TUF 20 contestant Felice Herrig is one of the more outgoing castmembers on the show. However, even she admitted that she was more self-conscious about her actions.
She spoke with MMAJunkie about the taping of the show, saying:
“They told us that they weren’t allowed to show any of that stuff, that they’re not allowed to show you changing or anything. You’re around cameras 24/7, and sometimes, you’re like like, ‘F it. Whatever.’”
“On ‘Fight Girls,’ the crew left after a certain time of night, so unless you were in certain areas with cameras, you weren’t going to be on camera. ‘Fight Girls’ was a little more laid back.
“They were just completely different experiences. For me, I wish I was a little more laid back on ‘The Ultimate Fighter.’ But at that time, everything was so new (on ‘Fight Girls’). It was a new experience, and I was happy to be there. I wasn’t really stressed out, and on ‘The Ultimate Fighter,’ I was stressed because I was worried about things like them putting me taking my panties off on camera.
“I was trying to be on good behavior; apparently, that didn’t work out too well. But I was constantly in my mind thinking, ‘I hope that doesn’t look bad, or I hope I didn’t say that wrong.’ In ‘Fight Girls,’ I was just like whatever. I was me. On ‘TUF,’ I was me, but I thought about it more.”
“I was covered, but I wasn’t like, ‘Don’t look at me,’ I’m not a shy person. I’m not like, ‘I don’t want to take my panties off in front of you,’ but you can’t really help what they choose to air. You’re on 24/7, and that’s what they chose to air, for ratings I guess.”