In 2007, the world knew Lacey Sculls (née Conner) because the villain on Rock of Love With Bret Michaels. Showbiz Cheat Sheet talked to Sculls by way of Zoom about her expertise on the truth present and the explanation she embraced being the villain.
‘Rock of Love With Bret Michaels’ was a VH1 actuality relationship present
Much like The Bachelor, Michaels was searching for a lady in a actuality tv setting. Through a collection of group dates and one-on-ones, Michaels dated 20-some ladies to seek out who he thought could possibly be his “rock of love.”
Sculls was one of many last three ladies throughout Rock of Love Season 1. In the tip, Michaels selected Jes Rickleff as his last lady. But one of many causes Sculls made it far within the competitors was as a result of she performed the villain.
Lacey Sculls prevented ‘Rock of Love With Bret Michaels’ from turning into a boring present
In talking with Showbiz Cheat Sheet, Sculls recalled the very first night time within the Rock of Love mansion.
“I remember very clearly day one,” Sculls defined. “I remember Mia [Tidwell] and a couple of other girls were talking about doing [their] nails or talking about something that was like very mundane.”
Sculls recalled the cameramen zooming in on this very “mundane” dialog, which concerned evaluating French manicures and acrylic nail ideas.
“I remember looking at them, watching them talk, listening what they were saying, and then looking at the cameramen all in there, and I was like, ‘Oh, my God, this show is going to be a f*cking flop,’” Sculls added, laughing. “I was like, I’ve got to do something. And that’s sort of when I knew [I had to become the villain].”
Lacey Scull’s was ‘Rock of Love’s villain to maintain issues attention-grabbing
Sculls’s aim in collaborating in Rock of Love With Bret Michaels was to create entertaining tv. To try this, she grew to become the villain.
“I have to do this villain thing,” Sculls remembered pondering. “It’ll be fun. I love villains anyway.”
“My primary goal was [to make] this TV show the best that it can possibly be,” Sculls continued. “I want to contribute in whatever way that I can to ensure that this TV show is going to be a big success and that people are really going to enjoy it.”
And that’s precisely what she did. Ironically, one other fashionable VH1 villain impressed Sculls to tackle that position within the Rock of Love home.
Tiffany ‘New York’ Pollard impressed Lacey Sculls to develop into the villain
Tiffany Pollard — aka “New York” — was vying for Flavor Flav’s coronary heart throughout Flavor of Love Season 1. As the “Head B*tch in Charge” that season, Pollard made it to the ultimate two. Unfortunately, Flavor Flav selected Nicole “Hoopz” Alexander as his last lady.
Having studied all of those exhibits earlier than her stint on Rock of Love, Sculls felt a particular connection to Pollard’s villainous methods.
“When I watched Flavor of Love, I had the identical response towards ‘New York’ as lots of people had after they watched me,” Sculls admitted. “I was like, ‘Why is she still there? She’s terrible. Send her home.’”
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Despite her villainous position, Pollard was invited again for a cameo throughout Flavor of Love Season 2 and given a derivative collection, I Love New York.
“[In] I Love New York, you get to see a bit of bit extra of Tiffany Pollard and I used to be like, ‘Oh, she’s truly like actually humorous and actually likable,’” Sculls defined.
That’s when issues began to click on. “New York” was a personality Pollard created for the sake of the present. When Sculls was invited to do Rock of Love With Bret Michaels, she understood what labored for Pollard and what didn’t. Sculls went into the mansion, totally embracing the position of the villain. Playing the villain acquired Sculls fairly far, simply because it did for Pollard.