Burning Questions

Eliminated contestant Marilyn talks Coco, Gaga, and what designing for the "real woman" means to her.

Jan 8, 2010

Bravotv.com: How were you inspired by lady gaga and the sunglasses?

I loved the sunglasses because when I am fully dressed and get ready to walk out for whatever occasion I look for the right pair to compliment my outfit, especially if i am arriving on red carpets or walking in front of the media on a sunshine filled day.

Bravotv.com: You clearly had some issues with your design expert Coco. Describe your work relationship and your experience with her.
Coco is a very interested young lady. Perhaps she had not experienced the kind of generosity, kindness and love I have in life. So you must not judge, you never know what might have been going on in her personal life? Coco and I obviously had no working relationship unless everything was her way, but I learned from the experience that you cannot make everything OK, some things you have to let go. some people do not want to be happy, cooperative, have major fun, and live their best life.

Bravotv.com: Do you think your disconnection with coco was ultimately to blame?
I do not want to blame anyone, it is what it is and i have definitely moved far beyond the show. somethings are obvious and you know the answer.