You’ve had so many successful seasons on TV now – do you even notice the cameras anymore? Is anything off limits?
“I don’t notice the cameras anymore – everything feels natural. And I don’t worry about keeping anything off limits. You can’t really do that when you have a reality show and keeping secrets complicates life.”
This season kicks off with the now-infamous moment where your manager tells you thatPeepshow wants you to lose weight. Did you lose any weight or become conscious of your body after that comment?
“I was really self-conscious for a while after being told to lose weight. I felt that on stage for sure. I have lost about half the weight I intend to lose, about 7lbs so far. I’m a curvy girl and that will never change.”
There’s also another hugely talked-about moment this season where you visit Hef after hearing his engagement news. Do you have any regrets about putting your reaction to the engagement on camera?
“I definitely don’t have any regrets about putting my reaction to Hef’s engagement on camera. Everyone was expecting me to react, and most people were expecting my reaction to be something it wasn’t. It was important to me to put my feelings out there, and the TV show provides a longer format to express my feelings than a quick soundbite does.”
Did the meeting help alleviate any concerns you had about the engagement? Are you interested in getting to know Crystal better now that she will play a big role in Hef’s life?
“I still feel like I don’t know a lot about Crystal but it’s not my place to do that. I will always be protective of Hef because that’s just in my nature to be that way.”
You ask Hef and Crystal to keep you updated on wedding plans – is there a possibility you will attend the ceremony?
“I don’t think I will attend their wedding. The attention should be on them, not on what an ex-girlfriend’s reaction is.”
Kendra also makes an appearance in that episode, and it’s great to see you guys together again. How often do you talk and see each other?
“It was great to see Kendra again, we talk all the time, but distance and schedules make it harder to see one another than we would like. I know she’s doing great and she and [her husband] Hank and [son] Little Hank make an awesome family.”
Another theme this season is your relationship with All Time Low musician Jack Barakat. Was there any hesitation on your part or his about putting that on camera?
“It was up to Jack whether or not he would be okay with being on camera. I am an open book and anything goes, so I didn’t have any hesitations at all.”
Former Hills star Jayde Nicole makes an appearance in the first episode. How did the issues between you guys arise and will that be a continuing theme throughout the season?
“The conflict with Jayde arose because we used to be friends, but she changed so much and then she moved to town as a party girl. She supposedly has a job here but nobody seems to know what that is. You will definitely be seeing more of her in this season, including a bar fight!”
You’re really busy with Peepshow and, of course, this show but you’ve still found time to write a book about Vegas. How did that come about?
“I fell in love with Las Vegas and wanted to explore everything here. People ask me for recommendations all the time, so I thought, why not write a book about it? It also includes Vegas history, and my story, how I got here.”
Have you got anything else in the works this year?
“I am also the Las Vegas correspondent for the entertainment news show Extra. So if you’re in the States you can expect to see a lot more of me on TV :)”