Bravotv.com: Give us a quick primer, how long have you worked at SUR? How did you end up there?
Scheana Marie: I have worked at SUR now for about a year and a half. I came over from Villa Blanca just to get some more shifts and Lisa thought I'd be a good fit there. I am currently still at both restaurants.
Bravotv.com: Why did you want to meet with Brandi so badly? What did you think talking to her would accomplish? Were you happy with the way the conversation went?
SM: I wanted to talk to Brandi so badly because I felt she had the right to know my side of the story and I wanted to explain myself, but more importantly to apologize. She came into Lisa's inner circle and I knew right away what I had to do. I needed to own up to my prior relationship and, at the same time, explain to her what Eddie had done and lied about so she understood my side of the story as well.
Regardless what I did was wrong, and I am in full admittance to that. However I was always lied to and deceived at a very young, vulnerable, and naive age. All I hoped to accomplish from the meeting was forgiveness and understanding -- and I was so happy with the outcome. It shockingly went better than I ever could have imagined. I think Brandi is an amazing woman and I see a lot of myself in her. I just hope that one day we can be friends.
Bravotv.com: Where you shocked that Stassi gave you such guff when you started at SUR? Why do you think she was so against you?
SM: When I first started at SUR, Stassi immediately labeled me the "homewrecker," as we all know. That really hurt in the beginning because she didn't know me or anything about my life and was so quick to judge without letting me explain myself. She felt that I lied to her and I did NOT lie. That was never the case! She just never gave me the chance to fully explain myself and didn't care to hear what I had to say.
I think she was so against me initially because she saw me as a threat to her relationship (not knowing I was in a happy one of my own). I understand where she was coming from once I put myself in her shoes. She probably thought "Oh here's this girl who slept with someone's husband coming to work with my boyfriend. . .hell no!" I get that. But all I wanted from Stassi was a chance to explain myself because I knew if I told her everything she would understand.
Bravotv.com: Can you tell us more about your boyfriend Shay?
SM: My boyfriend Shay is THE MOST AMAZING person I have ever met in my entire life. He's the most handsome, sweetest and best boyfriend a girl could ever want. I sit at home sometimes thinking "How did I get so lucky?" He is the most accepting and supportive man a girl could ever ask for. He never judged me about my past and has just been a true dream to be with. We actually met in high school but I was two years older than him. We had several mutual friends but never dated until two-and-a-half years ago. He is an amazing musician. The day he first sang to me I immediately fell in love. He not only is a great singer, but also writer and producer. I can't wait to get to that next level in our relationship and spend the rest of our lives together!
Bravotv.com: What are some of your favorite Britney Spears songs?
SM: I'm obsessed with Britney. The girl is the s---! Some of my favorite songs would be "I'm a Slave 4 U," "Toxic" "Boom Boom," "'Til the World Ends," "I Wanna Go," and many, many more.
Bravotv.com: What would your dream career look like?
SM: My dream career would be having my own show and being able to incorporate my music into that. Whether its me hosting an entertainment news show, acting in a show or starring in a reality show I just want to be happy and I am happy in every aspect of my career!