Have you had your irony supplement today? If not, you're about to get a full dose. On last week's America's Next Top Model, Tatiana Dante was eliminated for not coming off nasty enough while portraying Greed during a Seven Deadly Sins photo shoot in a graveyard. But when TVGuide.com caught up with her just before tonight's episode (8 pm/ET on UPN), we found that, ahem, actually, barb-slinging and pot-stirring were second nature to the sassy 18-year-old Hawaiian. Read on and see for yourself.
TVGuide.com: Since greed did you in, are you now determined to get rich?
Tatiana Dante: [Laughs] No. I'm not a greedy person.
Tatiana: Thanks! But I don't know why I kicked ass at that. My ultimate goal is to continue pursuing modeling, and then, after I get that goal done, maybe have my own magazine and/or fashion-designing company. TVG: You'll have to work on your being-interviewed skills, then. How many times as an interviewee did you say...
Tatiana: "Actually!" [Laughs] TVG: Have you cut that word from your vocabulary?
Tatiana: I think I was nervous, so I just used that word a lot because it sounded good. I'm actually not too sure why... Oops! I just said "actually" again! It's a good word! TVG: Don't worry, I'm not counting. [On second thought, let's count.] Now then, do you think you were isolated from the other girls because you were smarter?
Tatiana: I don't actually (1) think I'm smarter, but I do think it might have been because we have different lifestyles. TVG: Hmm... I doubt any of the other girls listed the History Channel as their favorite TV destination in their bio.
Tatiana: No, they don't seem like the kind of girls who would be interested in the History Channel, but I am. The History Channel and the Discovery Channel... those are my channels. I love 'em so much! TVG: When I talked to Brandy Rusher a few weeks ago, she was still p---ed off at you!
Tatiana: Well, Brandy, excuse my language... [Pauses] No, I'm not going to say a bad word. She just has a bad attitude in general, and I don't like her very much. TVG: I got that. If you ask me, Tiffany Richardson was being overly generous when she said that 90 percent of the time, Brandy was nice.
Tatiana: [Laughs] That was so overly generous, and you know that if you watch the show. You super know that! It's such a lie! But she can lie all she wants. TVG: To tell you the truth, I was scared of Brandy. I didn't want to p--- her off!
Tatiana: Oh, I tried to p--- her off! TVG: Mission accomplished. What did you say that so irritated her?
Tatiana: Actually (2), I really don't remember. I don't think I said anything. I think she just has a general problem with me. I actually (3) was, like, agreeing with her on something, and she told me that I have a big mouth and went off on me. I was like, "Whatever, dude. You want to play? I'll play!" I'm not going to let someone talk crap to me. I'm gonna talk crap back. TVG: You enjoyed getting her goat!
Tatiana: I didn't enjoy it. Actually (4), it was kind of annoying. You have to understand that they were saying I was this and I was that, but the fact of the matter is that everybody saw that Brandy was just a rude person. And I don't dig that, you know what I mean? TVG: I don't dig that, either.
Tatiana: Don't bring all your baggage with me! TVG: I have to tell you, people are not going to believe that you don't remember what you said to make her blow up at you.
Tatiana: I don't, actually (5)! Seriously, I think it was so minor, and she just overreacted. That was her general problem. TVG: You don't have a lot of female friends, do you?
Tatiana: I don't. I have a few. My dog is pretty much my best friend. TVG: Is your dog a girl?
Tatiana: Yes, she is. TVG: There's one, at least. So, living in Hawaii, do you have to hear "getting lei'd" jokes all the time?
Tatiana: Yeah! TVG: What's the worst one you've ever heard?
Tatiana: Well, the worst one was probably from a guy who had never paid attention to me in my entire life, and then, when I got back [from doing Top Model], he was like, "Hey, I heard you were on TV! Can I have your number?" I was like, "No. You're such an ass!" TVG: Not quite a "lei'd" joke, but OK. I read that your favorite food is salad. That has got to be a lie!
Tatiana: I actually (6) have two favorite foods. Salad is one of them, so I will say that is definitely true. But I eat pizza way more than I eat salad, that's for sure! [By our count, that's only six uses of the word "actually" in the whole interview — Miss Dante's improving!]