"The Bachelor" has had two very interesting women named Michelle in its past two seasons. On Jake Pavelka's turn, his Michelle kept threatening to go home until he finally sent her packing. This season, Brad Womack's Michelle is incredibly possessive for a woman who just recently met him. It is way too soon for love.
Check out this clip, on which Michelle even hints at being unusual, saying, "I am different than a lot of these girls. I want you to keep that in mind when you make your decision tonight."
So what is host Chris Harrison's take on the situation?
"I don't find her that crazy," he says. "I find her entertaining and funny to listen to. When she says, 'I am going to give Brad a black eye of his own if he doesn't give me a date,' she is not going to hit the guy. She is not really going to beat him up. She is that girl who is aggressive, she puts Brad on edge, but she is also keeping him interested. I think she is playing him very well. I don't find her crazy at all. Yeah, she has some issues and some things … the way she acts and the things she says are pretty abrupt. In some ways, I appreciate her."
Chris jokes with ETonline that "The Bachelor" may never be able to cast another Michelle on the show, saying, "I think we have overall given Michelles a bad rap. I don't think the people I have met in my life are bad Michelles. It is interesting how we have had this run of them that are controversial. Some people have used the 'C' word and said Michelle is crazy. I think this season's Michelle is actually playing [Brad] very well. She really knows how to push his buttons and but keep him on edge and keep him interested."
"The Bachelor" airs Monday nights at 8 p.m. on ABC.