This season of America’s Next Top Model is taking it to the next level, having both men and women smizing it out to see who’s gonna be on top. Unfortunately, each week someone has to go home, and the first week saw a shocking double elimination with Bianca and Chris S. heading home after just one week of competition.

Wetpaint Entertainment caught up with Bianca after her elimination and spoke with her about her time on the show, what she’s been doing since the show wrapped, and her surprising real-life fling with Mike!

Check out the interview and hit the comments to share your thoughts on Bianca’s elimination.

Wetpaint Entertainment: What was the first thing that ran through your mind when you were called to be in the Top 16?

Bianca: I was so excited. We were all at the Guess runway show — there were 26 of us and they had to get down to 16. My name was one of the ones that was called last, so when that’s happening and people are getting called before you, you’re preparing yourself to just leave. When Tyra called my name, it was kind of a release.

From that point on, I just accepted the fact that whatever happens, happens. I just have to learn to accept what’s going on around me instead of trying to control everything.

Credit: Douglas Friedman/Pottle Productions Inc ©2013 Pottle Productions Inc. All Rights Reserved Photo: America's Next Top Model Cycle 20, Episode 2: Nina, Marvin, Bianca, Alex, Jourdan and Jiana

How did you prepare to walk down a building for the Guess show?

That was another release of control. I was mentally prepared for it, I think, until I got up there and looked down. I was like, “Wow, this isn’t 7 stories, this has to be 27 stories.” It was so high up and you don’t feel the harness around you, so you kind of feel like you’re falling to your death. It’s like the craziest feeling. Then the hard part comes in, trying to keep your body up, and unfortunately I couldn’t do it. I don’t know if it was leg strength or core strength that I didn’t have at the time, but I made the best of it.

Do you think having one of the group shots in the “alternative wedding” photo shoot is what sent you home?

You know, it definitely makes me think, because if you look back, the two people who had multiple people in their shots were me and Chris. So I don’t know if it was because we couldn’t shine through it or maybe other people had an unfair advantage because they had their own picture, but looking back, I couldn’t change it. I’m just happy I made it as far as I did.

It looked like you and Mike were getting close on the show, any more details there?

Mike and I had a relationship after the show ended, and even though we’re not together anymore, we’re still good friends and I love him to death. He’ll definitely be in my life forever. We dated for about 2 months after.

Marvin seemed like he was a player in the house — what are your opinions on him?

I still love Marvin to death. He lives really close to me — about 10 minutes away — so I’ve been trying to get together with him to see what’s up and so we can hang. I love everyone on the show, I think I had a really good relationship with everyone. I don’t know if it was because I didn’t stay long enough to get into the drama, but I really have respect for everyone that was on the show.

The Top 3 photos this week were all guys, do you think that will continue this season?

If you had asked me this at the time, I would be rooting for the girls, but I kind of want a boy to win this season. I’m happy for them. I think it’s a great opportunity for them, so I’d love to see a guy win this season.

We have to ask, who was the hottest guy on the show?

I still gotta say Mike. He’s my man. I’ll definitely be rooting for him for sure.

And what’s next for you?

After the show wrapped, I signed with Wilhelmina, so that’s been a crazy ride. I’ve been working almost everyday, which is awesome. I also just got offered a contract from Next Models, so we’ll see where that goes. I’ve just been working and traveling and having the best time ever.

What are you taking away from the ANTM experience?

To learn to release control, I think was the best thing that I learned from the show. I’m a control freak, so learning to just relax and use your brain before your heart is what I learned from the show overall.

What was it like working with Tyra Banks?

All of the advice she gives is very valuable, and to have someone that’s been in the industry for that long to help you out is an amazing experience and I hope to see her again maybe and get reconnected with her because she’s a great mentor.

Who do you think has the best chance at winning this season?

If you had asked me before, I would say me and Chris, but we were the first to go, so I guess I’m not a good predictor of that. But like I said, I’m rooting for my friends. I’m rooting for Nina and Mike. And I wish all of them the best.

Carson Blackwelder is an Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow him on Twitter and Google+!