The HBIC of Reality TV is getting the complete TS Madison Experience. Tiffany “New York” Pollard will carry her larger-than-life character to the WEtv sequence’ season finale to assist the titular star get her new challenge off the the bottom.
Airing tonight at 10/9c on WEtv, the finale finds the titular Madison’s new show hitting a serious snag, forcing her group to scramble and placing her main Hollywood alternative in jeopardy. Pollard, in the meantime, will shock Madison “with a surprising turn-of-events that might change every part.”
Ahead of the finale, TVLine spoke with the truth TV icon about how her friendship with Madison has blossomed and whether or not or not she would take part in one other actuality courting show.
TVLINE | How and when did you meet TS Madison?
People do not know this about me however I’m such a sq.. Sometimes I’m the final to listen to about what’s cool and occurring going on. [My brother] advised me to look at TS Madison. He was like, “Girl, try this show. It’s wonderful. She is flawless and humorous, and he or she’s simply gonna provide you with your life.” So I watched one episode of the The Queen’s Supreme Court and I used to be hooked on Madison. Long story brief, I used to be at an occasion and we simply related. This woman is a drive to be reckoned with.
TVLINE | What are some belongings you’ve realized from her by means of this friendship?
I’ve realized simply to maintain persevering by means of something. If one thing goes fallacious, you continue to must show up. This lady is all the time going to seek out her manner it doesn’t matter what. I’ve seen so many individuals drop out of her life however but, she’s nonetheless making large strides in the direction of her targets. Anybody might watch her and simply be impressed to maintain going it doesn’t matter what trial or the storm could also be.
TVLINE | In the show, you talk about a variety of vital points affecting the LGBTQ+ group, such utilizing correct pronouns and violence in opposition to Black trans girls. Do you assume your friendship with TS Madison has made you a greater ally?
There isn’t any “assume” concerned. It is a certain factor, completely, sure. All fingers down and ft down on deck. I’m a lot extra conscious and well-endowed with data. If you do not know, you’re ignorant, so do the work and study the phrases so you are not being offensive. Even if you do not know you are offensive and are offensive, you are simply as responsible. Having these humbling moments and reflecting and rising is so vital, and I urge everybody to proceed studying easy methods to be extra conscious and smarter. That’s what it is all about, and that is what Madison, and lots of trans girls that I do know, have been encouraging me to be: higher.
TVLINE | Given your personal expertise with reality-TV, is there something you have been capable of train TS Madison?
Madison is a pure performer. You can go to a dentist’s workplace together with her to get her enamel pulled and it should be essentially the most wonderful, humorous journey ever. That’s why we love her a lot. But the factor that I wish to all the time remind Madison of, and the factor that I wish to say that I helped her out with, is permitting the haters to hat and never permitting that to have an effect on her I believe that typically Madison will get just a little sidetracked with defending her honor and defending the girl that she is as a result of, you understand, she will learn to filth. But typically, that may’t take up an excessive amount of of your vitality. When you are such a big individual as she is — she’s an advocate, she’s an entertainer and so many extra wonderful issues —that simply takes up lots of her time. So simply maintain her head on, ‘Let me simply maintain going on my journey and neglect the haters.’ That’s how I wish to get information and assist her on her journey.
TVLINE | We’re seeing The Bachelor begin to reckon with racism, which hopefully spreads to different reveals. As the primary Black lady to headline a actuality courting show, did you expertise something again then that you simply now acknowledge as racist or a microaggression?
When I used to be in Flavor of Love and I Love New York… You’re in such a condensed bubble that — I can solely converse for myself — I felt prefer it did not exist. We have been there for love and to win, so everyone was in aggressive mode. You actually ring a bell with me as a result of after I was capturing these reveals, I’m on the market within the solar and my pores and skin obtained rather a lot darker. People would accuse me of bleaching as a result of my pores and skin now will not be the identical tone because it was [when I was filming]. But I defend myself and say, “Hey, no. What it’s is I’ve by no means been in 90-degree climate earlier than, so while you have been seeing me movie again then, my pores and skin was just a little bit deeper due to the publicity.” But apart from that, I did not expertise any dangerous racism or something like that.
TVLINE | How do you assume actuality courting reveals have modified since Flavor of Love and I Love New York?
I believe that lots of issues are in a bit extra of a managed surroundings. When you are the primary to do one thing, there’s not lots of guidelines and rules. This is like trial and error, although with lots of that trial and error lots of nice issues have been birthed. Some of my greatest moments have been errors, and I really feel like there’s not lots of room for that in the present day.
TVLINE | Is there something about in the present day’s reality-TV courting that you’d change?
I might like to see us kick it again to about 2005-2006 when Flavor of Love was going on and other people have been simply allowed to be themselves. Don’t be the “character” that you simply really feel just like the viewers needs to see. Just be your little self and know that you’re sufficient. I believe that may carry lots of magic again to actuality tv.
TVLINE | As some of the entertaining folks on TV, what reveals entertain you?
I like Game of Thrones, Twilight Zone. I watch lots of actuality tv. Obviously, The TS Madison Experience is one in every of my favourite reveals. Shark Tank…. I channel surf rather a lot.
TVLINE | Well, there are many TV reveals, so that you’re by no means going to be bored.
And there are such a lot of new stations. I’m like, ‘I am unable to do that. I am unable to sustain with these apps. I simply wish to throw all my good TVs out the window. This an excessive amount of TV.’
TVLINE | What are a few of the greatest actuality reveals on TV proper now, in your opinion?
I do like [OWN’s] Ready for Love; I really feel like there’s an authenticity to that show. [Lifetime’s] Married at First Sight is so fascinating to look at, however on the similar time, I’m like, “Oh my gosh, I’m glad it isn’t me. I’ve to marry this man simply off of sight?” I do not know the way they do it. It’s so fascinating to look at, however I would not wish to be part of this.
TVLINE | If you have been single, do you assume you’d go on one other actuality courting show?
It would rely on how concerned I used to be with casting and the way extensively they’d look so far as the type of man that I might be on the lookout for. Like, it must nearly be assured for me to finish with a particular life companion. But that may be laborious to create. It simply relies upon. I must be actually hands-on.
TVLINE | Is there something developing that you simply’re actually enthusiastic about?
I’m simply actually excited to inform everybody to look at the finale of The TS Madison Experience. Madison’s journey has been a outstanding journey and I’m so completely happy for her… I’ve lots of good issues popping out, so test me out on Instagram at @tiffany_hbic_pollard. There’s going to be some bulletins coming quickly.