“I did have things to say, and I did react,” Money told reporters Thursday. And that’s not all. The model/actress/mom also opened up about the shock of being portrayed as a villain and whether she’ll be the next Bachelorette.
QUESTION | After being eliminated from The Bachelor, you appeared to give Brad the silent treatment. Is this an accurate depiction of how things played out?
Brad and I actually did have a conversation. Unfortunately, it wasn’t shown. We had a really great conversation that gave me closure and helped me feel confident in his decision, and I was really just excited to get home to my daughter.
QUESTION | Tell us a little about that conversation.
It was a very personal conversation and I’m very glad I had it. It gave me the closure that I needed and was something that was positive.
QUESTION | Since viewers weren’t given the opportunity to see your true reaction to being sent home, can you talk about what was going through your head?
I was bummed out, I really did want that rose. I was surprised at how relieved I was, but I also would have been really happy to have the rose and to have to chance for him come to my hometown and meet my family and my daughter. What I was feeling was strong enough to take it to that level. Unfortunately, he wasn’t feeling that.
QUESTION | Tell us about your limo ride out of Anguilla. Once again, it seemed as though you had nothing to say, opting instead to rest in the back seat.
I did have things to say, and I did react. My laying down was actually a result of me being incredibly car sick from talking to the camera while driving down a bumpy road with lights on my face. [Laughs] So the reason I laid down was because I literally was going to throw up.
QUESTION | Of all of The Bachelor contestants, you were certainly portrayed as this season’s villain. Do you feel that it was an accurate portrayal?
I never in a million years expected to be the villain to be honest with you. It’s been hard seeing one, very small side of me being the only side portrayed. I didn’t watch the show — once I found out that I was being portrayed as the villain, I was very upset. All I had to go off of was the reaction from my friends and family, and everyone who knows me was very upset.
QUESTION | How would you feel about returning to the franchise to take part in 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.
QUESTION | And if ABC asked you to be the next Bachelorette?
If I were offered the chance, I would have to be able to bring my daughter with me. I wouldn’t pull her out of school to shoot the Bachelorette. I don’t see it [happening], but it’s all situational.
QUESTION | Looking back, do you have any regrets about participating on The Bachelor? Are there any moments you wish would have made it to air?
I do not regret going on the show in any way. I am so glad I did it; my experience with it was nothing but positive. I wish that people could have seen the kind things that I had to say about the other girls and the nice things that I said about Brad. I wish people could have heard me talk more about my love of my daughter and my family, and that my intentions of going on the show were true; I just wanted to get to know Brad.
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