Bachelor Pad: Melissa Insists She's 'Not That Emotional' Off Camera
08/31/2011 AT 05:30 PM EDT
If you could get a redo, how would you change your strategy?
William: I think I played the game pretty well but I wasn't as competitive as other people. The only thing I would change was the last night. I would have tried to convince everybody that I was worth keeping around and Kasey should have been voted off. Because I laid low, it was easy for people to say, "Let's take William out. We don't want to hurt Kasey's feelings. He'll definitely say something to us."
Melissa: Do I wish I had done things differently [and] chosen a different partner in the beginning? Absolutely.
Melissa, was there any blowback in your real life over the drama on the show?
Melissa: Not at all. My friends and family have been so supportive. They know that I'm not that emotional outside of the Bachelor world. It's so funny. Every episode, I get like 50 text messages saying, "Who are you? We don't recognize you on TV." For some reason, when in the Bachelor house, I'm overly emotional.
William: Don't beat yourself up too much. That's who you are. You can be upset if a guy breaks your heart. That's real emotion. Blake played with her heart. Just own it and be okay with it.
Melissa: I'm disappointed. I never fall for people after that short amount of time. I think it was just that environment and wanting to have a partner to get through the game with so badly.
Do you still have feelings for Blake?
Melissa: I have no feelings whatsoever. I'm over it. He's still Tweeting nasty things about me. We had some email correspondence that was very passive aggressive on his end. I just want to be done with him. Blake is not the kind of human being I would want to be with. He's not a good person.
Both of you had public opinion problems or roommate issues while on Bachelor and Bachelorette. Why put yourself back out there?
William: It was different for me. I felt more relaxed. It didn't feel as orchestrated. There was a lot less pressure. You got to hang out with the guys and there wasn't one girl we were all going after. I was a lot more myself on Pad.
Melissa: I was asked and said no several times. I didn't agree until two weeks prior to flying out. I came on to repair my image, which obviously did not work, and to win the money.
Is a Kasey-Vienna win inevitable?
William: [They were the] only true power couple in the beginning. When you have three couples in the end, more than likely they'll vote Kasey and Vienna off. I can see whoever is left in the end saying, "It's time for them to go."
Melissa: Kasey and Vienna knew what they are doing. They came into this playing the game. I wouldn't be surprised if they made it to the final two couples.
Who would you like to see win?
Melissa: I love Kasey and Vienna so much but Michelle Money is like a sister to me. I would like to see her in the end.
William: The two people I have incredible respect for are Michelle and Ella. They're both single mothers. Taking care of kids is one of the most difficult things in life, so $250,000 would definitely help them.