“Jerseylicious”: More From Tracey and Olivia
It’s nearing the end of the season, so we figured it might be nice to give you the rest of what the Jersey girls had to say in their interview for our summer issue. Tracey and Olivia from “Jerseylicious” open up on who the next big state is and how they’ve changed after being on TV.
Cliq Magazine: Moving on to Jersey. Let’s look at the bigger picture of the state. It’s been a big fad in the last couple of years. So what do you think is the next state to make it big?
Olivia: Well, I mean, I guess maybe Florida? Florida has a lot of stuff that goes on. There’s an awesome party life. Maybe New York? I don’t know if they are already considered a big thing. Anywhere that has a lot of personality. I haven’t really been anywhere else besides New Jersey, so I don’t really know. I did an interview last week and we were talking about the royal wedding, and I didn’t even know a thing about it. I didn’t even know it was happening. I guess I really don’t leave Jersey often.
Tracy: Well, hopefully Jersey never loses it because we have so much to give and so much personality. And we have, like, crazy fashion, and we just don’t care about what other people think. But I mean, I don’t know. First it was California—now it’s Jersey. I think it will always be those two states; they are so opposite from each other, and…I don’t know maybe Texas? I think people are really different there. People like to see what they’re not normally used to seeing. Like, that’s why New York City doesn’t get so much recognition. It is just this huge melting pot of people, and Jersey and California are all about the individual person. And the stereotypes are so severe, that’s why I said Texas…because the stereotype in Texas is, like, a cowboy hat.
CM: How much has your life changed in these last few seasons? Do you have any regrets? Has the show made your life harder in any way?
Olivia: No, I really don’t have any regrets. I am not a very regretful person. Even if I have a bad relationship or a bad friend…I really believe that everything that has happened to me has made me who I am. I do think that as a person I haven’t changed; I still act the same, and I still do my own thing. When it comes to going to premiere parties for the show, I haven’t gone in the past two years. I’d rather go be with my friends who I don’t see that often. I’d rather go see the people who are really in my life outside the camera. I still live my life, and I don’t get wrapped up in the show. As soon as I leave work, I want to go back to the people who care about me. When people approach me, I feel like they are coming up to me because they have met me somewhere, not just because of the show.
Tracy: I think that personally…I haven’t changed. But my life is just a little crazy now. When we go out, it’s hard to go shopping because some people want to take pictures, get autographs, and stuff like that. And it doesn’t really bother me, it’s just like overwhelming at times. I don’t really know how to handle it because I am brand new at all of this…I think that that’s a problem sometimes; we are literally growing up on camera, and it’s hard to have all these people watching you and judging you all the time. And I think that’s why we get in so many fights. We have so much stress and realize that these people are never going to leave. It’s just, like, they’re there all the time and you get frustrated. And on top of it, I have to work with someone I don’t like. It’s a lot to handle, and people forget this is our real lives. Like, I’m really just a hair dresser.
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