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Kacey Leggett Interview with Wet Paint (Oct 2010)

October 18, 2010

In October of 2010, Wet Paint interviewed Cycle 15‘s Kacey Leggett following her elimination and appearance on the show. Here is the text from the interview (written and posted by Wet Paint Staff):

ANTM Exclusive Interview: Kacey Blames Her Exit on Her Time of the Month

After proving herself in two challenge wins, Cycle 15’s loudmouth and troublemaker got sent home this week for a less-than-stellar photo shoot with the Patrick Demarchelier. Kacey had serious model potential and we were a little surprised to see her go. The silver, glittery lining? That we’d get to ask her all about her hot male model flirt session and why Lexie despised her so very much. Read on for every juicy detail, including her (TMI) reasoning for why this photo shoot didn’t go so well for her…

Were you confident that your challenge wins would take you to the next round?

Yeah, winning the runway challenge proved that you could walk and the CoverGirl challenge proved that you could talk, so winning both of those challenges, I definitely thought it was gonna save me. Even if I did fall flat in that particular photo shoot, I didn’t think I had bad photo shoots consistently. They smacked me down for messing up once. That was confusing.

Why do you think this photo shoot didn’t go so well for you?

When I was there — I don’t know if you wanna hear this, it might be too much information — but that time of the month was coming, and your mood is always gonna change, and my biggest fear is something happening while it’s the time of the month. So that was definitely in my head going on and making me trip out a lot, but mostly it was taking a lot of direction and forgetting what worked best for me. I thought to please everyone else but I totally forgot what looks best on me. That’s the only thing I can think of why I fell flat.

So female troubles got in the way there?

Yeah…

Were you nervous in front of Patrick like the other girls?

I knew of him, of course, but I wasn’t star struck like some of the other girls. I know Chelsey was over-the-top star struck. I was excited to be in the presence of his, but being in that presence I don’t think it affected me. It was just other things going on.

Were you surprised by how big of a deal it was when you invited the male models over?

It was something I would’ve done if I weren’t on the show. If I meet cool people and I wanna chill, let’s go chill. I didn’t think it was alarming. All the girls were trippin’ about it, I don’t know why. I didn’t see a problem with it at all. It wasn’t just me. It did kinda seem like it was just me that was over-the-top excited, but some of the other girls were like “Ooohh, the guys are coming over.” It was everybody. But I’ll take the rap for it.

Looking back on it, did it seem like you were flirting a lot with your male model partner, Shaw?

Considering being a girlfriend I might have been flirting a little bit too much, but it was harmless flirting. It was just like, “Oh, I think you’re cute,” he thinks I’m cute, and that was really it. No touchy feely – I didn’t pull a Shandi [the Cycle 2 model, who cheated on her BF on ANTM and famously broke down and called him to confess]. It was nothing out of the norm to really be alarming about.

What did your boyfriend back home think of you flirting with Shaw?

He wasn’t happy with it. He was like, “Oh my god.” He wasn’t happy with it at all. But I reassured him, like, “Babe, it’s OK.” He’s still to this day not happy about it. I got in trouble.

When you were there, were you thinking about how he’s gonna see it?

Yeah, of course, it was going through my mind. That’s why nothing did – I mean that’s not why – I shouldn’t say that [giggles]. But I’m not stupid. I’m not gonna do something that I shouldn’t do. And he’s kind of the jealous type, anyway. Any little thing I do is really gonna be a problem

Have you kept in touch with Shaw?

I’ve talked to him maybe twice or so after the show, but it was just little small talk, like a few texts, nothing big.

What did he think of the show?

He was actually asking for the pictures and stuff. I was like, “Boy, you better go on the Internet and blow them up that way.” I was like, “You can get your own, knock it off.”

Have you kept in touch with any of the girls?

No, I’m not talking to any of the girls.

Were you surprised to see what Lexie had to say about you behind closed doors?

Oh my god, yeah. Talk about I’m fake? But I’m not gonna get into it with that girl. It takes two to act a fool and I’m gonna just let her act a fool by herself. She’s actually giving me pretty good publicity because she talks about me so much. She’s actually one of my best advertisements so I’ll just continue to let her do her thing.

What was your motive for calling Lexie out during casting?

She kept saying she confided in me but number 1: why would you confide into someone you didn’t like? She didn’t confide in me. Whenever there’s no cameras we don’t really talk about the competition because we want it to be seen on TV. We were roommates, we were talking about it behind closed doors, so we were like, “Let’s just stop talking about it. We will bring it back up when we get in front of everybody so it can be on TV where the cameras are.” So she agreed to that. When it was happening, I stuck to the agreement and she either flaked out or got nervous or whatever, but she agreed to talk about it.

But do you think Lexie knew that you meant you’d talk about not liking Jordan while Jordan was in the room?

She agreed to bring it back up in front of everyone. That’s why I was so shocked that she was like, “You brought my business up!” I can’t knock some sense into her if that’s what she believes, that’s what she can believe. She posts it everywhere. She has a YouTube and stuff and it’s kinda cute how I’m her center of attention, so I’ll continue to let her talk about me and do her thing.

Were you yelling at the TV when you saw her talking about you?

I had more my friends and family yelling at the TV more than me. I don’t hold grudges. If I saw her today I would shake her hand. It takes more energy to hold a grudge than to let it go.

Were you happy overall with how you were portrayed on TV?

There were some things I wasn’t pleased with but overall, that’s what I gave to them and that’s what they put out. Overall I was OK with it. There were a lot of things where I was like, “WHAT! That’s not true.”

What didn’t you think was true?

How the fights were. The fights were shown the beginning and the end. We missed the meat of the argument. They really really didn’t show any of me talking and interacting with the girls. I might have not been a favorite but I wasn’t a complete outcast.

What was your most embarrassing moment on the show?

I’ve had glasses for a long time and I have darkness under my eyes because I used to wash my face with a Brillo pad and on top of that, I do have bags because it’s unfortunately genetic and my mom had bags. It was so embarrassing watching myself on TV with luggage underneath my eyes because it’s my personal issue and the world magnified my personal issue.

Were the girls feeling defeated about Ann getting best photo every week?

Yeah, everybody liked her but it was like, “Dang it, come on. Release the first spot!” But she deserved it.

Do you think she could win?

I actually do think she could win. She definitely has the Top Model journey that they love so much. They love turning ugly ducklings into beautiful swans and she is considered the little duckling that’s gonna be the fashionista supermodel. I think she could definitely win.

Who are you rooting for?

I’m rooting for Jane. Go Jane. She’s cool, she’s beautiful.

Were you guys close in the house?

Out of everybody else — I wasn’t really close with anybody — but she was one of the first who actually listened to a story or anything had to say regarding the mess that was in the house. She gave me a chance.

What are you up to now?

I’m just chillin’ right now. I hope to have some things in the making, but right now I’m just enjoying Top Model and reminiscing about how I was on the show, then I’ll kick it back into gear.

But you want to be a model?

Of course, I can’t stop. That was a teaser.  Because I didn’t make it all the way I just want more.

To learn more about Cycle 15‘s Kacey Leggett, visit her bio page here.

Source: Wet Paint
Source: The CW / Matthew Rolston

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