in the moment, you say how you feel, I guess. There was a lot of alcohol involved (laughs). She was the only girl in a house of 20 guys. I was sincere when I said I had feelings for her, and I thought she was a great girl. But toward the end, after she brought London back, it was just like, OK. Obviously we know who’s going to win because she had that extreme crush on him in the beginning. The show was over when he walked back through the door.
Is there anything to be said for you just playing the game?
Everybody wants to win, but for me it wasn’t a game. I went there seeing if we had a chance. She’s a cool chick. I had no baggage. I didn’t have a girlfriend or anything that would have dragged me down. Some of the other guys had kids or girlfriends or had been married and divorced, but not me. I was 22, I had a job, I was successful, so I basically wanted to try something new.
So, just to be sure, when you said, “I’m falling in love with you,” you just chalk that up to being in the moment?
Well…yeah. I knew that London and her would not make a good couple. It’s hard to explain because you know that someone isn’t right for her, and even though she doesn’t like you, you still don’t want her to make a bad decision. I knew I would be a better fit for her than London. I knew I could take care of her and not disrespect her like the way she’s been disrespected in the past.
So you don’t think it’ll last with London?
No, I don’t think it’s going to last at all. But I wish them the best.
Branden Mathena aka Chi chi from Daisy of Love is talking about his time and dismissal from show. In this new interview with VH1, Chi chi remains positive when talking about his friendship with Sinister, his feelings towards Daisy and being called “creepy” by others.
How was the show for you?
It was fun. It was the best time of my life. I loved it.
Daisy was afraid that keeping you and Sinister on the show together was driving a stake through your friendship. Did you two reconcile?
Yeah, right away. We’re best friends. We live together. We’ve been best friends for years. We’ve lived together for a while.
Nothing that he said ever took a toll on your friendship?
No, he never really upset me. I respect him for his opinion. I know he’s my best friend, so we’re just honest with each other. All you can do is be honest. You can’t help the way you feel inside. When I watch the show – we watch it together every Sunday – it’s like he’s throwing me under the bus and making fun of me and stuff, and I’m like, “Wow, dude.” ‘Cause I would never say nothing bad about anybody so I’m just like, “Wow, that’s just gonna make you look bad, idiot.”
It’s funny that you came off as one of the most sensitive guys on the show, yet unlike so many of the others, you didn’t really cry after you were eliminated.
Yeah, I wasn’t crying in the bathroom either, they edit that stuff. But yeah, I was just happy for Daisy, and I respect her decision. Like I said before: you can’t help the way you feel inside, and if you’re honest, people shouldn’t judge you. I just want the best for her. I just want her to be happy.
The last episode of VH1′sDaisy of Love ended with London aka Joshua Lee throwing in the towel, and leaving Daisy in tears. In a new interview with VH1, London talks about the reason he quit, his feelings for Daisy and answers on whether or not he regrets leaving the show. Below are excerpts from this interview -
During your exit interview, you said that you were 95 percent sure that leaving the show was the right thing to do. Looking at it now, did you make the right call?
Even now it’s hard to say. I won’t know that for a while. It’s still kinda fresh. I think it was the right call, but I definitely have some regrets.
What was the main factor that led you to your decision? Was it Daisy walking away as you were talking to her about your domestic situation?
Well, here’s the thing. That didn’t go down the way you saw it on TV. The show made it look like I was homeless. I moved down to Pennsylvania to take care of my dad’s bills and stuff, to help him out financially because he was in a bad spot. He had a really bad back, and they put him on pain pills. He got a addicted to pain pills because he was on them for so long, so he went to rehab to get off them. We had some problems, some stupid stuff happened and he decided to kick me out. I wasn’t homeless, I had places to stay and I was moving back to New York, anyway, because that’s where I was before I went to live with my dad. It wasn’t that I was homeless, I was just couch surfing because I had a week between getting kicked out of my dad’s house and going on the show. No big deal. It’s not how they made it look. So, we get in the limo after the date and Daisy says she’s cold, so I said, “Wear my jacket.” She says, “Ew, this smells like smoke! Gross!” OK, you smoke, too, Daisy. This is after she’s already given me an attitude. She’s like, “No! I’m gonna wear it!” She finally finds this sweater she was looking for, and she takes this girly sweater, throws it at me and says, “Here. You can wear that.” I was like, “F*** that.” That’s when I got pissed off. It’s like, if I do something stupid like pass out from drinking too much on national TV, I deserve to be the butt of a joke. But if I’m doing something nice, don’t try to make me a joke. I don’t care if it’s your show and we’re all here for you, if you’re going to make a joke out of me, I’m going to defend myself. I’m gonna say, “Screw this. It’s stupid.” There are plenty of things to make fun of me for besides offering you my jacket when I’m cold. That’s when I said, “This is bulls***, I want to go home.” I’m not going to let someone try to turn me into a chump.
So basically it came down to your feelings for Daisy not being strong enough to run the risk of looking like a chump on TV?
Kind of. It’s less about looking like a chump. It’s more like…it’s a TV show. It’s like if you go to a strip club and the stripper is telling you how much she likes you and if you fall for that and spend all your money, you’re an idiot. I just figured I’m not going to be a joke. I’m not going to sit there and be part of a TV show. I like to be real. If I can’t be myself, I get really weird, I flip out and I just want to get away.
What did you think of how destroyed she was by your decision?
I didn’t see any of that at the time, but watching it on TV made me sad. There was a connection between us and watching it made wonder if it was a bad decision to leave.
What about the alcohol thing? Do you have a handle on your drinking?
The thing about the first episode is I have an ear disease called Ménière’s. Sometimes my inner ear fills up with fluid and I hear distortion in my left ear when I sing. One of the symptoms of that is vertigo. I’d been having a problem with that after flying out to L.A., with the change in pressure and the stress and everything. I was drunk the first night, but that kinda kicked in and then it was over for me. I couldn’t stop spinning. It bothered me for the next few days in the house, too. I don’t drink that much. I tend to drink socially and being in the house was one big social experiment. I was drinking socially from morning till night, but when I’m not in that house, I’m not being social so I don’t always drink.
In all, was this a good experience for you?
It was probably one of the coolest things I’ve done in my life. But I don’t know if I would do it again, right now I’m glad I’m back in New York, playing with my band and working on my music.