On last night's season finale of Rock of Love 2
, Bret Michaels
chose 37-year-old Ambre Lake
over the 25-year-old Daisy de la Hoya
. Throughout the episode, Bret repeatedly hoped he would not choose the wrong girl like he did in season 1, when he chose the young, sensible Jes Rickleff
over the wild child Heather Chadwell
From these two finales, we can hope to understand what exactly Bret is looking for, aiding the endeavors of any potential “sex mates” for the inevitable Rock of Love
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The two finales shared quite a few commonalities. Both featured a stripper and both included a notable age difference in the two girls. However, these were switched in season 2. In the first season of Rock of Love
, the younger, more emotionally immature girl was also the sensible, reasonable one, while the older one was the wild stripper. But this season, the older one has the reason, and the young one was the stripper.
Given our knowledge that Bret regrets his choice in season 1, there are two possible explanations: either she was too tame or too young. If she was too tame, then Bret would want a wild child and Daisy the stripper would have been the obvious choice. But if Bret's mistake was that Jes was too young, too emotionally immature, then the older, responsible Ambre would be his choice.
So it would seem that Bret's partying days are behind him, because in choosing Ambre as the winner, Bret successfully let America know that what he's interested isn't some hard partying rock ‘n' roll chick, but a responsible older woman who is ready to fall in love and start the next chapter of her life.
This came as quite a shock to Daisy, who spent the entire finale using Ambre's level-headedness as an argument against her. Daisy repeatedly pointed out that Ambre is Little Miss Perfect, a nice, boring lady who dreams of a white picket fence. In her mind, that was exactly what Bret didn't want.
The stripper was wrong. As Bret said yet again last night, this show isn't “Rock of Lust.” While Bret may be more physically attracted to Daisy and have a better sexual connection with her, that's not the most important thing for him. Throughout the finale, it seemed Daisy was still hoping to be with the Bret Michaels from the '80s, the wild Poison frontman. While Bret and the show may want viewers to believe he still parties hard every night, that probably isn't the case.
Let's look at the facts. Bret Michaels is 45-years-old, he's a diabetic, and he has two young daughters. Certainly there was a time in his life when a stripper like Daisy would be right up his alley (after all, he does have a sex tape with Pamela Anderson), but he's not that guy anymore. Bret's choice last night revealed that, as silly and stupid as he seems, he really is looking for love. Hopefully, he'll find it with Ambre. And if not, I expect VH1 to begin airing Rock of Love 3
before the calendar year is over.
-John Kubicek, BuddyTV Senior Writer
(Image courtesy of VH1)