The musicians opens up her substance abuse and her journey to reconnecting with her estanged mother after 13 years. Catch us up on your life. Daisy de la Hoya: Where are you going to school? How did Rock of Love come to be for you? Were you pursuing music and acting before you found reality TV? I had been pursing the arts for pretty much all my life and I found the [Rock of Love] casting director on MySpace. MySpace was popular at the time and I contacted them.
They told me to send a video tape and within a three days because they were already sorta done with their casting but they wanted to give me a shot so I sent it in and then two weeks later I was on the show. Did you feel like you knew what to expect going into the house? Yes, I had watched the first season of the show so I already knew kinda what to expect.
I never experienced that kind of atmosphere that they you know were working in for a TV show. That was my first television show I ever did so I just sorta went with the flow. You ended up getting your own solo show Daisy of Love, what was that experience like? I felt very grateful and extremely lucky and really excited and just on top of the world. It was definitely you know scary and stressful. Did the show feel real? Did you feel like you were pushed to behave a way?
For me as an aspiring actress and someone who aspires to be in the entertainment business I have been lucky enough to have a taste of it. I just went with whatever they wanted me to do. All the feelings and all those things were documented genuinely because I let myself go like that and I let myself do that because I wanted to create something authentic. How authentic were your feelings for Bret then? At that moment in time they were authentic but that was also my job. Did it go any further than what it is?
You know I had to separate the two. You gotta separate the reality from the TV show. Did you feel like other women there were really falling for Bret?
I have no idea. There was a lot of great moments. I think some of the girls just sorta being as free as possible and really getting to know Bret on a different level and you know getting to experience his talents firsthand with his music and stuff.
I just feel the whole entire thing was a great experience. Do you have any regrets about participating on reality TV? Hopefully I inspired them in some way as well.
The only thing that I regret is, maybe not a regret. Have you maintained any relationships on from any of the reality shows you participated on? I grew up with a background. I was just born into this type of thing which is something that I have been doing for a long time and [this lifestyle] just maybe amplified it.
I think it takes a certain type of personality. Yes, it might be a little longer. It might be three years now but definitely two years. My journey at least. Are you still pursuing music? I want to be there to help inspire people to do better and be better and not stand for anything less. Would you ever consider doing reality TV again, Daisy? Now it would be pretty traumatic for everybody [Laughs] but sure. I have never been afraid of that. There should be no reason for it.
If anybody cared I would always open my life for people to see if that help to inspire them.