TV Guide Online: You suggested in the boardroom that Nick and Amy were engaged in a full-blown affair. What didn't the cameras show?
Katrina Campins: Well, Amy actually claims that I brought sex to the table, but she brought a lot more sex to the table than I did. She slept with one guy on the show and then she had sexual relations with another guy after the show. She claims to be a ruthless businesswoman, yet she allows her personal relationships with men to get in the way of her landing a job. I came to New York City to land a job, not a date. That's the difference between the two of us.
TVGO: You're referring to Nick and... ?
Katrina: That's left to the imagination. I'm telling you that she slept with a cast member, but I'm not saying who that might be. [Responds Amy: "The claim is absolutely false and is so ridiculous it really does not warrant a response. I think Katrina is a beautiful, smart young woman and I'm sorry to see her use such a ploy as a PR measure."]
TVGO: Why are you so sure Nick was playing Amy?
Katrina: Nick is playing Amy. He's such a great player. He's been able to manipulate Amy into thinking that he's in love with her, when really he's five steps ahead of her and it's going to lead him to the top. He's great. He's a smart guy.
TVGO: What is it about Amy that rubs you the wrong way?
Katrina: She's very deceptive and manipulative; she doesn't let her true colors shine. She tries to be something she's not and she's very fake. Someone asked me whether I'd rather live with Omarosa or Amy. I'd rather live with Omarosa because at least I know Omarosa's a bitch.
TVGO: You complain that you were portrayed as the sexpot, yet your wardrobe only played up that characterization. I mean, the skirt you wore to the boardroom on Thursday's show...
Katrina: Let me ask you a question: What did Amy wear in the boardroom [Thursday] night? Did you see her skirt? It was sure shorter than mine.
TVGO: But if you were trying to fight that stereotype...
Katrina: I was casted as a sex symbol. Am I a sex symbol? No. If you speak to any of my clients' friends and family, they will tell you I'm a goofy individual. In fact, I'm probably missing a couple of screws. But I'm on top of my game and I've been successful for a reason. I'm actually really friendly, but they casted me in a certain role and had a certain objective for me and that unfortunately did not allow for different aspects of my personality to be shown — aspects that have made me successful today.
TVGO: Well, they may have um, casted, you in that role, but you certainly looked comfy playing it. I mean, your outfit on the Today show Friday morning left very little to the imagination.
Katrina: I was wearing Proenza Schouler, actually. He's one of the hottest designers in New York City; people would die to wear his clothes. It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Ask any woman on the street if they're given an outfit from Proenza Schouler, are they going to say no to it? Are you kidding me? And you know what? I embrace my femininity because I'm able able to strike a delicate balance between femininity and respect.
TVGO: Why did you say no to Playboy?
Katrina: Playboy contradicts everything that I've tried so hard to prove in the business world. I did FHM because FHM is about confidence [whereas] Playboy is about nudity. There's a big difference.
TVGO: Some housekeeping questions: What did you and your teammates do in Atlantic City after you lost the task?
Katrina: We were thrown in a bus and sent back home to Trump Tower.
TVGO: How come you slept on the trip down instead of working?
Katrina: We actually strategized beforehand but they just showed us taking a nap. We had been working really late the night before. What they don't show is that we were getting two or three hours of sleep a night and we were exhausted.
TVGO: Why was the other team able to offer a $1000 grand prize yet your car-rental jackpot was valued at a mere $300?
Katrina: Because Amy was our team leader and she came up with that phenomenal idea.
TVGO: Where did the rest of the money go?
Katrina: We used some of the other money for pina-colada machines. (Laughs) It was pathetic. I don't even know what they spent the money on, to be honest with you.
TVGO: Why didn't you pin the car-rental idea on Amy in the boardroom?
Katrina: My heart was no longer in the game — I was ready to get out of there. When you stop having fun doing something it's time to stop. I was sleeping two and three hours a night. I had a camera following me around 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It gets to you after a while. And I was not willing to compromise my integrity in order to come out on top. In my business, I'm successful because of my relationships and because I'm friendly — not because I'm manipulative or conniving. And that's what it takes to win this game.
TVGO: It's been downhill for the women since the sexes merged. What the heck happened?
Katrina: When we switched teams, the whole dynamic changed. I don't really know why, but it did. And ultimately, the women were fired.
TVGO: On top of the losing streak, there's been a lot of cattiness and fighting among you gals. Did anyone ever stop and say, "Look, we need to pull together. We're an embarrassment to our gender!"
Katrina: There were times when we really tried to be civil with each other, but women... The problem is, not only did you have eight women, but you had eight women that were all Type-A personalities, that were all control freaks and all wanted to be on top of the game. (Laughs) I walked in and went, "This is the hardest task of all: Living with these seven women."
TVGO: What's next for you?
Katrina: Considering the amount of airtime my legs and hair received, I've been approached by many different companies — razor companies, hair companies, cosmetic companies, cell-phone companies. And I'm also working on a possible book deal about real estate. So, I'm hoping to pursue those opportunities in addition to doing what I do best — selling real estate in Miami.