Check out our exclusive interview with American television personality, author, fashion designer, and former model Brandi Glanville who is best known for her involvement on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” and “Celebrity Big Brother.”
Brandi is also know for her New York Times best-selling book “Drinking and Tweeting: And Other Brandi Blunders,” and “Drinking and Dating: P.S. Social Media Is Ruining Romance.”
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Describe yourself in 3 words?
Sassy, nurturing and fun.
Who is your biggest supporter?
My 2 boys are my biggest supporters.
Best advice ever given?
Start using cellulite cream at age 15.
We’re sure you have been asked this million times but how did you get in the industry?
My outspokenness during my divorce caused reality TV to fall into my lap.
Tell us about the Reality TV experience in Bravo’s popular reality series “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills?”
There is a good and bad dude to everything and I’ve experienced them all.
How has your life changed after the TV Show?
Fame is an interesting animal, very complex and addictive but also slightly sad.
How was your relationship with the other cast members?
We’ve had our ups and downs.
Do you guys have a script on what to do or say?
There are no scripts for the housewives but there are some who self produce.
Can you share something funny that’s happened to you while filming?
When my leg was broken during filming, a cast member hid my crutches and production would not help me find them.
Any advice to other people thinking to share their lives on TV?
Be prepared for the good the bad and the ugly.
How and when did you start into modeling?
I was 17 and an agent found me in a Sacramento mall, I was off to Paris the next month.
What is fun and rewarding about modeling? And what is not?
I love doing the shows, they always gave me a good but nervous energy.
Can you name a few of the brands you are working or have worked with?
I’ve worked with Gucci, Armani, Channel basically every top brand you’ve heard of.
What did you learn from your biggest failure?
You can’t please everyone at the same time.
The most important thing when you are shooting is?
A good attitude.
What’s your advice for the newer models and influencers?
Your flaws are what make you special.
What book should every entrepreneur read?
Drinking and Tweeting and I’ll see you at the top.
What is the key to your success?
Always be hustling.
As a popular celebrity and entrepreneur, you are followed by so many people. How do you feel about that pressure of doing always the right thing, and encourage people to follow their dreams?
We’ll if you follow me you know I don’t always do the right thing but I encourage people to learn from their mistakes.
Now talking about Instagram, can you share some tips for keeping your account interesting?
Actually no, I’m looking for some good ones if you know any?
What does fashion mean to you?
It’s the feeling you get when your not just sitting home in your pajamas.
Who are some of your favorite models and designers?
Nicki Taylor, Kate Moss and Linda Evangelista. Designers everything Italian.
How would you explain your fashion style and what items in your closet can you not be without.
I’m a minimalist, a good DVF wrap dress.
How would your best friend describe you?
Intuitive and honest to a fault.
If you are a book, what would be the title of the book and why?
Drinking and Tweeting.
Biggest beauty inspiration? Why?
YouTubers and beauty influencers, I love a good tutorial.
Which project is still on your bucket list?
Brandi finding love.
What music do you like?
Pretty much everything but country and not for the reasons that you think.
Idea of a perfect Sunday?
Hanging with my kids in the sunshine, having blueberry muffins and just relaxing.
What is your favorite healthy food?
And your favorite cheat food?
McDonald’s French fries.
What would be a deal breaker on a first date?
The guy being 30 mins late.
Something people don’t know about you?
I wrote and released my own rap song.
What is your own definition of happiness?
Not having to take Xanax.
What is your favorite song to belt out in the car/for karaoke?
I Will Survive.
What would be the dream holiday, and who would you go with?
Tropical beach location with a hot guy and my boys and their girlfriends.
If you could meet someone living or dead, who would it be and why?
Do you support any charities?
I work with several charities that have made tons for make a wish.
What do you think of Social Media?
I think it’s ruining our lives.
Where we can follow you?
Photographer: John Chapple @johnchapple
Wardrobe: Swiminista @swiminista
Makeup: Tommy William @tommywilliambeauty
Hair: Ava Lane @avalanee