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Hometown: Rome, GA, resides in Atlanta, GA
Since Michelle's last relationship ended, she has been on the prowl looking for a sexy man who will spoil her. This super confident girl believes in love at first site and will do whatever it takes to get the guy she wants. With her competitive nature and eagerness to share her life with a like-minded individual, she is determined to win. Don't be fooled by her beauty; she grew up bass fishing in the Everglades and knows her way in the wild. She is not worried about sleeping in the cabins because she plans on winning all challenges and setting up camp in the Oasis.
Sacco attended the University of West Georgia to pursue a degree in art and is currently studying esthetics at The International School of Skin in Atlanta.
Whom did you feel most connected to during the competition?
Ben of course! I felt connected to Ben from day one; it was definitely love at first adventure.
Ultimately, are you happy the additional contestants were brought in to mix it up?
I'm very happy the additional contestants were brought in, because I was an additional contestant. I think the extra contestants brought drama and suspense to the experience.
What behavior surprised you the most from the other contestants?
There were a couple of the girls who didn't care for me right off the bat. I realize I came in as a threat, but a lot was assumed about me before anyone really got the chance to know me.
What was your favorite challenge and why?
The first challenge Ben and I competed in as a couple was my favorite. I almost drowned trying to swim under a waterfall, and Ben helped me continue on. He was so supportive. That's when I really started to realize that I was falling for him.
Was there anything off-screen that you feel the audience missed out on?
During the final challenge, Ben and I spent the night in the jungle. Before we fell asleep, Ben asked if I'd be his girlfriend. That was, hands down, the greatest moment of my experience.
Any fun anecdotes or run-ins with nature you'd like to share?
I loved the spiders we had to carry to the finish line. They were awesome! All of the other girls were screaming; I'm pretty sure I was baby talking to my little guy.
What did you learn about yourself through this experience?
I learned I can do just about anything if I set my mind to it. The first night I arrived at the cabins, I had to sleep in the lean-to. I told myself I would not sleep there again, and I didn't! I placed top three in every single challenge I competed in, and I'm extremely proud of that! I did things I never would have imagined I could do. This experience was absolutely amazing. Not only did I meet the love of my life, I learned so much about myself as well.
Why did you decide to take part in this show?
To find love of course! I am a hopeless romantic, and I figured finding love in the wild would make a great story to tell the grandkids someday.
Would you call yourself an outdoorsy person? Why or why not?
I am definitely a girly girl, but I'm not afraid to get dirty! I grew up in South Florida camping and fishing with my dad, so I have a tomboy side for sure.
What are you afraid of?
Cockroaches! I encountered just about everything in the jungle; thankfully I didn't come across roaches.
What surprised you most about being in the jungle?
I knew I would encounter bugs, but I never imaged how large and vicious they would be! I came home covered, head to toe in large mosquito bites.
What was the hardest thing for you to live without? What did you miss the most?
I hated not having my iPod! I love music and I need it to keep me sane.
What would other people say are your best qualities?
People say I have a big heart. If I care about you, I'll do anything for you.
Describe the worst date you've ever been on.
This guy picked me up and I quickly learned, after leaving my house, that he was drunk. His plan for our date was a frat party at his cousin's college. Needless to say, I made him turn around quickly and take me home.
What qualities do you find to be most important in your partner?
The guy I'm with has to be humble. Confidence is good, but he has to be down to earth and easy going. He also needs to be considerate - common courtesy is key.
Describe your ideal date.
My ideal date would be a nice day in the park. Find a patio, live music, some drinks, and just chill out.