‘Tough Love’s’ Michelle Betts: Why You Should Kick the Bad Boy Habit
‘Tough Love: Miami’ star Michelle Betts chats with us about staying fit and kicking those bad (boy) habits to the curb.
As one the stars of the VH1 reality series Tough Love: Miami, Michelle Betts is better known as “Miss Delusional” for her traditional take on romance; but off-screen, the LA resident’s optimistic belief that there is a Mr. Right out there helps her not only on the dating scene, but also in her work life as a personal trainer helping to motivate others to healthy, happy lives. We got the chance to chat with Michelle about her craziest date on the show, the sexiest thing a woman can have, and why you should kick the bad boy habit.
First off, what is your philosophy on love?
I believe love is everywhere. If you love yourself, you’ll be strong enough to make it through anything and you’ll be open to receiving love too.
Tell us about Tough Love: Miami.
It’s a dating show for women that tackles issues you might not be aware that you have when it comes to relationships. There are eight contestants on the show, and in every episode we theme it around a certain topic like flirting. Each of us is then given a challenge and set up on a date where we complete the challenge. After the date is over, we all evaluate the date together with the host Steve Ward, who is a dating genius.
So nobody gets kicked off, then?
Nope, we all stay together. Usually one girl does the best on her date and another does the worst and we all talk about it as a group.
On the show your nickname is “Miss Delusional!” How did you get a nickname like that?
I HATED that nickname! I have a vision board and Steve just hates that board. I am a very spiritual person and I definitely believe you shouldn’t settle, but in the show’s defense, I am delusional in thinking I can change bad boys in relationships.
Nickname aside, did you go into Tough Love with any romantic notions?
When I did the show, I did it for myself. I didn’t do it for a boyfriend. I wanted to work on myself and grow from the experience. I took it very seriously- I wrote about it in my journal every night.
What has been your craziest date so far on the show?
It was during episode four, on flirting. I went on a date where I was told to wear an earpiece the entire time and once I put on the earpiece, Steve was on and telling me that my challenge for the night was to do everything he said! I had to do things I would never do on a first date- massage the guy’s hand, feed him food. And then Steve had me ask my date if he would ever get a Prince Albert piercing. I had no idea what that was so I asked him and my date said no immediately, he didn’t want his genitalia pierced, and I was so embarrassed! But the interesting thing was that my date really wanted to date me again after the date was over, and I learned flirting is more than just smiling and winking!
I’ve heard that you have a thing for bad boys. Dish?
I started dating bad boys when I was 16, and let me tell you from personal experience, bad boys are bad. Stay away from them- you cannot change a bad boy. I do believe that people can change and they do, but they have to change on their own.
Michelle on deal-breakers, celeb crushes, and what’s on her vision board up next!