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Erica of "The Bad Girls Club" season 8 hasn't been sitting still since her season of the wildly-popular show ended. She's a model and entrepreneur who has been out and about doing nightclub hosting gigs while building her empire. In this interview, we talked about what she's been up to, who's been catching her eye, and what advice she would give to an aspiring model.

—Bernadette Giacomazzo (@bgiacomazzo)

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How did you get your start in modeling?

I got my start while I was filming the reality TV show Bad Girls Club. I filmed commercials for the series and modeled some of the attire that they sell on the network. From there, modeling just kind of followed me and I started to like doing it.


What would you say was your favorite modeling gig and why?

My favorite modeling gig was shooting for 50fifty Magazine—we had the photo shoot in Tampa, Florida and the weather was just so nice that it made it easier for me to relax and really feel comfortable with the camera.


Name one thing you'd like to do, in modeling, that you haven't done yet.

I would love to shoot for XXL Magazine. It's been one of my biggest goals to accomplish and I know that one day my dream will come true.


What would you say is the biggest misconception about you?

The biggest misconception about me would be that people think I have it all, but in reality I work so hard to have everything that I do have and I'm a natural born hustler. I'm always grinding and it never stops.


Who is your celebrity crush, and why?

My celebrity crush would be Rocko. I've been following his music career for years and every mixtape he comes out with I play from beginning to end with no skips. Rocko raps about real sh#t and I can respect his hunger for his passion.


What does a man have to do to win your heart?

I'm attracted to success. If a person is very goal orientated, a hard worker, and has a good head on their shoulders, that's the total package. People want to be with others who make them want to be a better person themselves. I love to surround myself with people who are successful and who aren't afraid to achieve their goals.


If you could give one piece of advice to an aspiring model, what would it be, and why?

I would tell an aspiring model to never give up. Some girls may sleep their way to the top, but that sh#t doesn't last. A person who actually works hard to get the gig will be the real winner in the end.