Rock of Love Bus with Bret Michaels: The Pros and Cons of Picking Taya
Abbey Simmons
Abbey Simmons
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
It's down for the final two women on Rock of Love Bus With Bret Michaels and it's time for Bret Michaels to make a big decision. Since his first two forays into finding love on reality TV weren't successful, we've decided to help Bret out by making a pro and con list for the remaining women vying for his heart. Up first is Penthouse Pet, Taya Parker.

Bret has been smitten with Taya since the moment she dropped her pants and exposed a near perfect derriere during the girls backstage pass photo shoot. And we can see why--what goes better with rock stars than nude models? Save booze and groupies, very little. Of course a lasting relationship has to be built on more than rock'n'roll stereotypes and a perfect butt, so let's explore the pros and cons of picking Taya below.


They Are Both Parents: Though most people know Bret Michaels as a rock star, his most important role is father to two daughters: Raine and Jorja. While Bret is looking for love on the road, he's also looking to find someone who could be a stepmother to his two daughters. So the fact that Taya is the mother of a nine year-old son should be an advantage over the childless Mindy. Taya's son is the same age as Bret's oldest daughter, which could make for perfect play dates.

Rock Stars and Models Go Hand in Hand:
Rock stars and models are like peanut butter and jelly, they perfectly compliment each other. Some of the most successful rock'n'roll relationships have paired rock star and model; think David Bowie and Iman, Ric Ocasek and Paulina Porizkova. Models understand that rock stars are lusted after by groupies and rock stars understand that models are lusted after by everyone. Both parties are also used to being in the public eye, which would make the transition to a relationship with a rock star easier for Taya.

Adult Connection
: Sure, Taya first impressed Bret by showing him her ass, but for a Rock of Love relationship, Taya and Bret seem to share a very adult connection. While the two do make out like teenagers, they seem to have spent more time talking to each other than sucking face, which bodes well for a lasting relationship.


She is Definitely Not 29:
Now don't get me wrong, it's not a problem that Taya is older than 29, Bret Michaels is pushing 50 after-all. The problem is she's lied about her age the entire season. Because if Taya is 29, I am a newborn baby. Taya is a beautiful woman in an industry obsessed with youth, so I understand she might lie about her age to get a modeling job. But now that Taya is Penthouse Pet of the year and she's one elimination away from being Bret's Rock of Love, it's time for her to fess up to her real birth date. Bret forgave last season's winner Ambre Lake about shaving a few years of her age, so maybe he'd be understanding to Taya as well.

No One is That Perfect and Poised:
Throughout the season Taya has made it clear that she is a perfect human being with no insecurities or flaws. When asked by Mindy about this, Taya actually yelled, "I have no insecurities, Mindy!" While Taya says she just "tries to see the positive in everything," in reality Taya just tries to see the positive in herself or when it benefits her. Taya has consistently spoken down to other contestants and acted like she was a Queen among the commoners, when in reality she's just like the rest of the girls competing for Bret's affection.

She's a Stripper, Even Though she Won't Admit It:
While Taya insists she's a "featured dancer" and not a stripper, we all know better. Taya is naked for a living, both in front of the camera and on stage with a pole. Thing is, there's nothing wrong with Taya being a stripper, but like her age, there is a problem with Taya lying about it. Furthermore Taya's disdain for her fellow stripper contestants, showed a nasty, catty side to Taya and hinted at some issues of self-hate. A rose is a rose by any other name Taya, and so is a stripper.

Check back tomorrow to see our article on the pros and cons of picking Mindy.

--Abbey Simmons, BuddyTV Staff Writer
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