Joyce Giraud de Ohoven

Joyce can't stand the double standard Carlton is using when it comes to Brandi's word choice versus Kyle's harmless questions.

on Nov 17, 2013

Hola mis amores! I'm back from China and still crazy jet lagged. I had one of the most beautiful trips and a very memorable time. Working with UNESCO is something I will always cherish. We helped Thirst in their program to educate children throughout China. I don't want to bore you all with how much I love my charity; I just want to create awareness to the fact that it is our social responsibility to give back and to educate our future.

Now, to what you all want to hear -- the down low of this week’s episode. LOL. I was happy about the fact that you could see a little bit about who I am and you could "meet" my beautiful babies who are, as I said, the light of my eyes. My big baby (AKA my hubby) tries to teach them golf. He dreams of the day when and his boys can go to the golf course. My husband is simply the best! I’m so proud of him! I wouldn't just describe him as a gentleman and a great lover (as you heard on the episode). . .I always describe him as my soulmate, my prince, my teacher, my best friend, an amazing father, a gentleman, and the best lover in the world!

My mother is my inspiration and one of the proudest moments for her was when I finished my two bachelor degrees. She always taught me that looks fade, but an education is with you forever and gives you all the tools to succeed in life.

By now you all know a bit about the pageant I created "Queen of the Universe," so I'm very happy you also "met" my current Queen, Ivette. She is a beautiful girl both inside and out that has loved doing all the charity work we do together and for that I love her.

You also heard a bit of the story of how I was almost disqualified from representing my beautiful Puerto Rico in the Miss Universe pageant. But thanks to my mother for teaching me to NEVER be intimidated by anyone, I was gutsy enough to call the offices of Mr. Trump, and he allowed me to live through the pride and honor of being called Puerto Rico. The love and support I felt from all my people was simply amazing. We are such a small island, but so full of love, happiness, pride, and joy. I thank God each day for the blessing of being born in my lindo Puerto Rico!

Yes, it's true. I came to LA with two bags and a dream. My friends thought I was crazy to come here to study acting when I was making a lot of money modeling in Puerto Rico and Miami. LA seemed so far! I didn't know anyone, but I was persuaded by a manager that this was where I needed to be. It was quite a scary step, but I felt that modeling was just getting paid to look pretty -- and I'm always up for a challenge. I had discovered my love for acting in Puerto Rico when an amazing local director, Vicente Castro, gave me my first starring role without ever acting before. After that, I knew I wanted to act but I was also very aware of the fact that I needed to study it first; so I took the plunge and let destiny take its course. Thank God. . .It was a step I never had to regret because luckily I was always able to support myself being a working actress.