Marissa ended up avoiding the curse of the bottom two. After ending up in the bottom with cuddle buddy / quasi-girlfriend Kyle, Marissa survived the last episode and Binta Dibba was eliminated instead. Marissa’s reprieve was short-lived however as she was eliminated right after Binta as one girl, Tash, moved back into the house. Marissa sat down with judge Law Roach to talk about her elimination, what she is planning to do when it comes to her relationship with Kyle, her big fight with Courtney and who she wants to win the most this season.
Marissa’s elimination was a bit different than the others — or at least she seems to think so. Marissa explained that she felt it was a bit unfair that she went out of the competition on a dancing challenge, rather than one that had to do with just modeling.
“When I left, I felt like it definitely wasn’t my time to go,” Marissa said. “I’m not a dancer, so I wish it was more about performance level and like a photoshoot or a runway. But I mean I guess they did have an objective that we were supposed to reach and I guess as a model or a businesswoman, you’re supposed to reach everything that is thrown at you. I just missed the mark on that one but I was pissed that it was dancing.”
When asked, Marissa went on to explain the big argument she had with Courtney in the house. “I just wanted to understand a little bit about her past and what happened that made her the way that she is today,” Marissa explained. “She puts herself in the victim role nine times out of ten. She’ll start a fight and then flip it around like, ‘Oh why are you coming at me like that?’ So I just told her that you need to stop victimizing yourself and actually be a grown boss woman. If you’re putting yourself in a situation you need to be strong and handle it.”
Much like when Kyle was eliminated, Marissa was also asked what she plans to do with their relationship. Marissa said she didn’t think she would get involved with any of the girls in the house but she was happy to find Kyle. She doesn’t think there will be too much a serious romantic future between them.
“Honestly we’re just going to have to see what happens,” Marissa explained. “I’m not going to plan anything with her. I’m not going to plan anything of my life. I’m planning on going back [to the real world] and making something of myself before anything. So when I’m super established, maybe I’ll say, ‘Hey we’re going to be this and that.’ But until then who knows?”
Lastly Marissa gave her top choice to win the season. She admitted that she obviously (still) wants herself to win, but she does have a back-up choice. “I think Cody would do really well,” she said. “I think she’s really beautiful and she’s really blossoming and finding herself even more than she thought she knew. I think that’s really awesome.”
So what do you think of Marissa’s choice? Would you like Cody to win? Do you agree with her about Courtney? Do you hope that Kyle and Marissa do manage to stay together? Was Marissa’s elimination fair or was it wrong to have a dancing competition?
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