Hope Dworaczyk, better known as the 2010 Playmate of the Year, who is now being seen as a contestant on “Celebrity Apprentice,” is very clear when it comes to her future in the genre: “I don’t want to do another reality show like ‘Celebrity Apprentice.'”
Hope befriended Niki Taylor as the contest got underway, and “When she left I was so sad I actually cried — because I knew who I was left with,” she says.
Sure enough, battling between Star Jones and “Real Housewives of Atlanta’s” NeNe Leakes soon broke out. “I think the person you had to get along with in order to stay on the show was Star,” Hope opines. “Everybody seems to follow what Star does. When Star didn’t like Lisa Rinna, nobody went to Lisa’s defense because nobody could argue with that woman.”
Notes Hope, “Fortunately, Star sort of took me under wing. I think she felt I was not a threat.” The 25-year-old brunette runway model says that besides Niki, she especially enjoyed working with Marlee Matlin. “But I was friends with all the girls. I got along with everybody.”
Since the show started to air, she’s been surprised by the number of times she’s approached by women she meets while out and about. “They’ll come up and say, ‘Oh, I love you on the show!’ Or, ‘Oh, where did you get the coat your were wearing in the last episode?’ It’s amazing to me that they’re aware of everything about the show.”
But men do not approach her. “Nothing has changed with the guys. I tell people all the time, I do not get hit on. Maybe it’s because of the places I go, or don’t go. I’m not into bar hopping.”
Presently, Hope is into developing other TV projects for herself, one she says she can’t talk about as yet, another that would be a U.S. version of her Toronto- based “Inside Fashion” weekly beauty and fashion program. And she hopes to do more acting work — as in the July release “Without Men,” in which her cast mates include Eva Longoria and Christian Slater. “It’s kind of a western comedy, where all the men in this town leave and the women are left to fend for themselves, and start to find out they don’t need the men.”