The show had many criticisms, some say it degraded and disrespected women, as Flavor Flav was portrayed as childish man trying to ease up on some women. Even many of the shows contestants were accused of being a bunch of gold diggers, ghetto, not lady-like, labeled as women with ulterior motives. The alum opens up about her then-competition, her true feelings for Flavor Flav, and post-show sex-tape and allegations that she leaked it. Whether positive or negative?
What do you mean? I would say that I have more now I would say that. I would say the publicity is good, where it comes from I got a different feeling about that. More people notice me, wanna be around me. It would be different for anybody, but I just try to stay humble about the situation. Of course people see me on TV and admire me more. Was reality television something you always wanted to do?
I always wanted to be on television. It was more so acting of what I wanted to do. I went on the show, meet Flav, as he was a great guy. Did you always look at this as an opportunity to get to the next level? Honestly out of all three seasons, our season was the best season. The pros about it was dealing with Flav. It was just fun and to be on it was like being on vacation on. The cons was challenging as you can see with the incident at the balcony. I survived the environment, I was there long enough, had my time, and that was it.
As far as what they [other women on show] told me, I know he slept with two other people. Of course everybody knows New York is one of them.
If they had sex they did, it has nothing to do with me. They are human so they did what they do… Buckeey: Exactly, they grown they do what they wanna do. How you feel about New York, a lot of people said she over-exaggerated on the show. I will say that, she was entertaining to me. Outside of that, I thought she was funny. What it was like watching the final episode when Flav had to pick between her and Delicious.
I already knew [laughs], I already knew the outcome of the show. I never had a grudge against her; I honestly felt sorry for the girl, but she got her show out of that too. One of the criticisms was that the show degraded women, how you feel about those statements?
That is not what I was put here to do. Even with you, everybody is not gonna like you, but your gonna be you regardless. It is all talk. There was a lot of manipulating behind the scenes, but it was a choice to do what you wanted to do. They needed to do what they needed to do for a great show.
You had to make sure your image was under control and that no one tried to tarnish your image. Stuff went on behind the scenes, but you do what you wanted to do. Everybody is grown in that house. What made you go on Charm School?
They called me and asked to go on the show. They figured Charm School was a show to teach you proper educate. Manners, doing things to help you out in life. You can learn things in anything you do. She picked up a few things from me. If you listen and pay attention, you can always learn other things. Would you say these two shows helped benefit you as an upcoming actress? Definitely, although we not on American Idol, this is Flavor of Love.
Jennifer Hudson was still on a reality show. Mostly the women were going after the title more than him, he was just fun to be around. The things you say is up to you as certain situations will provoke it. I would do another show with no problem. Now that the show is over how you want the public to see you as a person? Well I consider myself a role model now. What I found out was that there were more teenagers and middle school kids that watched the show than adults.
I try to watch and say what I do to become more of a role model to them. Anybody interested in going on a reality show and want advice from me I say go for it! Image is everything and you just released a statement in which you spoke on the sex tape you did. How you felt once people saw it, did it feel like somebody tried to tarnish your image?
That was something between he and I. The tape was stolen from me over a year and a half ago. That person decided to take the tape and put it out almost two years later. Did it tarnish my image? This is something that happened and the list goes on. Another question people like to know is if I put it out myself?
Do I have an idea of who did it? You sound pretty confident about this, almost apathetic. You have to have thick skin in this business. You will not always be talked about in a positive way. You hear more negative about a person than positive.
In this business you have to adapt to certain things. I felt the need to, because it was so many questions. So many people asking is it you, did you put it out, who stole it?
If you could go back and prevent that whole situation would you? If I could prevent it of course I would. I mean as far as not recording the whole tape? Only thing is somebody decided to take my private property and make it public.