Bravotv.com: How are you enjoying life at college?
Cyrene Tankard: Initially I was very homesick, but I have gotten into the groove of things and made a couple of great friends that have made it all worth it. I am experiencing a level of freedom in which I’ve never expected but greatly appreciate.
Bravotv.com: Since moving away, have your parents backed off at all as far as your dating life is concerned?
CT: I am a couple of thousands of miles away. What can they really do but preach? LOL!
Whenever men talk about women and sex, you’re either a virgin or, like my dad called me, a skank...but like a lot of women, I am neither.
Bravotv.com: What was so upsetting about your dad’s “skank” comments?
CT: I thought the comment was a bit extreme, but typical. Whenever men talk about women and sex, you’re either a virgin or, like my dad called me, a skank...but like a lot of women, I am neither.
Bravotv.com: It was surprising to see you and Ben get into a fight. Is that rare for you two?
CT: I wouldn’t call it a fight. Maybe a raw, real conversation, but definitely not a fight. Way too much love involved to call it a fight.
Bravotv.com: Were you surprised that Phaedra made such personal comments? Did you take anything away from that conversation?
CT: It didn’t take me by surprise, solely because it’s everything my mother had instilled in me, but I would love to have met Phaedra when she was my age, and see what her attitude was then. I get where Auntie Parks was coming from, but I think for most girls, me included, it’s hard to value something you’ve never really used.