Bad Girls Club's Kristen Guinane Talks Lea Beaulieu, Playboy, and Fake Friends
And as our favorite season comes to a close, we just couldn't pass up the opportunity to talk to "blondie" AKA Kristen Guinane. She told us why bad girls drink so much, all about her friendship with Lea Beaulieu as well as her Playboy aspirations.
New Times: How did you end up on the Bad Girls Club?
Kristen Guinane: I was at my friend's house and she was like, "Have you seen the show the Bad Girls Club? It's about these girls that do pretty much what we do. They party, they get a limo, meet guys," and I was like, "Wow, that sounds like so much fun." So I sent an email to Oxygen saying, "Hi, my name is Kristen. I have been in beauty pageants my whole life. I'm not your typical bad girl, because I'm not crazy and I'm not a fighter, but I love to have a good time." They told me they had already done the interviews for my area, but I went in, they interviewed me and loved me, called me everyday and then I got on a show. All it took was an email.
So you're originally from Boston. Where are you living these days?
I live in L.A. now. I just moved back two months ago from Boston. It's a funny story. I moved back here and I was supposed to stay with a friend until I found my place. Then, because of drama, I ended up having to find a new place and I found these crazy roommates off Craigslist. I ended up sleeping with my beautiful guy roommate. I didn't want a relationship, but he went crazy. He was like, "I want to be with you" -- know this man is 30 years old, doesn't have a job, and drives a mustang from 1997 with a tape player. He lost his mind. I had to move -- just moved into the Hollywood Hills.
You have lived with a lot of crazy broads in your life. I can imagine it can't get much worse.
I know the girls on the show look crazy, but I went to boarding school most of my life, so I have already lived with the craziest girls. A lot of girls from high school have emailed me and told me, "Oh, our school was great training wheels for that show."
I have to know. What do your parents think of you being on the show?
My mother watches the show. I was actually in Florida when I got the call that I got on the show. They were both like, "Well, congratulations. Please don't do anything embarrassing." Neither of them told me not to do it, but they really just wanted to know how much I got paid.
And their thoughts so far?
My father sees it as a stepping stone for my career. My mother watches it every week. She calls me every Tuesday and is like, "Am I'm going to happy today? Mad today? Angry today?" And she actually found out about my first tattoo on my butt from the show -- that was kind of a shock. And she was like, "Why are you drinking so much?" because I was pretty much drinking the entire season. I really don't drink that much in real life -- maybe once a weekend.
Everyone thinks you guys are alcoholics, but I mean, you weren't working. What else would you be doing?
Exactly. We're not driving anywhere either! That was my mom's biggest concern, because she saw me drinking like everyday. But we weren't driving, because honestly only two of us could drive. We only drove when we had too--but other than that we would take the limo.
There were seven of you--only three of you could drive?
Lea, myself, and Danielle were the only ones that could drive. Everyone else's licenses were messed up for different reasons.
Did you like living in Miami?