Oh where shall I start?! Haha let’s begin with the Ocean Drive shoot. I was told for months I’d be shooting my third cover for Ocean Drive, and when I arrived, I wasn't aware that I was shooting a special swimwear editorial until my gorgeous sister, Marta, overheard the crew talking. Of course as a loving sister she passed on what she heard. I was shocked. I felt betrayed and lied to, so of course I am not going to smile and be OK with it. I am a business person, and whatever project I sign up for, I always give 110%. They manipulated a situation, so of course I am going to stand up and fight for what is right. I treat everyone with respect, and I demand respect and honesty back. I agreed to the shoot, because I was told it was a cover. If I was offered an editorial, I probably still would have agreed to do it (as I have done numerous editorials over the years and have nothing against them), but the fact that I was tricked into it made it unacceptable, and I wasn't going to just sit there and go on with the shoot pretending everything is great and dandy.
That being said, I love Ocean Drive, and both the covers I did with them are some of my favorites. I am very grateful to Ocean Drive, because if it wasn't for my first cover, I might have never met my fiancé, Romain Zago, as he is the one that organized my cover party at Mynt, and that was the night we fell in love.
I don't put up with B.S. from anyone; life is tough as it is, and I work darn hard for my money. I don't rely on a man to take care of me, and I have always been independent (I’ve worked since I was 15 as a telemarketer) and taken care of myself. That is why I have such thick skin and don't deal with nonsense, because I don’t have the time for it. I have made many mistakes in my life -- including buying rental properties before the market crashed -- and I have lost a fortune, but you live and learn and that has made me even stronger. I know not to deal with nonsense and things that are not important. I fight for what I believe in, and this was one of my fights to stand up for myself as I would for my loved ones and animals.
Joanna you command respect, not demand respect. There is a difference between the two. I believe you command it more so than demand it. You are one of my favorites. Karent, Lisa, Marta, Romain, & You make the show. Adrinana & Alexis are so jealous of Karent. It's insane. Jealousy is a disease. You are the best sister, fiancee., and friend anyone could ever have..
I will continue to follow the show, but you are my favorite so far :) I love the "I don't have sex tape nor a rich dad" comment.
Very exciting to see a Polish housewife joining Bravo. Never would have imagined that the first would be from Miami! Looking forward to upcoming season. Make us proud.
Joanna: LOVE YOU ALREADY! From successful model, to a semifinalist on DWTS, to reality TV star. Your comedic chops are showing (hilarious comment about Mama Elsa's fainting spell) and I suggest seeking film roles at some point in the future ~ the beautiful blonde with the snappy comebacks.
Clearly you will hold your own this season with the other ladies.
D to the I to the V to the A!!! Joanna, Please get over yourself. There are over 7 billion people in the world and you are no more special than anyone else.
Your boyfriend seems like a jerk. I'd never let someone say mean things to my sister. You can do much better than this guy.
No matter how much you rationalize it...you did throw a hissy fit..a PROFESSIONAL does not throw 3 yr old tantrums...oh and if my fiance ever called my sister or anyone for that matter "fat" or talked down to women the way he did..he would no longer be my fiance.....On a positive note, you were decent on the Andy Cohen after show
vegaschic007 I know huh. On the show she was all like I don't downgrade but in her above blog she says she would totally do an editorial. Sounds like she knew how she sounded and is now trying to clean it up. I do however respect the fact that she is self made, even though I would hardly call modeling hard work. She was blessed with a beautiful face and body, thats hardly her doing.
The Kardashian store did not close because of you and Peta. It moved to a different area in LA. They also have Miami and New York.
I'm a HUGE animal lover and was for Peta til I did research. You should too if you have cats or dogs. I can't say if I like you or not yet but please stop bragging that you "tell like it is". That usually means you do it for show or to mask your insecurities.
I'M SENDING THIS IN ALL CAPS COS I WANTED YOU TO SEE IT. I SAW ON THE PREMIERE THAT YOU ARE AN ANIMAL ADVOCATE AND WANTED TO TELL YOU WHAT I RECEIVED ON FB. I GOT ASKED TO SIGN A PETITION TO STOP USING CATS AND DOGS AS SHARK BAIT. THAT IS SO DISTURBING THAT I COULDN'T SLEEP! I AM BUT A SMALL VOICE. I'M HOPING WITH YOUR EXPOSURE YOU CAN MAKE MORE PEOPLE AWARE OF THIS FACT. THANK YOU
Thank you for being an advocate and not a vapid, self consumed, a-hole. Keep up the good work for the animals! And you are beautiful - seems on the inside too :)
Joanna, It was hilarious that you think the reason Mama Elsa fainted was because " the energy of all new people was too strong for her and all the girls together weakened her". Really? I laughed until my side hurt because you looked so serious, as if you were a doctor giving the family a diagnosis of their loved one.....too funny...you were kidding weren't you.
@Ittbittit I found it hilarious as well. I think she was just kidding though....weren't you?
Viewer.n.miami I know me too! Found everything about her mannerisms and voice very annoying.
I am so glad to see you on bravo tv! I thought you were fabulous as a model and am looking forward to learning more about the real you !