Kalon McMahon Confirms He’s Still Dating Lindzi Cox — and “Wouldn’t Change It for Anything”
Bachelor Pad is better at setting up couples than The Bachelor and Bachelorette. At this point it’s just a fact. On BP3, Episode 6, Kalon McMahon and his TV partner Lindzi Cox were eliminated. They weren’t that sad about it. Kalon talked to reporters earlier today in an exit interview conference call, confirming Team Kindzi is still active but adding, "I know how hard a long-distance relationship is, because I'm doing that with Lindzi right now." Kalon explained why it works with Lindzi, why it didn’t work with Emily Maynard, and more about why Bachelor Pad is a “much, much healthier environment” for love than than The Bachelorette, despite it being an insane asylum.
On the difference between Lindzi and Emily and why he had to force things with Emily but things were natural with Lindzi:
“Well, I could talk all day about that one, but I'll try to keep it brief for you guys. They are obviously very, very different people. I think we are all very, very different people. When you're put in a situation to meet a stranger and see if you could develop a relationship with them, that can be very awkward unless you already do have a lot in common. And unfortunately, Emily and I did not have a lot in common. But given the circumstance, I was absolutely willing to make a genuine effort to see if anything could happen. Lindzi on the other hand, it was just natural. If Lindzi was that girl that I would've just ran into in real life at a bar or at a friend's house or whatever I might be, that we would absolutely be kind of drawn to each other, strike up a conversation and something would probably organically form. Emily, on the other hand, I probably wouldn't go out of my way to pursue in real life, but given the circumstance, you're put in the situation where you kind of have to see if there's anything there. Being with Lindzi was literally just effortless. We kind of started hanging out and talking, and before we knew it, we looked around and realized, ‘Wow, we're kind of a couple. This is awesome,’ and I wouldn't change it for anything.”
On the difference between Bachelor Pad and The Bachelorette and if he thinks, had Lindzi been The Bachelorette, that they would’ve had the same experience:
“I don't know. It's hard to say. I mean, obviously I would hope it would've gone better, because I was very, very attracted to Lindzi in many, many ways. But it's so funny. ABC sets out to form these couples and let people fall in love, but as crazy as it may seem, Bachelor Pad is actually a much, much healthier environment for that. I know it's hard to believe considering what goes on there, but you know, you actually get to spend time with that person that you're interested in everyday, all day long. You're not spending incremental time with them for just 15 minutes here, 20 minutes there, and then going back to a house full of crazy people who are all competing for the same person. That is not at all how you form a healthy relationship unfortunately. So I think getting to spend that much time with someone, that's really how you get to know them. So it was obviously much, much easier for us to kind of form and develop a healthy relationship in that environment, believe it or not.”
Read the rest of the interview for a lot more, including Kalon blasting his Houston frenemy Erica Rose. “I just don't find her to be a classy, interesting girl.” Yikes. “She demonstrated zero class, zero empathy [in her parting words to Michael]. But when she gets upset when someone says something about her, it's a bit hypocritical, because she runs around running her mouth. I've just got no tolerance for that.” Yeah. There’s more.