Michelle Money has done the impossible.
The former Bachelor cast member has not only improved her image significantly on this summer's Bachelor Pad, she made a true personal connection on the show!
Months after filming wrapped, Michelle Money and Graham Bunn, a Bachelorette cast member from DeAnna Pappas' season, say they are closer than ever.
"Graham and I talk multiple times a day," Money said. "We both knew he was going back to New York and I'm going back to Utah, and we live different lives."
"We don't live close to each other by any stretch of the imagination, so we knew it was like, 'We'll see what happens.' But since then, we have grown closer."
Money says her relationship status with her Bachelor Pad costar is "not definable," but she attracted to Graham Bunn "Right when he walked in the door."
"I was like, 'Okay, this is going to be really fun,'" she says. "He's got these eyes that just kill you right when you see him. It's like, 'Okay, I'm done!'"But for the single mother of daughter Brielle, the attraction extends beyond Bunn's physical assets. She calls him "an incredible human being."
"He's so much more than just beautiful on the outside. His heart is beautiful. His soul is beautiful. He's just a really incredible guy all around."
When Michelle signed on for Bachelor Pad, it was only for the ... well, Money.
"My intention in going on the show was to win the money – end of story," she says. "I never in a million years thought I would meet someone that I would want to continue seeing after the show was over. It was a really pleasant surprise."
This new Michelle Money may seem like a far cry from the woman who aggressively pursued Brad Womack on the last season of The Bachelor.
"I went on The Bachelor to find love, and in order to find love in eight weeks, you have to really utilize your time with someone," she says.
"I took the approach of just taking advantage of every second, whereas on Bachelor Pad, there was no goal at the end to have a relationship."
Money also stands by her claim that she's been a victim of editing.
"I'm not any different than I was in The Bachelor," she swears.
"They're just choosing to show different sides of me [now]. There was a sweeter side of me on The Bachelor; they just never showed it."