We heard directly from Paris why she disqualified Onch from becoming her BFF -- and we can't exactly argue with her point that Onch was stealing much of the spotlight from other contestants. Still, we wanted to give our techno-colored (bi-?)Curious George one more chance to wave his freak flag and straighten up the confusion: Who's The Real Onch? (PLUS: Check out these post-breakup pics of Onch hangin' with Paris and her little sis, Nicky.)
Who is the real Onch? Well, I'm still figuring that out for myself. I continue to grow and change with each experience (both good and bad). It would be hard to fully understand my fabulosity from watching just four episodes of the show, though I'm finding it difficult to put into words even now. Here's a shot:
I don't believe in labels or boundaries. I do believe in being myself, even if it makes someone else uncomfortable (I've met very few "perfect" people so it's no one's place to judge). I consider myself lucky that I wear my emotions on my pretty little sleeves, that I am strong enough to speak up for myself and for those who can't speak up for themselves. Yes, I can get carried away sometimes -- but that's only because I'm very passionate about EVERYthing I do. I have very few regrets about how I approach life and friendships. I see Paris as a very similar person, which is why I wanted to be on the show in the first place.
Paris saw the real me. The real Onch is so animated, colorful, fascinating and unique that I sometimes don't seem real at all. Like a chameleon, I adapt (as much as I can). Does that make a chameleon any less real?
Paris also knows that the real Onch is a great person. I have a kind heart and nothing but good intentions (until provoked). I LOVED doing the show and I'm grateful to Paris for the opportunity. I've met so many new people and have made many new BFFs myself. I really want to thank everyone who has sent kind messages and support -- and for those of you who don't have nice things to say, HIDE YOUR TOOTHBRUSHES! Also, if you get a chance, check out OnchMovement.com and stay in touch!