Credit: Rick Rowell/ABC Television Group ©2010 Disney Photo: Michelle Money and Keltie Colleen in The Bachelor Season 15, Episode 2

Contestants on The Bachelor often end up being some of our favorite gals to grace the small screen, and Season 15’s Michelle Money is definitely at the top of the list. Wetpaint Entertainment caught up with the gorgeous girl in New York City to get her take on the new season of her old show and her exciting life since we last saw her on Bachelor Pad.

So far on this year’s current round of Bachelor, Clare Crawley and Nikki Ferrell have been at the front of our minds every week, for various reasons. And as Episode 4 showed, things are really ramping up as far as both girls are concerned though not necessarily for the “right reasons.” Fans will remember that Michelle herself got a bit of the “villain” edit on Season 15, but she had the chance to redeem herself on Bachelor Pad Season 2.


Credit: Craig Sjodin/ABC Television Group © 2013 Disney Photo: Nikki Ferrell and Clare Crawley: Playing Dirty or Winning Fair and Square?

Though viewers may be all set to call Clare “crazy” or Nikki “bitchy,” Michelle warns that you’d better step off the judgements. “Because of my experience in the show, I really truly realize that you just don't know someone and you don't know who they are until you meet them firsthand.”

You hear that? Hindsight really has given her a zen perspective. Michelle tells us, “I've really gone out of my way to make sure I do not pass judgment on anyone on the show. I only wish people would have given me that same respect. You never know. It's really incredible what they're capable of doing in the editing room, so I just made the decision that until I meet somebody personally I won't form a judgment.”

And while she didn’t necessarily have the best time on Bachelor, she had so much fun on Bachelor Pad with former partner Graham Bunn, she’s even considering another run at the franchise. We asked her if she would ever do The Bachelorette, should they want to dip into their pool of gorgeousness, and she seemed open. “I would totally do it! At this point in my life desperate times call for desperate measures,” she reveals, hinting that men don’t know a good thing when they see it. “I don't have love in my life. I live in Utah. I love Utah, but I have zero luck finding men in Utah.”

While she’s never tried online dating, she is totally ready for something, so long as the guys she meets don’t want her because they “think they have some idea of who I am.” Hmm, then we suppose the idea of hooking her up with fellow Utahans (is that right?) is off limits, sorry Jef Holm and Brooks Forester.

Reporting by Lindsay Dreyer

Check back soon for more about being a single mom in Utah, the threats of Bieber fandom closing in on her nine-year-old daughter, and whether she’d move to NYC or LA for a better crop of man morsels.

Julia Wayne is an Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!