Each week, the Divas give us exclusive insight into the new episode. This time, new Diva Stacy Francis gets real about her first episode.
What dynamic do you think you and Brave now bring to the group?
I think that there’s a freshness about Brave. She’s young and pretty and her dream is fresh and new. She’s driven and she gives me some drive. I like to see that freshness. She’s passionate and grateful. Some of the other divas are so shady and broken and angry that they’ve lost their passion and gratitude.
For me, I bring honesty and a lot of questions. I’m calling people to the carpet. If I’m going to be in this circle, then I expect respect. I love being a Diva. I love couture fashion. I love big hair and makeup. I love singing. There are some in the group that don’t know what that is — I’m trying to teach them that. Obviously, they need some training classes on being a Diva. Like, why don’t we look at “Vogue” magazine together?
Why do you think the Divas were so shady during the Jessie Jackson event?
Oh my God, I didn’t realize they were that shady until I watched the episode. I should have been more shady at the bowling event. I hugged them and greeted them. Man, they did not deserve my admiration because they were really mean to me.
How did you feel when Leela asked you to be a part of the cancer benefit show?
I was honored. I felt like we’ve come a long way. I thought maybe I showed her something that made her think, “maybe I shouldn’t judge a book by its cover.” It was a step in the right direction.
Did you jump the gun in assessing the Divas’ relationships as being tense?
I don’t think so. I was there for the whole event and it didn’t seem right, didn’t seem kosher. When I came into the Jesse Jackson event, I saw that the tension was apparent. It just didn’t seem like they were being very friendly. Now, I see that the shade was about not knowing who I was.