It’s been a couple years since Poprah graced our TV screens on the VH1 show “I Want To Work For Diddy” but now she is working for herself and doing it bigger than ever. In this exclusive Interview with FreddyO, Poprah goes in on everything from her touring stage play “Big Girls Gotta Eat Too”, her opinion on Nene Leakes and any other lingering questions you may have had with Poprah.
Tell us about your character in the play â€œBig Girls Gotta Eat Too.â€
I actually was allowed to interpret my parts in the play and deliver them as myself for the most part. Since I am not based in Atlanta, I didn’t get to rehearse w/the cast until the day before opening night, so I was told to interpret the script as I pleased. Fortunately, for me, the director, Toni Henson, was thrilled with my delivery choices & I rocked the part just as planned, with her consent, and the audience seemed to love it too!
Do you feel as though you can relate to her?
I do relate to the message portrayed in the parts I received, because the amazing writers, Wanda Simmons, and Melissa Blackmon really managed to capture the essence of the big girl experience in a way I’m sure everyone, including me, could relate.
You have experienced life through different body types, do you believed that your weight affects the way people view you?
I have literally been every size as an adult woman, from a size 4 to a size 24, and honestly there is a distinction between how people treat you at one size rather than the other. But I don’t think the issues are as obvious to me, only because I have always exuded confidence and self assurance regardless of my size, and people treat you based on how you project yourself, no matter what your size. So I get respect, and adoration because I demand it, and carry myself with pride.
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