Monday, April 14, 2008
Rock of Luck
Last night Bret Michaels surprised us all when he chose "brains" over "booty" by saying goodbye to Daisy the stripper and hello to Ambre, the TV host.
After weeks of his open discussions about "physical levels" and "emotional levels" and his inappropriate use of the word "mediocrity" we found our answer to Reality TV Love part 2.
Brett ditched the girl that had hooked up with him "like, 500 times" (as she put it) and chose the chick who held out until a romantic night in Cancun, on an outdoor bed, that Bret would use the following evening for his other girlfriend.
But in spite of all the trash, and the bad highlight jobs, and the caked on orange compact for all involved, one part of last night's episode stuck out for me.
It wasn't the phony drama or the surprising way each woman looked sans make up...
It was Bret's excuse for dissing Daisy.
He mentioned their "physical connection" yet again, but he also pointed out that he was afraid she might "Need him more than actually love him."
And after an hour and a half of trying to figure out who he would choose, my friend and I were shocked at his choice, but more so his reasons.
We had thought he would choose Daisy for the very reason he dropped her.
Because she needed him.
She needed a knight in shining armor to rescue her from her prison in her EX BOYFRIEND'S apartment and into the arms of rock and roll luxury.
We both thought, that Bret would surely find this sexy and innocent and sweet. A woman to take care of. A woman who wouldn't leave, because he was all she had.
And for a brief moment, I liked Bret Michaels.
I liked that he wanted someone independent and smart and strong and his own age.
I liked that he wanted someone who wanted him and could fend for herself.
I liked that he proved my expectations for his behavior WRONG... by ditching Daisy and choosing Ambre.
But suddenly I was zapped back to reality(tv) and had to wonder.
What the hell is someone smart, independent, attractive, and successful doing dating BRET MICHAELS?
In the end, maybe he needs her (and her TV HOSTING job) more than she needs him.