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Former NBA player Shaquille O'Neal (L) and his girlfriend, television personality Nicole 'Hoopz' Alexander, arrive at his retirement party at Moon nightclub at the Palms Casino Resort June 25, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Because I’m not overshadowed by him, but my focus became him. I’ve gotten offers to do shows before, but I need substance behind my shows or something deeper. I have five younger sisters, you get to see them all.
When you look at all the reality shows we currently have it’s hard to believe that they at one point in time never existed.
I just feel like, I started losing a little bit of who I was. It’s been over seven years since you’ve done reality TV, what influenced your decision to return? We started the love shows [with Flavor of Love], and we started the challenge shows. And I’m not taking away from any of the family shows on TV. I think I just wanted to bring a different element of real. Click here to read the full interview at xo Necole.
She also starred as Kayla in the November 2010 release, Ghetto Stories: The Movie.
Prior to Flavor of Love, Alexander worked as a Transportation Security Administration agent at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport.
I am not bring[ing] cameras in to hide certain pieces so I am very exposed in this which like I said and you will see a little bit of violability and which typically people do not see; [people] never see me cry which was funny because on one of the last shows they were like, ‘I don’t think that she can produce a tear’ and it is funny because now I feel like all I am doing on the new season is crying.
We kind of had a long distance thing going on when I choose to leave Florida and he ended up taking someone else to a tennis tournament and was just all out in the open with it and I feel like that was the most hurtful part — because at the end of the day and I am not saying its right to do whatever you want to do behind closed doors, but out of respect maybe just let me know.