Some viewers were plunged into an existential despair by the unexpectedly early departure of Angelique
from Rock of Love 2
. Did anyone expect her to win? Probably not. But as she is practically a bionic woman made by science
for the sole purpose of appearing on a show like Rock of Love
, what kind of mixed-up world are we living in where she's sent home on the third episode?
And, being lost in that haze of chocolate-mousse-smeared despair, some Rock of Love 2
fans might have almost forgotten that we also said goodbye that night to Roxy
. She was the lovely lady who mastered the Funky Chicken to win a VIP pass, but who seemed to otherwise fly under the editor's radar. It turns out she was flying under Bret Michaels
' radar, too, and her tour ended early.
She recently talked about her time on the show, and explained why she thinks she went home when she did.
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Roxy admitted that she suffered from a condition that doesn't afflict a whole heck of a lot of reality stars: self-restraint with a measure of forethought. She says she might be a party girl at a bar, but in front of cameras?
“I'm thinking: I'm on national TV,” she told VH1's Celebreality blog. “My little sister's 8, and she'd be watching it. I just didn't want to embarrass my family, more than anything else. The first night got a little crazy, but after that, I just had fun. It's the type of thing where you're looked at as 'that girl' for a long time, and I didn't want to be looked at as the slut, or the mean one or the bitch. I don't want to be stuck with a label.”
There have been some rumblings on the blogs about Bret Michaels being racist for once again sending the African-American women home early. Roxy isn't sure that anyone knows enough to make that claim, and she can also see other reasons why she went home from Rock of Love 2
when she did.
“We didn't have a chance to talk,” she said. “We didn't have a connection. It really boils down to the people who are more aggressive. If I used my V.I.P. pass, I probably would have lasted a little longer, but I didn't take that initiative. And then there probably is a little bit of what he's more attracted to. I don't know if it's even really blondes, but whatever. Everyone has their preferences. I wouldn't say it's necessarily a race thing, but I wouldn't put that past anybody, either.”
All in all, though, Roxy feels good about her time on the show. “I didn't do anything that I regret and I think that's why it's a good experience for me,” she said. “I'm not embarrassed to go back and watch it. I'm not embarrassed for my friends to see it. I'm known for the Funky Chicken now, but if that's the worst of it, then I'm fine with that…Maybe I won't be remembered, but I don't care.”
- Leslie Seaton, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Celebreality Blog
(Image courtesy of VH1)