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We won't mention any names.
Yes, we won't mention any names.
Did you think everyone including yourself has been portrayed pretty accurately?
Actually yes. It's funny because I was so afraid that they were going to make me out to be something I wasn't. I was like oh my God, you know, like you know like you never know with reality television what's going to happen but I mean honestly they can't -- they really can't make you someone you're not. So yes I think everyone has been portrayed like very accurately.
Who would you say was the nicest and most trusted girl in the house? And then also who was the least genuine housemate besides Tierra. Obviously we've heard about her already.
Honestly I felt like the Girls came to me the most because I was sort of like mother hen for some reason. I loved AshLee but you know she did keep to herself a little bit and I mean I felt like the Girls came to me more than anything but as far as being the most untrustworthy I honestly couldn't tell you anybody else but Tierra.
Like all the Girls got along so well and we've, you know, sort of confided in each other but definitely Tierra was the black sheep and I can honestly say that was the only person that no one really got a long with.
What did you think about Leslie H who just got eliminated?
Leslie H. You know I actually didn't get to know Leslie H too much because at that point there were so many Girls and we were just barely, you know getting to know each other and she got eliminated so soon, so I didn't get to know too much about her but she was a sweetheart. You know she was a nice girl. I don't know that -- I never saw her and Sean together so I couldn't tell you what their love connection was or anything, but I -- now looking back on that I can't see any connection between them.
Did your parents or your mom watch the show and has their opinion changed about your time on the show and what did they think of Sean?
Yes my mom is watching the show and you know all my sisters and they definitely did change their opinion because they were like -- they were like Sean actually is such a sweet guy, you know, he is a very innocent person. He's sweet and he seems like a very like down to earth and definitely did change their mind especially that I kept to, you know, I stayed and did what they asked me to do so they were like OK we're not living in fear right now, because they definitely were for a minute, you know. I think it changed their mind about it. Definitely.
Would you say that you were in love with Sean?
You said earlier that you didn't kiss him, we saw you not kiss him but that changed possibly later?
You'll have to wait and see I mean -- I can't give that away.
What about off camera would that have been okay?
It was more so just being so public about it. I guess you can say what they didn't know wouldn't hurt them. You know so if I was off camera like I don't -- I don't think they would have figured it out but, you know, I can't give that one away.
If it can't be you that ends up with Sean is there another girl in the house you think would be a really good match for him?
Well no I think I'm the best match for him. Genuine or not I don't care that was my man.
Obviously you weren't on the group date last week so you didn't see the water works and drama that went on with Tiera, but did everybody talk about it when they came back from the date or are you seeing stuff now on TV that you're like oh my God she's even worse than I thought?
It's funny because they did when they came back that night it was so dramatic. Like I'm surprised that they didn't air all that because there was even more drama when you know they came home. I remember I was sleeping, I feel like I'm sleeping throughout this whole thing.
I don't know what's happening, but anyway I was sleeping and I just woke up to all this like arguing and back and forth hand I'm like what is going on and so I remember them telling me this story, what not and I kind of was like okay can we go back to bed it's not that serious, good night. You know but now that I'm watching it I'm like oh my God this girl, like I mean I -- I diagnose her bipolar for sure.
Will Sean possibly continue to not see how crazy Tiera is or do you think that maybe she is there for the right reasons because she wants Sean but she just doesn't get along with the other girls?
That's how I saw it when I was in the house and that's why I ignored it because I was like, this girl just doesn't know how to get along with other people. Like with other Girls especially and I thought about and I'm like not everybody is going to be comfortable in a situation like this. Not everybody can handle dating a man with 26 other women, as much as they come into it thinking maybe they can, no it's harder than your realize, you know. It sounds all easy in your head but then you start to gain feelings for this man and all of the sudden you go crazy.
But to me I'm still like lady hide your crazy for a little bit like you -- you know you signed up for this at the end of the day don't forget that and don't take it out on us like it's not our problem that you can't handle it. So I mean I don't know if she was there for the right reasons, I don't know what her deal is. Sean definitely did not see the like crazy side of her because she would literally be crazy with us and then I'd watch her with Sean and she'd be like batting her eyelashes and just like this sweet little puppy looking into his eyes.
And I'm like oh my God this girl has just got him so fooled. So you know I don't know. I don't know what her deal is and still can't figure it out to this day.
It's so hard because when you watch it on television it's very easy to be like 'wake up and smell the coffee!' But I imagine in the situation it's probably a lot harder to do that, especially because he's not seeing everything.
Yes. That's what, you know we were thinking at the time we were left, Sean's not a stupid man, he's a smart guy, he's very sharp, he's very you know like I'm sure he has a very good judge of character but at the end of the day he wasn't living with us. You know, he didn't see her on a daily basis, he saw her for, you know, the date and he -- and she would pretend to get along with us on the date.
Like she would start acting all nice to us and you know whatever so she just was a completely different person like it was crazy how she could switch it on and off and he really just didn't see it. And I don't blame him for not being able to see it at all because she was so good at it and I'm like all right, you know either someone is going to have to tell him or he's never going to see it because she could play this off so well.
Amanda was kind of portrayed this season as being very quiet and guarded around the Girls and kind of similar like you've been talking about Tierra a different person in front of Sean. What were your impressions of Amanda? Were you a fan of hers and were you surprised at all that Sean sent her home?
Honestly I wasn't surprised that he sent her home because I didn't see a connection between them but I didn't mind Amanda at all I liked her. I thought she was -- she was very different and quiet but she wasn't mean or crazy or conniving or anything by no means. She was just sort of quiet, you know.
I mean she talked to all the other Girls but she wasn't as outgoing as some of the other Girls in the house who were. So maybe she both took that the wrong way but she defiantly wasn't like a conniving person or anything like that. She sort of kept to herself.
So far this season a lot of viewers keep saying that Sean seems to think that every girl is "the one" after he has a special one on one date with them or, you know, some private time alone with certain Girls. While you're watching the season unfold, what are your thoughts on that? Do you think that is a little surprising of Sean?
No. I -- I actually kept saying I don't envy Sean like -- I feel so bad for him because there really were a lot of good catches this season. You know, but there was a lot of good Girls and I -- he was in a really tough position because each girl was so sweet and was so genuine and you know they picked good Girls for a good guy and they did a good job at it. So, I did think he had a hard task and I do think that he really genuinely really liked each girl because if I can really genuinely like each girl then, you know, he definitely could too.
As a girl and living in the house with them and drama and this, if I could still like them at the end of the day you know they're good girls, you know? So I believe him when he says he really had connections with each of them.
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