BravoTV.com: You’ve mentioned all of your former girlfriends have cheated on you. How has that shaped your outlook on relationships?
João Franco: Being cheated on made me lose a great deal of respect for relationships and confidence in myself. In fact I ended up cheating on girls too. My failure in relationships, I feel, had caused me a great amount of psychological anguish. After I left Zimbabwe I had decided to be single for as long as I needed, to get some “me” time. Forgiving and trusting myself was the first step. Not mistaking infatuation for love was the next. I turned into a flirt but that’s as far as I would go...
I wouldn’t go as far calling it a “love” triangle. My flirting was just me trying to be funny and make them smile. I didn’t realize that they would both like me and when I got the attention back, I had no clue what to do with it. I didn’t intend for it to be like that. Seeing the show has made me see how insecure I really was. I knew who I wanted to be with but it was more about deciding to be with someone or not at all... I wasn’t ready for anything serious at all.
BravoTV.com: How did you manage to break that wine glass during the crew’s dinner?
Ah the wine glass! It was an accident. I couldn’t even hear Hannah and didn’t know that she was talking about me. I remember thinking, “this is a really thin wine glass,” and squeezed the rim of it a little too hard and it shattered. Nothing more than an accident. It couldn’t have been at a worse time.
BravoTV.com: Why do you think you and Hannah clashed so much this season?
With such a large crew working together, going out, and living in such tight quarters different personalities are bound to clash. I think before I state my opinion of her from a personal perspective, I can’t say anything bad about Hannah until I fix my own issues. If I were better towards her, she might have been better to towards me...
BravoTV.com: Why did you feel so protective of Brooke when she fell asleep on the crew’s night out?
JF: Brooke is a sweetheart. The kindest and softest girl in the world! It upset me that Hannah rounded everyone up to take embarrassing photos of her. I felt it was unnecessary to make fun of her when she couldn’t speak for herself. Maybe Brooke wouldn’t have minded but I was just trying to do the right thing.