Well here we are – Episode 4 of Miami Social. I normally maintain a type of tunnel vision of sorts as I live my life while sometimes stepping out of my comfort zone to either challenge myself, state a fact or simply to point out a lesson learned.
In this case with all my senses subdued and my mind serene, I would like to elaborate a bit on a prevailing societal flaw – if you will… A quote I read some time ago by Diana Black made me stop and ponder since it hit home. “Big egos are big shields for lots of empty space” – indeed a great truth. While on The Apprentice, Donald Trump made reference to the fact that I had been “duped” during one of the infamous “Board Room Scenes." At the time, I found the comment to be quite offensive, especially coming from a man of such stature yet soon thereafter, I laughed about it, not only because it was true but mostly because I had learned from it.
We as humans are susceptible to the misinterpretation of concepts thus misleading the understanding. Being in business at a young age, I had to learn quickly, endure wounds and cherish the scars or face the demise of a healthy ego. I learned the difference between my ego and my opinion. As a result of my prior experiences I no longer find myself totally vulnerable.
Katrina, I think you should write a book. You have achieved success, you went through a non-volatile and non-destructive divorce (or at least what we see so far in the show), and you seem to have a strong philosophy that you live by.
I am also curious to hear your thoughts on health, diets and fitness--it's so hard to stay fit while trying to be dedicated to my work!
Katrina - You and the rest of the cast should see these toxic comments as pats on the back. Nobody attacks boring, unattractive and lazy people. The fact that the cast of MIA has so many haters is a sign that all of you are doing something right! Some of the things people write to you and the others are a mere reflection of people's misery nowadays. Maybe one day people will learn that being mean to someone doesn't change their own situation. You're still Katrina Campins, they're still miserable. Nothing changed. The work hard play harder and be hott at it, should be a motivation for everyone!
Hi Kat....WOW...You are so Drop Dead Gorgeous....One question what's you and Ben's Astrological Signs? You two are my favorites...Great Show.....MR Los Angeles
YOU SHOULD GET OUT OF SOUTH BEACH...MOVE NORTH TO BAL HARBOUR WHERE IT'S A LOT CLEANER AND LESS POPULATED.
Katrina... It seems as though you still have some heavy emotions attached to Ben (just like George has with Sorah) if you dont admit to these emotions or confront them head on.. It will be hard for you to move on.. I think u need to be Free a little and dont bottle things up inside ! :-)
EXPRESS YOURSELF :-)
First off- you're amazing and gorgeous! You're so hilarious and fun to watch. But also... what is going on in your love life? God you keep avoiding it like the plague but it will backfire on you. You take your business relationship with Ben for granted (that you'll always have him in your life)... you KNOW that when a new psycho crazy girlfriend comes (Lina 2.0) and snatches him up (it won't be long) before she's in his head and naggig him to cut ties with you. George and Sorah's relationship is as likely as winning the lottery and still has a few kinks in it. Can you imagine when a new girl comes along? He's so obviously still in love with you- it's transparant. Don't you think the new girl will know that? All of a sudden he won't be able to talk when you call and after awhile he won't be there at all. He'll find somewhere else to work because no human being can go to work every day and be tortured by seeing the person they thought they were going to spend forever with and STILL don't know what happened. Stop throwing yourself into work. Take a vacation... go to therapy... do whatever YOU need to do, but keep Ben around. Do your thing but please don't be stupid enough to let a good guy go. 99.9% of guys out there will never be him. Plus when he does move on, he's not going to pull the plug on whatever relationship he is in just because you came around. That's not healthy and he has a good head on his shoulders. He's being kind enough to let you know he's out there doing guy things because he cares and hopes you'll snap out of it. Just imagine not having him in your life at all, lonely and not being able to talk, and not being able to find a guy that will be half the guy he is. It will be miserable despite how great your life is now. Beauty fades and money doesn't mean much when you've made such a great mistake. It will consume you one day. Do your thing but if one of your friends isn't telling you this and you're not thinking about it, something is wrong.
I dont understand the fear in having it all...you can and you just about do. Its clearly evident how smart and successful you are and will always be, that kind of drive just doesnt go away. I dont know maybe you and Ben arent in love anymore and dont belong together but i dont think so...I dont know if you think once you have kids you will lose yourself in them and your family but you dont have to. You can still have your career, children and the amazing husband you already have!!! Dont be stupid!
So philosophical! The connection between you and Ben is obvious and continual. I hope you two will work things out. Balance your prioities. You really can have it all. Good luck.
Katrina, I understand that you come from a Cuban background. I would love to see you celebrating with your Cuban family. Cubans practically built Miami, and they are such a warm, loving, and passionate (like many Hispanics/Latinos) group of people. Besides, the show is really lacking representing the importance of the Cuban community to this city. Cubans brought the mojito and salsa dancing to Miami among many other things. It is a shame we have not seen any of this culture on the show. Is there any chance of catching you at a pig roast or,quinces etc? That would be fun to watch.
Katrina, You;re a class act! You represent young, focused women in such a natural and NICE way, Not mean and driven by greed. Good work ethic aside, life is short sweetie, take some precious time out for yourself! Ben is being bratty because he want's to rattle you. There is still major chemistry, let's face it, Ben is a hottie!!! Good luck, Sweetie!
Please dont divorce Ben! He's hot girl! You have it all! Make it work! By the way you are a great role model for women!
Katrina- This is my first time reading your blog. You write really, really well. I am so amazed with your self-will, your passion, and dedication to the things most important to you. You amaze me because according to how the show portrays you, you seem so hardworking and balance everything so gracefully and yet at the same time look amazing doing so. You are one my favorites on MS, you seem very approachable and is VERY likable. As I watch the episodes, I have this hope that things will change for you and Ben. He's very handsome, and your mom seems to love him. But whatever happens, wish you the best and success.
Katrina, I loved your comment in the car to Michael when you said that you think it's important to take care of yourself rather than have a man (or whomever) take care of you. I agree wholeheartedly and it is great that you are in the cast to show what a woman can accomplish through years of hard work and dedication.
Did you end up buying the 7 bedroom house or did you settle on a condo? The houses you looked at were gorgeous.
Hi! I see a lot of people inquiring about Katrina's bracelets. Like where she gets them and how many she wears? Has anyone gotten an answer yet?
Waaaay to complex thoughts! Do you really understand what you are trying to say in your blog? You seem very vulnerable regardless your money indipendence. You keep on searching, when all it is in your hands. You might grow old and lonely and then who will want all these fancy houses. Listen to Ben, to Michael, because they honestly tell you where you do go wrong. You seem very obsessed with making money fast. Is this all about you? Love your bracelets!
I look at you AND YOUR REALLY HOT I don't know why this guy is asking you for the divorce. Not only hot but you are a really smart and a very succesful business woman.
Katrina, I just want to say thank you for being a role model to young women. And thank you for *wanting* to be a role model. You were kind enough to add me to your FB page, and I happened to see your birthday...and I just wanted to tell you, if you didn't know this already, that it is an inherent part of your nature to stand out in a crowd, to have a heightened awareness, and to have the desire to leave the world a better a place by your example. You are born on a "master number" day of the 22nd. You have always been destined to be not just famous, but *influential* in a very positive way! Google "numerology and 22" and you will see. Way to embrace yourself, your Spirit, and your inner drive & passion :)
Kind regards from PHX, Kim
Katrina - You look great and I loved you on the Apprentice. I'm so glad there aren't any kids in the middle of your divorce. You are the only normal one on the show from where I sit. Everyone else is a mess and the best being you do not have a CUBAN accent! Other than that, the show is entertaining.
I just have to say that I think that you are an absolute gorgeous woman all the way around. Your beautiful both inside & outside. I just wish that you would realize that you're losing a great guy in Ben as a husband! I think you two were the cutest couple. It's nice to see someone that seems as perfect as you representing the women & the lifestyle in Miami. Keep up the good work & stop working so hard!
Katrina, listen to the person above who is telling you that when and if you realize what you are giving up (Ben) it will probably be too late. You can't have your divorce and Ben too. All marriages have their stagnant periods, so be sure that's not what it is. You don't want a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Guys like him don't grow on trees, and a money tree won't be much fun to cuddle with. You may be surprised at how you feel when he brings your "replacement" around. You are too beautiful not to be considered a threat, so I don't think your business arrangement will last once he commits to another woman. Good luck & God bless!
Katrina, I was watching the episode where you were looking for a new home and I really liked your hair color. Who is your hair colorist in Miami? I live here too and have had such a hard time finding someone consistently good. Thanks in advance for sending your tips on how you maintain your great looks!
You send so much time at work but you leave little to no time for your husband. I also sell real estate and I know how time comsuming the job is. Is there anything better than a family? I have 2 girls 4 and 1 and they rock. My wife stays home and she is so freakin awesome.
Love the way you are completely happy with yourself and your life. I can see how you and Ben are happy since you obviously care about each other a lot and have great respect for each other as well. Things happen in life and people evolve that does not mean that you guys cannot remain close and not necessarily remain married.
Wish you all the luck in the world - you are good people and good things happen to good people.
Hello, I find you wonderful, I started watching the show and then remembered that you were on the Apprentice. How funny how I thought I knew you! I think the Cipriani house is fabulous. I know how wonderful Real Estate is because I am a broker. Do you have a boat? You need one if you live here at Cipriani! I did learn to relax and the only trade off was money, I have three teenagers and they really needed me and I have lost money. So, my advice is to go with the flow and keep on keep on!!!!!! Your husband is in the same business and if he can't understand, time to go!!! Love you girl, don't let the critcs who have never experienced the thrill of sales get you down.
I watch Miami Social every week i love how real and juicy it is!!! I love your style and haha i guess like everyone else i love the bracelets...Just wondering what inspired you and where you purchased them? also how you put all the different looks together into one chic style?
I like the way that you keep your head over you shoulders despite your success, as a businesswoman myself I have to say that's pretty hard nowdays to find a person like Ben not to say almost impossible, of course this is solely base in what is being portrayed in the show. Hope that you give him a second chance and then rethink your goals. That is if you want love to be part of your life. Good luck!
You, my dear, are simply amazing. Walking perfection. Stand strong. You got a die hard fan in me. Always on your side. Just don't go doing something bat-shit crazy. Cool? Cool.
Katrina you and micheal are the best of the show love to be a friend on yours any time, you are a great person and your soon to be ex-husband does not know what he is loosing!! I would love to chat and hang out with you any time of the day! You and Micheal make the show real and that's why I like you two the most. And Micheal is one hot man!!
kat, what kind of idiot would let you go ? DO NOT GO BACK TO BEN... YOU,LL FIND ANOTHER MAN ,BUT NOT IN GAYVILLE USA. move on...
hey katrina... never done a blog before but i just saw your show, i have no idea what im doing up i had a long ass day a work but, i love your attitude, your style, and the fact you are a scorpio too... lol. im a florida boy too so if you ever see a handsome black guy say hi to you feel free to say hi back... later
I love your style. Very sophisticated but sexy. I am a working mom and am in need of a make over. Can I get a few photos of your hair style and make up so I can use it as a guide. Thanks for showing the world working women can be beautiful, smart and independent and have it all.
Just watch the last episode, hopefully not the last to come... Love your energy and your kindness. You are a beautiful woman in and out. I admire the person that you are. You have a great drive for work and you would be a great friend to have around. I leave in Honolulu and I am a scorpio as well. Hope to see more of you on the show. The rest of the cast is fantastic as well. I am hooked...