You’ve made your mark as a model and actress, but you might be best known as the biggest star of The Real Housewives of Miamifor the past two years. So why did you decide not to do another season?
It was getting to where I didn’t have any friends on the show, and I felt like some of the girls thought, “Oh, my God, this is my five minutes of fame—I need to bring the drama. I need to be a vicious human being so the spotlight will be on me.” I joined the show being this happy person with a career, which made me a bit of a target.
You had a nasty, well-publicized feud last year with Housewives of Beverly Hills star Brandi Glanville. Did she actually accuse you of having, um, bad personal hygiene?
It got out of hand, and there was just way too much below-the-belt stuff, literally. With Brandi, I got sucker punched. I’d never met her before I was on the show, but we’d send each other compliments on Twitter, so I thought we were cool. And when we finally did meet, she was totally a cold bitch toward me. Then all of that drama started, and I don’t think she was expecting me to fight back [laughs].
Did you like watching the show?
It was tough! When you film, you’re living that bad moment, but you get over it, make peace, and move on. But then, when the show airs, we’d have to comment about it on our blog, what we were thinking in that particular crappy moment. So some of the girls would get offended and be like, “Oh, my God, I thought you were over it!” It was an endless circle—I’d be living those situations three times because of that.
Your husband [Miami club owner Romain Zago] isn’t exactly the pencil-thin type. Are you attracted to brawny guys?
I think guys need to take care of themselves. But when they’re really bulky and think about nothing but working out? Total turnoff! My husband used to be really skinny when he was a model and had to fit high-fashion measurements. Now he works out, but he’s not obsessed. I respect that.
Before marriage, did you date any big celebs? Or, better yet, turn one down?
Actually, I did [laughs]. I definitely turned down a pretty huge one. I don’t want to say who, because he’s married and it’s just going to turn into an enormous drama. But, yeah, his manager called my manager and asked if I’d go to dinner with him. I was like, “Ooh, totally not my type.” Then, a couple of years later, he called again and I said, “No, no, no.” I shut him down completely.
Romain once claimed that you wanted a “sexual clause” in your marriage prenup. Was that a joke?
Well, it was a joke, but it was very close to reality. We’ve always had an issue with that subject, because I’ve been the more sexual one in the relationship. So I kind of joked to him, like, “If we’re going to get married, then I’m putting that clause in so I can get it on a regular basis.”
Any advice for other couples wrestling with the same problem?
If a girl wants more sex from her man, and she sees that the guy is having a lot of stress, then plan a romantic getaway so he can really unwind and relax for a weekend. Spur-of-the-moment things are best. And dressing up or role-playing definitely can make things way more interesting and exciting.
Speaking of role-play, what is your dream movie role?
Being a Bond girl! That’s my goal. I’ve actually been dreaming about that ever since I got into this business.
You’ve been criticized for flaunting too much flesh in public. What do you have to say to your critics?
If my man wants me to walk around being supersexy all the time, why not? As long as it’s not trashy, or hurting somebody, or disrespecting anyone, then why not? I, for one, appreciate beautiful women. When I see them walking down the street, I want to give them a high five.
Photos by René & Radka