Lynette Rice
September 09, 2009 AT 12:00 PM EDT

I think we can all agree that Michele Noonan, the 27-year-old neuroscientist from Pasadena, Calif, got a bum rap during her Big Brother 11 stay when Natalie, in particular, painted her as a backstabbing baddo. But the good doctor is hardly licking her wounds. Here, a chipper Noonan talks about how her Ph.D certainly didn’t ensure a smooth and pain-free stay in the house, and how four weeks of slop can do wonders for a girl’s physique.

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