No Kiss Off
Don't doubt the sexy massage strategy of Erica Rose on Bachelor Pad 2: Kasey'snext in her sights
She didn't win the kissing challenge, even after boasting, "I am going to win . . . I definitely have good lips that I maintain with getting injections every six months, and once I get going, there's no stopping me." Her attempt to woo contestant Blake Julian with her sexy massage skills failed.
But Houston's Erica Rose emerged unattached and unscathed after the fourth episode of Bachelor Pad 2.
The reality princess is back in the real world — she resumed law school at the University of Houston last week — and we caught up with her between classes on Tuesday afternoon.
Rose claims that she coasted through the episode and ultimately got what she wanted.
"I was able to convince [Blake] not to bring Melissa on the date," she tells CultureMap. "If he gave her a rose, then I probably would have been voted off."
She was confident in her alliances with other contestants and wasn't at all worried about those suspenseful moments before host Chris Harrison called her name to accept a rose. "Living with Melissa is like living on an emotional rollercoaster, and I'm ready to get off," Rose says. It was Melissa's time to go as Rose's rival was eliminated.
Still annoyed with power-couple Kasey Kahl and Vienna Girardi for sending home Jake Pavelka in the last round, Rose played both sides when it came time to go to the ballots. "I was tired of them having so much drama and insisting on being in the center of attention. Kasey is a very good manipulator . . . And it would have been better for me if he had been kicked off this round."
Somehow, in the most dramatic of environments, Rose managed to stay on the outskirts of the drama . . . at least for now.