'The Bachelor's' Michelle Money: 'I didn't watch the show ... I was very upset'

michelle-money-bachelor-320.jpgMichelle Money was the latest girl eliminated from "The Bachelor" -- and definitely this season's most controversial contestant. In her exit interview, she talks about her villain status, who she thinks will win, being misunderstood and whether she'd consider "Bachelor Pad."

On her villain label:

"I never in a million years meant to be the villain. I'm actually really surprised, and was really shocked and upset by it in the beginning. It's been hard to see just one very small side of me being the only side being portrayed."

On what her friends and family thought of her portrayal:

"Well, I didn't watch the show. Once I found out that I was being portrayed as the villain, I was very upset. I didn't watch the show. All I had to go off of was the reaction of my friends and family. Everyone who knows me was very upset. I would get phone calls every day about different promos being shown and commercials about me. It was very upsetting to everyone who knows me."

On where things started going wrong:

"I had a feeling that something was off. Brad and I, even though you didn't really see it, in Costa Rica, we had a really great conversation. I wish that you guys had gotten to see it. I felt really good going into Anguilla but once we got there, after the photo shoot, I could tell that it was different. In my opinion, I think that's when he started falling in love with Emily. That's my guess."

Why do you feel like people misunderstood you?


"I feel like I have a very sarcastic, dry sense of humor. If you don't get the full spectrum of who I am and that's not revealed to you, I see how that can come off as very intense. For me, I feel like when you get a small, chopped up version of me being sarcastic, it comes across the wrong way. I do feel like it's a combination of not having all of my personality being shown along with the fact that I have a sarcastic sense of humor."


On if there is anything she wished hadn't made it to air:

"Oh, hundreds and hundreds of things. I wish more than anything people could have seen the kind things I had to say, and the nice things I said about the other girls and about Brad. I wish people could have heard me talk about my love for my daughter and for my family, and that my intentions of going on the show were very true. I felt like I talked about my daughter so much. I spoke about my daughter in every conversation I had with him. There's a lot that I wish would have been shown, but that's what you get for signing on to a reality TV show."

On who would be right for Brad out of the girls left:

"I think of all the girls that are left, the best choice for Brad would be Emily. Because I feel like Brad needs someone who is a little bit more soft spoken and feminine. She's just that Southern belle, and very ladylike, sweet and soft. I think that's the kind of girl that would be best for Brad."


On Chantal, whom she clashed with most on the show:

"I don't have anything against Chantal. I think Chantal is a great woman. I think she's beautiful and smart, and I wish nothing but wonderful things for Chantal. I think it's unfortunate everyone only got to see the catty side between us. I think a lot of the issue was, for me personally, I think Chantal was very hard to get to know. I feel like I had a connection with every girl at the house except for Chantal. Chantal is kind of like a guy's girl, you know, she keeps her distance from women, and I think that's fine. There's nothing wrong with that. I left the show feeling like if I ever saw Chantal again, I would give her the biggest hug and be so happy to see her. But I still don't think she's right for Brad."

Would she do "Bachelor Pad":

"I don't think I could leave my daughter like that again. That was really hard for me. At this time, I would say no. I wouldn't be able to do something like that."

On the chances of the four ladies left:

"My personal belief is that Emily is the last girl standing. I hope so. Emily was my best friend in the house, so I know Emily probably better than anyone on the show. And I really hope that it's Emily. I think this Monday, Shawntel is going to go home. Next is Ashley H. Emily will end up with him, if she decides that's what she wants."

"The Bachelor" airs Monday nights at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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