The firing of Apprentice's Audrey Evans was no surprise last week. Everyone was stunned by her "Don't hate me because I'm beautiful!" outburst, in which she revealed that she'd been homeless, her parents had been in prison and that, during her childhood, other little girls had disliked her because she was too pretty. After bringing her only friend into the boardroom, ticking off all the guys and utterly baffling viewers with a taxi cab confession, it's no wonder this 22-year-old newlywed found herself on the chopping block. Here, TVGuide.com attempts to interview the grammatically challenged Salt Lake City realtor, who had us wishing she had some "book smarts" to go with those "street smarts." Read on, and you'll see what we mean...
TVGuide.com: How did you feel after being fired?
Audrey Evans: I don't care if I got fired. I got fired from Donald Trump. How bad can my life be? I respect Mr. Trump's decision that he made and to the most extent of it all is the fact that this man loved me. If I'm not the right one for him, then that's OK, it doesn't hurt my feelings.
TVG: Was there any mistake you wish you could undo?
Audrey: I'd take back throwing my hat in as project manager, because if I didn't have the support of my team, then I shouldn't have never been project manager. That is just a huge learning experience for me.
TVG: What if you'd tried a different management style other than just delegating everything to others?
Audrey: Hell, no! These people are leaders. I gave them something to do and they decided not to do it. I'm not the one that makes a fool out of myself, they do.
TVG: It seemed like you were trying to set John up to fail.
Audrey: No, no, no, no, no. Absolutely not. Why would I want to do that? I wanted to win. It just shows that you give these guys something to do and they are going to find a way to not do it. True, true colors.
TVG: Was it hard to watch your emotional breakdown on TV?
Audrey: I cried like a baby. The response of me having my meltdown is something that people are going to know... "This girl — wow." When is the last time you had to live with your coworkers for seven weeks? You can't handle going to work, let alone having to live with them. I was sick and tired of [the] guys telling me I'm the weakest person. I didn't get here because I was weak. I fought my way through life. I don't have Daddy's company and I don't have Mommy being my head cheerleader. I had to work for everything I have.
TVG: Was your history something you wanted to hide from your teammates?
Audrey: No. I sat down with my parents before I auditioned for the show and said, "Look, I'm interested in doing this, but I don't want it to affect us. I want you to know how much I love you." My parents sat back and said, "We're OK. We are strong enough." My parents sacrificed a lot so I could be on this show. But in the end, they are so proud of me. My mom says, "You will always be my Apprentice." I've broughten [sic] such joy to my family after heartache.
TVG: Did you have a mentor or someone to help you get into real estate?
Audrey: Yes. His name was Fred Moore, he was in the real-estate business for 35 years. He passed away when I was on the show. You all think I was emotional having this breakdown talking about my parents — I collapsed and was just numb in the face when I got this phone call.
TVG: How long did you live in your car?
Audrey: I don't want to talk about the details of any of that kind of stuff. It is what it is, and I went through it and it has made me so strong.
TVG: Why did you want to be on The Apprentice?
Audrey: I watched Season 1 and just sat there and thought, "I can do that." I auditioned for Season 2 and didn't make it, but had a great interview with them. When I didn't make it the first time, I thought, "I'll try it again, but this isn't going to work out. I'm ready to go home and have some babies." I auditioned on [a] Saturday, I got a callback on Monday and got married on Tuesday. [Executive producer] Mark Burnett asked me how my husband was going to feel about it and I said, "Actually, Mr. Burnett, I really don't care what my husband thinks. This is a trial that is going to say, if he can handle it, then he's worth it."
TVG: Did your hubby handle it?
Audrey: Yes! He's watching his wife get beat down by these men and he's like, "You get 'em." He says, "Now you guys know how I feel when she comes after me!"
TVG: You swore at John on the balcony. Wasn't that a little unprofessional?
Audrey: I don't regret swearing at him. Maybe I shouldn't have been as dramatic as I was, but it was the heat of the moment. I was so mad that they thought I was weak. Give me a reason, and don't say it is because I'm beautiful. That is stupid.
TVG: You got mad at John for calling you beautiful, but in the cab you were flattered that The Donald said the same thing.
Audrey: No, it was insulting the way that John said it, that all I had was beauty and a great personality. When Mr. Trump said it, it was like, "Audrey, you are beautiful, but beauty isn't always going to get you places. You have to have the respect from your team." OK, I get it.
TVG: Why did you bring your friend Angie into the boardroom?
Audrey: Because she was part of the marketing team. I didn't want to alienate her so that somebody could say, "You didn't bring your best friend in."
TVG: So you didn't bring her in thinking she'd support you?
Audrey: No. In the end, she ended up saying that the team didn't respect me. At first I thought, "Wow, that is shocking that you would say that." But now I can see why.
TVG: Angie seemed ticked off. Are you on speaking terms with her now?
Audrey: She's my best friend in the whole world.
TVG: So what happens in the boardroom stays in the boardroom?
Audrey: No, it was something that I had to realize, that my looks may not be an issue to all men, but to men that are insecure, my looks are a very big issue. You see most women not getting along and being intimidated by looks. But it is so interesting to see the guys get their feathers ruffled. NBC did an incredible job of really showing the truth.
TVG: So you feel you were accurately portrayed?
Audrey: That is me. That is who I am. I'm sticking to it.
TVG: Did you ever ask Chris to stop chewing tobacco?
Audrey: I didn't. Because I thought, "We are all on a job interview. I can't get along with these guys when we are working, let alone to tell this guy to stop chewing. He might just explode and become a complete psychopath." I didn't need this clown to be attacking me. Chris has to live with that the rest of his life, not me.
TVG: You keep talking about respect. How are you trying to earn it now?
Audrey: There are so many people that respect me just because of the fact that I have not let people take advantage of me and walk all over me. They respect me for the fight that I put up, not my looks, but my attitude and personality.
TVG: Do you think you needed to show so much attitude during the painting task?
Audrey: [I did] because Craig was treating me like I was a child. I can take orders from men. I can take instructions from people. I can handle intensity where you aren't going to have a nice voice, but you ain't gonna treat me like I'm stupid.