I recently got the chance to talk to GG and asked her some questions about everything from her love life to that comment about hating ugly people and ants that seemed to upset some of you. Click through for all the tea.
GG: A typical day for me is to wake up whenever my eyes choose to open… unless I have business to attend, therefore causing me to be at the location on time. I normally go shopping. I go to lunch or make dinner plans with a friend. I like to take things easy and enjoy life.
Recently, Reza posted an interesting picture on twitter that I used in my What is Wrong With This Picture? Game. GG responded in the comments section saying, “OMG! That’s my tongue and my knife Goldie! MJ and I were being silly between filming scenes.” So, I asked Asa about her knife collection and those previews of her at the shooting range.
TT: I’m from Georgia so we are used to seeing girls at the shooting range. How long have you been shooting? Also, tell us about “Goldie”!
GG: I have been shooting guns from a very young age. Growing up, my parents owned a very large ranch which we would visit on long weekends and holidays. So I must have been around 6 or 7 years old when I shot my first gun. I was taught to shoot rifles and shot guns so I didn’t really learn to handle a hand gun until I was in my teens. As an adult I began going to the shooting range. I used to go much more often than I have in the last 5 years or so.
Goldie is one of my favorite knives. I’ve collected knives for many many years. Goldie is black and gold (my favorite colors) and she was the first knife that would sleep with me by my side (night stand). I now sleep with 3 by my side… Goldie, Black Mamba and Africa (Africa is my machete).
TT:Has being on the show increased the number of men pursuing you? What qualities do you look for in a man?
GG: I want a man that exudes confidence and is not afraid of being a clown because of his confidence. Education means a lot to me. Education doesn’t only come from school… It can be through traveling, reading, or simply experiencing life. But to always have insight in your life’s experiences. I love a man who can make me laugh and is not intimidated by me. I love guys with tattoos (lots of tattoos)!!!
TT: In the show’s teaser you say you don’t like ugly people or ants. What did ants ever do to you? What makes a person ‘ugly’ in your eyes?
GG: I love all species. I grew up only reading books about animals!!! But it’s something about ants that makes me nervous. If it’s a trail of ants I’m ok because I can see their movements and it is quite calculated. It’s just when there’s one or two and they are crawling around not knowing which direction to take (like potheads, lol) that it freaks me out!!! I can’t help it… I’m a control freak.
I have never used the word “ugly” to describe someone’s physical appearance. Seems like it’s easy for people to hear that comment and just assume that I’m a stuck up girl that’s obsessed with looks. But an “ugly” person to me is one that is mean, cruel, heartless, etc. I have been told by many people that I live on another planet because I always pull the positive out of things. I don’t like to focus on anything that doesn’t make people smile. So if someone is negative and robs people of their smiles… then they are an “ugly” person!!!
GG: We all definitely fight like a big family. Of course some of us more than others. You’ll have to watch and see how juicy it gets.
TT: In your Bravo bio it says that you are financially dependent on your father. Also in one of the previews for the show, you and Asa exchange some words about that. How do you react when people use your family’s wealth against you like that?
GG: I am very blessed to have parents that have provided for me all my life. I honor my family and give them so much credit for everything they have done for me. I would never put someone else down for being less fortunate so I don’t know why I get targeted for what I do have. I was raised knowing that there are always people who need things more than me and for that, I should always be grateful. I have learned that it is my duty to always give back to those in need. So we have many children around the world that we sponsor and help. So it pisses me off a great deal when people target me by bringing up financial status.
TT: What do you hope America comes away with after seeing Shahs of Sunset? Is there a message you want to get out?
GG: All I ask from our viewers is to simply watch the show and I hope for them to be entertained. We are such a dynamic group of friends that I’m sure any viewer will connect with at least one of us cast members. It’s not about being Persian, or rich, or whatever else they put labels on about us… We’re just a group of friends that have lots of fun enjoying our lives and we’re glad people get to watch and be entertained as well.
To read about other cast members on Shahs of Sunset, my post about Asa Soltan Rahmati is here, Mike Shouhed can be read here, my post about Mecedeh Javid can be read here, my post about Sammy Younai can be read here. and my post about Reza Farahan can be read here. Shahs of Sunset premieres Sunday, March 11th on Bravo.