My fave supermodel-turned-model agency owner Janice Dickinson is back with her can’t-miss-an-episode series, The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency, tonight!
The outspoken entrepreneur has moved in a mansion in the Hollywood Hills with her models, and they’re going to have to listen to her, even the model who is hearing impaired.
I caught up with Martin Ritchie to find out what it’s like to work for Janice, challenges in the industry for a deaf model and just how steamy things will get inside those model walls!
What’s it like working for Janice? Is she like a second mom?
Terrific and I loved every minute of it. She is absolutely brilliant and easy to work with because I listen to her all the time! (laughs) She is like a second mom to me and I do miss our time in the model house together. She showed me her love and affection. That was something that I never have felt. I used to have many daydreams of her becoming my mom and knowing that her children must be very grateful and happy to have her.
Why did you want to become a model?
I always felt becoming a model would be helpful for me. I’d like to be a spokesperson and to be an activist as well. I seriously want to make some differences in this world.
Is it a challenge to deal with your deafness in the industry?
I’ve dealt with many pathetic excuses and discriminations while I was meeting some clients and agencies. They simply said, “You are not what we are looking for this time. “I was very frustrated and I refused to give up. I still am fighting back for my own right. Yes, it’s definitely a challenge for me.
Are you single?
Yes, I am single!
Who is your ideal partner?
A guy with great personality who is mature and handsome and in his early 30s is definitely perfect for me!
What would be the ultimate company to model for?
Honestly, I would love to model for Guess Jeans company. Being a Guess model would be something so magical and a dream come true for me!
Can you give us a sneak peek of the drama coming up on the show?
This season is so outrageous and very entertaining! Some twists this season are that Janice brought all new models in the house with the original models from the previous season, and yes, the hearing impaired model that Janice picked is living in the model house, as well! It’s definitely shocking to everyone. I can assure you guys that you are going to love and hate some models. I am not telling you more. You just have to be patient and watch it on Oxygen!
You know we are!
The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency, season four, premieres Tuesday, Aug. 26 at 10 p.m. on Oxygen.