VH1 was a beautiful place for "celebreality" shows in the early 2000s ... Following early successes with "The Surreal Life," "Strange Love" and "Flavor of Love," all starring Flavor Flav, the network tweaked their formula with "Rock of Love" -- which pit 25 beautiful rock fans against each other to win over Bret Michaels' heart.The Poison frontman would search for his leading lady for three seasons, airing from 2007-2009, but never made it last with any of the winners.The first season winner was 24-year-old Jes Rickleff from Naperville, Illinois.At the reunion, she revealed that she did not have romantic feelings for Michaels, and that she thought that he should have chosen the runner-up, Heather.
Mindy, the midwestern sweetheart who Bret feared was prone to mood swings (another stereotype for your bingo card), chose to spend the night in Bret's room at the end of the date and they presumably had sex. However, the show framed Mindy as a total slut for giving it up to Bret, and in the end he chose the virtuous Taya to be the bandana to his hair extensions instead of Mindy.Once upon a time, Poison frontman Bret Michaels was looking for love in the Celebreality world. Between the flying plates and punches being thrown, the drama made Love & Hip Hop Atlanta look like Masterpiece Theatre.In the years that have passed the ladies have all but disappeared from the pop culture landscape." week, the now-53-year-old opens up about why he joined the dating show in the first place."I had spent my life being out on the road since I was 15, 16 years old.The second season featured another set of 20 women.