December 03, 2007 06:06 PM by Jennifer_Brown
He’s not going to win any popularity contests anytime soon – not with the guys in the house or with fans of the show – but I Love New York 2′s Tailor Made swears he’s in it for the right reasons.
Although Tailor believes some of the editing of the show make him look “manipulative or shady,” he believes that the show gives a fair representation of his adoration for New York. “,I’m very passionate and I’m a hopeless romantic,” Tailor tells Reality TV Magazine in a recent interview. “I guess you do see that on the show. I am willing to do anything for love.”
And not for the love of just any woman, either. Tailor wants the love of sexy New York. “I’ve been looking for love and I felt like when I got out to LA and met New York that she was the one for me.” He adds that, while he doesn’t have any problem meeting women, what he does have trouble with is meeting women who have all the qualities he finds attractive. “I’ve been in relationships and found a lot of qualities in different women I’ve dated that I’m attracted to,” he says. But New York has them all: “Independent-minded, strong, dominant, but respectful of a man, physically attractive, great body, beautiful complexion,New York embodied everything I was looking for in a woman.”
It helps, of course, that Tailor’s 11-year old daughter and “best friend” approved of New York as well and is supportive of Dad. “Not that I need her approval, but I run things by her. I seek advice from her. [My daughter] knows me better than anyone.”
Tailor claims that it’s his love for New York that has caused him to do things that have gotten him such a bad reputation with co-stars and fans alike. “Not to sound clichÃƒ, but I’m a lover, not a fighter,” he says, regarding his habit of cowering away from altercations when things get physical. He claims that he wants to not only win New York’s heart, but to respect her rules as well – and that includes a rule of no fighting in the house.
So why, this has some wondering, would he spit in Mr. Wise’s face, knowing that it would entice a fight with Mr. Wise? “I’m very sensitive to what happened,” Tailor says about the spitting incident. “It is something that I do regret.” He goes on to explain that Mr. Wise started trouble first and was spitting in his face as he was talking to him. “I can only endure that for so long before I’ll blow up.”
Tailor is quick to point out, however, that he went to New York after the spitting incident because he knew she’d be upset about it and that he took his punishment from her “like a man.” And as for Mr. Wise’s reaction? “I don’t fault him for his response,” Tailor says. “In a similar situation I would’ve responded in the same way.”
But Tailor believes that’s where his similarities with the other guys come to an end. “I think a lot of these guys were very much concerned with the camaraderie [of living together],” he claims. “They were all there to have each other’s backs.” He believes that the intentions of some of his competitors are “disingenuous” (they came to the show for a cool vacation and buddies to hang out with, Tailor says), while Tailor is there for the “right reasons,” which is to find love with New York.
“The first and foremost that I can tell you is that I’m truly sincere about my reasons for being in the house,” Tailor says. “[New York is] my star crush. If you see the compatibility test, we,complement each other very well. She wants a man who can both cherish her and respect her and I think I can offer her both of those things. I think I’m the only guy that’s left that can offer her that.”
With the exception of the spitting incident, Tailor believes he’s conducted himself in a way that he will be able to live with after the show is over. “If I didn’t put my whole heart into it, win or lose, I would regret it,” he says. And Tailor Made wants no regrets.