Erika Jayne talks ‘DWTS’: ‘You can never be too sexy for regular tv’


Erika Girardi is ready to heat things up in season 24 of “Dancing with the Stars” as her scantily clad alter ego, Erika Jayne.

The 45-year-old star of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” will be competing next Mr. T and Olympians Simone Biles and Nancy Kerrigan, just to name a few. But so far, Girardi is not breaking a sweat. As a Billboard-topping pop singer, she is all too familiar with giving the public what they want and she is planning to do that if she wants to push every limit, ABC will let her to show off her racy costumes:


Fox News: What initially inspired you to create this character, known as Erika Jayne?
Erika Girardi: I started performing as Erika Jayne in 2007. And I think there’s a little bit of Erika Jayne in each of us. There is always an over-the-top performance, which is a part of everyone’s life. Erika Jayne is just that: glitz, glamour, fun, sex, love and escape. She is all about pushing the boundaries, having a good time and deliver a lot of smiles. But really at the end of the day, she wants to have fun.

To my partner @glebsavchenkoofficial 😉 #DWTS 🌟

A post shared by Erika Jayne (@theprettymess) on Mar 1, 2017 at 6:30 PST

Fox News: You mentioned how you all Erika Jayne and zero Erika Girardi. Can you tell us more about that?
Girardi: Well listen, I think that when it comes to the ballroom, it is all fabulosity. It is the perfect place for Erika Jayne’s over-the-top persona. The costumes, hair, make-up, performance, dance and passion — that is what it is all about for Erika Jayne.

Fox News: You’ve had cameras follow you all in ‘RHOBH.’ What you say yes to having more eyes on you in a dance competition series?
Girardi: I think it’s a great opportunity and a lot of fun, to be honest. ‘Dancing with the Stars’ is a great way to Erika Jayne more people at home, so they can have a good time and let them see what they are all about. It is also a great opportunity for me to step out of my comfort zone and learn something new each week.

Fox News: Why would the other competitors be worried about you?
Girardi: to be Honest, I’m not sure anyone should be worried about everyone. We are all there to do our best and whatever happens, happens. I think I bring a certain amount of energy, fire and sex for the contest and you know, that’s what I’m known for.


Knock em like Tyson

A post shared by Erika Jayne (@theprettymess) on Feb 2, 2017 at 10:34am PST

Fox News: You also mentioned that when it comes to the costumes, you’re ready to take on each limit ABC will allow. What are some of your most outrageous or daring pieces that you have worn for a gig?
Girardi: My costumes and ballroom costumes are kind of in the neighborhood. My costumes are pure illusion catsuits with crystals on the important parts. They show the female form. If you look at the ballroom costumes, they are very sexy and very feminine. That is up my alley.

Fox News: You have said before, how you don’t think that you would ever get a major label deal, because you felt the music business was for the 20-year-olds. Do you still believe that?
Girardi: I think it is. I don’t think anyone will take it seriously if you went ahead and knocked on their door in your 40s. No. They want the young acts and bridegroom to their own image, because that is where the money is.


Fox News: How do you deal with the criticism that the feeling that Erika Jayne is too sexy for regular TV?
Girardi: I don’t know what to say about this, except maybe they are a bit boring themselves. No. You can never be too sexy for regular tv.

😈 That post show glow.

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Fox News: How do you balance both a supportive wife and this larger than life character?
Girardi: I think it’s [about] communication. It is the key. We try to provide as much time as possible [together]. And his schedule is two times busier than mine! He runs his company and they are very busy. It is not that he at home waiting for me. I’m still catching up with [him]! Tom is the most supportive partner a woman could ever ask for. He is so proud and so happy for me. I am truly grateful for.

Fox News: What have you enjoyed the most about being a part of ‘RHOBH?’
Girardi: ‘Real Housewives’ is a lot of fun, and of course trying at times. But it is actually fun to get to know these women. They have great parts to them and sometimes we don’t see that about each other, but it is a great way for me to bring on a level of consciousness to what I do as a performer… I could live without a bit of gossip. Sometimes it is only a little annoying.

Fox News: perhaps It is too early to say, but what are your thoughts on a possible season 8 of ‘Real Housewives?’
Girardi: We’ll see! Who knows? They may call and want me back, or they may not. You just never know.

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