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    'Money' Honeys

    'MONEY' HONEYS

    Fri Jul 2, 2:21 AM ET
    By DON KAPLAN

    'FOR Love or Money" finalist Rachel Veltri cried after she watched the first episode of NBC's summer reality show.

    "I called [the producers] crying," she says. "I said, 'You guys told me that you'd never be able to make a good person look evil,' but you did a damn good job of it."

    Even before the third season of the dating show began this year, NBC hyped Rachel's behavior as a reason to watch and throughout the series she appeared to act somewhat like a psychotic ex-girlfriend.

    It seemed as if she sulked when things didn't go her way and lied when other contestants pressed for details about her dates with the show's bachelor.

    "When I saw the promos, I figured they were just trying to reel in viewers," she says. "Boy, was I in for a surprise.

    "Do I think I got portrayed fairly? Hell no," giggles Veltri, a flight attendant from Chicago.

    "But I go back to work [today]," she says. "We'll see if I get food thrown at me."

    Veltri faces off against her pal, sweet-natured PJ Spillman, a media buyer from Texas, on Monday night's finale in what NBC is promoting as the "good girl" versus "the bad girl."

    On the show, a group of women vie to win the heart of bachelor Preston Mercer. Each girl was assigned a check that could be worth as much as $1 million or as little as $1 and each week, he eliminates one or two of the contestants.

    In the finale, Mercer chooses between the two finalists and the winner decides if she wants him or cash the check.

    She can't have both.

    "I'm very up front, and I speak my mind," says Veltri. "And when you do that, there's a lot of footage and they ran with it."

    All season long, Veltri seemed to flip flop between her feelings for Mercer and her desire for the money. Until last week's episode, her check was worth $1.

    "They portray me as very insincere and a liar, and I don't like that," she says.

    On last week's episode, the girls traded in their checks for new ones just before two were eliminated and now they don't know how much they stand to win if they pick the money instead of Mercer.

    Neither girl will say how the show which finished taping weeks ago turns out. But "good girl" Spillman says she's not like Veltri and came across on TV exactly how she is in real life.

    "I really can't complain at all," she says.

    "It's not like anybody put anything I said into my mouth. I'm from a small town and I did live a sheltered life, and part of the reason I went on this show was to step out there and have new experiences."

    Spillman says the only problem she had with the show is that Mercer comes off a little more dry than he is in real life. "They could have done a better job of showing how much of a goof-ball he really is."
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    "But I go back to work [today]," she says. "We'll see if I get food thrown at me."


    Gee she is only going back to work now when the show was taped months ago and FLOM 4 has already been done. Maybe that is a hint who is the girl on FLOM 4.

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    PJ says the only problem with the show is that "Mercer comes off a little more dry than he is in real life" -- is that small-town talk for he appears on tv to be a one-dimensional cartoon character who is smarmy, boring, and let's face it MEH?!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by toybox56
    "But I go back to work [today]," she says. "We'll see if I get food thrown at me."


    Gee she is only going back to work now when the show was taped months ago and FLOM 4 has already been done. Maybe that is a hint who is the girl on FLOM 4.

    gosh, let's hope not. i don't find Rachel attractive what so ever.

    they should invite loser Rob from first FLOM to be one of the contestant just for snits and giggles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toybox56
    Gee she is only going back to work now when the show was taped months ago and FLOM 4 has already been done. Maybe that is a hint who is the girl on FLOM 4.
    I was thinking the same thing. I also found it interesting how PJ came to Preston's defense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ping007
    they should invite loser Rob from first FLOM to be one of the contestant just for snits and giggles.
    HA! HA! I love that! They'd have to give him plenty of time before taping, however, so he could come up with fetching lines like "your dress matches the rug", to really grab her attention!!
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    Notice she says:

    "They portray me as very insincere and a liar, and I don't like that," she says.

    She doesn't say, "And I'm NOT like that" -- just that SHE DOESN'T LIKE IT that they said that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by toybox56
    "But I go back to work [today]," she says. "We'll see if I get food thrown at me."


    Gee she is only going back to work now when the show was taped months ago and FLOM 4 has already been done. Maybe that is a hint who is the girl on FLOM 4.
    She may have taken the voluntary furlough that some of the airlines were offering, and is only now being called back. The furlough was available to both American and United flight attendants in Chicago. Not sure what airline she works for, though.

    Having to deal constantly with passengers and groping pilots could explain some of her behavior on the show.'

    I glad she did not like the way she was portrayed. It would not be the first time that NBC has done this. It looks like this lady is not going to accept it without comment. Perhaps she will do an interview, John?

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    All well and good...but...I STILL can't figure out what these girls may possibly see in this guy. He's nothing more than an SAE frat boy wannabe - at best. But that's probably why they picked him...

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    Ah yes, that Evil Editing strikes again :rolleyes

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