TVGuide.com: Why did you decide to do concept, but it's not for me.I had just come out of this relationship, have two daughters and like my privacy. Three months later, VH1 came back and said you're the one we want to do it.She split from the Poison frontman in July 2008, saying that “with his tour line-up, there was no time for a relationship.” But Lake says she believes her former flame will eventually find his way back to Gibson, who’s had an on-again off-again relationship with Michaels for 10 years. We were in love, but he totally wanted to make it work with Kristi,” Lake reveals.
Mindy, the midwestern sweetheart who Bret feared was prone to mood swings (another stereotype for your bingo card), chose to spend the night in Bret's room at the end of the date and they presumably had sex. However, the show framed Mindy as a total slut for giving it up to Bret, and in the end he chose the virtuous Taya to be the bandana to his hair extensions instead of Mindy.
A little older than most contestants, Rodeo’s motherly qualities and ability to stop fights with her giant muscles made her a favorite on the show and made it all the more bittersweet when Bret eliminated her so she could go home to her son that she missed.
Sam from season one proved much too emotional to have to fight dozens of other suitors to win Bret's heart.
Bret Michaels is also known in music circles for throwing legendary parties and that fact did not escape VH1 execs or the producers at Mindless Entertainment, when they approached him with the idea of doing a hybrid: rock music/reality/dating show as part of their continuing "Celebreality" lineup.
The newly single rock star and father of two was game, on the condition that he could do the show on his own terms.