The New Orleans Melissa Interview, Part II
Kim: Yeah, what the hell was that about?
Melissa: Okay, my face was so horrible on that show. I could see where people could be like, "Wow, Melissa's not getting any attention. She's really upset." No. I knew very much when I walked into that party that these were nineteen-year-old kids that were like, "Holy shit, my birthday party's being filmed! We're going to be on Real World!" They offered Julie to fight and I told Julie, "Honey, they are not going to fight fair because you are Real World Julie right now, you are not Julie. And they're going to beat your ass." Sure enough, they did, and I was like, "Okay, well answer to that in interviews tomorrow, girl, with your big-ass eye." [laughs] I was so embarrassed. They didn't show this, but I left and was like, "I can't do this!" I mean, they were placing bets. That thing has been recorded. That thing is probably going to be sold on eBay. I met so many people at that party who were like, "This is awesome that you guys showed up. This is gonna be really cool." I was like, "No, it's not, because you're ridiculing us."
Kim: What was that guy's name? Baxter?
Melissa: Baxter is the sweetest, cutest guy, and Julie is...Julie is a twenty-year-old girl who is getting a lot of attention from guys. I mean, you don't know how many boys dropped flowers by the house. But Baxter's mother was the make-up artist for the intro [credits for the show]. And Baxter's father is the designer for the house.
Melissa: Yeah, and New Orleans is such a small town that it's absolutely normal to us. Someone would pour my coffee and be like, "Oh my boyfriend is the sound guy!" and I'd be like, "What?" You know, and I'm not allowed to know these people. So, when the show was over, and we did the open, Baxter's mom was like, "You know, Baxter had a great time with you guys." And I was like, "Yeah, it just sucks that he signed his life away like that because undoubtedly he'll get dumped on TV." Just because Julie is fleeting like that. And Baxter is hot! I was like, "I'll go out with him!" It was so weird, and his mother is absolutely gorgeous. His father was crazy talented. So, the people that we met were involved with the filming. It started to become weird and incestuous, like gross. [laughs]
Kim: Are we going to see your parents [on the show]? I remember you saying something about your parents coming to visit and everybody loved your dad.