Chris Bukowski has been quite the character on “Bachelor Pad” this summer. He spoke with the press Thursday (Aug. 16) and says that people need to differentiate between the two shows he has been on and real life.
On the two shows, “Bachelorette” and “Bachelor Pad”:
“Going into Emily’s season, I was there for love. I was very close to finding that. I did. But it didn’t work out. I was really surprised how everything went on Emily’s season. It wasn’t easy for me. Going into ‘Bachelor Pad,’ there was only one thing on my mind and that was winning the money … You gotta lie a little bit, you gotta play the game. My personality didn’t change in real life, but on the show, you see a different side of me.”
On whether he regrets the way he acted on “Bachelor Pad”:
No, I don’t regret anything. I don’t want to see anybody get hurt, but if you’re going to go on to a game show like the ‘Bachelor Pad,’ you should expect that your feelings will get hurt. People are going to lie to you … I expected a big hug from Jamie [when she got eliminated]. I was shocked that she called me out like that … I was campaigning for her to stay. I really didn’t expect that from her.”
On the Jamie relationship:
“I was attracted to Jamie and stuff … she was there for the money just as much as I was. We had a little misunderstanding, obviously … I hope [we can patch things up] … I honestly did not know it was that bad for her. I feel
for her and I’m sorry, but at the same time, it’s just what I did. I did
it and I can’t take it back.”
On the fans being pretty angry at how he’s behaving on “Bachelor Pad”:
“I can see where they’re coming from. It doesn’t look good, but I really want people to differentiate between the two shows. ‘The Bachelorette’ is a love show and the ‘Bachelor Pad’ is a game show. If we were all gonna sit there and be nice to each other, I don’t know if anybody would even win. We can do that on our own, we can go to someone’s house and hang out … you can’t be nice to everyone. In my real life, I am not a mean guy. I’m gonna do what it takes to win the money.”
“Bachelor Pad” airs Monday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.