This season of The Bachelor has been very dramatic. One of the more dramatic women this season was bachelorette, Michelle Kujawa . Michelle made herself known this season – more for her desire to find love and the way she went about it than anything. Michelle became the second woman to leave before a rose ceremony after failing to find a “connection” with Jake on their comedy club group date. Have U Heard caught up with the bachelorette to hear her thoughts on Jake, the other women and what she looks for in a kiss.
Were you surprised when Jake agreed that you should leave?
Michelle: I was surprised because I was hoping he would have me stay, but at the same time there was a rose ceremony so maybe I was going to be one not to get a rose. Like he said, ‘We don’t have to wait for the rose ceremony’. I totally understand what he was saying because if you don’t feel it with somebody, I don’t think you should wait a couple more days to not give a rose. Yes I was in shock, but I would definitely do what he did if the feelings weren’t there.
What do you look for in a first kiss?
Michelle: You hope to have that butterfly feeling in your stomach, that little tickle and I didn’t feel it from him. I went into it with my all and I just didn’t get that return kiss from him, so at that moment I just said I have to go. If you don’t have it with somebody there is no reason to try. You try once, you can try again, but you can’t force somebody to have a connection with you. It was my time to go. It was unfortunate but I’m okay with it.
When you look back and you watch the episode, do you feel like you went into the house with more feelings for Jake than were really there realistically?
Michelle: You know, I went in there with an open heart, an open mind, and it’s unfortunate that we didn’t have that connection. But I’m just glad that, you know, I’m not sad that the way it ended. You know, you have to have that – that connection with somebody, unfortunately it wasn’t there. And I just you know, wish him the best of luck and I – my feelings haven’t changed, you know. I mean, when I see myself on TV, that’s – that’s who I was. And of course, I feel I did come out a little bit too strong, but you’re – you’re, you know, you’re at a house with other women competing for one guy, you have to show that person how you really feel, and so we just have to see what happens.
Do you think you came on too strong?
Michelle: I don’t believe I came out too strong. I wear my heart on my sleeve and I’m very open-minded. I don’t hold back on my feelings and I feel you have to be that way on a show like this. You’re there for a limited amount of time, you don’t know exactly when you’re going to leave, when you will have your time with Jake. The time I did have with him, I had to have my heart on the line and let him know how I felt. I don’t have any regrets about putting my heart out there.
Would you change anything about how you were portrayed on the show?
I probably wouldn’t, that’s who I was. I would say, though, I usually don’t come out that strong in reality, but it’s hard when you’re in a house with other women you don’t know trying to find a connection with Jake. Things happen for a reason and it happened that way, and it’s unfortunate but you just have to move on from it. I just wish him the best of luck and hope he’s happy where he is right now.
What did your family and friends think of your portrayal?
Michelle: Everybody has been very, very supportive of me. I haven’t had any negative feedback from anyone – they were sad to see me go, they wish there was a connection between Jake and I, but there wasn’t. All I can say is that they supported me, they’re happy and they know who I am. We all kind of laugh about it.”
Did you have any issues with the other women in the house?
Michelle: I didn’t have an issue with them – I might not have bonded as closely as the other women did, but I never had any issues. I spoke my mind and if there was somebody I wanted to confront, like with Ali in the last episode, I’m not just going to sit on the sidelines and not say anything. There was no intention of hurting -anybody. I think everybody was great and really nice in the house.
Of the remaining women, who would you choose for Jake?
Michelle: It’s too early to tell but I know I did say Tenley before. I roomed with her and she’s a sweetheart, she has so much life in her and I think she’s a great girl. Ali as well – right off the bat when they had their one-on-one time and even at the comedy club, I saw a very strong connection between them. Or Gia, she’s a sweetheart. All the girls are great, I can’t pinpoint one specific girl but if I had to, just from my time being there and what I saw, it would be Ali.
Would you do The Bachelorette if the opportunity came up?
Michelle: First, I have to say that I don’t know if anybody would watch the show if I was chosen because I don’t think I was the most-liked on the show! But, I would do it. I say I don’t believe in the process, but at the same time, in life you have to try things once or twice and me being on the side I was, where Jake had to choose the women, it’s definitely different if you were in his shoes. Sure, I would try it!
What do you think about Michelle as the next Bachelorette??