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Rock of Love Bus with Bret Michaels
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The Cast of Rock of Love Bus
Created byCris Abrego
Mark Cronin
Directed byMatt Bordofsky
StarringBret Michaels
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes13
Executive producer(s)Cris Abrego
Mark Cronin
Ben Samek
For VH1:
Leah Horwitz
Jill Holmes
Kristen Kelly
Jeff Olde
CinematographyBrian Steimle
Running time90 minutes (Premiere)
60 minutes
(including commercials)
Production company(s)51 Minds Entertainment
Original networkVH1
Picture formatHD[1]
Original releaseJanuary 4 – April 19, 2009
Preceded byRock of Love 2
Followed byCharm School with Ricki Lake
I Love Money 4
External links

Rock of Love Bus with Bret Michaels is the third season of Rock of Love with Bret Michaels and was confirmed by VH1's website in a blog on July 16, 2008. In the show, eligible women live on tour buses and travel with Bret Michaels, competing for his attention and affection. The show premiered on January 4, 2009.[2][3] On December 29, 2008 it was announced Rock of Love Bus would be the final Rock of Love.[4] Ultimately, Bret Michaels selected Taya Parker to be his "Rock of Love."

Production and legal problems[edit]

On September 28, 2008 a truck driven by a roadie hauling equipment for Rock of Love Bus caused an accident when the driver fell asleep at the wheel.[5] The truck crossed over the median and into oncoming traffic on Interstate 57 near West Frankfort, Illinois.[6] The truck hit a pickup truck and a sports-utility vehicle.[6] The two 19-year-old college students in the sports-utility vehicle were killed, and the two individuals in the pickup truck were seriously injured.[6] The driver was charged with driving with a suspended license and moving violations.[5][6] No other Rock of Love employees or crew were involved. According to a statement by VH1, Michaels asked that production be temporarily suspended.[7]


Name[3][8] Eliminated
Taya Parker Winner
Mindy Hall[9] Episode 12
Jamie Ross[10] Episode 11
Beverly Palmer[11] Episode 10
Ashley Klarich[12] Episode 9[a]
Brittanya O'Campo[13] Episode 9
Farrah Sinclair[11] Episode 8
Kelsey Lee[14] Episode 7
Kami Episode 7[k]
Jennifer "Jenny" Beitzel Episode 6
Natasha McCollum Episode 5
Marcia "Brazil" Alves[12] Episode 4
Maria Bock Episode 4[m]
Brittaney Starr Episode 3
Melissa Martinez Episode 3
Constandina Savvenas[15] Episode 2
Megan Tomczak[16] Episode 2
Samantha Bengston[11] Episode 2
Nikki Shamdasani Episode 1
Gia Lynn[17] Episode 1
Stephanie Farris Episode 1
Heather Mariscal[12] Episode 1
Marciela "Marci" Mendoza[11] Episode 1

Elimination Order[edit]

Bret's Call-out Order
# Contestants Episodes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
1 Ashley Ashley Brittanya Kelsey Ashley Jennifer Taya Ashley Ashley Mindy Taya Mindy Taya
2 Beverly Beverly Taya Natasha Natasha Kami Mindy Beverly Jamie Jamie Jamie Taya Mindy
3 Brittaney Brittanya Natasha Farrah Farrah Jamie Kami Brittanya Mindy Taya Mindy Jamie
4 Brittanya Constandina Farrah Ashley Kelsey Ashley Beverly Farrah Brittanya Beverly Beverly
5 Constandina Farrah Ashley Taya Taya Mindy Jamie Jamie Beverly Ashley[a]
6 Farrah Kelsey Kelsey Brittanya Brittanya Taya Ashley Mindy Taya Brittanya
7 Gia Maria Beverly Maria Mindy Beverly Farrah Taya Farrah
8 Heather Megan Mindy Mindy Beverly Kelsey Kelsey Kelsey
9 Kelsey Melissa Maria Marcia Marcia Farrah Brittanya Kami[k]
10 Marcia Mindy Brittaney Beverly Maria[m] Brittanya Jennifer
11 Marci Natasha Marcia Brittaney Natasha
12 Maria Samantha Melissa Melissa
13 Megan Taya Constandina
14 Melissa Marcia Megan
15 Mindy Brittaney Samantha
16 Natasha Nikki
17 Nikki Gia
18 Samantha Stephanie
19 Stephanie Heather
20 Taya Marci
21 Jamie
22 Jennifer
23 Kami
  • Contestants in bold indicates that they received V.I.P. Access/Passes.
     The contestant won the competition.
     The contestant won a solo date with Bret.
     The contestant won a group date with Bret.
     The contestant was eliminated.
     The contestant was going to receive a pass, but was eliminated.
     The contestant won a date with Bret, but was eliminated.
     The contestant won a date with Bret, but was eliminated before the elimination ceremony began.
     The contestant voluntarily withdrew from the competition.
     The contestant was added by Bret in Episode 5.
  • In Episode 1, Bret did not have a call-out order . Names are listed in alphabetical order since he called out the bottom seven first while the rest of the girls got on the bus for the next stop.
  • ^[m] In Episode 4, Maria was forced to withdraw from the competition for medical reasons.
  • In Episode 5, upon announcing the new girls are safe, Bret said "Detroit" (Jenny), "Spo-Kami" (Kami), and "Brooklyn" (Jamie) were all safe.
  • In Episodes 5-6, even though the voiceover listed her name as "Jennifer" she was known as "Jenny" to the cast and Bret.
  • ^[k] In Episode 7, Kami decided she wasn't ready for Bret's lifestyle and left the tour. Names are listed in alphabetical order since Kelsey was called down first and was eliminated.
  • ^[a] In Episode 9, Bret had Ashley's pass in his hand ready to give to her, but first asked her where she stood with her ex. After Ashley hesitates, Bret decided to end her tour.
  • In Episode 11, all of the girls went on a date with Bret.


Hustle on the Bustle[edit]

First aired January 4, 2009 (2.1M viewers)[18]

Michaels takes the show on the road. As he tours, a second bus brings along the women vying for his attention. The contest is specifically engineered to reflect the challenges of life on the road.[19]

  • City: Louisville, Kentucky
  • Bottom 7: Brittaney, Gia, Heather, Marcia, Marci, Nikki, Stephanie
  • Eliminated: Gia, Heather, Marci, Nikki, Stephanie

Elimination Reasons

  • Gia: Gia was too crazy and Bret didn't think there was much else besides a party girl there.
  • Heather: Bret thought life on the road would be too crazy for her.
  • Marci: Marci had not spoken to Bret at all.
  • Nikki: Nikki had taken a shot out of Gia's genitals as well as several other raunchy antics.
  • Stephanie: Stephanie had not spoken to Bret at all.

Fifteen Weddings and Three Funerals[edit]

First aired January 11, 2009

After all 15 recite their wedding vows, three girls must stay behind.[19]

  • City: Greenfield, Indiana
  • Challenge: Wedding Vows
  • Challenge Winners: Brittanya, Taya, Farrah
  • Bottom 6: Brittaney, Constandina, Marcia, Megan, Melissa, Samantha
  • Eliminated: Constandina, Megan, Samantha

Elimination Reasons

  • Constandina: Constandina had previously told Bret that she had taken a religious vow of abstinence and would not have "all the way sex" for years.
  • Megan: Megan gave Bret stuffed animals during the challenge, which didn't appeal to him.
  • Samantha: She was very nervous and stumbled her words during the wedding vow challenge. It was also hinted that she wasn't confident or noticeable enough.

It's Babes on Ice[edit]

First aired January 18, 2009

There's a chill in the air as the 12 remaining contestants vie on ice against University of Illinois Women's Hockey [Club] and special guest player, Lacey. Tempers catch fire when one of the contestants is accused of secretly calling a boyfriend.[19]

  • City: Danville, Illinois[20]
  • Guest: Lacey Conner
  • Challenge: Baby Hockey
  • Challenge Winners: Beverly, Brittaney, Maria, Melissa
  • Bottom 3: Beverly, Brittaney, Marcia
  • Eliminated: Brittaney, Melissa

Elimination Reasons

  • Brittaney: Bret felt that she was too needy and emotional for him to handle.
  • Melissa: Melissa had disrespected Bret by calling her boyfriend and saying bad things about him. She later denied even having a cell phone on her.


First aired January 25, 2009

The ten remaining girls play roadie, racing to clear the stage. Winners get better seats at Michaels' concert.[19]

  • City: Chicago, Illinois[21]
  • Challenge: Roadie Challenge
  • Challenge Winners: Ashley, Brittanya, Beverly, Natasha
  • Bottom 3: Beverly, Marcia, Mindy
  • Withdrew: Maria
  • Eliminated: Marcia

Elimination Reasons

  • Maria: Maria had a medical condition and had to be rushed to the hospital between episodes.
  • Marcia: Bret didn't have much of a connection with her and felt she was only there to party. Marcia also gave away a gift during the concert that Bret had given her.

Eight Is Not Enough[edit]

First aired February 8, 2009

The eight left become eleven when Michaels brings in new blood to amp the competition.[19]

  • City: St. Louis, Missouri
  • New Girls: Jamie, Jenny, Kami
  • Challenge: Makeovers
  • Challenge Winners: Farrah, Natasha, Mindy
  • Bottom 2: Brittanya, Natasha
  • Eliminated: Natasha

Elimination Reasons

  • Natasha: Bret claimed that they never got beyond the friendship line.

Mud Bowl III[edit]

First aired February 15, 2009

The contestants split into teams for a Mudbowl, with Michaels and the most valuable player going solo overnight.[19]

Pink Bus - Fallen Angels: Ashley, Farrah, Kelsey, Jamie, Jenny
Blue Bus - Sweethearts: Brittanya, Beverly, Kami, Mindy, Taya
  • Challenge Winners: Sweethearts
  • MVP: Mindy
  • Bottom 2: Brittanya, Jenny,
  • Eliminated: Jenny

Elimination Reasons

  • Jenny: Jenny's father had died and Bret thought the road would be a negative environment for her.

Truck Stop Games[edit]

First aired March 1, 2009

The contestants divide into three teams for competitive truck stop games.[19]

Blue Team: Ashley, Beverly, Kami
Green Team: Brittanya, Mindy, Jamie
Yellow Team: Kelsey, Farrah, Taya
  • Challenge Winners: Yellow Team
  • Withdrew: Kami
  • Eliminated: Kelsey

Elimination Reasons

  • Kami: Ashley had gone into Bret's room for what the viewers assume is sex. This upset Kami and made her realize that she wasn't ready for Bret's lifestyle.
  • Kelsey: After Kelsey's meltdown, it convinced Bret that she was too young and couldn't handle the pressure of the show anymore.

Bikini Day Care[edit]

First aired March 8, 2009

The seven remaining competitors take care of children at a pool party in Panama City Beach, Florida.[19]

  • City: Panama City Beach, Florida
  • Challenge: Kid's Kiddie Pool Party
  • Challenge Winner: Ashley
  • Bottom 2: Farrah, Taya
  • Eliminated: Farrah

Elimination Reasons

  • Farrah: Bret realized that aside from her good looks, he and Farrah didn't have much of a connection.

Exes and Oh's[edit]

First aired March 15, 2009 (2.4M viewers)[23]

Two women from Michaels' past, ex-girlfriend Ambre and runner-up Heather from the first Rock of Love, question the men of the competitors' past. Brittanya's Ex Royal T discloses that he and Brittanya had sex right before she left for the competition. Beverly freaked out her Ex-Husband did not show up and disclosed she was a teen mother at 17. Jaz, Taya's Ex ends up having an angry outburst. Mindy admits she cheated in her past relationship. It's revealed that Ashley still lives with her ex James, and he claims they still sleep together. [19]

Elimination Reasons

  • Brittanya: Brittanya tried to assault Heather. Bret let her go because he didn't like her disrespecting his friends.
  • Ashley: Bret had Ashley's pass in his hand ready to give to her, but first asked her where she stood with her ex. After Ashley hesitated, Bret decided to end her tour.

Duet to Me One More Time[edit]

First aired March 22, 2009

The four remaining girls sing along with Michaels with lyrics they've written to one of his songs.[19]

  • City: Orlando, Florida
  • Challenge: Singing Performing
  • Challenge Winner: Beverly, Taya
  • Bottom 2: Beverly, Mindy
  • Eliminated: Beverly

Elimination Reasons

  • Beverly: She became too emotional and "was more in love with the idea of being in love with a rockstar".

Double Dates[edit]

First aired April 5, 2009

As the finale approaches, Michaels and the remaining three contestants try fantasy dates, but competition between the girls is escalating as the end draws near.[19]

Elimination Reasons

  • Jamie: Bret misunderstood something she said as she didn't want to settle down in a relationship yet.

Bret's Rock of Love III[edit]

First aired April 12, 2009 (3.2M viewers)[24]

The two remaining contestants, Taya and Mindy, join Michaels in the Dominican Republic for their final chance to win him.[19]

  • Destination: Dominican Republic
  • Dates: Bret takes each girl on an individual date.
  • Mindy's Date: Tango lessons, dinner, walk along the beach, and an overnight stay in Bret's room.
  • Taya's Date: A zip-line excursion, dinner, and drinks in Bret's room.
  • Bret's Rock of Love: Taya
  • Eliminated: Mindy

Reunion Show[edit]

First aired April 19, 2009

In the reunion show, the contestants look back, becoming emotional and even violent as they share memories of the experience.[19]

After the show[edit]

  • Ashley Klarich, Beverly Palmer, Brittaney Starr, Brittanya O'Campo, Farrah Sinclair, Gia Lynn, Marcia Alves, and Natasha McCollum all appeared on Charm School with Ricki Lake. Ashley and Marcia were first and second runners-up respectively.
  • Marcia Alves was a contestant on the canceled third season of "I Love Money", where it is believed she was eliminated on the first episode. She also appeared on the show's fourth season, where she was eliminated on the fourth episode.
  • Mindy Hall and Brittanya O'Campo appeared on the fourth season of I Love Money in which Mindy won and Brittanya came in sixth place.


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