In a conference call with reporters following her elimination on the most recent episode of the Bachelor Pad, Melissa, a 32-year-old waitress, expresses her regrets, reveals her feelings regarding her partner Blake Julian today, and her reason for deciding to do another reality show (hint – she wanted to repair her image).
Below are excerpts from Melissa’s interview -
Melissa, was there any blowback in your real life over the drama on the show?
Melissa: Not at all. My friends and family have been so supportive. They know that I’m not that emotional outside of the Bachelor world. It’s so funny. Every episode, I get like 50 text messages saying, “Who are you? We don’t recognize you on TV.” For some reason, when in the Bachelor house, I’m overly emotional… I’m disappointed. I never fall for people after that short amount of time. I think it was just that environment and wanting to have a partner to get through the game with so badly.
Do you still have feelings for Blake?
Melissa: I have no feelings whatsoever. I’m over it. He’s still Tweeting nasty things about me. We had some email correspondence that was very passive aggressive on his end. I just want to be done with him. Blake is not the kind of human being I would want to be with. He’s not a good person.
You had public opinion problems or roommate issues while on Bachelor. Why put yourself back out there?
Melissa: I was asked and said no several times. I didn’t agree until two weeks prior to flying out. I came on to repair my image, which obviously did not work, and to win the money.
Is a Kasey-Vienna win inevitable?
Melissa: Kasey and Vienna knew what they are doing. They came into this playing the game. I wouldn’t be surprised if they made it to the final two couples.
Who would you like to see win?
Melissa: I love Kasey and Vienna so much but Michelle Money is like a sister to me. I would like to see her in the end.
A new episode of the Bachelor Pad airs tonight on ABC at 8/7c.
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