February 18th, 2011
10:50 AM ET
Former "Bachelor" contestant Michelle Money has a secret: she's not the bad person portrayed on TV every week.
"I never expected in a million years to be the villain," Michelle lamented after being eliminated from the show this week. "I was upset by it, and it was hard to see just one side of me being portrayed."
The 30-year-old Utah hairstylist and occasional actress says that who viewers saw wasn't the real Michelle.
"I have a very sarcastic, dry sense of humor. When you see an edited version of me being nothing but sarcastic, you can look at me the wrong way. If you don't get the full spectrum of who I am, I can see how that can come off as me being intense."
So who was the real Michelle Money on the show?
"I was someone who had connections with almost every woman on the show," she said. "It's unfortunate that people only got to see the catty side of me. I wished people got to see who I truly am - loving, forgiving, kind and a good mother."
Many people were surprised that Michelle said very little when Brad Womack escorted her to her limousine at the end of Monday's episode, then proceeded to lie down and say nothing as she was driven away. Michelle said that didn't tell the whole story.
"Brad and I had a strong conversation as we were heading to the limo. The talk was positive and gave me closure. As for the limo ride, I simply felt sick and had to lie down."
One of the most talked about incidents this season was Michelle waking up in the house with a black eye. Michelle still doesn't know what caused that to happen.
"I went to bed the night before, and I woke up with a sore, black eye. I think I may have broken a blood vessel due to stress, but I'm not sure."
Michelle, who remains hopeful she'll find the right man for her, added that she has no regrets about meeting Brad or doing the show.
"Brad is very considerate, thoughtful and mindful of those who are around him. I'd like to be friends forever with Brad and everyone else on the show."
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