As you can imagine, I’m very excited about this upcoming show on the new Esquire network. There will be two featured Me In My Place segments… funny jokes with Lake Bell and Krysten Ritter, both shot and directed by yours truely…
MIMP is on TV! Don’t miss it, airing this Tuesday night.
New York was amazing. I met cool people right away, and started going to see the Strokes and the Kings of Leon, you know, before they were massive bands. Running around with rock stars, dating musicians. It was the coolest shit ever.
It’s kind of like camp, like what most people would do at a sorority or something. Just girls on a couch eating weird Vienna sausages and McDonald’s happy meals, in boxers, watching MTV jams. That’s how I can describe it best. It was interesting because we’d be picked up in limos by party promoters, but we only had $200-a-week advances. We’d have to hop the subway.
I just went with a suitcase, and they put you in a model’s apartment. You’re kind of taken care of. But not really. Nobody really gives a shit what you’re doing. You’re going out every night with party promoters twice your age. But they are giving you a key to an apartment and you live on bunk beds with like eight other girls in a two-bedroom apartment, and they charge everybody $1,000 to live there.
So they were like, ”Here’s our card, send us pictures, Polaroids, no makeup.” We took the pictures and sent them to New York, and the next thing you know they’re bringing us in, doing photo shoots. It was absolutely crazy. I have pictures of myself from 15, 16 years old in sheer clothes, looking like a heroin addict. When I look back at it now, I’m like, “What is happening?” I had to get really savvy really young. Thank God I had a good head on my shoulders. Who sends their kid out when they’re 15 years old with no chaperone? New York, Milan. It’s crazy.