Aubrey O'Day: Too Hot For TV (2008 Cover Story & Gallery)

Aubrey O'Day: Too Hot For TV (2008 Cover Story & Gallery)Interview by Donnie Kwak; Photography by Miko Lim; Styling by Anoma Ya Whittaker; Click Here For Additional Credits.

Whoa, I thought you were about to say a number.
Oh, no, no, no. But it’s low. I’m a late bloomer—I lost my virginity when I was a junior in college, so I was almost 20. I never let a guy touch me. Not because I was against it, but I think I was a little insecure and I didn’t feel like I wanted to share my body.

So you weren’t even dating?
I didn’t date anyone; I didn’t even kiss a guy until the end of high school. I never drank until my sophomore year of college. I think there’s a parallel world within me. I’m very confident, but in relationships, not at all.

What kind of guys do you generally date?
I like dating guys who don’t take themselves too seriously. Who can make me laugh. Who are very smart. There are so many gorgeous men that come into my life, but they’re just very stupid and I can’t do it.

That’s funny.
There’s this gorgeous model that’s been trying to get with me for me for a while. And the other night I was so lonely, I was like, “Screw it, maybe I’ll just date him while I’m in New York. I want someone to pay attention to me. He’ll do, he’s cute.” And then he writes me some text message—and he spells “tomorrow” T-O-M-A-R-R-O-W-W!

Maybe he had the Pearl—the Pearl is hard!
No, I checked to see if the A and O were near each other, and they’re not. There’s no excuse. There are certain words you shouldn’t spell wrong. I love getting to know someone and writing them back and forth, like who can be more witty. I would rather do dirty texting than have sex. I have a shirt in my clothing line [Heart On My Sleeve] that says, “I Love Dirty Texting.”

It’s that rush when you get a new message.
When you’re at dinner and you are listening to everybody but you’re actually writing some dirty shit, I love it! I’m so into that. But since I’ve been in this industry, my ideas of love have definitely changed. There are probably the worst aspects of human nature in this industry. It’s just very filthy.


I run my career, I don’t depend on anyone else to make me hot.


Speaking of the filthy industry, there have been rumors about you and Diddy. We recently interviewed Cassie, and the same rumors are dogging her.
Oh, those are rumors?

As far as we know. How do you respond to that kind of gossip?
I just don’t feel the need to respond to it at all. People are usually sensitive to things when they’re true, and they feel like people are exposing them. It’s ridiculous. And trust me, of all the things that I’m attracted to in a man, Diddy is none of those things. I run my career, I don’t depend on anyone else to make me hot.

Does the fact that you’re on Broadway and on the way to becoming a high-profile celebrity cause tension within your group?
I can answer that question this way: I am very dedicated to Danity Kane, and nothing I can ever do will conflict with my respect, love, and dedication to that project. So, on my end, there will never be any issues. I can’t speak for anyone else, but I can speak for myself.

How many Danity Kane albums are you locked in for? 
Seven, not including holiday and live albums.

Damn! So that means at least five more to go.
In a perfect world, that’s what appears to be the case. But, as we all know, this world is not perfect.

Given that obligation, was doing the show worth it?
Since I was three years old, I wanted to be starring in a musical on Broadway. And now I am. Was it worth it? Yes, because today I am living the thing I’ve always dreamed of doing.

Good answer. So when people hear you’re best friends with Jenna Jameson, they think ... 
I’m going to do sex tapes and porn. Jenna and I never even talk about porn. I think one time Jenna and I had a conversation about having sex on your period.

Oh, running a red light?
Yeah. There was some new guy I was dating, and it was the first time we were going to go there, and he was weird about it. So I ask Jenna for advice and she’s like, “Honey, it’s just a little war paint, who cares?”

Still, the first time...
Yeah, that’s what I was saying.

I guess you could just throw a towel down.
Ha! Yeah, I’m totally a towel girl. [Laughs.]

Is this an uncomfortable subject?
Oh, it’s fine. I love talking about my period.

Well, I suppose it’s something that can be broached with ... 
someone you trust. Or you could just have anal sex.

Or you could just do that.
But that’s very high-risk behavior. I mean, it’s fine if you trust a person and you’re in a committed relationship.

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