On this episode of Straight Up With Stassi, Andi Dorfman — of “The Bachelor” season 18 and star of “The Bachelorette” season 10 — joins Stassi to chat all things reality TV.
“Somebody told me to just say porn.”
“She was my favorite Bachelorette to watch because she doesn’t take any shit and she’s so authentic and real,” Stassi says, introducing Andi. “She puts everything out on the table. You know what to expect from her, and she’s also a New York Times bestselling author. She just came out with her second book, ‘Single State of Mind.'”
“Nailed it,” Andi says.
“You’re like Carrie Bradshaw,” Stassi says.
“Without the closet,” Andi adds. “How the fuck did she afford those clothes?”
“Didn’t she have rent control?” Stassi asks.
“She wrote a column once a month,” Andi says. “I don’t care about rent control. How does she afford shoes, let alone rent?”
“She only wrote it once a month?” Stassi asks. “I was under the impression it was probably like, once a week. Was it for The New Yorker?”
“I don’t even remember,” Andi responds. “But yeah. So I am not Carrie Bradshaw.”
“She was probably doing Fit Tea posts on the side,” Stassi jokes.
“Before we even had Instagram or Fit Tea,” Andi laughs.
“Whatever. But yeah, do you know how cool it is to be able to say that you’re a New York Times bestselling author?” Stassi asks.
“It is pretty cool,” Andi says.
“I would just lead with that wherever I went,” Stassi says.
“I’m so weird though. I’m still in that phase where people ask you what you do, and you don’t really know how to answer,” Andi says. “I never know what to say.”
“Sometimes I say, ‘I’m in the entertainment industry, but I don’t do porn,'” Stassi laughs.
“I’m so awkward,” Andi says. “Someone will ask me what I do and I say, ‘Oh I’m a writer.’ And they’re like, ‘What do you write?’ And I’m like, ‘Books.’ And they’re like, ‘What kind of books?’ And I’m like, ‘Oh, they’re like chick-flicks. They’re not very good.’ I’m so awkward. My friend Kelley, she’s a housewife, and I asked her, ‘What do you do when people ask what you do?’ and she’s like, ‘Well, I tell them on Wednesdays I do Pilates, on Fridays I do yoga, and on Sundays I shop.'”
“That’s funny until they say, ‘Yeah, but what do you really do?'” Stassi says.
“Then she just repeats, ‘On Wednesdays I do Pilates, on Fridays I do yoga, and on Sundays I shop.’ It’s kind of a great answer.”
“It is, but you have to really commit to it,” Stassi says. “I would crumble.”
“Then somebody told me to just say porn,” Andi says.
“See, I specifically say, ‘But not porn,'” Stassi responds.
“But if you’re sitting next to someone on an airplane, and they say, ‘What do you do for a living,’ and you say porn, they’re never going to say anything else,” Andi argues.
“Uh, or they’re not going to stop talking,” Stassi laughs.
“I guess it depends if it’s a guy or a girl,” Andi adds.
“I’d be terrified of you though.”
“I’ve had some relationships that felt like prison, so…” Andi laughs.
“Every single one of my past relationships felt like prison,” Stassi relates. “It freaks me out when I think back. I was talking to my current boyfriend about this and, yeah he’s had some bad relationships, but for the most part, he’s like, ‘They were good.’ I’m like, ‘What does that mean? Then why’d you break up?’ All of mine were bad, which is why we broke up.”
“So what did he say?” Andi asks. “Why did they break up?”
“Normal reasons!” Stassi says. “All I know is that I fought. Threw salt and pepper shakers at the wall.”
“Oh, I would not get in a fight with you, by the way,” Andi admits. “I feel like you can throw it down. You’re not, like, psycho. I just feel like you could hold your own. It’s like, if someone crosses you, hell hath fury on their ass.”
“Or crosses one of my friends, too,” Stassi says. “It gives me more to fight for.”
“That’s not a bad thing. Don’t let anyone tell you that’s psycho or bad, that’s a good thing,” Andi says. “I mean, like, if someone spills ketchup on the couch, don’t go crazy on them, but like…”
“I don’t care about that shit, I have an IKEA couch,” Stassi laughs.
“If someone fucks with your friend…” Andi says.
“Then the gloves fucking come off,” Stassi adds. “It’s just being loyal. You know what I mean?”
“Yeah. You’re my kind of girl,” Andi says. “I’d be terrified of you though.”
“I don’t think you would be,” Stassi says. “You were a lawyer.”
“So I could get myself out of a couple crimes,” Andi says, ‘But like, you could still kick my ass.”