62 Comments Wednesday, October 25th, 2006
The reunion show for Flavor of 2 is only days away, but we’ve already reunited with the winner. KING-MAG.com asks Deelishis the one question everyone wants to know, and gives us her official status in part one of our three part interview.
Even the most avid Flavor of Love 2 fan didn’t know who Flav was going to pick in last Sunday’s season finale. Would it be the wild card, New York? Or, would it be the Detroit tigress, Deelishis? In the end, your boy Flav chose the mound over the mouth and Deelishis got her clock.
Now in the days leading up to the highly anticipated reunion show, KING-MAG.com talks with Deelishis, who was actually one of the six Flavor of Love 2 girls gracing our cover. “Flav assumed I was that deal,” said the 28-year-old former State Farm Insurance agent back in our October issue. “So he put it all together and said the deel-is-his.”
In part one of a three part interview, Deelishis gives us the deal and tells us what time it really is between her and Flav and when her feelings for America’s favorite hypeman went from reality TV to real.
KING-MAG.com: Since the season finale, we’re sure youâ€™ve been getting more questions than Alex Trebec. Whatâ€™s the question people ask you most?
Deelishis: Do I really like Flav?
Well, do you?
Yes, I do.
Well thereâ€™s like him because heâ€™s a nice guyâ€¦
Yes he is so that makes it easier for me to like him the way that I do.
Then thereâ€™s like him like you want to have his baby. Is that how you like him?
Well, on the show he made it clear the woman for him would be willing to give him four more babies. So thatâ€™s you?
Well the good thing about that is, I have one so that knocks that number down [laughs].
Threeâ€™s the charm so they say.
Yes, definitely. In some respects, Iâ€™m old fashioned. So of course the American Dream is for me to meet somebody, even in the strangest situations. Fall in love, get the home, make the babies, and live happily ever after. I know that is not always reality, but then again why not?
Well you certainly know a thing or two about reality in the television sense but when did you know your feelings for Flav were not just for TV?
Thatâ€™s a really good question. I went on my date on the camel ride, and we had a long conversation under the tent and thatâ€™s when we started to connect. Thatâ€™s when it didnâ€™t matter if he chose me or not, I knew that I had a connection with him, so anything outside of him choosing me probably wouldâ€™ve been for TV because I thought we had the greater connection at the time.
Now the better question is, is that connection still there?
I take it as serious as we will allow it, and what I mean by that is, as much as I want to tell myself, â€œYou know Iâ€™m going to treat this like any other relationship.â€ itâ€™s different. Itâ€™s a relationship thatâ€™s being dragged through the media. Itâ€™s being looked at with a fine toothcomb and people are on top of it. But hopefully this goes a little bit further. No one wants to get into a courtship just to say Iâ€™m courting someone. Of course you want a deep interesting outcome, so if thatâ€™s what happens, thatâ€™s great, and thatâ€™s what my focus is and according to Flav, his is the same too.
So you two see eye to eye, but weâ€™re not talking wedding bells here, are we?
Not at all. Thatâ€™s not me. Thatâ€™s not realistic.
Okay, but at the same time, if we saw Deelishis right now and said, â€œExcuse me miss? Can I take you out tonight?â€ you would say no, right?
Umm, well honestly, I donâ€™t have a man. Flav and I are courting. But however, due to the nature of how we started our courtship and how public it is, I would probably have to say no. Itâ€™s just bigger than the average courtship, and so I donâ€™t want people to get the wrong idea and I donâ€™t want to repeat last seasonâ€™s winnerâ€™s actions. Now down the line, if things really become a relationship where itâ€™s heâ€™s doing other things – thatâ€™s what he and I have agreed to, then maybe. But even with that, outside of TV, Iâ€™m just not the type to date numerous guys at the same time.
But you seem to be the type who will date a man dating numerous women at the same time, on national television, no less. What made you decide to go down that road?
I was single, number one. And number two, Iâ€™m [28-years-old], so this could be something that I could look back on and say, â€˜You know what? This is something I did, and itâ€™s not so bad.â€™ I was on a hiatus, I was in a bad relationship for some years prior to going on the show, so it couldnâ€™t hurt. If I got to the show and it worked out then good. And if I didnâ€™t, then thatâ€™s okay too.
Well the risk seemed to pay off and it certainly didnâ€™t hurt that you had your secret weapon.
[laughs] What do you mean?
You know what we mean. That backside of yours makes you look pregnant from behind.
I was very pleased with editing. For me to have what I have, I donâ€™t think I flaunted it at all. As a matter of fact, I know I wasnâ€™t, thatâ€™s something I pride myself on. So for me to have a big asset in the back, thatâ€™s just what it is, thatâ€™s hereditary and I wouldnâ€™t change it for the world. However, it wasnâ€™t my tool to win the show. My tool was being myself. Iâ€™m a good person and so is he, so he judged me based on character. And it doesnâ€™t hurt that you know, thereâ€™s a wagon being dragged in on the back [laughs].
Log back on tomorrow for part two of our exclusive interview with Deelishis where she talks about her baby’s daddy, what her daughter thinks of Flav, and which of her fellow contestants she really hates and loves.
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