It's a fucking long ass interview, but read this shit. It's good. She is so fucking hot and crazy!
RADAR ONLINE: What exactly is it that separates a supermodel from your
JANICE DICKINSON: Back in the day I was doing runway, editorial,
advertising, spokesmodeling, and public appearances. Those are five
different categories. Your Twiggys and your Lauren Huttons weren't
doing that. I was Versace's muse, I was Valentino's muse, I was
Alaia's muse, Lancetti's muse, Calvin Klein's, Halston's. I
could go on and on.
Why do UPN and VH1 refer to you as "one of the world's first supermodels" and "self-proclaimed first supermodel"? Are there other models trying to lay claim to the title?
I am the world's first supermodel. These network people are just
angry people who were not around during the disco days and didn't see
that I was truly on the cover of every single magazine. They can say
anything they want on America's Next Top Model. I don't give a
rat's ass; I know who I am. I worked for Vogue.
Is modeling today different from what it was at the height of your career?
Models have it so easy today. They're getting paid five times what I
did, though in actuality the era of the super-model is over. It died
with Heidi Klum and Gisele. You no longer see any of the super,
warriorlike women walking around. The girls are getting smaller and
Not shorter. Their personalities are getting smaller. And they're all
a bunch of drug-addict anorexics-which is actually not much different
from what I was in my day. But now they're handpicking them from the
age of 14 and they're just these dull, Calvin Klein, heroin-chic
So can the girls who win America's Next Top Model actually make it in the business?
Absolutely not. They are not of the caliber I was, or even of what Tyra
Are they even good enough to be working models?
No. America's Next Top Model is good TV. But it's not 7th Avenue.
Why did you leave the show?
I got fired. At first it was a trip. I believed in the show and it was
fun. But after a few episodes I began getting labeled a bitch, and that
got to me. I was just telling the truth and I was saving these girls
from going out there and being told that they're too short, too fat,
their skin's not good enough. I was to ANTM what Simon Cowell is to
It's too bad. I think viewers loved that bitchiness.
I'd rather be an honest bitch than some ass-kissing, sugarcoating,
namby-pamby, wiping-ass motherfucker. I made the show number one in 52
countries. And then I got the sack, and the UPN executives replaced me
with Twiggy. No one in America knows who Twiggy is. There's no way
anyone could fill my shoes. There's no way.
Was there anyone on the show who was particularly hard to work with?
All of them.
Really? Even Tyra?
Tyra's no walk in the park. Tyra's really righteous.
Why did you decide to subject yourself to The Surreal Life?
I did it for the money-it's just 12 days. My two children asked me
not to do it, because they know that people are having sex and drinking
on the show and I'm in a program and I don't really feel like
having sex with anybody-midgets or Jose Canseco or Omarosa.
How was living with Omarosa?
She's toxic. I thought it was Mr. Ed at first. I think that
Omarosa's goal was to go after each person separately because
that's what she does best.
Is she doing it on purpose, or is she naturally wretched?
Both. Behind the scenes I lent her my hair and makeup guys, you know,
to help her out. And after she said disgusting things about my children
and accused me of freebasing in the bathroom-which I wasn't-she
came to me behind the scenes and asked if I hated her. And I was like,
What about the other "supermodel" on the show with you, Caprice?
Caprice is not a supermodel. She's some girl who developed a fake
accent after moving to England, like Madonna.
What about Balki?
Bronson Pinchot-you know, Balki from Perfect Strangers. Your castmate?
Oh. I don't like this guy. This guy is a gimp motherfucker. I made it
very clear to the producers that I would not be groped or molested or
have sex with anyone-that was in my contract. The minute I walked in,
Balki or whatever he's called started groping me. A few days in he
asked me, "Why are you so angry?" And I said, "At you? Because
you're a fucking pervert."
So you hated everyone?
I liked Pepa. I liked Corey Hart. But you'll see on the last episode,
there was this blowout and none of the cast members stuck up for me.
None of them had any backbone as far as I'm concerned. Well you know
what? Fuck you all, then! [Glares at the VH1 publicist] They're
pissed that I'm not promoting the show here, but I don't give a
shit. I don't care. They don't pay well at all for
publicity-there were no meals, nothing's comped.
Were they cool with you bringing your two stylists with you on set?
No, but where I go they go. Without Duke and Gabriel I am nothing. I am
fake, fake, fake. I need my hair and makeup team; I'm not sitting
around barefaced under fluorescent light for no one, honey.
I recently read your autobiography, No Lifeguard on Duty. How did your family feel about your revealing its dysfunction to the world? Particularly your dad's abusive behavior?
Clearly I upset both my sisters by announcing to the world that my
pedophile father was raping my older sister on a practically daily
basis. Clearly I have unresolved issues and maybe some anger issues
about men. For years I kept a secret of incest inside my house. Young
people should not be held captive inside a house of secrets. That's
what led me to a life of alcohol and drug abuse until a few years ago.
And that's when you wrote the book.
That was when I took my notes to Judith Regan and proposed a cautionary
tale of incest. She added sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll, and Studio 54.
You reveal that you were partly responsible for your father's death. Were you nervous putting that in print?
I threw his heart medication pills out the car window, and he had a
heart attack that night and died. By the time I wrote the book, the
statute of limitations was up.
Yeah. I've had a tough life. I walked some of the hardest pavements
in the world to become a model, and that's why I'm entitled to say
the things I do, whether it's to grope-boy Balki on The Surreal Life
or to some wannabe on America's Next Top Model. Eat that, Tyra.