Here is an interview with WWE Diva Ashley Massaro, courtesy of the latest edition of WWE Magazine:
We hate to bring up a sore subject, but how did you get tossed from Survivor after two episodes?
To make a long story short, never trust a male model. I thought Dave was a good guy, which was my biggest mistake. Well, that and maybe I shouldn’t have drunk that muddy water. That’s why I got sick. Man, my team became so mismanaged and disorganized. Were I in full health, things would have been different, and I definitely wouldn’t have gotten kicked off so early.
Were there any positives about the whole experience, other than hanging out with the awesome Jeff Probst?
I got to see a lot of China and experience much of the culture, whether I was rushing through Shangai or Nanchung. And another cool thing about the show was that it was the first American television production to be filmed in China.
Do you think you’d ever give reality TV a shot again?
I’m not the most private person. I share a lot on my MySpace page. I post a lot of personal information on my blog, and I’m very candid. I even gave out my phone number on Raw during the WWE Diva Search. And yet having a camera always up in my grill is not for me. They have footage of me naked, trying to bathe in the water, going to the bathroom — everything. That’s just too much for me.
Since your time on Survivor was short-lived, how did you spend the rest of your time off?
When I got back from China, I was sick. I had to go to the hospital because my kidneys got all messed up from being dehydrated. So I really took it easy for a while. Because of the illness, I moved down to Raleigh, NC, to be closer to my parents. I was only there for three months. That place really wasn’t for me.
So it’s pretty hard for New Yorkers to exist outside the Big Apple, huh?
Actually, I moved to Austin, Texas, and I love it there. I’m no Texan, but Austin is such a rad city. Tons of bands play there and it has a great nightlife — it’s like a mini-New York City.
Were we to visit Austin, where might we find you?
There’s a place called the Alamo Drafthouse, a theatre that shows tons and tons of movies — both new and old. But the coolest thing about it is that you can eat and drink during the films. Actually, I was there not too long ago and Crispin Glover was screening a movie that he had directed and produced. So I got to hang out with George McFly!
Sounds like your time off was a blast. Was it hard to return?
I was so excited to be back! I couldn’t get the smile off my face when I made my entrance. I surprised a lot of people — even my family — when I came out. And participating in the Lingerie Pillow Fight (on the 1/7/08 Raw) was cool too. I’d never been in one, and I didn’t really know how to brawl in it. I mean, is it wrong to choke someone with a pillowcase?
In addition to changing cities and brands, you’ve changed your ‘do. What made you go all Posh Spice?
When I came back from China, my hair was pretty gnarly, so I got it cut at a salon. But it was still long, and I didn’t really like it. I wanted to shave my head and go all Britney Spears, but my mom convinced me not to. So one day I just went into the bathroom and cut it myself. I don’t know what I was thinking, because I’m not a hairdresser by any means, but I just took a pair of scissors and a razor blade and started going at it. And it turned out all right. I really like it.
Do you feel like showing off your new ‘do in another Playboy spread?
I’m really happy about how the last one turned out. Playboy catered the shoot to my personality. They spray-painted my tattoos on the set wall. So you never know, maybe I’ll have another go at it.
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