FIB MUSIC: What are some of the things you hated?
Brandi: Waking up with a camera in your face, being miked while you go to the bathroom,
basically no privacy. Plus having to live with Brandi C., thank god I didn't have to
live with Megan... YET
FIB MUSIC: What was your overall impression of Bret Michaels?
Brandi: Big heart and huge soul, he is very peaceful to be around. I loved how I could
always be myself around him and he never judged me, just laughed at me and with me.
FIB MUSIC: We have heard that Bret Michaels actually has the bandanas sewed into his hair / wig. An inside source said that he actually has an array of styrofoam wig heads / stands and each one has a wig with a different bandana on it......so, when he takes off one bandana, he takes his hair off as well and when he wants a new bandana, he takes the hair with a new bandana on it and puts it on his head. Can you confirm this rumor?
Brandi: That rumor is so NOT TRUE. He may love his bandanas but that's his style. He has
his own hair and its fabulous...your sources are so wrong.
(L-R) with bandana, without bandana (1988), without bandana again (2003)
FIB MUSIC: What memory stands out the most when thinking of Bret Michaels nowadays?
Brandi: His favorite line: "what's a going on?", and his beautiful blue eyes and always
his bandana and cowboy hat.
FIB MUSIC: Do any of the girls receive any money for appearing on "Rock of Love"? How did you pay your bills during that time?
Brandi: Yes, VH1 tells you to take care of your bills for while your away, and you get an
allowance, just depends on funding for the show. VH1 takes very good care of us when we
film they get us whatever we want except sex toys, hehehehe.
FIB MUSIC: Tell us about leaving the show.
Brandi: I wasn't elminated. After getting so drunk, puking on Bret and telling him I
loved him cuz I was so hammered I didn't realize what I was saying, lol. The next day
I tried talking to him about it and he wouldn't listen to me so I started to realize I
didn't have feelings for him in the love way, just wanted to be friends, so at
elmination I told him I wanted to go home and not waste his time at finding his
girl. (At the time) he was very upset at me but now we are great friends.
FIB MUSIC: How do you feel about vomiting in your hand on national tv?
Brandi: I puked in a napkin at the table because I couldn't move my chair to get out of
there so the only thing I could do was grab my napkin and hope it holds it. It
doesn't bother me that it happened cuz it was some funny shit. I laughed for hours
when I saw it, but I will say this: I don't get that drunk anymore, just a little
FIB MUSIC: I was watching a very old episode of the Surreal life…the one with Vanilla Ice. At some point, they bring in a stripper for Vanilla and for whatever reason he got very mad about it. Then the cameras roll over to the stripper and it is none other than Heather, from Rock of Love. This was years before Rock of Love. What's the deal? Does she have a family friend who works for VH1?
Brandi: Yes it was Heather, not sure how she got it but she has always had her heart set
on BECOMING famous one day. We all know that she used to dance in Vegas, but is
now filming for tv and doing great... you go girl!. A lot of times when anyone in
production needs a stripper for a role for anything they will come to Vegas and go
to the clubs and find what they need, or put ads in the paper and hold auditions with
stripper exp. needed.
FIB MUSIC: How did you become involved with "Charm School?
Brandi: Since I was the burping, farting, puking hot mess on Rock of Love they decided I
needed to pay attention and so they shipped me off to Charm School.
Class of Charm School (Brandi M. botttom row far left)
FIB MUSIC: Do you feel you gained anything from the show? If so, what?
Brandi: I did gain a great deal from Charm School. First I learned to listen to others
and not be selfish. I stopped burping and farting in public places, I now know I have
to excuse myself and go to the bathroom like a lady. I made a great friendship with
the lovely Sharon Osbourne, and other Rock of Love girls I hadn't met. I learned to
love and cherish myself and my life. The bonus was I got $100,000 for being a bad,
wild girl changed into an honest, strong, loving woman.
FIB MUSIC: What was your overall impression of Sharon Osbourne? Any stories stand out?
Brandi: At first I was a little scared of her, but once I got to know her I looked up to
her and I have the utmost respect for her and everything she has been through and has
done. Story that stands out to me is her private life stories she told me which are
still going to be PRIVATE.
FIB MUSIC: How gay is Riki Rachtman to be around?
Brandi: He is NO WAY near gay. He fucking rocks and him and I have always gotten along
cuz we are both very honest people. You may think he could've been a dick to some
of the girls but it's becuase they probably deserved it. I get along great with him
and his beautiful wife. They are such an amazing couple.
FIB MUSIC: What was your reaction to the altercation between Megan and Sharon Osbourne at the reunion show?
Brandi: My jaw hit the floor. Megan deserved it, and I swear Megan is lucky I wasn't up
there cuz she would have had a real injury. I was glad Sharon was okay, though.
FIB MUSIC: What have you done with your prize money so far? Have you spent it already?
Brandi: I purchased a car, gave my family some, paid some debt, helped friends out when
they needed it. Moved into a cute apartment. Went to the Sundance Film festival,
donated money to Brandon Bond and Tina for all there dedication for saving
pitbulls, watch his documentary "Victory of the Underdog". My money helped pay to
feed and care for a lot of pitbulls. $100,000 can go real fast.
Brandi Upon Being Named Charm School Winner
FIB MUSIC: What are you fondest memories from your foray into VH1 reality shows?
Brandi: Meeting Bret Michaels and Big John. Going motocrossing, farting on Lacey,
meeting Sharon Osbourne, Riki Rachtman and Daniela Clark. Trying caviar, desiging a
sweatshirt for Ed Hardy and getting a second chance at life by winning the money;
also having the chance to work with 51 minds (casting company) and VH1, they are so amazing. Thank you
51 minds and VH1.
FIB MUSIC: Did you develop any lasting friendships during your reality career?
Brandi: I have. I am best friends with Cathrine Brown from ROL 2, Roxy from ROL 2, Jes and
Magadalina from my season; oh, and I can't forget Rodeo, Inna from ROL 2 and Daisy of
Love, she's so cute.
FIB MUSIC: Is there anybody you've met that you would never want to see again?
Brandi: I would love to never have to see MEGAN HUSSERMAN and Brandi C... EEEWwwwww, they
are such tards!
THE FAST 5
FIB MUSIC: What is your most disgusting habit?
Brandi: Smoking cigarettes.
FIB MUSIC: What is the most masculine thing you do?
Brandi: Hmmmm, I can change my own oil on my car and my tire since Ii had to in Vegas. Funny
story: I got a flat tire and I got to a gas station out of 4 guys I asked to help
not one could change my tire, so I pulled the spare out and my jack and tire
iron and got to work. One lug nut was very hard to loosen so there I am jumping on the
tire iron and jackpot got it off. When I was done changing my tire I looked like I
worked in a coal mine. I also go gun shooting, wakeboarding, and I motocross.
FIB MUSIC: If there is a God, what is the first question you would ask
God when you arrive?
Brandi: WTF? Why was life so hard? Can I rest now?
FIB MUSIC: Greatest Rock band of all time?
Brandi: The Rolling Stones
FIB MUSIC: What were you doing 40 minutes before you sat down to do this
Brandi: Swimming in my pool.
For some reason, this picture makes me hungry
Kind of looks like a really sexy Sandra Bullock
Thanks for the great interview!