TV Guide Online: What's with all the odd names on this show? You don't meet too many Xiomaras, Jenascias and Shandis.
Xiomara: It's true! We hadn't thought about it. Of course, everyone slaughtered my name for the first half of the show, but they got it, after awhile. Either the X is silent or they pronounce it "X-o-mara."
TVGO: You were up against Camille in the end. I thought that drama queen would get axed, but it was you!
Xiomara: I know, it sucks. My take on Camille is she's used to being queen bee in her little circle of friends. When she came to the Top Model house, she met women who are beautiful in their own right, and she couldn't handle it. So she talked about "me, me, me" and tried to hype herself up. I look at it as insecurity.
TVGO: Did you two clash?
Xiomara: She was never outwardly mean to me. She just broke my earring, which was a complete lack of courtesy. I don't have a personal vendetta against Camille or have a contract out on her ass. A few of the other girls might, but not me! [Laughs]
TVGO: Who will you stay pals with?
Xiomara: The people I'm staying friends with are Yoanna, Shandi and Catie. Catie and I talk on the phone almost every day. After our whole fiasco, people are probably like, "What?!"
TVGO: Yeah! I recall you saying Catie needs to "pick a personality," since you felt she acted two-faced.
Xiomara: This whole ghettoness came out of her and it made no sense. But she's young. After the show, we spent time together, and she proved to me that she realized what she did was wrong. When she mouthed off to the judges, that was a desperate attempt to save her ass. I understand that, and she's totally redeemed herself.
TVGO: Besides Camille, which contestants will you not stay pals with?
Xiomara: Any of the other girls I didn't name, I wouldn't hang out with. They're just not up to par. Those other girls don't party like rock stars. I do. They're not fun.
TVGO: How did you take the judges' criticisms at the end?
Xiomara: They didn't show where Tyra said I'd be great, but I needed development, and that the show moves too fast to allow time for that. I loved Eric's comment that I'm one of the few girls he could see doing haute couture. The judges I respected most are Eric, Janice and Tyra because they're the ones who really eat, sleep and breathe this business.
TVGO: Was Janice scary?
Xiomara: No, she was really cool and nice especially off camera.
TVGO: Did you mind her grilling you ladies about your sexual histories?
Xiomara: I had a whole interview with Janice, but they only showed the sex question. I said the craziest place I've ever had sex was in the broom closet in high school. It wasn't true and my mom knows that. They just wanted us to say things for shock value. The answers from Shandi and some of the others were true, though!