Paige Vigil’s Bachelor Pad Blog: Episode 1

Watching last night’s episode was so surreal for me.  I learned a few things about myself, such as: I walk funny and blow air out of the side of my mouth…a lot.  Besides that, I was surprised how I felt while watching the show.  While it was so much fun to relive the experience, I was also really sad watching the backstabbing and of course, the ending…but we’ll get to that shortly!

From one fan to another, I can say that walking into the Bachelor mansion seemed like a dream.  Waiting in the limo to meet Chris Harrison felt like an eternity because I was SO anxious.  I was actually worried that I was going to fall on my face when walking up to Chris, fortunately I think I maintained my composure there fairly well. Chris is honestly one of the easiest people to talk to.  A moment when I lost my composure however, was when I met Chris B. from Emily’s season. I had such a kindergarten crush on him during The Bachelorette when he brought in the bobble-heads that first night and I was definitely not expecting him to be at the Bachelor Pad.  You see the moment when I first see him and can’t think of anything to say, other then telling him I liked him…I am so smooth (joking).  Obviously, he is a very attractive man and every other girl in the house clearly felt the same way.

I really enjoyed watching the intro videos.  Kalon’s particularly made me laugh.           My thoughts on the fans intro videos are as follows…

Myself: I have pee’d my pants before, it is embarrassing but also a little funny!  If you can’t laugh at yourself…who can you laugh at?

Swat: Loved watching Swat kick butt and shoot guns…meow! I need to have him teach me how to shoot, that’s so badass.  Loved seeing such a tough guy on the couch, in his PJ’s watching the Bachelor!

Donna: She is even more gorgeous in person & she does have the personality to boot!  Watching her draw Michael’s picture really cracked me up.

David: Watching him doing his MMA thing scared me a bit…I wouldn’t want to get into a scuffle with the guy!

Twins: My gosh, these girls make good TV, they have no filter!

Re-watching things, I definitely thought I received a warmer welcome then I clearly did! I had no idea the veterans harbored so much animosity towards the fans.  I definitely don’t think sleeping in the same bed with me would be like “sleeping with the help”, I NEVER, in a million years would have smelt Ed’s boxers (gross) and I’d like to think my fashion sense is on-point.  Clearly, it was the fans versus the vets from the very beginning.  I truly hope and believe most of the veterans have changed their minds on the fans since that first night, so no hard feelings!

 

The challenge was super difficult!  Sweat I think was my worst enemy because it made the heart seem like a slip and slide.  Pairing up with Reid was the best choice I made during my short stint on the show.  He was so supportive during the “Falling Out of Love” challenge and he has the strongest. legs. ever.  Getting second place was such an accomplishment in my first (and only) challenge.  I was sad that Reid and I didn’t get the date so we could spend some quality time together and you can see that all over my face in the screen shot.  I am clearly not the best at hiding my emotions.

To my complete shock however, Reid had a picnic set up for us outside of the house, and you can see that deleted scene, here. http://www.examiner.com/video/watch-a-deleted-scene-of-reid-and-paige-from-bachelor-pad-3.  Obviously, I am not the best comedian, but I truly do love bad jokes! Even though Reid says I should stop telling that joke, I’d be lying if I said I would!

While I don’t think David sharing our plan with everyone was smart, I don’t think it was right in how Erica attacked him and called him an, “ugly loser” for outwardly saying he’d vote her off.  If I remember correctly, she was really hurt during season 2 of the Bachelor Pad when her fellow contestants spoke negatively of her appearance.  Even in this episode she said it hurt her feelings when Kalon spoke poorly of her looks too, which is why this was one of the more shocking moments of the night for me!  I typically try to not rub salt in the wounds of others that pain me the most.  David is a very handsome man and I hope that he didn’t let that get to him.

Elimination was really difficult.  The fact that Reid went campaigning to keep me around really made me want to stay that much more!  I am so surprised that Swat ended up being the swing vote and did vote me off. I do understand that he had to do what was best for him at the time, though I don’t necessarily think it was great strategy.  No one wants to be the person to go home first and I am not ecstatic that it was me, but someone had to! I’m really looking forward to continue watching in the coming weeks and I REALLY hope that Reid makes it to the end.

Lastly, the support I have received via social media from all of you has been so wonderfully overwhelming.  I never would have expected that and can’t begin to tell you how appreciated all of the kind words are.

 

Paige

@paigevigil

25 Comments »

  1. Paige, you are such a classy, mature, respectable young woman. It showed on episode 1 of BP 3 and it shows here on your blog. You have great fashion sense and it’s clear that you’re truly a nice person. I was so sad to see you go home! Especially before you could explore things with Reid (you two looked really cute together). But like you said, someone had to and you did it with grace. You should be proud of yourself, chica. Can’t wait to read your other blogs and maybe (hopefully) we’ll see you again on TV sometime!

    Comment by Amanda — July 26, 2012 @ 11:39 am

  2. I was so sad to see you leave! You were sooooo cute together. <3

    Comment by Alyssa — July 26, 2012 @ 12:04 pm

  3. Paige, I agree with the other two! You were awesome and I was sad to see you go!

    Comment by BachPad3 Viewer — July 26, 2012 @ 12:18 pm

  4. Paige you were classy & insanely well dressed. I was super bummed that you were gone the first night.

    Comment by Lexie — July 26, 2012 @ 12:25 pm

  5. Hope to see you again next season. Erika sucks rotten eggs!!

    Comment by Natalie — July 26, 2012 @ 12:52 pm

  6. I’m in total agreement with Lexie and Natalie! … and Amanda and Alyssa and BachPad3 Viewer :D

    Comment by KeriL — July 26, 2012 @ 2:07 pm

  7. Paige you are very pretty and your mistake was not wearing a bikini the entire time that like chick Donna. You would have made my Top 5 Prettiest list on the BP board if only you had been skimpy and trashy. I would read your blog but I don’t like it when women express their opinions.

    Comment by bachobserver_31 — July 26, 2012 @ 2:19 pm

  8. Paige, you are so classy and lovely. Ignore the troll above me – he owns silicone dolls that he posts about on every blog. Enjoyed reading yours. Erica is horrible…I wonder if the powers that be kept her around just for more entertainment. She continually humiliates herself every season and doesn’t seem to get it. Rest assured, karma’s a b*tch and she will be as embarrassing as ever. Hope you and Reid get together…Chris showed his immaturity by the hometown dates, and Reid is a stand-up guy. A straight-shooter, intelligent, funny and quirky. Looking forward to more of your blogs!

    Comment by Jolene — July 26, 2012 @ 2:27 pm

  9. I CAN’T BELIEVE Erica would come back after her humiliating attempt to seduce Blake!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYtwQwTM2XU

    Comment by Jolene — July 26, 2012 @ 2:30 pm

  10. I love Erica. Smart, funny, candid & I hope she stays til the end.

    I would rather other women had left before you, Page, but am very happy Erica made it.

    I tend to believe everything you wrote here until you call David? handsome. That is so far from true that it makes me suspect everything else you wrote here. No need to be mean, but you could just have said he didn’t deserve the insult or he is pleasant looking, that would have sufficed.

    Comment by Allissa — July 26, 2012 @ 2:43 pm

  11. @ Jolene – awwww, part 2 is gone where Blake rejects Erica and she’s crying about the condoms she brought!

    Erica Rose is good entertainment, but she’s cruel, vapid, entitled and spoiled. I saw her on an episode of Dr. Phil years ago and she has not changed for the better. She has doesn’t have a bone of self-awareness in her body…and she better botox it for as long as she can because she will be truly horrifying when she’s still an attention seeking mean middle-aged wh*re.

    Comment by Cassie — July 26, 2012 @ 3:07 pm

  12. Paige,

    You are a classy lady with intelligence and beauty. You were yourself on the show and acted with dignity and grace. No matter what that is something to be proud of. I was looking forward to seeing more of you on BP3, but like you said someone had to go. :( I have a feeling this is not the last America has seen or heard from you. ;) I wish you luck in your future adventures and look forward to reading your upcoming blogs!

    Comment by Lindsey — July 26, 2012 @ 3:08 pm

  13. Page it is too bad you had to spend any time with these idiots especially Chris B (why waste a minute having a crush on this jerk). Michael S wrote a very nice blog that expressed that the minority of them actually are grownups and have respect for the fans. These idiots are too dumb to realize without the fans there would be no reality show. Small minds. Look at this way I think most of America would not agree with how they treated the fans maybe they will receive some backlash in their hometowns. I thought you were a class act. I bet Reid will call you!

    Comment by gemsnob — July 26, 2012 @ 5:50 pm

  14. You came across classy, genuine and were very well dressed. I was hoping to see you make it farther! Hope Reid gives you a call when the show is over!

    Comment by Aalexa — July 26, 2012 @ 5:59 pm

  15. You were by far the best fan Page! Also, you had one of the better videos on here too to get on Bachelor Pad.

    Comment by Paulina — July 26, 2012 @ 9:05 pm

  16. Funny how this show has made you out to be some “girl next door”, so “sweet” , etc etc. Because anyone who knows you in real life knows how much SHIT you talk about people and equally as backstabbing you could be.

    Comment by July — July 27, 2012 @ 4:08 am

  17. Hypacrite much dude? Paige would do anything for anyone in a heart beat. Sometimes people have disagreements & sometimes things don’t workout, but that doesn’t make that person a backstabber. Paige is the nicest person with the biggest heart. If anyone is a backstabber here it is you (comment by July at 4:08am on July 27th) for trying to jeaopodize Paige. Paige was offered a great opportunity & she took it & you cannot hold that against her. Everything happens for a reason. Jealously is a weak emotion “July”…and gets your nowhere.

    Comment by Samantha Callahan — July 27, 2012 @ 10:22 am

  18. Well I’m glad Paige got kicked off so soon so she could leave with class…her entire audition video was in a bikini!!!

    Comment by Lindee — July 27, 2012 @ 2:59 pm

  19. I was sad to see you go and you show a lot of class in your blog.

    Comment by Claudia — July 28, 2012 @ 5:21 am

  20. Well done, Paige. You were classy and nice, unlike the witches Erica, Jaclyn and Rachel.

    Comment by jessie — July 28, 2012 @ 10:29 pm

  21. Where is this bikini video of Paige?

    Comment by bachobserver_31 — July 29, 2012 @ 2:04 am

  22. WHERE IS THE BIKINI VIDEO?????

    Comment by bachobserver_31 — July 30, 2012 @ 3:30 pm

  23. WHERE’S THE DAMN BIKINI VIDEO………….

    Comment by THE REAL bachobserver_31 — July 30, 2012 @ 10:00 pm

  24. Paige, I gotta be honest. Out of all of the girls that ever joined the bachelor franchise, you were definitely one of my favorites. You’re beautiful, classy, nice, intelligent, and I was rooting for you and Reid to make it to the final 4! And please don’t be discouraged by some of the negative comments that were made by some of the vets; I think that Erica R just has a lot of hurt from comments that were made on her looks and just has a bad habit of taking her hurt out on other people. Jaclyn and Rachel, I’ll never understand. Even though you were voted out, you’re still one of my favs! Best of luck to you!

    Comment by Lauren — July 31, 2012 @ 2:15 pm

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