When you left the house was it hard to readjust to regular life?Latoya, no. I missed my husband so much and I couldnt wait to start using the things I learned in the house. I mean, two weeks before I graduated, I was rallying to Rhonda saying Im ready. Ive had enough of the house. Ive learned everything Im going to learn. Now I want to go out into the real world, go home, and take everything I learned and see if I can put it to good use. Its really wierd when you have all that attention on you. Especially when youre someone like me who loves attention. But other than that, I just was really happy to be back. And I realized how much I took for granted and it was another lesson learned.
Would you do another reality show?Hell, yeah! In a second, I would do it. I think its a great experience. Again, Starting Over is more than your typical reality show. It really is therapy first, and then the show. They really want to help women, but I would do another reality show in a heartbeat.
Which ones would you be good on?Even though its a little out of my league because those people are professionals, I would love to do like Last Comic Standing or Big Brother. Again, just letting people see into your life, everyone can learn something. Whether or not its good behavior, or bad behavior, whether youre clean, disorganized, theres always something that you can learn. And I get emails all the time from people saying Thank you so much for sharing you story. Youve helped me in so many ways. And even people who didnt like me and who were negative toward me said, Hey, you know what? But I can learn from you. Or I can share your experience with a friend who is just like you. So, I think its a great thing, reality TV.
Did your coworkers and friends watch the show and what did they think?Yes they did. And they were a little taken aback by some of the things I did, especially to Candy. They know me and they know how I am but to kind of see me on camera and see me on television be that way to a total stranger, they looked at it in a different light. They didnt realize how it could come off because they know me. Some things they were a little prejudiced about, as far as my behavior . They said Oh, it wasnt that bad. They thought it was funny. Over all, it was positive responses. With the exception of Oh, you look ten to fifteen pounds heavier!