NBC's standards and practices department breathed a sigh of relief last Thursday when Donald Trump dropped the F-bomb on Apprentice potty-mouth Heidi Bressler. But damn... er, darn if they weren't the only ones. Sure, the 30-year-old sales queen may not have been the classiest dame among the show's corporate guppies — as "Miss Manners" Omarosa delighted in pointing out. However, Bressler possessed a quality sorely lacking in her self-important rivals: Jersey girlfriend was fun! She was also three minutes early for this interview, and if there's one thing we at TV Guide Online appreciate more than a down-to-earth reality star, it's a punctual down-to-earth reality star.
TV Guide Online: I have to warn you up front: This is a family Web site, so no F-bombs.
Heidi: (Laughs) I will not drop the F-bomb, I promise! I'll behave.
TVGO: Thanks. You didn't look too upset when Mr. Trump fired you.
Heidi: I was actually relieved. My head was just not in the game and I think [Trump] felt I needed to be with my [cancer-stricken] mom, and I really did. I also knew, to be honest with you, that Troy and Kwame were going to stick together, so for me it was a no-win situation. But looking back at it now, I would have put up a bigger fight.
TVGO: Were you surprised Carolyn turned on you in the boardroom the way she did?
Heidi: I didn't like that she said she hasn't seen anything from me. If anything, she should have said, "I've seen so much from you." I did the majority of the sales at Planet Hollywood. I was the key presenter for the Marquis Jet campaign. I was the Project Manager when we won. She never said two words to me [until we got into] the boardroom. She has yet to ever turn against a guy and I feel that it's just her prejudice against women.
TVGO: Any theories why?
Heidi: I really don't know. Maybe she's jealous of the way we dress? Just kidding. I don't know what is wrong with her. Maybe she and Omarosa should go out to dinner and discuss it.
TVGO: You and Mr. Trump had a lot of chemistry. There was even some flirting...
Heidi: I adore Mr. Trump. I really, truly love him. He's taught me so much. Some of the people tried to kiss his ass and be fake and he does not like that. He hates when you suck up to him. I will respect him, but I won't kiss his butt.
TVGO: If he were to ask you out on a date would you go?
Heidi: He has a girlfriend!!
TVGO: If he didn't?
Heidi: (Sheepsihly) Yeah. I think he's sexy. I do. But I think Howard Stern is sexy, too. For me it's a power thing.
TVGO: Did you find any of your teammates sexy?
Heidi: I will say the cutest guy is Troy. He's got the best personality, he's a man's man — I love him to death. But the contestant I'm actually the closest with is Sammy [Solovey].
TVGO: How'd that happen?
Heidi: I don't know. I don't know if it's because we're both Jews or because we're both pains in the asses. I don't know. But we both get along. I love him.
TVGO: Quick housekeeping question: Did you have any wardrobe assistance on the show?
Heidi: No. That's all of our own clothes. They don't help us with anything. What you see is what you get. We pack our own clothes, our own toiletries — everything.
TVGO: Do you get any spending money?
Heidi: No. They take your money away from you.
TVGO: How do you eat?
Heidi: They buy you food. You have it at the loft.
TVGO: What about when you're out and about?
Heidi: You don't eat; you really don't. You better bring something from the loft, like a power bar.
TVGO: Also, what's the deal with Trump's secretary?
Heidi: She was really nice.
TVGO: Did you ever talk to her?
Heidi: Nothing beyond, "Hi. Mr. Trump is ready to see you now." You could have a booger in your nose and she'd say, "Mr. Trump is ready to see you now."
TVGO: Is she human?
Heidi: (Laughs) I think she is real.
TVGO: How's your mom doing?
Heidi: She's doing well, thank you. She just got out of surgery about an hour and a half ago.
TVGO: The prognosis is good?
Heidi: Yes. Very good. I appreciate that.
TVGO: Someone wrote to us offering to help you with your eyebrows...
Heidi: Yeah, I let them grow in. You see yourself on TV and you're like, "Oh, my God — they're disgusting."
TVGO: Another fan wrote in wanting to know if Omarosa really spent 18 hours in the ER.
Heidi: Omarosa did not spend 18 hours in the hospital, and I can confirm that because I was, unfortunately, on her team.
TVGO: What was her diagnosis?
Heidi: They couldn't find anything wrong! A piece of cee-ment — as she calls it — fell on her head. (Laughs) I love that. Cee-ment.
TVGO: Who do you think is gonna win?
Heidi: Troy and Nick are my absolute two favorites.
TVGO: Pick one.
Heidi: Nick. He's got what it takes: He's a hustler; he's a salesperson like myself; he doesn't take crap from anybody. He's got what it takes to make a great leader.
TVGO: Any final thoughts? Keep it clean...
Heidi: (Laughs) Just that I have the best fans ever. It makes me feel so good. And I really want to thank everybody for asking about my mom. And they're not just asking, they're really concerned. It really makes me feel good.