Sometimes, folks, it's a struggle for TVGuide.com to come up with questions for the castoffs from America's Next Top Model. ("Um, well, we could ask what it was like to have flesh-eating bacteria...") But when last week turned out to be literally the last week for Brittany Brower, we couldn't wait to get her on the horn in anticipation of tonight's season finale (8 pm/ET on UPN). After all, if there's one thing you're guaranteed to get out of a call to the motormouthed 22-year-old — who was deemed by the judges to be "too porn-y" for the CoverGirl competition — it's a good time. And true to form, she doesn't disappoint. Read on and see for yourself!
TVGuide.com: Since you're this season's resident party girl, we have to ask: How many cosmos have you had so far today?
Brittany Brower: I've had about 12. [Laughs] I haven't had any! I don't drink every single day!
Brittany: Yeah, I am wild and crazy all the time. Obviously, not like every single time. If I'm at a funeral, I'm not gonna moon people! But in that situation, where it was stress, stress, stress, I wasn't going to sit back and be nervous all the time or freak out. In that kind of situation, I'm going to try to lighten things up and turn all that stress into a fun thing. TVG: So the other girls all went home with ulcers, and you went home with wacky memories.
Brittany: Exactly! TVG: The judges eliminated Christina Murphy for being too chilly. Then they got on your case, first for being too much fun, then for not being enough fun! Are they just making this stuff up as they go along?
Brittany: Hey, I was taking it seriously. Not once did I mess up on a photo shoot. Except the second one, where they said I looked porn-starish... TVG: Like that's a bad thing!
Brittany: Right! Anyway, I was fortunate that I didn't get kicked off [then], and I did fix the problem they wanted me to fix. And I didn't mess around when it came to working. [To be judged on] what I do in my off time... that's ridiculous! Are you telling me that no stars out there, no models, none of Hollywood get down to business, do what they have to do, work hard and play harder? I'm not a flake. I do what I have to do, and that's what I did. Toward the end, they said [I needed] to tone it down, so I did. So what did I get booted for? [They said,] "It looks like she's losing her spirit." [I thought,] "So, wait, what do you want me to do?! Do you want me to tone it down or...?" I'm still not quite sure why I left the show! TVG: Has your social life at least benefited from your being called porn starry?
Brittany: No comment. [Laughs] That's definitely nothing I would ever do. My grandma would probably kill me if I did that! And it definitely did not help my social life! TVG: Of course, right after they said that, they put you in bed with a male model. Did it feel like a challenge? Like, "OK, now try not being porn-y!"
Brittany: Ever since they said that, every single time I modeled, I kept that in my head. I didn't want to obsess over it and become this frigid thing with absolutely no sex appeal, but I looked for a happy medium. TVG: Were you glad to see the male model? I mean, you gals had been sequestered for a while!
Brittany: We were like, "Oh my gosh, we actually have a guy!" But I could care less about a dude. I was just wanting to get a good shot. That's why I didn't get intimidated by him or get nervous having to be on top of him and basically kissing him. TVG: Are you glad you don't have to be around Keenyah anymore?
Brittany: No. The entire time, she was my best friend in the house. It was just when we were down to the last four girls... I can't even explain how much stress there was. We were all homesick, and we were on our last leg of the competition. It's just like it is with my best friends back home. Any little thing pushes you to the edge — that's why we fought. It was nothing about her. TVG: So after your blow-up, you didn't want to order French fries just to tempt her?
Brittany: [Laughs] "Keeeeenyah! French fries!" No, I was trying to help her out with the whole weight thing. She laughed at herself about that. It was close to the end, and it's not like she was going to lose 10, 15 lbs. in five days! She would say, "Don't let me eat this junk!" But she had a good attitude about it. TVG: She's got such a Bob Hope nose. Were you surprised you were axed before her?
Brittany: No. Especially when you get down to the Top Five, we are all so different! If there had been another, like, sex-bombish girl there, you know... not that I'm a sexpot... TVG: Yeah, as if!
Brittany: You know what I mean! If that other kind of girl would have been there, then maybe I could have compared and said, "I think she should have gone home before me." Earlier in the competition, I definitely felt that way about some people. TVG: Really? Who?
Brittany: This is so hateful, but I just didn't get Michelle [Deighton, the bisexual wrestler]. TVG: Don't you think that's partially a case of personalities clashing? You really couldn't stand her.
Brittany: She was completely a misfit. I don't know what was up with her. She even said she alienated herself a lot. We'd be doing something, and she'd sit in her room and read a book. TVG: The horror! So, finally, what was your toughest photo shoot?
Brittany: The second shoot, with the dogs, definitely, because I was so unsure. I hadn't yet figured out how not to look too much like a porn star, and I didn't want to give off that vibe. TVG: You definitely don't want to look pornographic while posing with half a dozen dogs.
Brittany: Exactly! That's not my goal in life!