Bachelor's Booted Michelle Reveals the Stuff You Didn't See After Her Elimination

If you thought Michelle Money’s silent sendoff on The Bachelor felt a, you’re not alone.

“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.

How do you feel about Michelle Money after hearing her side of the story?