Out magazine sat down with Janice Dickinson for a revealing interview. "The world's first super model" chats about Lady Gaga, getting hit on by Simon Cowell, her love for and fear of Perez Hilton, and Ricky Martin exiting the closet.
On Ricky Martin coming out:
We’ve always known Ricky was gay. Come on! [Sings] Living La Vida Lie! Poor thing. I want everyone out there in history to please, if you’re gay, please come out. It feels so good. So I applaud you Ricky. We applaud Ricky Martin finally. Being involved with Out magazine, being able to say, [lowers voice conspiratorially] OK, OK, you all read my book and you know I’ve had a threesome -- you know I’ve had scenes with women. It’s the most freeing thing you could ever do in your life -- coming out. Come out, come out wherever you are. I’m begging any male model or female model in the fashion industry or in the dental industry or any industry -- come out. It feels so good. Bravo Ricky Martin!"
On Lady Gaga:
Lady Gaga... has to refer to the art world as reference, because honey she ain’t no beauty to look at, but, she becomes beautiful in the eyes of the beholder -- the way her performance transcends her persona. Her music to me -- I mean come on -- "Paparazzi" and all these kitschy little songs, they’re good, really good. To see her live in Vegas, at the Mirage -- I walked out. I’m sorry. I watched her at the piano and I had to go out and have a… [once again lowers her voice] smoke. We walked out because I was thinking, Stop talking about "Your sex, I want your sex." I don’t give a fuck about her I wanting "your sex." But you know, I get where she’s coming from, and it’s phenomenal, along with the perception that her gays put together her performance art for her. But it’s all who you surround yourself with -- the team. Example: me -- Janice Dickinson -- I wouldn’t be shit if it weren’t for my gays. I wouldn’t be even sitting here if it weren’t for late great Way Bandy, for the late great Ara Gallant, for the late great Richard Avedon, for the late great every single queen from the '70s, '80s, '90s that made me La Janice. Match that Gaga! Aight?
I worship and I’m afraid of Perez Hilton at the same time. He -- she? -- She’s dangerous, she’s powerful, and I was the first to put La Perez on my reality show. Sorry, Tyra. I put him on first. He’s phenomenal. He’s so quick witted and sharp. But I will say this: Perez, you know you’re in love with my son, and you know you want to be my son-in-law. You still had to line up at my birthday party last February. They wouldn’t let him in the door. Sorry Perez, you could probably say more evil things about me. I don’t care!
On Simon Cowell:
Will you marry me, Simon? Even if you say no, I’m gonna getcha. I going to get you good. He’s probably going to get a restraining order against me every time he sees me. Let me just tell you a little insight about Ms. Cowell. When I was doing the upfronts for I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here last June, this is pre-makeup artist OK? He came up to me in the middle of an interview and kissed me. I was like “Whaaat? What’s all this about?” And I was doing an interview and I was taken aback. I was like “Whaaat?”
On Tyra Banks:
I made [America’s Next Top Model] very successful and Tyra cut out everything that I said and repeated what I was saying on camera. Oh, snap!