PopWatch Loves 'New York'

Ny_lIt’s been a tough six months since the first season of VH1’s I Love New York ended in reunion-show heartbreak. The series returns to the air for a second season next Monday night, not a moment too soon — and true fans might be finding it hard to wait even that long. Good thing Tiffany "New York" Pollard herself (pictured, right, with yours truly) stopped by EW’s East Coast office this afternoon to give our eager staffers the lowdown on her rematch with Cupid.

On new romance:

  • "It’s a really serious season," New York promised. How serious? One episode will see the contestants going through psychiatric evaluations. "I don’t want to get with somebody who’s crazy!"
  • Will we be seeing any familiar faces from last season? "There are a few blasts from the past," she coyly offered, quickly adding that they’ll serve only as guests, notcontestants.
  • One guy who’s definitely vying for her heart, however: "There’s a midget this season! This was a surprise for me. But overall, he’s a great person."
  • Meanwhile, watch out for her meddlesome mom, the one and only Sister Patterson. "She is gonna cut up."

On old grudges:

  • Does she ever talk to Tango, the season 1 winner who dumped her on national TV in the reunion show? "Absolutely not!" she says indignantly. The last she heard from Tango was when, she claims, he texted her immediately after that show taped, begging her to get back together. (Runners-up Chance and Real are another story entirely: "We’re cool," she said warmly.)
  • That televised breakup, in case you’re wondering, was all authentic. "He dumped me in that moment. There was nothing that led up to it. If it was scripted, I would’ve had more ammo!"

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On other shows:

  • After appearing on both seasons of Flavor of Love, there’s only one fellow contestant whom New York considers a friend: season 1’s Red Oyster.
  • She’d never have graduated Flavor of Love Girls: Charm School. "I would have went home immediately, as soon as I got off the bus. There’s no changing New York."
  • And she’d "absolutely, positively not" consider participating on any other celebreality show, a la The Surreal Life."I’m such a big personality on my own. If I’m thrown together in ahouse with a lot of other big personalities, something’s gonna happen."

On her fans:

  • 99.9 percent of the people she meets, she says, show her madlove. In fact, she’s only been openly insulted twice. Once, a passerbylooked at her and gawked, "Ain’t that that b—- that got spit on?"Another time, a woman spotted her sunbathing and shouted, "New York,you look like a f—ing man!" To which she, ever the lady, replied,"Thank you!"
  • The most surprising element she’s encountered in her fanbase: "The elderly." ‘Nuff said.

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  • Snarf

    Is it just me or does she bare an uncanny resemblance to Janice from “the Muppets”?

  • Crumbs

    Her mother is the one that looks like a man to me! Cannot wait for this guilty pleasure.

  • to snarf

    Are you a member of Rachael Ray Sucks, cuz I’ve seen that exact same comment from a member there!?

  • BW

    Wow, that claw on your shoulder scares me! Is she a tranny?

  • Julie

    OH GOD I LOVE THIS SHOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • I Love New York More

    You guys both look adorable. But I prefer your natural look to her made-up one.

  • Snarf

    Nope never heard of it.

  • argh

    I will never understand the appeal of someone so awful and self-absorbed.

  • t3hdow

    Hew BW, have you ever played a Zelda game before? If so, that thing you labeled a claw looks more like a Wallmaster (basically a deformed hand that drops from the ceiling and snatches you…scares the living crap out of me everytime).
    But yeah, New York is kinda tranny looking (nice body though). Her mom looks worse though. What gets me is the fact she’s married. The lack of beauty can be overlooked if her personality’s decent, but I can’t even say that.
    Still, no matter how much I detest New York and no matter how long I try to avoid this show (or any other Flavor of Love related reality series), I’m eventually going to watch it to the end.

  • GodForgiveMe

    Lord that woman is ugly but her mother, whooooo, her mother, words escape me…..

  • Elizabeth

    Can we have a battle royale between New York and Lacey from Rock of Love? Oh snaps, I just pitched another show for VH1.

  • Joe C

    Awful shows like this appeal to the brain-dead tendencies that apparently a lot of people have. Enjoy swimming in the sewer, Simon, but shows like this are garbage.

  • snarky

    I LOVE NEW YORK!!!!! Can’t wait for this tran wreck of a show to come back. Altho sad that Tango left her, was happy cuz I knew NY would be back. Good luck girl! You desrve a REAL man.

  • Amber

    I don’t get why people like her, nor why anyone would ever give her a TV show (TWICE!?!?!?).

  • GeeMoney

    The fact that people watch this mess is mindblowing to me. I’m all for them putting shows on television for black people finding love, but d***! This show is insane!
    And all this time, I thought that “The Bachelor” was a crazy show….

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