This was originally published on DStv.com in February 2015
We had a chat with lovable Jerseylicious cast member Olivia Blois Sharpe ahead of the show’s Season 6 premiere on Tuesday, 25 February, at 22:10 on Style.
She had a lot to tell us, from what to expect in the new season to how she cringes when she looks back at old episodes. She even gave us her best fashion, beauty and life tips!
Here’s what she had to say.
What can we expect in Season 6 of Jerseylicious? Are there any specific moments during filming that you really enjoyed?
In Season 6 of Jerseylicious expect to see a lot of relationships and friendships blossom and fall apart. One thing about being in my mid-20s is I feel like I have trimmed most of my friend fat, leaving me with the people who I have made great connections with and truly care about me and want the best for me.
I also believe that the rest of the younger Jerseylicious cast have also reached this point in their lives and I think that’s what we are all starting to realise and learn. Life is not about quantity of friends but the quality of them. For me this season is all about realizing what makes me happy and going after that and just trying to make the most out of life and have fun.
We’ve definitely seen a lot of growth from you in the last few seasons, can we expect to see more?
At this point in life I know what I want and I know what makes me happy and I’m going to go after that and do everything I can to leave all the negativity and drama behind me. I’m also offered a great job opportunity in this season and have to make the decision whether or not it’s in my best interest to take it.
Do you ever look back at certain episodes from previous seasons and laugh or cringe at things you’ve said or done?
Yes, all the time! I’m a Virgo, the most critical and analytical sign of the zodiac. And that’s exactly what I do when I watch past episodes of Jerseylicious. Critique and analyse. I’m my own biggest critic. There is not one episode I can possibly watch without making slightly horrified faces at the TV.
I question what I wore, I question how I did my hair and make-up, I question what I said and how I reacted, but that’s part of growing up. You learn from your mistakes and you learn from your actions. I’m big on addressing my flaws and trying to make myself better from my past.
I normally only watch an episode once to see how it all came together, but I have recently seen a few old episodes from the first couple seasons of Jerseylicious and I can’t believe how different and how much I’ve grown up and changed. I laughed at how young minded and ditsy I was, my style and how overly tan I was. I am very much aware that I used to look like I rolled around in a pile of cheese doodles.
You sing the Jerseylicious theme song, and we’re all wondering, would you ever consider a career in music at some stage?
I definitely had a lot of fun recording the Jerseylicious theme song. When I got to hear it back it was such a great feeling and it’s definitely something that I would love to do more often. To be able to make more songs in the future would be a dream come true.
Music has always been a big influence in my life. A lot of family members of mine had careers in the field of music. I actually grew up with my mother always giving vocal lessons out of our house.
No matter how much make up you wear or how fashionably you dress, it doesn’t change who you are on the inside. Even as cliché as it may sound, it truly is what’s on the inside that counts. If you have a beautiful heart people can’t help but love you and think of you as a beautiful person. We all have flaws, but it’s our good intentions that smooth out our rough edges. Confidence is the greatest accessory and there is no better cosmetic for beauty than being truly happy. A confident, happy, and kind person will always be the most attractive.
Lastly, what message do you have for your Jerseylicious fans in Africa?
To all our Jerseylicious fans in Africa I would just like to say a big THANK YOU for being so extremely supportive and passionate about the show. It’s crazy for me to think about how Jerseylicious grew to be so popular and is enjoyed by viewers all over the world. It really is amazing and I’m truly happy that myself and the rest of the cast have been able to entertain you for the past six seasons. Here’s to another Jerseylicious season that I hope you all enjoy!
Keep up with Olivia on Twitter @OlivBloisSharpe and don’t forget to catch her on Jerseylicious every Tuesday at 22:10 on Style.
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