My opinion is, she started out early as one of the newbie favorites for everyone. She was loving, caring, helpful. She truly cared about people and thats what started her following. I think I personally started to look at her like she was an older version of Jordan. I'd assume alot of America thought the same thing and people got behind her in droves like they did Jordan. In fact, I wouldnt doubt if most of her following WERE fans of Jeff and Jordan. No one expected her to do what she did, but in such a mean and callous way was the kicker. We would never think that Jordan was capable of pulling something that nasty, and were completely blindsided when Shelley did it. Not only did Shelley DO it, but she did it TO Jeff/Jordan. She had to do what she had to do to further herself in the game, but she didnt have to do it in the way she did it.