Rock of Love Bus with Bret Michaels: The Pros and Cons of Picking Mindy
Abbey Simmons
Abbey Simmons
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
It's down to the final two women on Rock of Love Bus with Bret Michaels and it's time for Bret to make a big decision. Since his first to forays into finding love on reality TV didn't work out, we've decided to help Bret by making a pro and con list for each of the remaining women vying for his heart. Yesterday, we discussed the pro and cons of picking Taya Parker, while today I'll be tackling the pros and cons of picking Mindy Hall.

While it wasn't love at first sight for Bret and Mindy, they've become seriously smitten with each other as the season progressed. Though Mindy is a bit "normal" to be on the arm of a rock'n'roller like Bret, that's probably the best thing she has going for her. Bret's tried dating models and groupies before to no avail. So if he really is looking for lasting love, it's time for him to settle down with a regular girl...and Mindy just may be that girl.


She's There For The Right Reasons: Mindy is on Rock of Love Bus to find love, not to promote her latest magazine spread, band, or modeling career. Mindy has no ulterior motives for joining the cast of Rock of Love, other than to see if she and Bret are a good match. The same can't be said for the other woman vying for Bret's heart, Taya Parker.

Serious Sexual Connection: There is some serious chemistry going on between Bret and Mindy and there has been since their first kiss. Anytime the two get together, they're like teenagers kissing for the first time. In the last episode Bret couldn't help but pounce on Mindy during a conversation, leading to a serious make out session. After their over night date in Texas, Mindy came back glowing, with a huge smile on her face, which means they probably shared a lot more than a hot good night kiss.

Bret Seems to Adore Her:
Out of all the girls, Bret simply seems most fond of Mindy. When they're together, they are constantly touching, caressing, or holding hands. They look at each other with adoration and excitement, and in general they really seem to enjoy each other's company. During their over night date in Texas, Bret introduced Mindy as his girlfriend, which he hasn't done with any of the other girls.

She's The Type of Girl You Could Bring Home to Mom:
Mindy has to be the most normal, down-to-earth girl who has ever even considered competing on a show like Rock of Love Bus. She seems intelligent, grounded, confident, and competent. She's not a train wreck, she's never gotten embarrassingly drunk, and save her fighting with former BFF Taya, Mindy hasn't been a major source of drama. She's the type of girl you'd be proud to bring home to your Mom or to introduce to your kids, unlike the vast majority of the Rock of Love Bus contestants.


She Isn't Too Fond of Children:
During the pool-side babysitting challenge, Mindy revealed what could be her greatest flaw: she's not too fond of kids. Seeing that Bret is the father of two daughters, Mindy's lack of experience with children could be a disadvantage, especially since Taya is a mom.

She Suffers from Mood Swings:
Mindy has been on a bit of an emotional roller coaster during her time on Rock of Love Bus. While she hasn't caused much interpersonal drama, Mindy has suffered from plenty of internal drama. Thanks to her mood swings and continuous funks Bret has deemed Mindy, "Captain Buzzkill," which is not a good sign. On the other hand, Mindy is on a crazy reality show competing for the affection of a man she adores, and that's bound to be tough on anyone. However, if Bret thinks that Mindy is too unstable for his life on the road, that could spell the end of her tour.

She's Just Too Normal: When it comes down to it, I'm just not sure that Bret is looking for a normal, nice girl to settle down with. Mindy may be a little too un-rock'n'roll or glamorous for his lifestyle.

--Abbey Simmons, BuddyTV Staff Writer
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