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Erica Rose: Courtney Robertson Is Trying to Be Michelle Money — Exclusive Interview!

Bachelor Pad 2’s outspoken and witty Erica Rose won the hearts of America with her gavel — and now she’s weighing in on Ben Flajnik’s quest for love!

Wetpaint Entertainment: What have you been up to since Bachelor Pad 2?

Erica Rose: Finishing law school and studying for my bar exam! I've finished all my classes and I officially graduate in May, so right now I'm doing an internship where I write articles as a legal expert. I'm also going to be hosting a weekly show on where I talk about all different reality shows!

Since the show, I've been trying to get in great shape for the upcoming Vegas reunion (since I wasn't happy with how I looked on Bachelor Pad), so I created a workout called the Stiletto Bikini Blast and even made a DVD out of it that can be found at!

What did you think of Grandma on the season premiere?

She seems like a sweet grandmother and she was absolutely adorable, but I don't think it's fair that she was allowed to come on. I would have liked to have my mom with me when I flew to Rome to meet Lorenzo! Part of the experience is doing it alone, and the Bachelor shouldn't be allowed to meet someone's family until hometown dates.


What did you mean when you said this season has an “unoriginal cast” on Gossip With Getz?

I think that Courtney is trying to be exactly like Michelle Money. However, Michelle is one of the most beautiful women in the world inside and out, so there is no comparison. I also do not like how there is another law student named Erika who wears tiaras and said to Ben upon meeting him that "the verdict is that he is incredibly sexy." That is so something I would say and there is only one Legally Erica!

Thoughts on Monica and Blakeley? You kissed Ella Nolan on Bachelor Pad 2, right?

I did kiss Ella and she gave me a goodbye kiss when I was eliminated that never aired! I think that if Blakely and Monica are attracted to each other then they should go for it! But, I also think they could be doing it just to get attention, which seems to be a common theme amongst this cast of girls.

Do you think it will be hard for Ben to find someone who is really there for him?

I do think it will be hard for Ben to find someone genuine among this group of girls, who are all so desperate for attention and seem like they're really there to get cast on Bachelor Pad [3] rather than to find love.

Why do you think so many couples from the franchise don’t make it?

I think that when people go on the show for the wrong reasons they won't find love. However, when there is someone genuine and real like Ashley Hebert or Trista who really is looking for love, then they can find it, as long as the guys are there for the right reasons. I also think Jason Mesnick is a good example of that too. I haven't met Molly, but she seems very real and not interested in fame. I also think my friends Holly and Blake were able to find love in the unlikeliest of places — on Bachelor Pad — and I admire their love and want that for myself.

For more with Erica, tune in Tuesdays to Natalie Getz’s web show - Gossip With Getz on at 5:00PM PST!

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01.11.2012 / 02:27 AM EDT by Tracy Goldenberg
Related: The Bachelorette, The Bachelor, Erica Rose

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