From WWE to WAG: Barbie dishes on new season

2016-07-01 15:15

Cape Town – Friday night drama has just been turned up to full throttle, the WAGS are back for a second season.

The reality show chronicles the professional and personal lives of 8 WAGS (wives and girlfriends of high-profile sportspersons).

Season 2 kicks off on Friday, 1 July at 20:00 on E! (DStv 124).

We chatted to former WWE wrestler turned WAG, Barbie Blanks to find out what we can expect from the new season. 

What has the transition from WWE wrestler to reality star been like?

It has not been easy coming from a scripted show to opening your life up on a totally different kind of show. It has been an exciting process, I love being on WAGS. It’s so much fun for the fans and everyone at home to see what I'm like outside of WWE and how I live my everyday life and seeing a different side of me. It’s been a great opportunity for me.

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What was it like planning your wedding and having it featured on the show?

You get to see some highs and lows of planning a wedding. I definitely have some bridezilla moments. You get to see everything which I am excited for people to see and it’s not easy to play a wedding. After all the planning  the wedding was just amazing and I can’t wait for the fans to see it. 

When you joined the show you were a fiancé, and now you're a wife, is it any different?

I love calling Sheldon my husband and saying I am his wife. It’s a great feeling, it’s something that I wanted for a very long time to be able to be Mrs Souray it’s just amazing.

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Besides your wedding what else can we expect from season two?

Lots of drama, we have two new cast mates who bring a very different dynamic to the show, I'm excited for the viewers to see that. After my wedding I am kind of stuck in between do I want to start a family or do I want to go back to work and try some acting and put the family on hold. That’s what goes on with me. But with the girls on a whole there’s definitely a lot of drama throughout the season which you’ll see play out. I’m better friends with the girlfriends now than with the wives and you’ll see that tension. You gonna see a total 360.

What can we expect from the two new ladies who have joined?

Sofia is Olivia’s sister, she’s just a firecracker. She tells it like it is, she doesn’t hold back. If she speaks something it’s straight out. We don’t have anyone like that on the show. So it adds a great dynamic. Tia is great she’s very sweet, she’s a model. I don’t want to give too much away. I think viewers will really like her. 

How do you deal with all the negative criticism and comments surrounding the show?

I only look at the positive and I try to ignore the negative comments. When I was on WWE I got so used to people bashing you on social. I’ve just learnt to block it out and only look at the positive, the negative people I just ignore. 

What's been the best advice you received before embarking on your reality show career? 

Just to be open and to be yourself and try and be comfortable with the cameras around you and don’t take yourself too seriously. Be yourself. 

Do you have any other exciting projects on the cards?

I’m trying to get into some acting, maybe give that a try and do some television or movies, we’ll see how that goes. I get some exciting news towards the end of the season which you’ll have to wait and see.

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