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A day where Kelly Cutrone participates in a Reddit AMA is bound to be a good one. The People's Revolution founder, America's Next Top Model judge, and sayer of frank things bestowed Reddit users with some pre-fashion week nuggets of wisdom.
1. On Bravo's Kell On Earth: The first week that we were shooting, I knew it was not something that I didn't want to do. I didn't like my production partners, and I did not like being a Bravo girl. Whereas I loved being on MTV, and I love being a CW girl. I didn't like it, and I really felt I had been given a title of "executive producer" but that my production partners did not taking that seriously, so my voice had no power - so when I told people "I take my daughter trick or treating in Salem every year, how much fun would that be to see?" and instead they hired a straight guy to be our show runner from California - who hires a straight guy from Cali to be a show runner for a fashion show in NyC? So then instead of following us around, like going to Salem, or I used to be a competitive figure skater in Syracuse, instead of showing me going home, and I could beat the 10 year old girls by doing spins, instead they were like "No" and focusing on "The printer's broken" "Oh my GOD, the printer's broken?" It's like ZUGHGHGJ
2. More on having a reality show: It was not a good fit. I don't think I was a good fit for Bravo, and I don't think Bravo was a good fit for me. Not to mention the fact that it's embarrassing to have a reality TV show. SO you have to go get your dry cleaning, and you have these 3 straight guys wearing Dickies saying "She's going to get her dry cleaning" and then they run backwards like you're Cheryl Tiegs at a Sports Illustrated shoot, it's ridiculous, somebody should make a reality show about the people who are actually shooting them.
3. When asked, "Which US city is the strangest and most overlooked hub for fashion?": LA. Hahaha! That's like an LA diss and compliment at the same time. I mean, isn't LA kind of overlooked? Or not? I think there are a lot of people who think of LA as a lifestyle or UGG culture. I don't, I love LA. I'm just saying that in the fashion world, usually cities like London and Paris and Milan and Tokyo are put ahead of LA...
4. When asked, "How often do you write?": Checks? Every 10 minutes.
I don't know if I want to write another book. I just wrote 2, and the second chapter of my second book is called "If you're not getting fucked by midnight, go home." I think that's worth the price of the book right there. And you can buy my book for $5 on Kindle. And another chapter - "It's not a breakdown, it's a break through" - I wish that someone had told me THAT when I was 20 years old! 5 lessons, 5 bucks on Kindle right now.
5. On The Hills: I liked being on The Hills. It's one of the easiest jobs I have ever had in my life. I wish every day could be The Hills day! How hard is it to go to work and yell at Roxy? it's not that hard! That was a really easy job and a blessing.
6. Real talk on PR: Oh god... I don't think I would do anything differently. I really love People's Revolution. You know, I really wanted to create a tribal atmosphere that was wildly entrepreneurial and full of consciousness and creativity. And I did that. Does it make the most money out of all PR companies? No. Do we always get better results than everybody? No. Has it been an amazing wild trip? Yes. And have I learned a lot about business and has it been a better teacher than my own mother? Yes (oh fuck, I hope my mom doesn't read this - she's on twitter now).
[Ed. Note: All quotes are from the Reddit AMA and appear as they were originally printed.]