Reality Steve


Podcast #72 – Interview with Mikey Tenerelli

Another trip down memory lane this week for podcast #72 as I’m joined by Mikey Tenerelli from Desiree’s season of the “Bachelorette” and “Bachelor in Paradise 2,” although he was supposed to be on the first season of Paradise and we discuss what happened. I realized the only person I’ve interviewed from Desiree’s season was Desiree herself, so I figured why not start getting some of the guys to talk about her season. I’m sure we’ll hear some more in the future. It’s interesting to hear different perspectives from those that were there, and Mikey pretty much confirmed what a lot of us watching that season thought, which was that Des and Chris’ relationship was pretty much hidden from the public. We also discuss one of the greatest group dates ever on the show, which was the Soulja Boy date, something I had asked Des about when she was on. As always, if you want to respond to the interview, please include Mikey’s Twitter handle (@MikeyTenerelli – even though he doesn’t use it very much) in your replies. I’m off to CA for the weekend, but back next week with some new “Bachelorette” intel and will be releasing more of the guys. Enjoy…

You can listen to today’s podcast on a number of platforms, but you can also tune in by clicking the player below:

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Music written by Jimmer Podrasky
(B’Jingo Songs/Machia Music/Bug Music BMI)

Twitter – @MikeyTenerelli
Instagram – themikeytenerelli

(SPOILERS) Mikey joins me to talk about how he first applied for the show, who he thought was a front runner early on (6:54), butting heads with Ben (8:31), best group date (9:55), Desiree’s connection with Chris (15:16), the season of girlfriends (17:45), his bromance with James Case (21:37), Juan Pablo (24:49), how he was supposed to be on the first season of Bachelor in Paradise (28:43), being on season of BIP (31:32), his thoughts on the shutdown last season on Paradise and the weather conditions (36:57), post show life (41:01), having a girlfriend (44:59), and we end with the Final 10 (49:29).

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  1. tinyred500

    April 5, 2018 at 8:17 AM

    I enjoyed the podcast, Mikey came across really well and likeable. I did chuckle when RS asked him who’s his top 3 bachelorette’s were, and it didn’t include his season with Desiree, but it did include Kaitlyn’s. Lol 😀

    On a techincal issue, mid way there was some weirdness and an echo of what RS was saying and Mikey too. I’m assuming they are on the same time zone, it sounded like they were hours apart.

  2. amadri6

    April 6, 2018 at 10:43 AM

    Great podcast! I’m glad to hear that there’s another famous Sox fan out there!

  3. ladyjane747

    April 6, 2018 at 7:12 PM

    Enjoyed the podcast; everyone always seems so nice and normal. LOL I’d rather listen to podcasts with Bach alums, even if their season was several years ago, than people I don’t know from reality shows I don’t watch. And wow – all the Winter Games couples are splitting up! Clare and Benoit and Lesley and Dean – color me shocked!

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