Erica Rose, author?
Rose tells CultureMap that she split her time between Houston and Los Angeles these past few months, but has recently started writing a book — tentatively titled Reality Girl Interrupted — about her journey through the world of reality television and the healing process required in its aftermath.
Rose turned 30 in April, and has already noted a marked difference from her twenties: She's studying to take the bar exam in February, she has put her "mean girl" past behind her and she's feeling just about ready for marriage.
"Watching it back, I realized that I was really mean."
Don't think that means she's giving up TV for good, though. Earlier this week, Katie Couric hosted a get-together for The Bachelor franchise alums for her hard-hitting daytime talk show, where Rose reconnected with Vienna Girardi — at different points in time her BFF and her nemesis — and dished on shocking moments of seasons past with Desiree Hartsock, Trista Sutter, Sean Lowe and more.
"I think a lot of us got caught up in the reality TV world and all that drama," says Rose, who was shocked to see a seven-year-old clip of her arriving atThe Bachelor mansion. "Watching it back, I realized that I was really mean."
During the show, Couric gifted Rose a "Golden Rose Award" for being "The Most Outrageous Contestant Ever," so I guess you could say that her dramz paid off.
Catch a preview of Couric's exclusive below, tune in on Monday at 3 p.m. to catch the full episode: