'The Bachelor' bachelorette Elise Mosca: Nikki Ferrell is fooling Juan Pablo Galavis, she'd say "really disgusting things"
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 01/31/2014
The Bachelor bachelorette Elise Mosca, a 27-year-old first grade teacher from Forty Fort, PA, was eliminated by Bachelor Juan Pablo Galavis during Monday night's fourth episode of the ABC reality dating series' eighteenth season.
Elise was ousted with Lauren Solomon traditionally at the season's fourth Rose Ceremony in Seoul, South Korea after never having gotten a one-on-one date with Juan Pablo.
During a Thursday conference call with reporters, Elise talked about her The Bachelor experience. Below is a portion of her interview. Click here to read what she had to tell Reality TV World, and be sure to check back with us on Monday for more.
In your final words, you said your mother wouldn't have wanted you to be around such "negative, ugly people." Do you regret saying that or do you still feel that was a valid statement?
Elise Mosca: Yes. I am a very positive person and so was my mother, and some of the girls in the house were the opposite of positive. They would complain about everything, they were very disrespectful to staff, and to me, that was a not-so-good trait.
I'm very grateful for the experience, and it was sad to be around certain girls who couldn't appreciate those wonderful things that were right in front of us being in South Korea and this amazing hotel. That negativity, it just, it was pulling my energy. I tried to be a positive person; I just didn't want to be around that. So that's what I meant by that.
Who were you directing those final words at? Whom did you believe were the "ugly" people on the inside?
Elise Mosca: Yeah, I guess we can start with [Nikki Ferrell]. Nikki definitely -- we're different people. Nikki and I got along, but her sarcasm, it was sometimes extremely negative with negative words, you know?
I don't handle myself that way even if it's in a sarcastic manner. I'm very grateful for everything. We had this wonderful food and this wonderful experience in this beautiful place in a different continent. So as far as the way that she would act about things, I just didn't agree with.
Juan Pablo seems to like Nikki though. Do you think he's just not seeing what the girls are seeing, or do you think her behavior just doesn't bother him?
Elise Mosca: I think that from the last episode I watched, the one in South Korea, he definitely didn't see that. She showed that she put on a happy face during her time with him, but with us, she'd be with a frown in the bus and saying things to us like she hated it and stuff like that.
So for her to turn to him and say, "Oh, the date was great!" I mean, yeah, she definitely was not showing the same reaction that she was giving the girls as she was giving to Juan Pablo.
How did you feel about getting up onstage and dancing with the all-girl K-Pop group?
Elise Mosca: Oh my gosh, getting up onstage with 21 in South Korea in Asia, in a continent I've never been to, it was incredible and it was really beyond my wildest dreams, because I never thought I'd be dancing with a famous pop star group with five floors of fans. It was just intense and a moment that I'll never forget. I loved every second of it.
How did you feel about the colorful, wacky costumes they dressed you girls in? You don't see that style everyday.
Elise Mosca: Oh I loved it! I embrace every situation, but I was just so excited for them to dress us up. They put out the wardrobe, we got a dancing lesson, we had our hair and makeup [done]. That was just totally fun and I enjoyed every single second watching it back. It was just the coolest opportunity.
Nikki is stirring up a lot of drama with the other women and some people are turning on her. What are some examples of how Nikki has rubbed some of the girls the wrong way and exactly how different was she in front of the women than she was in front of Juan Pablo?
Elise Mosca: Yes, Nikki again, I'll say that, you know, we're definitely different people. As far as myself being a positive person, everything and every experience that comes to me, I embrace it and I am so grateful, like extremely grateful.
And Nikki, literally, is the polar opposite. Every experience that was coming in front of her, she was saying the worst about it -- complaining about the hotel room and complaining about the date.
Losing my mother, I have been through the worst. So to say a group date is the worst moment of her life, that was very hurtful to me, because that to me was a great moment.
She would say things like, I mean, really disgusting things -- things that I wouldn't even want to repeat because it's so negative that [left] the girls so confused. We're all embracing the moment, and for her to come in there and complain about it when we're all enjoying it, it just seemed so ungrateful.
It just rubbed us the wrong way for sure, but you know, at the end of the day, Nikki and I got along, but we're just different people. I don't tend to complain about anything because I know it could always be worse, and she seemed to think that it was always the worst thing ever. And so, that was just definitely different on our level of personality.
Juan Pablo has seemed to really enjoy his alone time with Nikki on the group dates. Do you think Nikki has Juan Pablo fooled?
Elise Mosca: Oh, I definitely think Nikki -- at this point, Episode 4 -- had him fooled. When Juan Pablo clearly asked, "Did you have fun today?!" She said, "Yeah!" But she clearly said it was the worst moment of her life. So that's totally, that's actually an outright lie.
So he's obviously not getting the full picture at that moment. I don't know how it continues from there. I don't know if maybe she gets a little bit more honest with him, but I sure hope so, because that's how she acts in her daily life. If things keep going on, I hope they can see each other's true colors.
Sharleen Joynt still seems to be unsure of Juan Pablo, but her one-on-one date was the first time we really began to see her show more interest in him. What are your thoughts about Sharleen still being in the house and her feelings for Juan Pablo, now that you've seen the most recent episode?
Elise Mosca: Yes, now that I've seen the episode, from watching the show, it seems that Sharleen and Juan Pablo really have chemistry together that I never could understand because I never really actually could see it.
So I think that it is interesting to see how they're growing and their chemistry for each other. But I really like Sharleen and I think that she's being very open and honest about her feelings. It's going to be interesting to see where this goes.
What kind of dater would you describe Juan Pablo as? For instance, what do you think would happen if you met him in a club as opposed to The Bachelor?
Elise Mosca: Hmm, that's an interesting question. It's interesting because Juan Pablo is -- he likes to dance, and I think that he's a good dancer. So, you know, I don't know.
That situation, if I saw him in a club, I don't know if that would necessarily be where I'd meet someone, because I don't tend to do that for a hobby. But I think that, you know, he's an attractive guy. He's magnetic, confident. So I think that if he approached me out in a different situation, I would definitely hang out with him for sure.
Recently, a story came out basically calling you a "party girl" and claiming you used to hook up with Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino from Jersey Shore. Do you have any comment on how much of that is true?
Elise Mosca: Oh, well, as far as myself being a party girl, I would say that's not true at all. I don't have a steady income right now, so I do have to -- you know, from my leave from teaching -- so I do have to work. So I do have temporary jobs here and there, but other than that, I like to cozy up and just read and study. So really, I think that's funny that the comment is that. (Laughs)
Have you ever had any sort of relationship with The Situation?
Elise Mosca: Mike "The Situation," I cast him for the show Jersey Shore and yes we were friends.
During a Thursday conference call with reporters, Elise talked about her The Bachelor experience. Above is a portion of her interview. Click here to read what she had to tell Reality TV World, and be sure to check back with us on Monday for more.