Every show with an ensemble cast has a specific member that viewers connect with. At a recent birthday party, I overheard a group of 30-something entrepreneurs musing about Bravo’s newest series, Blood Sweat & Heels. Debut curiosity more than anything drew them in for an early episode or two, just to check it out. And there was one personality that the women were drawn to.
“That girl is wild.”
“She stays with a glass of wine in her hand. I love her.”
“I want her at my next dinner party.”
“No, I want to be at her next dinner party.”
Mica Hughes. Harlemite. Goofy former model. Hair-flipping wild child. Business owner. Rocky’s long-legged momma. The anti-fur chinchilla champion.
She often laughs at herself (“I probably do that more than anybody”) and is taking this new-found adventure in stride (“I’m still kind of in a daze”). Yet as much as Hughes might giggle at some of her own cringe-worthy moments and even laughs with some detractors, she has her limits. (Hughes recently questioned how the network made light of her father’s illness in the most recent episode.)
We sat down with the multi-hyphenate and learned a little more about the business side of Mica, how she’s hip to the “realities” of reality TV, who her real friends are, and candidly addresses the rumors about her being a “drunk.”