This season of Bachelor Pad 2012 has become all about the drama, but what can you expect from contestants that have appeared on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. Throw in some super fans and the drama is going to hit the fan, which it definitely did in last night’s episode of Bachelor Pad 2012!
Ed Swiderski, as many of us watched, seemed to just be drunk and having a good time during the first two episodes of Bachelor Pad Season 3, but things got a little crazy last night when Ed learned that Reid Rosenthal was the one leading the house to vote Ed out. Because of his laid back ways, Ed was shocked he was even being considered as a person to send home.
In a conference call with People Magazine, Ed Swiderski said: “Every bone in my body thought that I was going home. It was the weirdest feeling ever because [while] it sounds egotistical, I never felt that way on The Bachelorette. I was shocked. I thought these people were trustworthy. I packed my bags and didn’t want to be there thinking, “Maybe this isn’t the right place for me.”
Finding out he was in danger of leaving Bachelor Pad 2012 was an eye-opener for Ed Swiderski. He said: “It’s a turning point for me. I go from having fun to realizing that I could actually go pretty far and win money. This is where I start taking it seriously. The [next] challenge is tough and absolutely demoralizing, but I needed to step up my game or I was going home.”
As far as Reid Rosenthal is concerned, Ed was shocked to hear of his involvement in trying to send him home. Ed said: “Definitely surprised that Reid brought up this baggage and old business from years ago because we’ve remained friends. I didn’t know this was happening behind my back until just before the rose ceremony. At that point, I was pissed and wanted him gone.”
While tensions may rise during the taping of Bachelor Pad 2012, Ed said he realizes it is a game and things are fine now between him and Reid. He told People: “It’s a game and he’s a great guy. The minute I got home, [we] chatted and it was water under the bridge. We’re probably going to remain friends for a long time.”
So tell us: Would you be that forgiving to Reid if you were Ed? Tell us in the comments!