Bachelor Pad Interview with Krisily Kennedy: ‘I Definitely Lost Interest in Dave’
Can you tell us more about the survey? What were some of the other questions? Did you talk to everyone else in the house about what they answered?
The questions were all pretty much, they were pretty demeaning. They were all pretty much on the level of what you guys saw. Kind of going after things that you know people are self-conscious about or that you would never really say to somebody's face, things like that. They were hard. We weren't allowed to talk about the questions, obviously, until after the competition because we didn't know what the questions were about. And after the competition I didn't really talk to many people about the competition. I felt like it was something that people were all kind of talking about each other behind their backs. I think it brought a lot to head. I think a lot of people realized that day that this was a game and people were going to do and say what they had to. But I also feel like, you know what, we signed up for it. You can get your feelings hurt by somebody saying something bad about you or you can realize that it's a game and not sit and cry for two hours about it.
Do you agree with the survey results given or do you think people just had to put someone down?
I think when it comes down to it, you had a number of people to pick from in the house. You had to pick an answer, you could not leave anything blank. I think everyone kind of laughed when I voted for myself when they said 'Most Shallow.' I obviously don't think that I'm the most shallow in the house. It was a majority vote, so you had to pick who you thought everyone in the house would pick. I knew that I wasn't the favorite one in the house, clearly I got 'The Biggest Enemy' so I voted for myself 'cause I thought that's what everybody else would think. I didn't necessarily agree with the answers. I mean 'Biggest Enemy' for me would've had to have been Kiptyn. He was the one person, he was kind of the ringleader of the house but nobody kind of touched on that. I think they voted on personal feelings instead of actuality. I don't think anybody really realized as a group how you would look at things, not just the girls that don't like girls, or boys that don't like girls.
So when they said Elizabeth had the worst boob job or Gwen was the most dumb you didn't necessary agree?
I think as a group, if you have to pinpoint something you just pick someone that you know that has a boob job. There were many of them in the house, it's not like any of us hid them. It's just you had to pick somebody and I think Elizabeth got chosen for that because she was so vocal of how unhappy she was with hers. So I don't think anyone really thought she had a bad boob job, I think that everyone knew she felt she did so it was an easy topic to just kind of touch on. Just like with Gwen. Gwen's not a dumb person, she just didn't open up or vocalize to us a lot of things in the house the way everyone else did, so she was perceived a certain way. I think unfortunately when you have to say something bad about somebody it's just the first person that pops into your head. I was really surprised that Tenley won that competition, though. Because for the person that cried before she even filled it out, she had every answer on point. Really surprised at that.
Do you regret not siding with Wes and being part of his movement? It seems like that might've helped you more than Dave.
I had joined that group, The Outsiders or whatever you want to call them, and we fell apart. No one was smart enough to actually follow through with what they said. My strategy was to figure out who the majority vote was and go with them and figure out how to just save myself each week. And each week was a new game for me. And as you saw Kiptyn, Kovacs, and Dave were the majority vote that last rose ceremony and unfortunately Kiptyn chose not to save me. So it was kind of all in his hands. Because if it was a tie I would've been saved by Jesse B., but it was kind of all in Kiptyn's hands. Unfortunately me going with the majority did not help me at all.
Anything that surprised you, watching the show back?
Obviously after my exit, when I had my final chance to say my piece with everyone, for Dave to say that I left and ... I don't remember his wording, but that my exit wasn't classy. [He said she embarrassed herself.] And that kind of surprised me a little bit. I mean, they all know me. They all know that I am a woman of my word and I will say how I feel and not think twice about it. So I don't think having an opinion and giving it makes me not classy or whatever wording he used. I think that was the most surprising thing for me, was that statement. I mean, nothing else surprises me when I watch it back. I know that everybody talks about each other behind their backs, of course, no one said it to their faces. So, nothing too surprising except for that last Dave comment, I think.
So when Dave said that you embarrassed yourself, did that opinion affect you?
Not at all. I'm a very outspoken person, anybody that watched my season is well aware of that. I don't think I embarrassed myself, I don't think I didn't look classy. I think that I was honest. I think that I was saying what everybody else was thinking besides who I believe the final four is. I think that it was just me and that's the way I am. If you don't like me I'm totally okay with that! I'm not going to please everybody.
So you have no regrets about what you said there at the end?
Oh God not at all. I do think it was taken a bit out of context. I did not mean that I did not wish luck to anyone. What I meant was to show the group that the final four very well could be these four people and had we stuck to our word, in episode two where Nikki didn't vote for Kiptyn, it would've been a totally different game. It would've been a much fairer game. But unfortunately feelings got involved. ... We were all allowed to say something at the end of every rose ceremony. Obviously mine was more toward the group as a whole so they definitely were going to show mine, but every rose ceremony people were able to talk. And I don't regret it at all because there were so many things that I wanted to say to a lot of those people that I never got a chance to because I feared going home each week. I don't think anything that I said was bad or hurtful. I think I was really honest. I think I stayed true to who I was and I don't think there's anything that I could've changed. I wish Dave had come to me and told me that they had changed their minds and then maybe I could've gone to Kiptyn for kind of a last-ditch effort to have him keep me. But you know I don't think anything would've changed.
Why did you believe Dave when he said you weren't on the chopping block?
Because he'd been honest with me from Week 1. We had kind of been able to sit and talk before each rose ceremony. He was always honest with me. He would say 'Listen, it's going to come to you and this person but I think you're fine.' And every week he was right. So for him to come to me and say 'Hey, listen, you're safe it's between Elizabeth and Gwen, it's not going to be you, you're fine.' For him to say that to me, I felt confident that he wasn't lying and that he was being honest. And I genuinely think that when he did talk to me that that was the truth. I just wish that he would've come to me before the end and said 'Hey, listen, Kiptyn didn't want to go with it, it's you' or something. He gave that benefit to Jesse and he didn't give that benefit to me so that was kind of hurtful.
With some of the people we see on TV, we get impressions that aren't flattering. For instance, how did Elizabeth really come across to you and the other women while you were in the house?
Elizabeth was kind of a tough person to gauge for me. I couldn't really tell if she was playing the game and playing that card with Jesse and being a little bit manipulative and being a little crazy about him, or if that was just her. ... I've sat and talked with her on many occasions where she's completely normal and great. I think that with Elizabeth it's all a relationship issue. [When she's outside a relationship she's really cool.] When she gets into a relationship with someone, especially someone like Kovacs, who unfortunately isn't really willing to be a boyfriend or say how he feels, something switches and she just gets a little bit manipulative. But I don't think that she was edited outside of who she was in the house.
Who do you want to win?
If I could choose anyone in the house to win it would be Peyton. I think that she's a good, genuine person. I think that she's played the game with nothing but respect. She hasn't kind of been shady or sneaky about anything. And I just all-around think that she's a really good person. Like she's someone that I will 100% be friends with outside of the house.
Any previous Bachelors you would've liked to have seen on Bachelor Pad or would want on future seasons?
I think anybody who's ever watched the show ... would (say) Bachelor Travis Stork. I know he's a very busy man these days but boy would I love to see him in the Bachelor Pad! I think that he was the only one that I would've been really excited to see. He was kind of the one that really ruffled my feathers.
What's next for you?
You know, I have no idea what's next for me. This has been so much fun. And I love the ABC Bachelor family. They've been really great to me and it's definitely opening some doors. I used to do a lot of hosting work back on the East Coast, I'd love to get back into that. I'd love to do Dancing with the Stars had they ever looked for me. But I just, I love being on TV. I love people commenting on my life and I love kind of being that open book for people. So I don't know what's next but I'm very excited to find out.
Krisily Kennedy is a breath of fresh air. She calls it how she sees it in a BachelorPad world filled with subterfuge and melodrama. During today's media conference call, the Week 4 dumpee let loose on a lot of things — including her open love for being on TV and request to be on Dancing with the Stars. (Hey, at least she's up front about it.)
But she also went off on the remaining Bachelor Pad contestants. Kiptyn? She's not sure she likes him anymore. Tenley? Funny how she cried about filling out the survey, then got every answer right. Elizabeth? She's the one who thinks she has a bad boob job and that's why she was targeted. Dave? Krisily trusted him and he lied to her. And she has no interest in being Natalie's "sloppy seconds," thank you very much.
And this is Krisily with the leash on. Back on The Bachelor Season 7, Krisily called out everyone all the time. But Charlie O'Connell wasn't around to save her from her own mouth this time and it got her sent home. Read on for more from Krisily — including positive words for the one person in the house she would like to see win and which past Bachelor she'd love to see on Bachelor Pad.
At the end of the show you said you trusted someone you shouldn't have. Who did you trust and would it have made a difference if you did something different?
You know, in the end I don't think it would've made a difference at all. I did definitely have my faith in Dave Good a little bit. Something that I guess everyone didn't see is him and I did kind of have a bond where each week we would talk about who we were voting for. That was something we that we did kind of together, just him and I each week, so I really trusted him. I had been nervous at every single rose ceremony and that one I kind of felt pretty safe in and clearly I wasn't. And I was lied to and that was kind of a bummer because he was the one person that I did have faith in in the house.
This game is so different from The Bachelor. What do you think it's going to take to win?
This game is totally different. What's funny is I've gotten e-mails from so many people that had watched [The Bachelor Season 7] — 'God, Krisily you're so tame this season!' But you have to be. It's a totally different game. On The Bachelor, there's one person in control of whether you go home. On Bachelor Pad there's 10 and then there's all the girls whining to the boys that they don't like the new girl. So it's a totally different dynamic. And I think probably the person I respected the most in the game, and I think has played it the best, is Peyton. She kind of sat back and she made her friendships but she wasn't too outspoken and I think — it changes every day and I think with a new group of people it will change again, but I think that she's probably played it the best. I think that my mouth is definitely what got me in trouble, as usual!
Are you still interested in Dave after what happened last night and what you've been seeing as you watch the show?
No, no, no! Dave's a great guy. I definitely lost interest in Dave after seeing the Fantasy Suite with Natalie episode. I will not lie, I am all set with sloppy seconds.
How will it go when you see him at the finale?
I think it will go fine. Dave definitely didn't know how I felt, so it'll be interesting to see how he reacts. But he's a guy and he clearly made a choice of getting to know someone he didn't know or I guess, I don't really know how to say this nicely, but I guess 'a sure thing.' He was a guy about it and that's totally fine, but he lost out.
So you don't think that relationship between Dave and Natalie will last?
I don't. I do like Natalie. She is a free spirit and she doesn't really care what people think, which I think is great because I'm like that myself. I just wouldn't put myself in the situations that she does. So I don't necessarily foresee that relationship being anything too long-term. What about Tenley and Kiptyn?
I definitely see Tenley and Kiptyn lasting. My feelings toward Kiptyn have changed a little bit after last night, I'm not gonna lie. I used to really like him and now I don't know how I feel. They're kind of two peas in a pod. They do get along really well. You saw the chemistry instantly between them and I do foresee them staying together.
What about Elizabeth and Kovacs? Is that a showmance or do you think there's really something there?
I think they had dated a little bit before the show. I think that coming into the house they had no idea where they stood. Clearly she tried to make him be her boyfriend. And, you know, she wasn't dumb. She used that relationship to benefit her and get further in the house — and she did. So I'm very curious to see what happens next week and who ends up in the final four. 'Cause I think it's going to be them, but we'll see.
There was a lot of subterfuge about girls and guys trying to pretend they weren't together. Did you see through that?
Oh God, yeah. This show was so much harder for me. My season was so much easier because I could just call people out and say how I felt and never have to worry about it because I knew at the end of the day that Charlie liked that about me. Here, it was like I couldn't say anything because every time I said anything Natalie would run back to the boys or someone would run back to the boys. It was constant. We all knew Tenley and Kiptyn were something — whether they knew it or not, we knew it. We all knew about Elizabeth and Kovacs. Dave and Natalie we didn't know so much about until — actually when I got sent home. But you definitely saw those relationships and unfortunately no one really had the courage to break them apart, which is what we tried to do early on in the season and we clearly weren't able to 'cause people were too worried about hurting friends' feelings. So the relationships were there and people that said they didn't see it were crazy.