Michael Stagliano’s Bachelor Pad Blog: Episode 1

OH YEAH!  I’m back.  And truly, I have missed you guys, missed blogging, reading comments, and providing a hopefully witty recap of The Bachelor/ette/pad. But I shall miss it no longer!  Over the next 8 weeks I will be putting up weekly blogs about Bachelor Pad 3 and dish on how I think each show went.  When I can I’ll provide some behind the scenes insights, and give you about as much gossip as the powers that be, will let me.  Hope you enjoy!

We start off this season with an interesting twist to the game we all know and love…  FANS will be joining us in the house and competing for $250,000.  Those of us that have been on the show (please note: I did not say, “all of us celebrities”…Argh. Exhausting) had heard that this MIGHT be happening on BP3, but didn’t know what to expect till we got there…i.e. How many fans there would be, if they would have immunity, or an advantage of some kind, would there be “teams,” etc.

Needless to say, we got a pretty awesome batch of “Rookies” joining us.  YES, some of the previous cast members immediately categorized them on a level “below” the rest of us, and went as far to say, “you don’t deserve to be here.” Cough, cough, Erica Rose.  Frankly, that was NOT the opinion of that vast majority of us.  The guys especially seemed to welcome Paige, The Twins, Donna, Chris and David with open arms, immediately.  By the second day we were all mingling together and there was no separation between Alumni and Fans AT ALL, socially.  Strategically, that is another story:

After the first competition, ‘Fall out of Love,’  (A repeat-of-sorts from BP2’s 1st challenge, ‘Hook Up’) the house naturally became divided after David and ‘Brerica’ won.  We were all pretty anxious and nervous before this competition.  We woke up REALLY early that first day but didn’t get started with the challenge till late in the afternoon.  Having the whole day to stew around and think made the actual start of the challenge super nerve racking.  Especially because we learned if you are the first to fall, you get a vote against you going into the rose ceremony!  CRAZINESS, everyone was freaking out…except Ed… Who was still trying to remember where he was…

Pretty straight forward challenge, you fall out, you lose. Sarah and I actually threw that challenge because being the first winner comes with a curse, particularly so, if you are a returning champ.  I told Sarah the key to this one is not getting out first.  That said, it was incredibly hard and I do not think we would have beat David and Erica

Date card arrives, and we were actually really glad to see how happy the twins and David were to go on the date.  David especially was smiling ear to ear.  We all REALLY liked him immediately. The twins on the other hand, oh gosh… Just wait people…  They go to Santa Monica Pier, ride some rides, dinner by the beach, skinny dip (Bachelor Pad, shocker…) And head back to the house with a plan to overthrow the Alumni.

SO… Let’s pause here for a minute.

David’s plan to control the house after the first week was hatched WAY too early.  In my opinion, he needed to come back, ask for people’s advice on what to do and start forming an alliance with people.  As you saw, when he came back and revealed what was essentially a road map of how HE was going to make it to the finale… Everyone was thinking, “We aren’t here to help you win.”  It put a target on his back, as well as all the other rookies. Guilty by association.

See the rest at Parade.com


  1. Super excited to see you blogging again! Can’t wait to see more of you on BP 3 and your blogs here. It looks like a great season and I was happy to see you happy! You have a great outlook on life and an infectious smile (and laugh) so any woman would be lucky to have you, whether that’s Rachel or someone else.

    Comment by Amanda — July 25, 2012 @ 1:44 pm

  2. michael you’re awesome!

    Comment by Emma — July 25, 2012 @ 1:47 pm

  3. I’m going to order life-like silicone dolls that looks just like Blakely and that fan chick in the bikini. They don’t talk back or express opinions so that’s great and it’s warm and I can even cuddle with them. If anyone is interested, just google “human-size silicone dolls.” You have to make sure you clean all the orifices regularly though. And don’t beat up the dolls – I had an off day and banged up one of my dolls and her face is deformed and I am so mad at myself for doing that. I am going to order soon and am so excited. I have 3 sitting in my apartment (Kelli, Mandi & Cyndi). Kelli is my “wife” and the other two are girlfriends. Best thing I have EVER done for myself since the lawsuits and restraining orders.

    Comment by Bachobserver31 — July 25, 2012 @ 1:48 pm

  4. Hey Michael, how’d you get on the show again AND blog? Whatever, I love it! I love how you narrate the show – you are so funny and expressive. Hope you win again.

    @ Bachobserver31 – lolz, you are one nutjob or someone on the board is playing a joke on you. Sounds like you though. Enjoy those dolls, you evolved man, you.

    Comment by Sophie — July 25, 2012 @ 1:52 pm

  5. All I wanna know is did you ever hook up with Donna?

    Comment by Kelly — July 25, 2012 @ 2:04 pm

  6. Glad you’re back blogging and on BP3! ABC needs to give you your own show…come on, you’re obviously creative, so pitch them something!! All your fans would love it!! I had read in your blogs before about your music, but just now listened on your web site, and man am I impressed. Love your voice, just went to itunes and purchased the album. Hope there will be more coming in the future!!

    Comment by Sandy — July 25, 2012 @ 2:17 pm

  7. So, so, so happy to see you both on BP3 and here blogging. Love you and hope you win AGAIN :)

    Comment by Armina — July 25, 2012 @ 2:20 pm

  8. I’m with Amanda!!! You rock. Nuff said.

    Comment by Julie — July 25, 2012 @ 4:05 pm

  9. Yiiihhaaaa, God Knows i missed you blogging here..so sarcastic, so witty, just to take me through the day

    Comment by sarah — July 25, 2012 @ 4:22 pm

  10. Wow, you dance, sing, ACT? Triple threat? Love watching you and am so glad you’re on BP3. I hope you make it far and what’s more, hope you find love! Good luck!

    Comment by Amy — July 25, 2012 @ 4:28 pm

  11. Michael, I love the new music! New season of BP3! And your great blogs! I did want to tell you my autistic daughter calls you her boyfriend. She loves your songs. They new EP calms her down on her bad days. I thank you so much for using your “celebrity” status for good. #LOVELIKETHIS!!

    Comment by Naomi — July 25, 2012 @ 4:42 pm

  12. mike u are awesome and i hope u find love

    Comment by Terrie — July 25, 2012 @ 4:46 pm

  13. @ Sophie – this world doesn’t need another woman’s opinion. Just keep it shut.

    Comment by Bachobserver_31 — July 25, 2012 @ 5:10 pm

  14. Micheal! So glad to see you blogging again! I totally get a kick out of you telling us what REALLY happens at the Pad…I mean, come on, we all want scoop on the Pad, right?! Anyway, Happy Blogging! #lovelikethis

    Comment by Crystal C. — July 25, 2012 @ 5:33 pm

  15. Oops…I spelled your name wrong…Michael! Anyway…my bad! ;)

    Comment by Crystal C. — July 25, 2012 @ 5:34 pm

  16. Michael,
    You are the cutest and most likeable guy this franchise has ever seen. Love you!

    Comment by Jenn — July 25, 2012 @ 6:23 pm

  17. YAAAAY! U r back! We most def missed your blog!! So happy to see u on the pad! Again, I just adore u!! xoxo

    Comment by Dana Doster — July 25, 2012 @ 8:10 pm

  18. AHHHHH! Michael is in the house…literally and figuratively :) So pumped that you’re back and while Kalon may ruin the rest of my summer, you will for sure make it…on TV and on this blog. Thank you so much for doing this and I think you seem to be the nicest, most genuine, most attractive person on this show! Thanks also for reading the comments. xx #lovelikethis

    Comment by Lily — July 25, 2012 @ 8:27 pm

  19. @ Bachobserver_31 – After everything that I’ve seen you post on the ABC Bachelorette and Bachelor Pad boards, I’m not surprised that your life consists of “relationships” with life-like silicone dolls who can’t talk back. How utterly perfect for you!

    Comment by Sophie — July 25, 2012 @ 10:51 pm

  20. Hey Michael glad you are back again this season and blogging. Was disappointed on how some the the alumni treated the fans. From watching the show it looked like most of the women were not happy. Hope one day you find true love since you are a really nice guy (maybe the bachelor?) just saying. Good luck to you always.

    Comment by Toni Lara Riley — July 25, 2012 @ 11:11 pm

  21. Michael!! On Ben’s season, you were so smitten with Lindzi :) You haven’t mentioned that on your blog yet, and you didn’t mention that on the show… Do you still have a crush on her? From what it looks like, you actually end up starting a relationship with Rachel… Please answer!

    Comment by Jenna — July 25, 2012 @ 11:21 pm

  22. Michael, I wish you all the best for this season! You are the classiest contestant ever and the goodness of your heart shines through in all your words and actions. You are so entertaining to watch, not to mention you are an excellent writer! Love you lots, and hope you find the woman of your dreams sooner rather than later!

    Comment by Gee — July 26, 2012 @ 12:52 am

  23. You are adorable.

    Comment by Sarah — July 26, 2012 @ 7:43 am

  24. Thanks Michael for a great recap. Gee where do I start? How about with Chris. This guy is so full of himself he makes me sick. The women on this show need to go running when they see this guy. I can’t believe he used the analogy of “trading in a car” while referring to the women on this show. What a slap in the face; although Rachel does deserve a slap. Glad to see you are so proud of getting dumped on national tv. Chris you are not Gods gift to women! Your 15 minutes were up on the Bachelorette. You may “think” you are so cool for being on a reality show when in reality you are the stupid one since you quit your job. You will find out the hard way how your sexist comments will come back to haunt you when you need a real job. In your case Doug was right you are an immature 25-year-old. Your actions clearly show you have no respect for women. Emily did herself a favor by dumping you. I don’t understand why some of this cast referred to thes mansion as their mansion and their show. Without fans you idiots would not be on TV! You should be rolling out the red carpet for the fans that think so highly of this show they gave up their time to be a part of it. Erica Rose why are you so nasty this season? I always liked your quick wit. On to the next idiot hmm Jaclyn just because you went to college it does NOT make you smarter than Blakeley. You do not know why she did not go to college. Maybe she could not afford it but referring to yourself as “smarter” because you got a college degree just shows how immature and “stupid” you are. Get a life and grow up. Ed gee you are 32 and still act like you are about 22. Good thing the classy Jillian dumped you. Clearly you learned nothing from that experience! I am sure Chicago is so happy to claim you and Chris as residents! This is the worst cast I have seen. The only funny part was when Chris Harrison took off with Kaylon’s car! Sorry Erica I think the twins are much better than your fake boobs.

    Comment by samantha — July 26, 2012 @ 9:06 am

  25. @ Sophie
    I’m not at all ashamed that I have a love life with silicone dolls. They are human-sized and gorgeous and the price is completely worth it. Unlike you I’m sure.

    Comment by Bachobserver_31 — July 26, 2012 @ 1:59 pm

  26. Hi Michael,
    I wish you and Lindzi get together. You will be absoulutely a perfect couple. You are good and she is great.

    Comment by gigi — July 26, 2012 @ 2:56 pm

  27. OMG it is SO GOOD to have you back in cyberspace!!!! And it was great seeing you on the show. I totally love you and find you to be right on and hysterical all the time.
    Hope you find love, you deserve it boy!!!
    Keep blogging. Can’t wait to see what you write next!

    Comment by Claudia — July 28, 2012 @ 5:07 am

  28. yeahhh, you’re back! so sad when u suddenly stopped blogging about The Bachelorette…but now we know why;)
    I was sooo happy to see you on the finale and can’t wait to see more of you on BP!
    and I’m still voting for you as the next Bachelor=)

    Comment by Katrin — July 29, 2012 @ 11:17 am

  29. I love the bachelor franchise,who isn’t in love with the fairy tale.This is the 1st blog I’ve read on it & posted.Im surprised to see fans who watch & love a show rip apart the franchise.I have been blessed in my life & many horrible things,sickness death,loss.For the most part im speaking to the fans about etiquette & good old fashion manners.Michael has a Blog BC he’s part of the cast.If you want a hate blog maybe you should start your own?This is a fan site.Michael isn’t responsible for all those other people he isn’t responsible for take it up w/them?Please do not interpret this negatively if your reading my post that this is a hateful post its about being a fan if your not don’t watch if the ppl tick you off lives short watch something you like &I think u might be a little happier.Its also called entertainment its fun lighten up:) peace

    Comment by jmarie — July 29, 2012 @ 3:53 pm

  30. Oh my liver….this show is nothing short of my biggest guilty pleasure and now I have started reading the blogs and between you and David Goode I am endlessly entertained! I work a crazy 65-70hrs a week and when I can catch up on my DVR’d TV I am almost giddy to start with Bachelor Pad. Thanks for the laughs kid!

    Comment by Trina — August 3, 2012 @ 2:35 pm

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