is one of the many buxom blondes vying for the affection of Poison frontman Bret Michaels on the VH1 reality series Rock of Love
. As one of the Barbie twins on the show, along with Kristia
, Brandi C. is on the self-named "A Team," a group of girls who just want to go wild and have fun.
Outside the show, the past week has been quite hectic for Brandi, as a video of her in an adult film has been spread all over the Internet. Earlier today Brandi spoke to BuddyTV about her decision to make that video, her future goals, and she even talks some trash about some of her fellow Rock of Love
Below you will find a complete transcript of the interview, as well as an mp3 audio file.
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Hi, this is John from BuddyTV and we're talking with Brandi C. from the VH1 dating show Rock of Love. Hi Brandi.
Hi John, how are you?
I'm OK, how are you doing?
I'm doing good.
Good to hear. First, I just want to know why did you decide to become a part of Rock of Love?
I was really obsessed with Flavor of Love. I watch it constantly and I knew every episode, every character, so when I saw Rock of Love and got the opportunity to do Rock of Love, I was just like'”Oh my gosh, I have to do this. Flavor of Love looks like so much and this looks like the same, and Bret Michaels is hot.”
I find it interesting that you use the word 'characters. ' Do you see it more of a character-based show or a reality show?
Oh, you know, you're watching it, and it's reality, but if you're watching a TV show and it's entertaining then these people are like that character in your mind. 'Cause I don't think I'm ever gonna get to meet Pumpkin or Red Oyster, so they become like a character in my head.
And when you watch yourself on Rock of Love, do you see yourself as a character as well?
I think the way that TV gets edited and cut and the way it's portrayed to the viewers, it definitely is edited in a way to make a character.
Do you feel like you were misrepresented at all?
Oh no. I'm definitely really silly. The only thing you're not seeing is I'm not that silly all the time. In my everyday life it's kind of balanced out with not being silly, obviously, just being normal. So you see me being extremely silly and pieced together, but it's not a misrepresenting, it's me. You're just not seeing a balance of being chill and not acting funny.
If you've been to our website, your profile right now is one of the hottest profiles on the show, you have about 80 comments from viewers.
Oh my gosh, are you serious? I went to this website a couple days ago, probably a week ago, but I didn't really look at everyone's,
Oh yeah, you're definitely way up. So I was wondering, do you go on the Internet and read what the fans say about you, because it's not all nice?
Yeah, I do and I don't. I try not to, there's only so much you can read of people saying bad things about you. If you read 25 messages of people saying how much they hate you, its gonna start to bring you down so I try not to read a lot of those, because at the end of the day, they don't know me in real life so they cant make an accurate decision based on what they see on TV.
I'm wondering what your educational background is, because a lot of people think “She's really sexy and attractive, but she's not that smart.”
I graduated high school in 2000, and from there I went to community college, tried it out in my little home town and I went there for about a year and a half. Then from there I moved to Orlando because I got a job at Universal Studios doing the character work, so I always knew I wanted to do entertainment, and going to school every day and going to classes really wasn't for me at the time. So I moved to Orlando to do the Universal thing, and now I moved to California a year and a half ago and I go to massage school out here. I just kind of try things, so I'll go try something, and if that's not for me I'll stop doing that and I'll try something else. So community college and now the massage school, I'm not dumb, I'm actually really smart.
I don't want to talk too much about this, but in the last week or so there's been a lot of stuff on the Internet about you and a video, and you commented on your MySpace [myspace.com/brandilox] that it's something you just tried out, but I'm wondering if you could clarify any of your reasons behind doing this certain video.
Yeah, I'm 25, live here in California, I'm young, I have two girlfriends who are in the adult industry, and it's after the show, I just want to clarify that. When I got done filming Rock of Love I was just kind of bored, didn't know what I wanted to do, and my friends love their job, so I was like, “You know let me try this out and see if it's something I'd be interested in doing for a long-term thing.” And I went, tried it, got it out of my system, and I was like “No, it was fun but it's really not the career I want” and that was that.
Did you expect it to be such a…all these other sites are covering it, did you expect that kind of increased attention because of Rock of Love?
I knew that people would find it and be like “Oh my god, that's the girl on the show.” I knew that would happen, because obviously I'm not trying to hide it. But I didn't think it would be that popular and cause that much attention.
Now you probably can't tell us if you win Rock of Love or when you get kicked off, but can you give us any comments on what might be coming?
I know that in the next episode you're gonna see some motocross, which was so much fun because a lot of us girls have never been on a dirt bike or a motorcycle before. There's people falling down, people running people over, so this next episode is really, really fun. You have your cat fights mixed in.
Naturally. And what are your thoughts on some of the other contestants. Tiffany: was she as bad as she was portrayed on the show?
You know, she actually was. That's what's funny, when I go online I'll read a couple of things then click off, and people are like, “Oh my gosh, I wonder if she just acted that way for the show.” No, she was really that drunk, she was plastered and running around being drunk girl, that's really how she acted.
Are you gonna stay in contact with your Barbie twin Kristia?
Yes, Kristia and I talk daily. It's really weird we me ton the show, because we really are close friends. She visited me last month and she'll be here again on the 31st, so we definitely keep in contact. And the other two girls I stay in contact with are Heather and Lacey from “the A Team.” Lacey lives her in Los Angeles, so that's easy, and Heather lives in Las Vegas which is really close to Los Angeles. So the four of us keep in contact.
Are there any girls on the show you just can't stand?
Erin really pissed me off on the show, that was really real. She apologized to me and that's fine, but I don't care to keep in contact with her so if there's anybody off the show I would definitely not form a relationship with, it would be Erin. I know she didn't know what was going on 'cause she didn't mean to be that mean, but she could've done some research, a little background info, before she threw something like that out there.
Last episode there was this controversy about whether she had a fiancé. I'm wondering if you can clarify what was actually going on with that.
We still don't know for sure, but from what we overheard and were told, she had just broken up with the fiancé within days of coming on the show, so that's really what Heather was trying to get out there. How can you be here trying for a relationship with another man when your fiancé just broke your heart a couple days ago. So that's what we were trying to tell Bret what was going, but we have no idea what's going on with her fiancé.
And what's in store for the future of Brandi C?
We're definitely sticking with mainstream stuff, that whole porn thing was a one-time deal. From here on out, we're working on a bunch of projects right now, actually there's something really exciting, and I'm gonna know more the first week of August, so I'll be able to announce that on my MySpace, put a blog up announcing it. Right now I'm just doing so much press for the show that it really eats up all my time.
One last question about the tape; you don't regret that all, do you?
No, absolutely not. It's something that, if I hadn't have ever tried it, I'd probably regret never knowing what it's like. So now I have that knowledge and can move forward.
-Interview conducted by John Kubicek, BuddyTV Senior Writer
(Image courtesy of VH1)