* Let’s face it, some of us are obsessed with reality TV. And recently, our EUR partner, theJasmineBrand (TJB), caught up with “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” cast member Mimi Faust.
Although the popular VH1 show is on hiatus until season two (from what we hear, they begin taping with a few new cast members this year), TJB had an opportunity to speak with Mimi candidly, about life when the camera’s aren’t rolling.
Mimi opened up about what she’s learned about herself from season one, her current relationship status with cast-mate/baby daddy Stevie J, if she’s been in contact with fellow cast member Joseline (outside of filming), and her current business ventures (she’s penning a new book, a children’s line and a home decor line). Peep a few excerpts below:
On life after season the season ended:
I’m busier than I’ve ever been in my entire life – which is good.
On business ventures, outside of “LHHA”:
I have my business, Keep It Clean, which I’ve had for 11 years. Its a cleaning service. I do residential and commercial property. I clean for high end clientele. I’m actually doing a clothing line inspired by my daughter. I’m doing a whole children’s line of cute, casual, comfortable clothes. I’m coming out with a book. It’s called Warning Signs about dating men in the business. Also, another thing that I’m doing, I’m coming out with a home line that’ll be in Target or Walmart – I want it to be affordable. It’ll be accessories for your home.
On if she was accurately portrayed on the show:
I was portrayed how they saw fit for the show.
Oh her relationship with Stevie J:
He’s Dad, I’m Mom, we co-parent and we’re cordial. We have to do business together as well.
On why she thinks “LHHA” was so successful:
I think it was successful because it was real. The situations were real and I don’t think people were used to seeing that.