Michelle has stood out for her seductive, possessive — and sometimes underhanded — tactics in pursuing Brad Womack during this season’s run of The Bachelor, and was blasted for it by the other contestants on Monday’s “Women Tell All” edition of the popular ABC reality show.
Stacey leveled a shot at the gorgeous hairstylist from Salt Lake City, Utah, telling her she’s a bad mother because she put her own desires in front of her child’s well-being.
Jackie was equally brutal (after watching clips of Michelle’s antics throughout the season) telling her, “Watching it now, I am equating you to a spider — you are creepy, and it’s scary.”
In her defense, a teary Michelle said, “I took advantage … I had to get to know [Brad.] Every second I’m there with him, is a second I was away from my daughter. I thought we were very honest, a mature relationship.
“I think I put a lot of pressure on myself because I left my daughter. I feel guilty for that. I still feel like I shouldn’t have done that — I shouldn’t have left her.”
“I am a good mother,” she told Stacy in her defense. “You have no right to even kind of question my mothering in any way.”
Michelle said “it’s to see people say negative things — this situation is the most intense, emotional experience I’ve ever had.’
At least Michelle did have an advocate in the man she’d clawed over the rest for, Womack.
“I can’t say enough good things about you, I loved your confidence,” Womack said. “When we were together, that was all I knew. I seriously don’t think you have a malicious bone in your body.”
The big season finale of The Bachelor airs next Monday on ABC at 8/7c .