The Celebreality Interview – Caliente

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We’ve heard plenty of people say, “I’m not here to make friends,” throughout the years, but this interview with For the Love of Ray J’s Caliente features the first utterance of, “I don’t was there for find friends,” ever (probably). Amazing. Below, Caliente also talks about her feelings for Ray, her 15-year-old son, her talk show and her much-teased-about grasp on the English language.

(And speaking of that, I’ve done my best to preserve Caliente’s voice by transcribing her words verbatim. I didn’t type them out phonetically because that’d probably take weeks. I salute the hard work of the For the Love of Ray J 2 subtitlers!)

How was the show for you?

For me, it was perfect. I don’t have regrets and I don’t have so many bad stuff. Ray would fight, would complain with some girls. But for me, it was very good experience and I’m so happy.

Was it frustrating to be eliminated when it seemed that the other girls had more baggage?

Honestly, I was in shock. I don’t believe that he picked Platinum over me when I don’t know what is the point if somebody told you, “I’m in love still with my ex-boyfriend.” I have told in the interviews: “I don’t have ex-husband, I don’t have ex-boyfriend, I don’t sleep with his friends.” I was so clean! I think that my problem was my English. Sometimes with Ray, we cannot have the deeply conversation.

What did you think about the way your English was portrayed with the subtitling and everything?

That it was bad for me?

The show kind of made light of it. Do you laugh about that?

Honestly, I don’t care. When the people say, “Oh, she speaks so bad,” I want to know what they do these people if they go to my country with nobody speak your language. When I move here, it is not like Miami. It was like if you move to China. I don’t understand nothing. I can’t say, “Hi,” I couldn’t say, “Bye.” Nothing. I move here one year ago, I go to the school for two months, and learned each day. I know that my English is not perfect, but at least I try! I for this, on one occasion, I was so mad at Extra. She laugh for my English all the time. I say, “You can’t laugh because somebody don’t speak exactly the perfect language.” Maybe for the people here, it’s funny when I speak English, but for me it’s funny when certain American people try for speak Spanish. It’s like, “Mucho caliente.” (Laughs) Or, “You are mucho bonita.” Ten percent the people laugh, and others understand when I talk. If you go to my country, it would be so hard, because if you don’t speak the same language, the people get so rude with you. So I am happy for that. People that know me, they told me, “Are you crazy, if you go to some shows and it’s all in English and you don’t speak perfect English?” And I say, “I don’t care! I try!” Nobody believe in me, but I say: when it’s for love, it don’t care your language, because the language for the love, it is around the world.

I thought your accent was a cute part of your character.

Yes, honestly, I don’t do on purpose. I say what I think. Just yesterday, somebody told me, “Why you say, ‘Shut up your mouth?’ You can’t say this. You need say, ‘Shut your mouth.’” (Laughs) Yesterday, somebody told me the correct expression. It was my son.

There was a lot of talk in the episode about you not being serious enough for Ray. What do you think about that?

I disagree. I talk with Ray and I told him I have so responsibilities in my life. I’m very serious person. I can live on myself always in my life with my son, I can support me, so I can be so serious. For this I love laugh, because if you are so serious everyday, if you have somebody in your life, you can’t be so serious all the time because it’s boring, your life like that. For this I totally disagree, because I can laugh, I can be happy everyday, because I say, “Thank you God, I wake up this morning. I have all health.” So, I love laugh. Ray told me, “You’re so funny because you make jokes, and finish and nobody understands and you laugh.” (Laughs)

You were upset when you were eliminated, though, right?

I don’t was upset at all. I was disappoint, I was in shock, that is different than I was upset. I really appreciate it that he walk with me to the door, because he don’t walk with nobody at the home. And he walk with me, he open the door, he kicked me out. (Laughs) But was very nice action from him to me. I told Ray that if I can’t find nothing with you, I know that I can find one very good friend, and I have a great time and I don’t have regrets for nothing. When I was upset, I was upset. When I fight with Flossy, she know I was for one reason, because she talked something about my son. For me was, she cross the line. When I fight with Extra, it was because, come on. You can’t live with this girl 24 hours. She’s insane. When I was happy, I was happy.

What did Flossy say about your son?

She say, “Why she’s here if she have f***ing stupid son?” She don’t told me this, the girls told me that. When I confront her, she say, “Uh, yes, it’s true. I don’t say nothing wrong.” I don’t care if you have 15, 30, or 50, when you say something about my son, my son is my life, you cross the line. I talk with her after the fight, “I can’t ignore you ’cause we live together. I can say, ‘Good morning,’ ‘Good night.’ But don’t waste your time with me, because I don’t want to be your friend.” I’m Latina, I’m very passionate.

I can tell. How old is your son?

My son is 15.

Did he watch the entire season?

He watched sometimes, because he have the friends in the school. All the girls watch the school, so when I went to the school one time because he play basketball, the girls say, “Oh my god, you’re Caliente!” My son is no like me. He’s more shy. He’s more intro. But he don’t care nothing. He say, “I don’t want to see the show.” I talked with him before I enter on the show, I say, “Hey, this is tough. I don’t want to do nothing that you feel so bad for me, but you can think nothing, because I don’t know what the people will see after I leave, because I don’t edit the tapes.” I told him, “You only think I’m good mom. I do everything for you, so you never listen to people.”

Did you have beef with Mz Berry? You called her “grandma” at one point.

I call “grandma,” because all the girls call her “grandma.” But in the first time, I don’t like her. I confront her, because we have some situation in one room the first day. I’m Latina, when I talk maybe if I have some friend, I like touch. And the people say, “Don’t touch me,” or something like that here. There’s more distance. So I was talking and is not for purpose, I touch her arm, but not bad ’cause all of the girls were there, and she say, “Excuse me? Why you touch my arm?” But she told me very bad. And it was in the first five minutes when we enter the home. And I said, “Excuse me, I don’t want be rude, but I don’t do nothing.” And she said, “Yes! Don’t touch me!” But she told me so bad. It’s not the same Mz Berry that all the people saw. She was so rude with me. Later, I asked her, “Why you acting with me like that?” And she said, “I don’t remember!” I don’t understand. I’m sorry if I’m Latina and I like touch, but I don’t want touch you because I want to hurt your arm or something like that. So I had so distance and I don’t care what she say. I’m not stupid. Mz Berry have the same age like me. We have the same age. The girls was more younger. And she knew exactly what she need do for give Ray his attention, and I knew it, too. But after everything, we start talking because we have our life in the same level. Because she have her kids, I have my son. We are cool in this level. And in the end, after the detector liar, she say, “I try for find so many bad stuff about her, and I couldn’t. I know that she is very sweet person.” And is true. In the end, I don’t have nothing for say bad about her. I was in the game, because in the end this was the game. I don’t was there for find friends.

Did you go into the show a fan of Ray?

I didn’t know who is him exactly. Only I know one song for him. He ask me, “You know who is my sister?” No. I really don’t know. I like him, and I like him more after when I enter the show, because he’s so funny. He’s so nice. I find very nice friend. So, I need talk with Ray, I need him introduce me with his friends.

No homey-smashing!

Because I remember we was in the basketball, I wanted to stay there. (Laughs) But they say, “No, no, no. Be nice, be nice.” But Ray send me home, so I don’t care. I can say again: I love black mens. (Laughs) Yes.

Tell me about your job as a TV host.

My show is in five countries: it’s in Chile, Brazil, Argentina, now in Spain and Mexico, too. I’m still doing. My producer in Argentina, they send the people for the production for live here for three months. We film in two times in the week. When they need more, they come back. I start doing show in Argentina, but he tell me, “I figure the epicenter for the cars is in California, so you can consider moving there.” I come here for try, I never going back.

What’s the show called?

You gonna laugh, but it’s American Dreams. It’s about the cars. I know the cars, believe me. I love cars. I go to for like Pebble Beach, you know the auctions? The people can buy the cars for $20 millions. The show has like three parts: the news for the new cars, the American cars and the classic cars. I do interviews with the owners of some cars and they explain what they do, or we try find car with some history. When I move here, I start for filming around my area, so I try to talk about history of the area and they mix this with some classic car I know there.

I never would have pegged you for a gearhead.

I love it. I’m not like a stupid girl talking about the car and I don’t know what is Mustang, I don’t know what is Stingray 24. I know the history of the cars.

I’m impressed.

Yes, I’m smart. Here is so many pretty girls. I don’t have 20 years, so I need be more smart and I need be more showing my personality, because if I don’t use this, I’m lost here.

Keep up with Caliente via her MySpace and follow her on Twitter.

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  1. esheebaby says:

    Does anyone else think ray had sex with caliente?

  2. Carlos says:

    she brought the show 2 life

  3. Rach says:

    She is so awesome. What a genuine, funny woman.

    Ditch the American Dreams show and get 51Minds to give you “Muey Caliente” here in the states!

  4. COurtie says:

    I loved her on the show and I love her even more after this interview.

    I would watch a Caliente show!

  5. choco805 says:

    ray j no disrespect u need to give a sister a chance u keep picking all these pick toes and they dont last u need someone to bring calm to u stop playing ray j your not looking for love your looking for booty calls

  6. Alexis says:

    buena suerte chica!!! Good Luck!!!

  7. justme145 says:

    I love Caliente! She is the most real and genuine person to ever be on a reality tv show.

  8. Robyn says:

    Caliente was my fav b/c she was keepin it real! She needs her own show!!!!!!!!!!

  9. daneen says:

    Why do everybody keep calling mz.berry grandma? Especially the ones that is left. As young as you are yall look olda than her…stop sippin on dat hater aid and go buy urself so koolaid and drink dat to satify you thirst. Most of yall that was on the sho look like sum dudes and probably was dere to get noticed. And my mom said get off Ray J’s nuts…..and ray j sweetie plz stop pickn dem white girls before u end up n jail sumwhere, much love da hbic

  10. branded says:

    I love Caliente!..this check is a cracken!!is amaizing listen or watch herbon Tv.I’m from Vegas,and i just saw CALIENTE..there on Las vegas Blvd…i was with my friends,and we want talk to her..and listen the most sexy accent ever..and she is stunning pretty..mucho CALIENTE!!..but the most important thing,is that she have an amaizing ,caring,funny,personality,and friendly.with me and my friends!..we are black guys!sually we talk with sexy check and black girls…but believe me..she is the most cute latina that i never saw.I like her in the show…but if u know Caliente..u’ll love her..and i hope that soon she ‘ll have soon her show…WITH BLACK gys!!where is the list??..and i like so much the interview..blesses!CALIENTE!

  11. TaT says:

    choco805 You’re an idiot. The man picks who he wants,IF he doesn’t want to be with a dark woman that’s his choice NOT YOURS. Stop making things like this about race because it’s YOUR thought that because of his skin he should be with a woman of color. And another thing, check your facts stupid because he dated alot of dark women including Whitney Houston. Now, most of my girls are latina and that’s just how my life went. But,they never said, “I’m latina so I can be an asshole to people”. Caliente without a doubt is beautiful,but, to sit there and go along with all of the other girls and call berry grandma,when she’s the same age and looks 10 yrs older,shows to me,that she’s just a little tiny bit jealous,because he didn’t want her either. And you know what? He wont end up with any of them anyway.

  12. kayla says:

    I love Caliente! Shes so funny! Im sad she didnt win cuz she was one of the realest girls on the show. ;[ <333

  13. Sara says:

    Ray J did Luscious wrong!! He did not defend her against his “homies” till she came in the room. He does not respect her and when she confront him about it, he threw it back in her face!! Ray J is a loser, piece of sh*t!!!

  14. Rochelle says:

    Ms Berry is great she should not be on Ray show because she all woman and Ray is not ready , Ray need to grow up he keep Platinum who have a lot of Baggage and still in love with her EX… plus i’m starting to beleive he just like white woman because when you say jump they say how high … black woman be too much for him… maybe if he grow up maybe he have a hit record.. LOL
    P.S nore more of RAYJ he is fake ….

  15. laura says:

    This is for “Ray J”…you are so fake and a loser. We all know this show is so fake but its funny that the only “real” thing about it is the cast and they aren’t much to brag about. But of course their about as real as it will get. Fake females for Ray J. Ha-Ha YOU SUCK!!!!

  16. Joe Powell says:

    Caliente was real and Ray shouldn’t of let her go! Im now mixed toward Ray after tonight’s showing of what happened to Lusicous. He should of stood up to her. The best thing he could of done was let all 3 females stay this week, given what happened on the show.

  17. hiddenanais says:

    yes, i think she slept with ray. i don’t think there’s anything wrong with it if she did, though. i miss caliente already and was hoping ray would choose her, but i knew he wouldn’t. maybe after the show they can meet up again and date :)

  18. tony says:

    this girl was the best i cant believe ray j didnt pick her out of all the girls she kept it real didnt lie and shes smoking hot. wow is all i can say about caliente.
    hottest and most real chick out of all the girls.

  19. shaknbak480 says:

    I lost pretty much all respect for Ray when he eliminated Caliente. How are you going to keep someone who cries every two seconds and is super jealous knowing the type of career he is in and someone else in love with their ex and willing to leave to be with them! Kicking somebody off because they are happy all the time.. ha what a dumbass

  20. tacubocu says:

    shaknbak480 you are so correct!

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