The winner was Jes Rickleff Rock of Love By Bret Michaels Season 1. Oppon Poison chose her as “the rock of love. Unfortunately, things didn’t work out for Rickleff and Michaels, who found it out through a special season 1 reunion. Since then, no one has seen or heard much from Rickleff – so far.
Showbiz Cheat Sheet spoke with Rickleff’s The Rock of Love house and post-tournament competitor, Lacey Sculls (née Conner). She updated us on the The Rock of Love Season 1 winner.
Jes Rickleff was the daughter of Bret Michaels – for a while
In 2007, thanks to success Taste of love, VH1 wanted to keep their line of date shows going. Just like Am Bachelor, Michaels had 20-women living in a mansion, each competing for his love.
During the tournament, the women completed various challenges to earn dates with the Poison opponent. From group dates to one-on-one, the women made an effort to show that they could fit in with the rockstar lifestyle Michaels lived.
Rickleff was one of those women. During season 1, she proved that she was there for Michaels and that she could roll with the punches of going around a rockstar. To pick Heather Chadwell’s disappointment, Michaels chose Rickleff as the “rock of love” at the end of the season.
But when it came time for a season 1 special reunion, Rickleff admitted she felt like Michaels had made a mistake in choosing him.
Bret Michaels was looking for a great time on ‘Rock of Love’
Unfortunately for the women who compete on it Rock of Love By Bret Michaels, the rock singer was not looking for love. Ironically, it was just for a good time.
“When I went in there, I told everyone, ‘I’m looking for a good time,'” he explained in an interview, following:
The Rock of Love is the title [and] you hope that happens, and of course there was some great chemistry. [But] the best thing about it The Rock of Love that is, I said to producers, ‘Have fun because those girls have an explosion. ‘They want to be competitive, they wanted to go on dates, even to get out of the house they were excited about.
It is unclear if the women knew about Michaels’ intentions entering The Rock of Love.
In addition, Rickleff is said to have already seen someone new before the The Rock of Love special reunion rolled around. According to Page Six (via MTV), Rickleff and Michaels never started going backwards in the first place. A source told Melissa Jane Kronfeld at The Post that Rickleff broke off with Michaels on the phone and instead went back with a costume designer in Chicago.
Where is Jes Rickleff, winner of Season 1 ‘Rock of Love With Bret Michaels’ now?
According to Sculls – another woman dated Michaels during season 1 – Rickleff has shunned attention since she switched to television. Sculls, who is now hosting the Conversation about love podcast, trying to get Rickleff to be a guest on the show to discuss it The Rock of Love experience. Unfortunately, Rickleff was less willing to participate.
“I was trying to find it for my podcast, [but Jes] We haven’t been on Facebook in a long time, ”explained Sculls to Showbiz Cheat Sheet over Zoom. “I reached out to her husband and invited Jes to come forward [Talk of Love]. He basically said, ‘Thank you but no thanks’ and she had put that behind her – [Rock of Love] she was before and did not want to visit him again. ”
Sculls added that Rickleff ‘s response was very similar to that of many of the other women from The Rock of Love us. “They [don’t] to look back on that or look at it again because it was not a positive experience, which is too bad. ”
Nonetheless, Sculls looks back at her happily The Rock of Love stint and continue posting new titles with special guests each week.