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You're Cut Off Season 2: Exclusive Interview with Jessica Koussevitzky

Posted on 03/31/2011 by Gina in You're Cut Off and Cast Interviews

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Jessica Koussevitzky from You're Cut Off Season 2

 

by Gina Scarpa

 

Among the pampered princesses who needed a reality check on season 2 of VH1's You're Cut Off was Jessica Koussevitzky - who, it turns out, is really not that princessy at all! The 23 year old first learned of the casting call on RealityWanted, got the information she needed, sent in her application, and made the show. Of course, she thought she was applying for show about getting her big break in Hollywood and was quite surprised to find out which show she was really on. Still, You're Cut Off ended up being a great experience for her and today, she told us all about it in an exclusive interview.

 

Q. Gina, RealityWanted: How did you end up on You're Cut Off?
A. Jessica: I found the casting information through RealityWanted. I got all the information and applied to the show.

 

Q. Gina, RealityWanted: You must have been surprised when you found out what show you were actually on, since they told you it was a show about girls looking for their big break.
A. Jessica: I was definitely shocked, even though I probably should've seen it coming. It was all too good to be true. I didn't expect it at all. I didn't think I had any sort of a reason to be on there but after going through the process, I learned a lot about myself.

 

Q. Gina, RealityWanted: Did you watch season 1 of the show?
A. Jessica: I have never seen it before so when they said, "You're on You're Cut Off," I was totally confused. Amy had seen it and was like, "No!" I had never heard of it before.

 

Q. Gina, RealityWanted: What was it like to be around all of those girls, who have big personalities?
A. Jessica: It was definitely a test of my patience. It was difficult at times because you have seven girls with huge personalities. Everyone seemed to be pretty confrontational. I had to let a lot of thing slide. You'll go crazy! You just learn the things that push certain people and what didn't and how to live amongst each other.

 

Q. Gina, RealityWanted: You got to work with Laura Baron, a life coach, on the show. What did you learn from her?
A. Jessica: Working with Laura was good because she pointed out a lot of things that I didn't see in myself before. I knew I was excessive but she put things into perspective. I was very quick to make judgments on the other girls and not listen to them but she walked me through having patience with people before cutting them off. She definitely taught me a lot about giving people a chance.

 

Q. Gina, RealityWanted: What was the hardest task that you had to complete?
A. Jessica: I would say that the hardest task was living with the girls. The challenges were not that difficult to get through. It was hard work but it was attainable to complete where as living with the girls was a challenge every day. One bathroom...

 

Q. Gina, RealityWanted: What did you take away from your experience on You're Cut Off?
A. Jessica: The thing I took away mostly was that you have to appreciate everything in your life, every second of every day. Being on the show, we're not only cut off from finances but we're cut off from our family and friends. Just appreciating the little things you have with your friends and family.

 

Q. Gina, RealityWanted: Despite the fact that were you basically tricked into being on the show, are you glad that you ended up on it?
A. Jessica: You know, I'm definitely happy for the experience I had with You're Cut Off because it taught me a lot about myself. I learned to live without all my things. In the first episode, they took away 90% of the stuff I came with. I was fine. I survived. I made the most of it. You have to adapt to situations in life. Not everything is going to be perfect like you expect.

 

Q. Gina, RealityWanted: What did your friends and family think when it aired?
A. Jessica: Some of my friends were really shocked and my family really enjoyed the show. They know who I am. My friends were surprised to see a different side of me on tv because we were put in situations where we talk about the things we have a lot. In real life, I don't like to talk about the things I have. I don't show off. For my friends to see me in that light was weird but they know it was all for the show and for tv. They had a lot of fun on Monday nights.

 

Q. Gina, RealityWanted: Did being on the show make you want to do more television?
A. Jessica: I definitely caught the bug. I would love to do more tv, reality tv, any tv! It was a great experience and the exposure has allowed me some amazing opportunities. I've been able to do things with charities that I'm part of. It's been great in that sense. Without the notoriety, you wouldn't be able to be a celebrity spokesperson at events.

 

 

(Image courtesy of VH1)

 

 

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