AE: Going back to the situation in the house, you said that the people you were least comfortable with were the last few you were left with: Bre, Nik and Jayla. Why do you think you werenâ€™t able to develop a rapport with them?
KS: Well, you canâ€™t be expected to get along with everyone, and the people I got along with greatest were the ones who had leftâ€”except for Nicole, who I got along with very well. Jayla tended to give a lot of back-handed insults, which bothered me, and I felt that sheâ€™s a bit immature. Nik was very quiet, and I donâ€™t think Nik really was interested in becoming friends with anyone, maybe to her benefit, because she was interested in the competition.
AE: Do you keep in touch with any of the girls from the show?
KS: Yeah, I talk to Kyle almost every day. I talk to Ebonyâ€”Ebonyâ€™s like my favorite person in the world; sheâ€™s pretty amazing. And I talk to Nicole.
AE: So you donâ€™t talk to Sarah anymore?
KS: We donâ€™t really talk very much. Sarah and I talked a bit after the show finished filming, but weâ€”we are on very good terms, Sarah and I, but perhaps just because we both have busy schedules, we havenâ€™t spoken very much.
AE: You said youâ€™ve developed a real love for modeling through of the show, so what are your plans now?
KS: Well, I want to pursue both modeling and acting. Iâ€™m very interested in applying to a couple of different acting agencies. I had a really good time at the Veronica Mars challenge, and I had a good time on that set. I definitely also want to go for modeling agencies, and Iâ€™ll just see which one works out for the better; perhaps both of them will.
AE: So what are you up to right now?
KS: I just actually left a law firm that I was working at because I wanted to pursue acting and modeling. So I havenâ€™t really had a chance to dive into it yet, but I look forward to it.
AE: OK, one more question for you: Is there anything you want to tell your lesbian fans that you havenâ€™t had a chance to say yet?
KS: Wellâ€¦I think that a lot of lesbians are quick to criticize their own, because when youâ€™re there representing a group, obviously not everyone is going to love you. Iâ€™ve felt that Iâ€™ve had very positive feedback so far, but I guess I want to say that weâ€™re all in the same fight to achieve the political ground that we need and the social ground that we need. I donâ€™t really believe in burning bridges and I think that even if I didnâ€™t do the best job representing lesbians as maybe others feel that I could have, I did the best job that I could. And I hope that people are accepting of me and the way that I acted, and that we can work together to use this, perhaps, as a stepping stone for positive influence and positivity in general.
AE: Do you feel that anyone in particular has criticized you?
KS: No, I actually havenâ€™t felt any criticism. But Iâ€™m sure that itâ€™s out thereâ€¦you know, when I look at your website, some people like me and some people donâ€™t. I see that most people like me, which is nice. Obviously there are people that donâ€™tâ€”of course there areâ€”so I guess I want to speak to those people, and hopefully we can all find a way to work toward the common goal.
AE: Oh, I have one more question for you; Iâ€™m sorry, I lied. I kept noticing that every time they filmed you guys in the house or in the hotel, it seemed like you always had your beds together. What was that about?
KS: That happened all over the house, actually, not just in the beds I was sleeping in. I think I am someone that really has very close friendships with peopleâ€”I form very close relationshipsâ€”so, I donâ€™t know, I think that it was really lonely there. Sometimes itâ€™s just nice to be in the same bed with someone. [Laughs.] Itâ€™s not like I was trying to push my bed everywhere with people. I guess with Lisa it happened tooâ€¦thatâ€™s very strange.
AE: Yeah, in the last episode it also happened with Nik and Bre.
KS: Their beds were pushed togetherâ€”weâ€™re not just talking about me here, weâ€™re talking about everybody?
AE: Yeah, everybody.
KS: Yeah, everyone gets really lonely, and everyone craves personal closeness, and people just push their beds together. Itâ€™s just one way of materializing it, I guess. [Laughs.]