We have a winner…but how enduring is Thing’s victory? Below, the noted twin talks about where she and Flav are in their relationship, her bond with her sister, Sinceer’s backstabbing and how she really felt about being called “Thing” for the time that she was in the Flav mansion. Was her connection with Flav strong enough to endure the months between the shooting and the airing of the finale?
Have you spoken to Flav since the finale?
I’ve seen Flav a couple of times since the show. He took me out to Benihana not long after the finale wrapped. But he’s been off in Canada doing his show, and I’ve had other things going on. We haven’t seen each other in a few months but it’s still exciting. I’m excited to see what’s going to happen.
What do you think? Is it going to work out?
I mean, yeah. We had a really strong connection, and I feel like it’s a strong possibility that it will work out.
When you won, was there any feeling of, “Ha. Take that, bitches!”?
Basically, yes, to Sinceer. It’s like, it’s in your face because you thought you were doing something. You tried to back-stab me, but it blew up in your face. That was real rewarding, but me being with Flav was the best reward.
How do you feel about Sinceer today?
The show was months ago and she was desperate and she did what she felt like she had to do. But, you know, she’s a loser and I’m a winner, so…
Flav talked about chemistry versus connection, but aren’t they basically the same thing?
I feel like they’re similar, but when you have a certain type of connection, that’s a little deeper to me.
When he named you and your sister “Thing 1 and Thing 2,” they flashed to you talking about how you liked the name. But did it ever get weird to be called “thing” all the time?
For the record, we did not like that name when he first gave it to us. We liked “Sugar” and “Spice,” but Flav did not like that. But “Thing 1” and “Thing 2” is real unique, and a lot of people are going to remember that. Sometimes I did think, “Oh my gosh. All of America is going to think of us as things. I don’t want to be known as a thing.” But it is what it is. We just have to accept it.
You were grouped with your sister and your similarities were constantly highlighted by the show. What are the biggest differences between you and your sister?
On the show, our weight. (Laughs) That’s it. Of course, we’re one, but we’re still individuals. My sister’s a little more relaxed, and I’m a little more uptempo. I’m a little more boisterous.
You were the first girl on Flavor of Love to ever turn down a nightcap. That’s so hot. What was the reasoning behind that?
I just wanted Flav to get to know me. I wanted us to connect on a talkative level, nothing physical. I just felt like we needed to wait, and whatever was going to happen after the show was going to happen. It was going good, and we just needed to leave it that way.
But there was a physical attraction, right? He seemed so into you and your sister.
Yeah, and I was definitely attracted to Flav. His personality shined so much and it just made him look…he was just a beautiful person. Inside shined out. Me turning down that nightcap, it wasn’t like I wasn’t attracted to him, it just felt like the right thing to do at the time.
When you talk about the inside shining through, does that mean you’re physically attracted to Flav?
Flav isn’t typically the type of guy I go after. I typically go for bigger guys, but being around him, you can’t help but really like him and really feel him as a person.
It was kind of crazy that he eliminated you, only to bring you back.
I was really surprised when I got eliminated. Even when my sister left, I never saw it coming. I knew the kind of connection Flav and I have. When Rick called me to tell me to go to France, I knew Flav knew he made a mistake. It was an immediate thing. A couple days later, I was on the plane to France.
At that point, did you know you had this competition in the bag?
In a way, but he brought New York back twice. I realized that he could have been missing me at that moment, but it didn’t mean he was going to pick me at that time. It was iffy. I didn’t know what to expect.
How did your sister’s elimination affect you?
It was tough. You’re coming in with someone you know, you love and you trust. And then to have that taken away in such a stressful environment, it was hard. But we knew it was going to come to that. Ultimately, if Flav was really looking for love, he couldn’t possibly pick two sisters.
How did your sister react when she found out you won?
She was happy. If it wasn’t going to be her, she wanted it to be me, and if it wasn’t going to be me, I wanted it to be her. She was more ecstatic than I was.
She has no resentment for you?
Oh, never. No, no. A man would never come between us.
Is there any weirdness that you’re with someone you were both competing for?
You know what? In any other circumstance, there probably would be. But because we came off a show, and it was a strange situation anyway, no. It’s just something we can look back on and laugh about.
How has it been dealing with the fans?
Really crazy. You have all kinds of fans: normal ones, crazy ones. We had a couple of times where girls came up to us and tried to attack us because we might have booted somebody they liked off the show. It got to the point where when we go out to a club or anything like that, we need security with us.
And what about your portrayal?
I feel like they did me some justice. We were up in there acting a fool. We were cutting up, so I think they made us look really good. (Laughs)
In all, how was the experience for you?
Wonderful. It was a life-changing experience. It gave me so many opportunities and made me look at life in a new perspective. I’m really glad I got this chance. I had a great time, and I’d do it over again.
What’s coming up for you?
They don’t really like us talking about it, but we do have a couple of offers that we’re working out. You’re gonna see the twins in ’08 and ’09. That’s what I can say right now.
I know you’re apprehensive to talk too much about your future with Flav, but what do you see as the best-case scenario?
I see us having a really great relationship. A good, good friendship, partnership. We’ll be there for each other. We’ll be life-long partners, friends, whatever you want to call it.
In the same city? The same house?
Wherever. He’s a great person. I think it’s going to work out for the best.
Keep up with both Thing 2 and her sister via their FlavorOfLoveWorld.com profile and their MySpace. And be sure to catch the Flavor of Love 3 Reunion, airing Monday, May 26, to see how this Thing plays out.
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