The two comments I get the most from people I meet are that I am the most driven person they have ever met and that I am much nicer than they had anticipated. As many times as I hear that I am always taken aback because I never associated success with having the right to be rude. As I mentioned to Michael in episode two, I truly believe that we are all made out of the same fabric which is why we must respect each other. Instead of focusing on the petty, people should strive to be better selves.
A good friend of mine commented on my casual statement about gay men not being able to be masculine to Michael during our weekly meeting at the Gansevoort. My bad – the truth is that I had never given it a thought prior to that particular moment and it was a simple and candid reaction to a conversation. Again – I do not focus on others, I do not judge anyone and I certainly do not generalize – therefore, my apologies if I offended anyone! The other discussion I wanted to clarify is the references made regarding Kim Kardashian. Michael and Ariel were simply pushing each other’s buttons- these guys are really good hearted people. Michael was wrong to have said what he said but it was done without malice. I guess he has been in the entertainment business too long. I personally take my hat off too Kim as she has built a tremendous brand - something I do not take lightly knowing how much work going into doing so. Props to you Kim! Keep shining!