Our discussion with New York continues after the jump, where the dating-show vet talks fame and (be afraid:) her mother.
How has life been since Flavor of Love blew up, on a day-to-day basis? Are you ever mobbed?
There are times when I wake up in the morning and I forget that I am quote-unquote New York. But once I hit the scene and I leave my front door, I am quickly reminded that I am New York. I get mobbed. I get asked to sign underwear. I get asked to sign skin. People don't have paper, they're asking me to sign their flesh. It's crazy, but I love it.
What's the weirdest thing anyone's ever requested?
This woman, in the ladies' room, asked me to pee in her drink so that she could drink it down and be something like me. I'm like, "Lady, are you serious? You have to pay me to do something like that!"
Any harassment ever? Does anyone get aggressive with you, since you're such a divisive character?
Never. The feedback has been 100 percent positive.
How have the men been?
Guys always want to one-up Flav and say they're better, try to prove it. I have to turn them down quickly, because it's not that they want to date me, they just have something to prove. I also think sometimes I intimidate them because they saw my personality on television and how things were between me and Flav.
Any drawbacks to fame that you've seen?
No. I can't remember the last time I paid for a meal or to go through the entrance way of a club. But, a lot of females have been hitting on me since the show and it's a little crazy for me to deal with that. But I'm flattered!
When we last saw your mom, she was storming out of the house during the finale of Flavor of Love 2. She was angry that you chose to stay with Flav instead of leaving with her. What happened between then and now?
When my mom found out I didn't win a second time, she didn't say, "I told you so." She didn't say, "You were silly for staying." All she basically did was outstretch her arms for me to fall into her bosom. She was there for me to pick me up. My mom was there to support me because she knows I'm strong-minded.
And why are you having her on I Love New York?
I value my mom's opinion very strongly when it comes to love.
This is your third time to appear on a television dating show. Do you think of TV as an effective way of finding a mate?
Well, I definitely have to say it is a modern way of meeting someone. You have the Internet that you can use to find love, and now it's readily available on the television. So meeting someone via TV is the norm. It's 2007, so I'm all for it.
Did you ever use the Internet?
Oh, hell no. Guys flock to me. They've always flocked to me and they will continue to flock to me.
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